Vaibhav Tiwari

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Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – audio slideshow | Environment | theguardian.com

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Hiking

The King is Dead.

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

Fall Movie Preview: 16 Oscar Contenders to Watch For

That time of year when studios bring out their most award-worthy films<p>If you're a filmmaker looking to attract smart, adult audiences and award-show buzz this fall, it seems your best bet may be to set your movie in one of the following settings: out at sea, out in space, or in any year before …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have been there with me in …

7 Southeast Asian Islands You've Probably Never Heard Of

Siam.<p>The Orient.<p>The Spice Islands.<p>Whatever you call it, I haven't met many people who are not in love with Southeast Asia. The area has warm weather, cheap beer, and whether you know it or not, there is a hammock beneath a coconut palm just waiting for you to take a nap in it.<p>White sand beaches, …

Asia Travel

Going the Extra Mile to Help Save Africa's Elephants

Can't imagine a world without elephants?<p>Neither can Dr. Jennifer Dyck. When this Victoria, BC based naturopathic physician learned that nearly 40,000 African elephants are killed for their tusks every year -- an alarming rate of poaching that could drive the largest animal that walks the earth to …

Film highlights of autumn 2013: from Diana to The Selfish Giant

The biopic of the late princess promises a brief 80s revival, Woody Allen's latest offering is being hailed as another return to form – and Benedict Cumberbatch will be inescapable<p><b>Blue Is the Warmest Colour</b><p>Epic, erotic, intimate and politically engaged, this movie – based on the graphic novel by …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Travel

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Hospitality

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

A smattering of fact-based films marks this season's solstice<p>Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a …

Julian Assange

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

New England

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

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