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Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, …

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An Icy Blast From The Past

How now, past plow?<p>The science of blizzards and how to overcome them have been a part of <i>Popular Science</i> since at least the magazine’s second decade. In an 1883 treatise on cyclones and tornadoes, George Clinton Smith labeled a cyclonic storm in winter a “blizzard,” noting the drop in barometric …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

Hiking

12 Best Budget Airlines

Who says traveling the world has to be expensive? We’ve scoured the globe to find the most affordable airlines, whether you’re looking for a quick …

Flying

Destinations that pair well with wine and beer

A glistening glass of local wine, with a tasty little snack on the side - is there anything better? It's no coincidence that when a place produces particularly good wine and beer, a gourmet accompaniment seems to spring forth from the area to join in. Here we celebrate seven destinations that …

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How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

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 …

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> …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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Explore every day

Make every day an adventure in 2018<p>Check out our best solo travel safety tips, with content taken from our new Solo Travel Handbook.<p>Going solo<p>In 2018, we’re encouraging people to rethink their perception of travel: to find adventure in the everyday, discover new experiences and make more meaningful …

Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

7 top reasons to go on a round-the-world trip

Tired of tiny holidays? Itching to take an epic trip instead of a quick week here and there? If you need some extra incentive to make the leap and book that round-the-world trip, Lonely Planet author George Dunford has some compelling reasons for you.<p>1. Gap year<p>School's out for ever, so now it's …

Packing for a round-the-world trip

It's time to go! You're just days away from your one/two/four year round-the-world trip. Hell, why even set dates? You may never come back. Screw reality, accountability and personal hygiene! You're free!<p>Equally, if you haven't planned suitably, you may be back in two weeks due to illness, mishap, …

Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

7 tips for a successful shared homestay experience

You’re staying in someone’s home you don’t know on a trip. Naturally that means you walk around in your underwear, fart, make a mess in the kitchen, throw used towels on the bathroom floor and hog the TV remote. Right?<p>Of course not. But this picture isn’t as rare as it sounds. Now that more …