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Why the mighty, wild Faroe Islands belong on your bucket list

<i>Føroyar</i>. That’s the local word for the Faroe Islands and its proper name. It’s a series of islands about halfway between Norway and Iceland, and is …

European Travel

Walking Spain's most spectacular coastline

Have we hit peak Camino de Santiago? Almost, according to a copy of the El Correo Gallego newspaper I found lying in a bar in the harbour town of Muxía in north-west Spain: a record 301,036 walkers completed the pilgrim trail last year – 98.6% capacity, said a professor.<p>I mention this because Muxía …

European Travel

In Pictures: the 14 villages in France you need to visit this summer

Here's a list of the 14 best French villages (some of which you won't have heard of) which are well worth a visit when you get the chance.

France

10 best places to learn to surf

1: Noosa, Australia<p>Margaret River (Western Australia) and Bells Beach (Victoria) are two of the classic breaks Down Under, but on such a vast …

Costa Rica

5 Simple Steps How to Choose Wood Lumber for Woodworking

<b>1. Choose between hardwood and softwood</b><p>The first thing that you will have to decide on when choosing lumber for woodworking would be to decide …

Woodworking

Ten really, really secret things to see in London

1<p>Things to do<p>An artist's in-house treasure trove<p>Down a perfectly normal-looking street in East Dulwich you'll find a perfectly not-normal-looking …

England

How to go fly fishing in NYC

When Natasha Eng, 33, boards the subway after work, fishing rod in tow, she knows what you’re probably thinking: “I basically get called an old man,” …

Fishing

The UK's most amazing new buildings of 2018

England

Mysterious remains of extinct ape discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

Scientists studying bones unearthed from an ancient tomb in China’s Shaanxi Province have discovered the remains of a new but totally extinct species of ape.<p>The experts, who were led by theZoological Society of London, made the incredible find in a 2,300-year-old burial chamber. The tomb may have …

Archaeology

This "Giant" Snake Trap Is Cool, But There's More to It Than Meets the Eye

Catching a giant snake is harder than you think.<p>A few days ago, a mesmerizing video of what seemed to be a giant python caught in a PVC-pipe surfaced …

Zoology

Contravans small camper van kit is quick, simple and under $14K

Contravans is the result of the meeting of minds between two staples in Colorado camper vans – Denver-based custom builder Vanlife Customs and …

Campervans

5 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica’s Caribbean Side

Costa Rica’s Caribbean shoreline is one of the most underappreciated attractions in the country. Due to a fear of petty theft (which can happen …

Central America

Testing the New Airstream Basecamp

My wife, Jen, and I cheated on Artemis, our Airstream, last weekend. The folks at Airstream offered to let us test their weekender unit, the Basecamp, so we locked up our own trailer for a few days and borrowed a demo at a dealership in Colorado's Front Range.<p>From almost the moment we got the new …

RVs

20 of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations

From classics (Maasai Mara, Galapagos…) to little known gems (Wrangel Island, Chitwan…), these are some of the greatest places on Earth to see and …

Wildlife

24 of the world's most incredible natural phenomena

National Parks

The most romantic hotels in the UK

An expert guide to the most romantic hotels in the UK – from lavish country piles to spa hotels and sumptuous city boutiques – including the best for rooms with antique furnishings, rolltop baths and four-poster beds, Michelin-starred restaurants, private gardens and cosy bars, in London, the …

Jack Kilby - Inventor of the Integrated Circuit

Jack Kilby<p>On June 20, 2005, physicist and inventor <b>Jack St. Clair Kilby</b> passed away. He was best known for creating the integrated circuit, the basis …

Nobel Prize

Hidden villas and gardens, Milan’s 8 secret places

Hidden green oasis, clone-houses, pink flamingos and underground gems – the capital of Lombardy you did not expect<p><b>8 secret places</b> to discover in the heart of <b>Milan</b>, hidden gems among streets and the caothic buzz of the city. Protected by the famous ‘Madonnina” and by the contemporary skyscrapers now …

Italy

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – a comic reflection on life, mortality and tench

I remember it well. Staring at – practically hypnotised by – the float, a little orange stick in the water, willing it to twitch. And then, when it does, that magical moment, not quite believing it. Did it really happen, or did I imagine it? It twitches again, bobs down and goes under. You pick up …

Fishing

From Stonehenge to Iceland's Arctic Henge, by motorbike – photo essay

Like Stonehenge in southern England, Arctic Henge acts as a kind of huge sundial, capturing sunlight and casting shadows. It has four aligned six-metre-high gates with a 10-metre central column. When completed it will be 52 metres in diameter. It is still being built from locally quarried basalt …

European Travel

Is Saudi Arabia the next big heritage tourism destination?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leaning out of a helicopter's open door, 500 feet above the ground, David Kennedy is treated to bird's eye views of immense sand dunes and lava fields strewn with giant black domes and boulders. Among these natural wonders are mysterious triangular constructions, a beautifully preserved …

Archaeology

22 of the Most Expensive Vacations You Can Take

When money is no object, the entire world becomes a destination.<p>Whether you’ve recently won the Powerball, inherited a fortune, or just started …

Travel

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Woodworking

Pro Tips: How to Correct 5 Common Casting Mistakes

Here’s a great video from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, featuring Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly-Fishing School in Manchester, Vermont. He has …

Fly Fishing

Embark on Your Next Road Trip in This Renovated Camper For $35K

Thanks to a thoughtful revamp, an outdated trailer is converted into a bright and cheerful home.<p>When Lauren Jones and her husband were in need for an outlet to release some creative energy, they decided to purchase a rundown camper and turn it into a stylish, contemporary home on wheels.<p>After …

RVs

How to Sleep in Your Truck

As I’ve <i>thoroughly</i> established in the past, I am an avowed enemy of sleeping in or on a vehicle while camping. Doing so compromises important things on your truck, such as safety, fuel economy, and handling, while failing to deliver superior camping comfort. But there are times when that compromise …

Camping

9 surprising things you didn't know about Japan

Many in the United States, especially those who haven't visited, may not have a good working knowledge of Japan.<p>But, the country has a history that dates back centuries and a culture that is rich and multi-layered. Travelers to Japan can get lost in the country's island culture or in its densely …

Japan

Road Trip Guide: Traveling Cross-country on U.S. Route 6

What to know before you hit the road.<p>If you dream of taking a cross-country road trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic, then you should definitely …

Hiking

7 Top Female Anglers Making Waves Across Social Media

The top female anglers in the fishing community are women who inspire and empower other women to get out on the water by setting a strong example. …

Fishing

Scientists Find Stronger Evidence for New Kind of Black Hole

We’ve seen supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies tearing stars to shreds. We’ve detected the energy wave from relatively tiny black …

Black Holes