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10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World August 8, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
It’s said that music is the universal language, but as these photos confirm, the impulse to dig our fingers in the sand and build cool objects seems pretty universal, too. Enjoy this quick trip around the world through spectacular sand art. 1. South Padre Island, Texas, United States For the...

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures August 2, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first celebrated on August 9, 1995 after a declaration by the United Nations affirmed the organization’s commitment to global “first cultures.” This year, in honor of the day, we highlight five places where you can learn...

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping July 25, 2012 | General | Read More
“Camping” and “city” aren’t words that are often found in the same sentence, but believe it or not, some of the world’s most densely populated cities also have some incredible campgrounds. Bonus? Few people know about them, so you’re likely to experience more solitude than you’d...

Where the Hell is Matt?

Where the Hell is Matt? June 25, 2012 | Around the World, General, Offbeat, Travel Style | Read More
Photo courtesy of Where The Hell Is Matt Matt Harding has gained notoriety in the travel world as “that guy with the silly dance,” and after dancing all over the world since 2005, Matt’s released a fourth video. Check out some of the new places he’s been dancing at. How many of...

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested

Road Train Cars Successfully Tested June 20, 2012 | General, Travel News | Read More
The newest breakthrough in the movement towards autonomous driving, the first public test of futuristic “road train” cars—conducted on a highway in Spain—was a resounding success. Road train cars feature not one, but three unmanned vehicles following a truck with a human driver. The...

The Versatile Gorillapod for Photographers who Travel

The Versatile Gorillapod for Photographers who Travel June 4, 2012 | Gear Guide, General | Read More
Lightweight but durable, flexible but stolid, the Gorillapod has virtually revolutionized the concept of a tripod. Ideally suited to self-timer photography, Gorillapods are easily transportable, and the flexible legs can be molded securely around just about any object that’s convenient or close by....

Monday Aww-Day: Bear Cubs Endlessly Entertained by Water [VIDEO]

Monday Aww-Day: Bear Cubs Endlessly Entertained by Water [VIDEO] July 11, 2011 | General | Read More
When we saw how ridiculously adorable these bear cubs at a Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan were, we just didn’t hate Monday as much as before. We hope baby bears being endlessly entertained by a well placed hose has the same effect on you. And if your travels take you to this Japanese zoo soon, please...

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy

Abandoned Tuesday: Town of Kayakoy June 14, 2011 | General | Read More
Kayakoy may look like it has been deserted for centuries, but the once bustling town was home to some 20,000 residents in the early 20th century. Kayakoy was a traditional Greek Orthodox community situated in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, and its residents lived harmoniously with their Turkish...

Monday Aww-Day: Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Monday Aww-Day: Peregrine Falcon Chicks June 13, 2011 | General | Read More
We can totally understand the draw of a good turn-down service, but we’re not sure how long it would be until the fun of hotel-living wore off. Clearly the Peregrine Falcon family who has been making its nest in the Sheraton Hotel in Hamilton, Ontario doesn’t feel the same way. The falcon...

Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun

Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun June 8, 2011 | General | Read More
The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months, in locations north of the Arctic Circle and South of the Antarctic Circle. During this special time, the sun never sets on the horizon, and is visible at midnight local time. Although we’re pretty sure this wreaks havoc...