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'Europe's Best Island' Is An All-Natural Playground Called Madeira

Madeira is probably not the number-one island on your bucket list -- either because you don't consider Europe an "island" destination, or simply because you haven't seen Madeira yet. The Madeira Archipelago was recently crowned Europe's Best Island Destination for the SECOND year in a row by the …

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

I quit the cubicle life to travel the world. You can too, but is that the life you really want?<p>My post-college life started off just the way my advisor told me it was supposed to -- working an awesome job in the coolest city in the world. Right?<p><b>Wrong.</b> The truth is, three years later, I'm sitting in …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Which metering mode should you use?

<i>In this quick guide we explain how metering modes work, and how to select the best one for the job at hand.</i>Knowing which mode to use to take a meter …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

5 Ways to Meet People While Traveling

A TRAVELBREAK original post by Stephanie Be.<p>Along with solo travel, traveling with a friend or two, maybe even as a group... the best part of traveling isn't always the where, but the who.<p>You've gotta meet new people.<p>Here's what's worked for me:<p><b>1. Carry a deck of cards.</b><p>"Hey, have you ever played …

24 Hours of LeMons Chicago: The Winners!

For the 24 Hours of LeMons’ fifth visit to the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, we started things off with inspections of some strange-O engine-swapped machinery on Friday, then ran one long race session that started on Saturday morning and finished at midnight. With the lack of a break …

Pikes Peak

This iPhone Case And App Combo May Solve A Common Selfie-Taking Problem Once And For All

There are selfie sticks, of course, that are quite useful because they basically extend the length of your selfie-taking arm. But they're a little impractical to carry, and they're, let's face it, kind of embarrassing.<p>And that's where the CaseCam comes in.<p>The CaseCam is an iPhone case, compatible …

Mobile Photography

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

Top European Tours 2015: Where to Go Now

With 2015 fast approaching, we're vowing to make it one of our best travel years yet. But with so many exciting places to visit, it can be hard to pinpoint the next destination. Our advice? Find a tour that gives you the opportunity to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time -- then make …

6 Examples of Stunning Landscape Photography

A well-rounded photographer should not be limited to any specific field of the discipline. An example of a versatile lensman is Pete Piriya. His body …

Landscape Photography

This Is Where You'll Go On Vacation In 20 Years

We've seen the future of flight, and it's awesome. But where will those see-through cabins and self-repairing wings be taking you?<p>Prepare for takeoff into the vacations of the future... and unlike those futuristic airplanes, these attractions are coming sooner than you think.<p><b>NEW YORK: A massive</b> …

War in Gaza: Self-defense or war crime? | DW | 24.07.2014

The war in Gaza is not just about military and political goals. In the face of the mounting death toll, questions of proportionality and …

10 Surprisingly Great Road Trip Cars

It's easy to see the roomy new minivans and SUVs out there as great road trip vehicle. But selecting a snoozer doesn't make the trip funit just means you can carry a lot of people or stuff. For your next long drive, take one of these surprisingly ro<p>It's easy to see the roomy new minivans and SUVs …

Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang appears at EAA Oshkosh

Ford is back at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, WI, on July 31 auctioning off its seventh Mustang for charity, and this is one seriously mean looking 2015 'Stang. All of the money from the sale goes to give free introductory flights to young people to get them …

The 35 Best Restaurants In London

We've come up with this ultimate list of the best restaurants in London. To create it, we looked at notable restaurant rankings compiled by food critics, diners, and experts, and gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on our own formula.<p>The rankings we used were the National Restaurant …

England

Tour Montparnasse Has A Better View Than The Eiffel Tower... Because It's A View Of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower observation deck sees a horde of almost seven million tourists every year. Wait times average two hours (for the <i>first</i> elevator), and it's not uncommon to kill a whole day just trying to snag a view of Paris from above.<p>So why has nobody told us there is a BETTER view two miles away, …

11 Movies So Bad They're Worth Watching Just to See How Bad They Are

Ten years ago, the cinematic bomb known as "Catwoman" hit theaters, and it was so awful, it threatened to sink Halle Berry's post-Oscar career. Audiences couldn't believe it could be <i>that</i> bad. It lost money, and its surprising $82 million take is far more than it deserved. Some people can't stay …

Explore Ohio's Legendary 110-year-old Ghost Ship

Tucked away, about 25 miles downstream of Cincinnati, rests an abandoned ghost ship. She’s not actually Ohio’s ghost ship, rather she's really Kentucky's Abandoned Ghost Ship. She’s been slowly rusting away in a small creek, just a stone’s throw from Cincinnati. She’s only accessible by hiking …

Student and Photo Enthusiast Takes His Own Grad Photo, Blows Away the Standard Grad Shot

For going on four years now, casual photographer and shop teacher Aaron Cyr‘s mom has been bugging him for a graduation photo. By this year, he was …

The non-Hellcat 2015 Challengers are pretty good, too

In case anyone was wondering about the ones WITHOUT 707 hp.<p>Yes, though tough to see through clouds of supercharged tire smoke, there are 2015 Challengers besides the SRT Hellcat. Believe me, I drove them. They come in all sorts of colors, with lots of different stripe packages, running three …

Photographer Captures the Amazing Moment Lightning Strikes an English Field

Yesterday morning at 4 a.m., the quiet of Waveney Valley, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in East Anglia, was broken by an early-morning summer storm. Fortunately, local photographer Simon Buck was up at that ungodly hour to capture the extraordinary beauty of the moment lightning struck the valley …

Secret Viking Code Decrypted: 'Kiss Me'

Medieval Norse cryptology was more about love than war.<p>For years, researchers puzzled over codes they saw carved into 13th-century Viking inscriptions. It's not that researchers don't know how to read Norse runes—they do. But about 80 existing fragments of runes seem to be encrypted. Are they …

Archaeology

Aegina Is The Most Beautiful Greek Island You Haven't Heard Of... Yet

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete... been there, done that. But if you're looking for a fresh, unspoiled island to explore, let us introduce you to Aegina.<p>Aegina Island is located in the Saronic Gulf, about 17 nautical miles from Athens. It's home to ancient ruins (including the famous Temple of Aphaia), …

German army shaped by anti-Nazi legacy | DW | 20.07.2014

They stand still for an hour on the parade grounds at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, their uniforms fastidiously straightened, their faces …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

The 10 Most Watched Videos Posted by the Art of Photography

One of the rising stars in the world of photography media is the show The Art of Photography, a podcast on iTunes and a channel on YouTube. It was …

How Well Can You Learn Photography Without Getting Up Off Your Butt?

Photography is a hobby that generally takes plenty of hands-on experience to nail down. Sure, the basics of photography, such as composition and the …