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Discovering the secret side of Japan

Nowhere mixes the old and new quite like Japan – use modern trains to discover pilgrim paths, timeless peaks and glimpses into the past...<p>The samurai …

17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low

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4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party …

Adventure After Dark

When is the last time you looked at the stars? Although many of us venture outside on a regular basis to climb, hike, ski, and kayak, even the most intrepid explorers usually tuck into their sleeping bags when dusk falls. As a photographer and naturalist, I do not think that exploration should not …

Quetico Provincial Park

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p>It's easy to picture what the Ojibwa saw in the 1400s when they first traveled in birchbark canoes to what is now <b>Ontario's</b> Quetico Provincial Park. Little here has changed since then and, as part of the largest international area in the world set aside for wilderness …

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Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising

Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising.<p>The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and …

Australian Working Holiday Visa

If you're aged between 18 and 30, and would love to take a year or two off to backpack around Australia, then you should definitely try and get an …

Frozen in Time – Exploring Rural Alberta On An Ice Walk

So here’s something strange about me: I love nature, I love being outside and enjoying the best that Mother Nature has to offer, but I’m not …

Quantum cryptography reaches out to multiple users

Quantum cryptography is the most secure method of communication available – but it is also expensive, because each pair of users requires its own set …

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Five Incredible—and Real—Mind-Control Applications

Welcome to a dawning era of brain-controlled devices and actions.<p><b>Scientists achieved the first remote human-to-human brain interface this week, when Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal over the Internet that moved the hand of colleague Andrea Stocco—even though Stocco was sitting all the way across the</b> …

From $1,000 a Night, to $1,000 a Month

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.<p>This isn't a particularly difficult thing to do if you don't <b>do</b> much, but we had big plans. We …

Undiscovered Asia: The 5 Places to Go Next

Asia has attracted travelers for centuries. From backpackers to businessmen, luxury seekers to religious pilgrims, this is a continent so vast and …

12 Most Iconic Rivers on Earth

There's a reason you know the names of these rivers—the Nile, the Mississippi, the Amazon—they've inspired exploration, legend, religion. Discover …

How to Pick the Right Restaurant When Traveling

Looking for a great place to eat while traveling? In some ways, it's never been easier to find a dining destination. It's also never been so vexing. Whereas travelers might once have settled for whatever Fodor's or Lonely Planet recommended -- or whatever was closest to the hotel -- today's review …

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …

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How to beat Bangkok's scams

Bangkok can be a baptism of fire for rookie travellers who have never experienced how far some people will go to part you from your precious travel budget. While it is very unlikely that you will end up in serious danger, without some rapidly acquired street smarts you may end up leaving town with …

Guide Books

Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, "vacation," "all-inclusive" or "resort." Date a boy who travels because he's not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.<p>You might find …

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5 Reasons to Go to Colorado this Summer

Colorado evokes images of snow-capped peaks and knee-deep powder, but when the snow melts and the chairlifts shut down for the season, the Rocky …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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Best places to get naked

It's not news to point out that the human body has been fetishized by advertising, consumerism, cinema, etc. There is, however, no better way to realize the folly of this fetishism than to get naked with others (in some non-sexual way) and see how quickly the symbolic becomes hyperbolic. Here are …

Hot Springs

Marrakech Photos - Beauty Captured Through the Lens | The Planet D

<i>It was our first time in Marrakech. A city filled with energy and excitement, these Marrakech photos capture the unique destination and its …

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