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35 Photos to Spike Your Adrenaline and Spark your Wanderlust

Each year, thousands of people start off the New Year determined that, this year, they'll travel. This year, they'll live life to the fullest and stop putting off creating the life they've dreamed of.<p>Well, it's mid-February, and while your New Year's resolutions might have taken a battering from …

What and Where to Eat in Binondo on Chinese New Year

The Philippines is lucky enough to celebrate New Year’s twice. Just one month after ringing in 2015 on January, the Chinese community kicks off its …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

5 Reasons Why Traveling Is the Best Education

<i>"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."</i> -- Saint Augustine<p>The Earth is filled with infinite experiences, wonders and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Imagine hiking through the verdant, kaleidoscopic Amazon rainforest, camping out underneath the aurora borealis in the …

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

'Ja-Pow' Means Powder Skiing in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation's international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge leap in the past 10 years. Australians traveling up during their …

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

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What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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The Beetle Sphere by Ichwan Noor

Photograph by See-ming Lee<p>At the inaugural Art Basel show in Hong Kong, Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor caused quite a stir with his <i>Beetle Sphere</i>, an …

Nathan Fielder Has People Text ‘I Haven’t Been Fully Honest With You’ to the Person They Are Dating & Then Not Respond

Experiment: text the person ur dating “I haven’t been fully honest with you” then dont reply to them for 1 hr (& tweet pic of thr response)<p>— nathan …

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The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 1: Set Up Your Home Studio

You can have a lot of fun making music, but getting a good recording and arrangement of your song requires some work and knowledge. For the next few …

Urban Zoom Photography

Avec sa série intitulée sobrement « Urban Zoom », le photographe allemand Jakob Wagner nous offre de superbes clichés en longue-exposition dans …

Coca-Cola Small World Machines - Bringing India & Pakistan Together

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How to Improvise on the Piano

Community Tested<p>Many of you sitting at home might be wondering what improvisation is. The simplified definition of it is performing without …

How to Overcome Shyness

Are you shy? If so, you are far from alone. Many people in the world suffer from mild to extreme shyness and are struggling to overcome it. To …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Cannes Film Festival’s Buzziest Films: ‘Bling Ring’ & More (PHOTOS)

Festival Chic<p>With Spielberg leading the jury, the action along the Croisette kicks off Wednesday. From Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’ to the Coen …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

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These 12 Videos Show the Proper Form for a 7-Minute Full Workout

Interval training, as we've mentioned before, is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday we shared a routine that gives you a full-body …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.