Adrian L

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When Families Become Trees - The Planthunter

My grandfather never worked the few patches of land he inherited from his own father; in a family of farmers, he was the first who could rise above …

Pack a Perfect Carry-On Bag Every Time With This Formula

There are a lot of creative ways to pack your carry-on bag, but you can easily break it all down into a simple formula. This number-based packing …

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These Colorful Patterns Are Famous LA and NYC Neighborhoods From Above

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein is known for getting stunning shots of our culture from above; we previously covered his aerial photographs of cruise …

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Paris on Your Radar: Visit the City of Lights

As Rick famously told Lisa in the classic 1939 film <i>Casablanca</i>, "We'll always have Paris." And what better way to demonstrate solidarity than a visit to the City of Lights.<p>Of course there are the places we love: the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay and Notre Dame. But Paris is also bursting with unexplored …

How One Man Realized His Dream of Visiting Every Country

Lessons learned from traveling to 196 countries include what old camel meat tastes like and why toilet paper is the best economic indicator.<p>Albert Podell, a former editor of <i>Playboy</i> magazine, did what all of us fantasize about but very few achieve: He traveled to all 196 countries on Earth.<p>It took …

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Classic Airline Advertisements Track Branding Through the Decades

Air travel in the 1950’s and ‘60s was expensive, dangerous, and uncomfortable—imagine smoke-filled cabins, bumpy rides, and no seat-back movies. But …

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Top 20 Free Things To Do In Paris

With travel prices escalating regularly, it's good to know that some of the best things in Paris actually are free. Inquisitive visitors willing to stray a bit off the beaten tourist path will be amply rewarded by discovering many of Paris's lesser-known treasures, while saving enough euros to …

Vending machine full-o-art at Kansas City Int’l Airport

Here’s a fun new airport amenity that should soon spread to more airports around the country: Kansas City International Airport has a vending machine …

Coworkers recreate classic art using props found around the office

We all need something to break up the mundane routines of office life.<p>Coworkers Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were goofing off at the …

London Art Exhibit Made Out of Lego

Incredible Free Museums Around the World

(Photo: The British Museum)<p>Jetting around the world isn't free, but cultural enrichment can be. We uncovered 10 incredible museums—from Paris to Beijing—where cultural discovery is rich but admission is free for all.<p><b>Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.</b><p>When we rounded up these amazing free …

Why is Maui’s Kahului Airport code OGG?

For most travelers to Maui, the airport code for Kahului Airport – OGG – has been a mystery, if they’ve thought about it at all.<p>Now there’s an 8-foot …

7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

<i>By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel</i><p>Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here are seven new(ish) airport terminals we love flying in and out of:<p>Terminal 3 at Dubai International …

This Is Not A Starscape

Biologists hypothesize that the larvae of New Zealand glowworm <i>Arachnocampa luminosa –</i> which dangle, numerous and luminous, from the ceilings of caves …

8 New Zealand Sights to Wake Up to (In Your Campervan)

My wife and I recently returned from a two week, try-to-see-everything honeymoon to New Zealand. Subscribing to the "if you visit enough beautiful places, anyone can be a good photographer" school of picture-taking, I took too many pictures, while my wife rolled too many eyes. But we got a few good …

The Best Snacks for Traveling

“You have hollandaise sauce on your performance fleece,” my eating companion muttered to me last week. And this was just at a stationary dining …

10 Tips for Traveling Light (And Looking Like You Didn't)

At Vayable, we're huge fans of the benefits of carry-on -- no extra luggage fees, no losing luggage and greater flexibility for last-minute changes in plans. And as carry-on devotees, we've mastered the art of traveling light, without compromising on the essentials that provide us an ideal …

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See The Secret, Tiny Bedrooms Flight Attendants Use On Long-Haul Aircraft

You'll probably be all right if you're in first class. Flying economy? Good luck.<p>But what if you're a member of the flight crew? Turns out that on Boeing's 777 and 787 airliners there is a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for flight attendants and pilots. After all, …

An Amazing Night in Milford

Proof That The Airport Is A Really Beautiful Place

We spend a lot of time hating on airports. But while the end point may be beautiful, so is the journey that got you there. Such is the mantra of Jeffrey Milstein, a pilot who has spent days hovering over airports for his epic photo series, "Flying."<p>The aerial photographer has a friend take the …

Oregon's Wizard Island Is Shrouded In Ancient Mystery

Call us muggles, but we've never seen an island so magical.<p>Wizard Island is actually an ancient volcanic cinder cone in Crater Lake, Oregon. The floating wonderland -- which sits in the deepest lake in the United States -- was once the site of elaborate Klamath Indian rituals.<p>Now, it's an eerily …

20 Things You Didn't Know About New Zealand

<b>1.</b> New Zealand was the last major land mass to be populated -- it was first settled by Polynesians around 1250 and became a British colony in 1840.<p><b>2.</b> The capitol, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.<p><b>3.</b> There are no public drinking fountains in New Zealand.<p><b>4.</b> BUT there are free …

Lamb and kumara pie wins top spot

Claiming the supreme award as our country's top pieman is a dream come true for Carterton's artisan baker Michael Kloeg.<p>''It's every bakers' dream,'' …

The best day walk in New Zealand

The Tongariro Crossing is regularly called the best day walk in New Zealand, but with big claims come big crowds.<p>At the height of summer, up to 1000 …

How Water Makes Us Healthier, Happier, and More Successful

This month, California biologist and former <i>Outside</i> cover subject Wallace J. Nichols publishes his first book, <i>Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do</i> (Little, Brown, $27).<p>Billed as …

Surfboard ride worth a million

A Putaruru man has designed the world's most expensive surfboard.<p>The $1.3 million board, named Rampant, is shaped from paulownia wood with a …

From Abandoned Place To Must-See Hot Spot, 3 Of America's Best Recycled Structures

To keep an old building, or bust it down and build something new in its place? Such is the question facing developers who want to increase property value while minimizing the cost to do it. But it doesn't take a historic preservationist or urban explorer to see that abandoned spaces can be …

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