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The best rain jackets for fall, winter, and beyond (updated for 2018)

Spring is here which means it's officially raincoat season. From high-tech, lightweight shells to modern-looking, waterproof trench coats, check out our list of the best rain jackets built to keep you dry. More>>

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The best water purifiers

Looking for reliable water purification? Staying hydrated is important, especially when you are hiking or camping far from civilization. Check out our picks of the best water purifiers for your camp, backpack, or pocket. More>>

The best solar chargers for your smartphone or tablet

Looking for a gizmo that can help you charge your phone while on the go? Here, we've outlined the best solar chargers on the market, whether you're looking to charge your phone once, twice, or three times over. More>>

The 10 best windproof umbrellas to help you weather the storm

The rains have come and they have no mercy. Can your current umbrella handle everything nature can throw at it? Here are 10 of the best windproof umbrella deals available now to help keep you safe and dry. More>>

87 Years after its invention, aerogel is finally finding its way into outdoor gear

The warmest insulator known to man is Aerogel, which has begun finding its way into outdoor gear at long last, delivering on the promise of lightweight and thin products that perform well in cold conditions. More>>

The best sleeping pads

Shopping for a sleeping pad for your next backpacking trip? Don't buy something that feels like a cold slab of stone. Narrow your selection with our carefully selected list of the best sleeping pads available. More>>

The best heated jackets

These are the best heated jackets for keeping us warm and comfortable in the colder temperatures of winter, providing a surprisingly cosy experience powered only by a lightweight rechargeable USB battery pack. More>>

The best action cameras of 2018

Action cameras are great tools for capturing videos of your everyday activities, whether it's a birthday party or the steepest slope you've ever descended on your snowboard. These are the best money can buy. More>>

Best holiday gifts for the outdoor junkie on your list

Have an outdoorsy person on your list and not sure what they need? We've hand-picked our favorite outdoor gear with an eye towards the unique and useful. From high-powered headlamps to heated socks, we've found something... More>>

Need gift ideas? Here’s what to get the skiers and snowboarders in your life

You can't purchase snow, but you can grab your favorite skier or snowboarder some sweet gear this holiday season. We've hand-picked some of the best available that'll wow even the most well-equipped terrain park junkie we... More>>

The best headlamps

Headlamps make all the difference when camping or walking the dog at night, especially when you're in need of both hands. From Black Diamond and Petzl to Coast here are some of the best headlamps on the market. More>>

Lime’s app-based bike-sharing service arrives in the U.K.

Lime has launched its first app-based bike-sharing service in the U.K. The company has chosen the town of Milton Keynes for its U.K. launch, though it's charging riders significantly more than it does in the U.S. More>>

The Top 15 Best Beaches in Marbella, Spain

It’s no secret that the no shoes, no shirt, no problem kind of lifestyle is one of the best ways to spend your days. The thing is, some people only get to enjoy the beach like this when they’re on vacation. They... More>>

The Intrepid Explorer’s Guide: The Catacombs Map of Europe

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you’ve more than likely heard about all of the places you just HAVE to visit. More>>

Lime clocks 20 million rides as its bikes and scooters arrive in Oz

Lime only launched its app-based scooter and bikesharing service in 2017 but its riders have already completed 20 million rides globally, with half of them taking place in the last two months alone. And now it's launching... More>>

Polar improves heart rate tracking with its new Vantage wearables

Polar launched its latest lineup of devices. Known as the Polar Vantage V and the Polar Vantage M, both provide a new optical heart rate sensor, additional tracking metrics, and more. More>>

The Top 15 Best Beaches in Marbella, Spain

It’s no secret that the no shoes, no shirt, no problem kind of lifestyle is one of the best ways to spend your days. The thing is, some people only get to enjoy the beach like this when they’re on vacation. They... More>>

Keep your noggin protected in style with this 3D-printed bike helmet

Kupol is the bike helmet that uses 3D printing to improve the design, making it safer, more comfortable, and better ventilated than traditional cycling helmets while remaining lightweight and attractive at the same time. More>>

The best camping tents you can buy

An essential piece of gear whether you're camping in your backyard or on a multi-day backpacking trip, here are our picks of the best tents currently on the market from car camping varieties to the best three-person option. More>>

How to Book Airfare Like a Travel Hacker

These days, it seems there are more travel bloggers than ever before. A quick scroll through any social media site will likely reveal a slew of different travel bloggers—each with a picture taken in a more obscure spot than the last. But have you ever wondered just how these bloggers go about purchasing their airline tickets and getting to their destinations? Surely, they have to be using different methods given the different mileage you get when you search for your own trips.


Everything you need to know to get started with hammock camping

If you're looking to give hammock camping a try we have helpful tips and hints on how to get started, what to expect in the field, and the gear you'll need to completely replace your tent and still get a good night sleep. More>>

Uber’s first electric-scooter service takes on Lyft in Santa Monica

Uber and Lyft are expanding their rivalry to services with two wheels, not just four. Both companies now operate scooter- and bike-sharing services in the U.S., with Uber launching its very first scooter scheme on Wednesday. More>>

Stay warm and cosy in the backcountry with the Kammock Bobcat quilt

Kammock's new Bobcat quilt is designed for use in the outdoors or while traveling, making it versatile enough to serve as a top or underquilt for hammock campers or a sleeping bag replacement for traditional camping. More>>

Magic of physics makes this fridge chill food without fans or electricity

Looking for your next cooler? The Fenik Yuma is a portable food preserver that never needs ice or electricity. Here's how you can get your hands on this miraculous refrigeration device. More>>

Inspired by origami, Oru’s newest foldable kayak is built for you and a friend

Oru Kayaks has launched the Haven, its first-ever tandem model that offers enough capacity for two paddlers without compromising the company's origami-inspired folding design that makes its products so unique. More>>

BioLite’s HeadLamp gives off tons of light, weighs in at just 3 ounces

BioLite's innovative new Headlamp is perfect for hikers, runners, and campers. It delivers 330 lumens of light, while weighing less than 3 ounces, and comes with a headband that is breathable and comfortable to wear. More>>

Stay up-to-date on Hurricane Florence’s path with these apps and websites

Looking to track Hurricane Florence's path towards the U.S. coast? This list of the best hurricane apps and websites with help you stay ahead of this or any future storm, and stay safe. More>>

Take your workout up a notch with two new fitness watches from Polar

The new Polar Vantage V and M fitness watches include improved heart rate tracking, better battery life, onboard virtual coaching, and connectivity to allow sharing workouts through social media. More>>

ZenBivy’s new hybrid sleeping bag makes mummy bags look downright primitive

Ditch your traditional sleeping bag in favor of the new ZenBivy Light Bed, a versatile sleep system that combines a quilt, fitted sheet, and a sleeping pad to create a zipper-less option for campers and backpackers. More>>

Withings reclaims its brand with the new Steel HR Sport hybrid watch

After repurchasing itself from Nokia, Withings is back with the new Steel HR Sport fitness tracker. The hybrid sports watch may look familiar, but any resemblances to Nokia's Steel HR are only skin-deep. More>>

Alexa can now tell you the odds of the next big football game

Alexa can now answer questions about your favorite NFL teams and players, such as what team is favored to win the upcoming game or what player has racked up the most distance over the course of their career. More>>

7 Ambitious DARPA projects that could revolutionize the armed forces

With a multibillion dollar annual budget and access to some of the sharpest minds around, few research labs can dream of matching DARPA. Here are 7 of the amazing projects they're creating. More>>

The Jaybird X4 wireless in-ears are even tougher than previous models

We liked the Jaybird X3 wireless earbuds enough that they are still among our favorites, but with the new X4, the company has taken in-ears that already had a reputation for being tough and made them even tougher. More>>

Walmart slashes prices on TVs, Apple Watches, and more for Labor Day

There are a lot of Labor Day sales to choose from, but nothing quite as expansive as what Walmart has going on right now. Brands like Vizio, Coleman, Apple, Acer, and Dell are all receiving discounts during the Walmart... More>>

This inflatable stand-up paddleboard can go anywhere with you

The new Compact 9'6" SUP board from Red Paddle Co. is a full-sized model that can fold down to half the size of a normal inflatable and fit inside a backpack, making it easy to take with you anywhere. More>>

You can now stream the sounds of national parks wherever you happen to be

Looking for some soothing sounds to relax to on the morning commute? Then try this calming audio stream of recordings made at many of America's glorious parks, released to celebrate the National Park Service's 102nd birthday. More>>

U.S. Army wants to use laser power to keep drones airborne indefinitely

Fed up with drones that run out battery too quickly? The U.S. Army is investigating a way to keep drones flying indefinitely -- by using lasers to wirelessly power them from a distance. More>>

App-based bikesharing takes a hit after Mobike suffers at the hands of vandals

The world's largest app-based bikesharing company has exited the English city of Manchester citing vandalism and theft. The departure marks the first time Mobike has been forced to leave a location in such circumstances. More>>

You don’t need scuba certification to use this clever crowdfunded diving system

Nemo is a super-compact, surface-supplied-air (SSA) diving system, which will allow users to dive beneath the waves without having to worry about carrying a bulky tank on their back. More>>

Do we call it a roboat? An autonomous sailboat successfully crosses Atlantic Ocean

An unmanned, autonomous robot sailboat has successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, completing the 1,800 mile journey between Newfoundland, Canada, and Ireland. More>>

Lyft’s first app-based scooter service rolls into Denver

If you thought there were enough electric scooters in your city, then watch out — Lyft has just joined the club. It launched its first scootershare service in Denver, Colorado, on September 6, with more cities coming soon. More>>

Awake’s stunning new electric surfboard promises good surfing even on flat water

Awake Rävik is a stunning new electric carbon surfboard that promises to let you get in a scintillating surf session even when the water is flat and free of waves. We totally want one, like, now. More>>

The Trident scooter promises to propel you through the waves like a boss

Trident is an 'underwater scooter' which lets scuba divers or snorkelers power themselves through the waves at speed of up to 4.3 miles per hour. Here's how you can get your hands on one. More>>

Tread lightly: Here’s the best ultralight backpacking gear in existence

The very best ultralight hiking and backpacking gear for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to go light and fast on the trail using packs, tents, sleeping bags sleeping pads, and stoves that weigh next to nothing. More>>

The 8 most epic outdoor yard games for endless summer fun

Summer is the season for fun in the sun, but you don't need to head off to the beach or the campground to enjoy the outdoors. These yard games are the perfect way to spend the summer with your friends and family. More>>

Sleep anywhere with this tent designed to conquer land, sea, and air

The Tentsile Universe is a new tent designed to bring versatility to the campsite. It can be set up like a traditional model and accommodate five campers, suspended from a tree, or converted into a floating raft. More>>

The Mission Workshop Radian is the one bag to rule them all

With durable construction, adaptability to any environment, and enough capacity for cameras, computers, and a week’s worth of clothes, the Radian is one epic adventure pack -- if you can afford it. More>>

The best gifts for runners

Shopping for a runner is no easy task, especially when your idea of a workout is walking from the kitchen to the couch. To help, we've sifted through the latest gadgets and gear to find the 11 best gifts for runners. More>>

Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20 sleeping bag hands-on review

We tested the Parsec 20 from of Therm-a-Rest's new line of Fast & Light sleeping bags on a two-week foray into the backcountry. The trip yielded great results due to a combination of warmth, light weight, and excellent... More>>

How VAR and instant replay have transformed the 2018 World Cup (so far)

As Video Assistant Referee (or VAR) technology makes its debut at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the sport of soccer finally embraced the use of replay. To track its influence at the tournament, we've rounded up every World Cup... More>>

Pack the right footwear for summer vacations

When packing for your summer vacation, be sure to include the right footwear, a podiatrist advises.


The best camping hammocks

Traditional camping tents are great but when the heat of the summer sun is beating down, a proper hammock is the best way to comfortably snooze. However, hammocks are a dime a dozen, so to help sort through what's... More>>

The best hiking GPS trackers of 2018

It's easy to get lost in the wilderness, and often hard to find your way back. The easiest solution: simplify things with one of the best hiking GPS devices, so you can veer off the beaten path whenever you want. More>>

Triwa’s latest watch is made from the parts of illegal firearms

Swedish watchmaker Triwa and Humanium Metal have joined forces to create a new timepiece that is made from the parts of deconstructed illegal firearms, with sales going to help rebuild conflict zones around the world. More>>

Have a BBQ and leave no trace behind with the biodegradable CasusGrill

Many people associate grilling food with the great outdoors. The CasusGrill is eco-friendly and can be tossed in a bonfire and burned after use, while making for a delicious meal anytime, anyplace. More>>

The best camping cots

Sleeping in the woods is dreamy but if you don’t have the right gear, it's hard to get a good night’s rest. From lightweight backpacking cots to giant, full-sized bunk beds, we’ve gathered the best camping cots on the market. More>>

The best glamping gear

Like nature but not a fan of actually roughing it? Look no further than our guide of the best gadgets and devices designed to allow anyone the ability to enjoy a weekend spent glamping in style. Be it a stove designed to... More>>

This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

Do you want an innovative diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a newly launched Kickstarter campaign could be for you. More>>

The best mountain bikes

Choosing a mountain bike is no easy task. While some may prefer a bike with more suspension, casual riders may only be in the market for a budget model. Here are our picks for the best mountain bikes on the market to help... More>>

The best backpack coolers

Camping in the woods and ice cold beverages often go hand-in-hand but transporting drinks to remote locations can be tricky. Here are the best backpack coolers designed to keep your food fresh and drinks chilled. More>>

Cool camping gadgets for every outdoor adventure

From a mini-espresso machine to a straw that lets you drink water directly from the river, these cool camping gadgets will help you spend less time agonizing and more time enjoying your time outside. More>>

From solar stoves to skewers, 12 grill gadgets that’ll crown you king of summer

Now that grilling season is almost upon us, we took some time to round up the best BBQ tech gadgets to help you conquer your next cookout. From helping you keep your gear clean to just really awesome ways to light stuff on... More>>

The beginner’s guide to backpacking gear

Backpacking is a fun and increasingly popular activity but if you don't prep well, you may have a bad (and even dangerous) time. To help, we've compiled a list of must-have backpacking gear to keep you prepared on the... More>>

The best stand-up paddleboards

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a popular sport but choosing the right board can be tricky. Here are some of the best paddleboards around, whether you want to race, surf, or indulge in a bit of yoga. More>>

The survival kit packing guide

When venturing the great outdoors, it's smart to pack an emergency kit. While bandages and gauze are critical, there are plenty of lesser known materials and equipment to pack. Here are 12 of our favorite outdoor emergency... More>>

MSR innovated the outdoor industry but now its sights are set on global health

Mountain Safety Research isn't just an outdoor company bent on designing world-class tents or camping cookware but rather, it's a brand focused on changing the world by improving global health and assisting with disaster... More>>

The MSR Impact Project accelerates global health and disaster relief efforts

MSR continues making strides in the outdoor industry -- but recently shifted its focus to global health efforts. The MSR Impact Project aims to accelerate these efforts with various fundraising options. More>>

Stay connected outdoors without cell signal or network access with GoHeart

If you get injured or lost in the backcountry, not having cell phone service or network connection can be detrimental. GoHeart Mesh solves this problem -- serving as the ultimate outdoor networking device. More>>

Asics is making your running shoes more durable, easier to run in

Asics' Gel-Keyano 25 running shoes use cellulose nanofibers, which are five times lighter than steel but also five times stronger to create a show that is much more durable without compromising weight. More>>

Lumo Run is the wearable device that corrects your poor running form

The Lumo Run is a wearable device that can track a runner's movements, analyzing their stride, cadence, and movement to determine how their running style can be improved to allow them to run faster and farther. More>>

Meet the man fighting plastic pollution with a fleet of AI-powered camera drones

Every year, up to 13 million metric tons of waste plastics wind up in the world's oceans. The Plastic Tide is a nonprofit which is using machine learning and drone technology to help. More>>

Wearable device uses two methods to drive insects buggy, keep them away

The new Guardian Bandito is a wearable device that uses ultrasonic noise and natural smells to help keep biting insects – such as mosquitoes – at bay while camping, hiking, or just enjoying the backyard. More>>

Juiced Bikes puts its own spin on the scrambler-style ebike

Juiced Bikes has launched a trio of new ebikes on Indiegogo, each of which falls into the "scrambler" design category and comes with a 52-volt battery and choice of two electric drive systems. More>>

Nike’s latest patent seeks to protect athletes with impact-sensing pads

Nike's latest patent involves the creation of a dynamic pad system for use in sports, in which the pads can actually sense an impending impact and alter their physical make-up to provide a higher level of protection. More>>

Lyft may join others and put electric scooters on the streets of San Francisco

As if the city doesn't already have enough of them, Lyft is reportedly looking into the idea of launching an electric-scooter service in San Francisco. Bird, Lime, and Spin launched similar services just two months ago. More>>

Live large in a small space with Drake, one of the craziest travel trailers

If you like living in luxury and enjoy the amenities of a modern home including decor, but want to take to the open road, Drake is your ticket to ride. Land Ark's unique travel trailer offers big living in a small space. More>>

The nearly perfect Garmin Fenix 5 GPS smartwatch is now on sale for $100 off

Smartwatches have come a long way in recent years. Through June 16, you can take $100 off the excellent Garmin Fenix 5 smartwatch -- one of the best GPS watches ever -- letting you score one for just $450 as part of REI's... More>>

Here are the best trail running shoes you can buy right now

Whether you're an experienced runner or looking to get into running altogether, trail running can be a rewarding exercise and a great way to spend time out in nature. So, no matter if you're looking for a budget-friendly... More>>

How to negotiate a summer vacation rental

Just because travel agents and middlemen are being squeezed out does not mean that you are getting the best deal possible.


The best binoculars

Be it gazing at a rare bird or sitting in the nosebleed section, you need a good pair of binoculars to see things from a distance. But what you should you look for? Desirable features vary depending on what you're doing so... More>>

The Bitterroot dry bag is a sleeping pad pump, water filter, and dry bag all in one

Want to carry less gear on your camping or backpacking trip? The Bitteroot Dry Bag is an innovative outdoor product that serves for three purposes in one -- a water filter, a dry bag, and a sleeping bag pump. More>>

The Langly Field Jacket is a high-tech, all-weather coat for photographers

Drawing influence from the U.S. military's M-1965 Field Jacket, the Langly Field Jacket is a rugged, all-weather cargo coat built to endure the elements while also offering security and convenience for the modern traveler. More>>

Blinkers are customized lights to help keep cyclists safe and visible

Your commitment to biking instead of driving is saving the planet, but who's there to save you from the motorists on the road? Here to answer that question is Blinkers, the "complete smart lighting system for cyclists." More>>

Spot X brings two-way satellite messaging to the masses

Spot X is the new satellite messenger device that allows outdoor enthusiasts to send two-way messages from remote places, as well as send an SOS alert, without the need for cellular service. More>>

Campnab will help you score a last-minute campsite this summer

Campnab is a new website that monitors a user's favorite campsites and will alert them when vacancies become available and alert them via text message to let them know they should book the spot they are looking for. More>>

The Cowboy ebike may usher in the next generation of electric bicycles

The Cowboy bike purports to be the new standard in ebikes, and unlike its compatriots and competitors, doesn't actually look like an electronic piece of machinery. Rather, it just looks like a bike. More>>

The Aquaforno II is a portable grill, oven, rotisserie, and smoker all-in-one

Take your kitchen with you into the great outdoors.The Aquaforno II is the world's most versatile outdoor cooking stove. Bring it all or just the parts you need with the double bag backpack system. More>>

It’s tough to find a more affordable ebike than Swagtron’s latest models

Swagtron announced the addition of three new affordable ebikes to its lineup, including two folding models and a fat bike aimed at the youth market, all of which sell for less than $850. More>>

What is Sweatcoin and how does it work?

Whether you’re seeking motivation or you’re a fitness buff who wants kickbacks for working out, Sweatcoin is a great way to earn rewards for staying active. But what is Sweatcoin exactly? We've broken down all the... More>>

Wonder what the bottom of the ocean sounds like? Check out this livestream

Ever wanted to listen to a livestream of deep sea sounds from a microphone located 3,000 feet beneath the ocean surface, 18 miles off the coast of California? Today's your lucky day. More>>

Picture Organic Clothing may have just made the eco-friendliest wetsuit

Picture Organic Clothing has a brand-new wetsuit that is being heralded as the eco-friendliest wetsuit ever, and is made of a "sustainable and responsible alternative" to neoprene. More>>

How to actually have a vacation on vacation

Ever find yourself saying you need a vacation after your vacation? Here's how you can truly relax while you're away.


Revant Optics wants to save the planet one pair of sunglasses at a time

Revant Optics is looking to keep sunglasses from going into the landfill by introducing a line of performance eyewear that is modular, allowing owners to replace broken or damaged parts without throwing them away. More>>

Tipoon is a tiny pop-up camper that triples in size

The Tipoon is an incredibly small camping trailer that can expand to a surprisingly large size when reaching the campsite, transforming into a full-fledged mobile living pod with the push of a button. More>>

The best mountain bike pedals

No matter if you're a leisurely or aggressive rider or desire clipless over flat pedals, we've hand-picked the best mountain bike pedals you can buy. With options from Shimano, Deity, Crank Brothers, and more, all you need... More>>

The Roomba of the tennis court? Ball-retreiving Tennibot launches on Kickstarter

Newly launched on Kickstarter, the Tennibot is a new robot that can be used on the tennis court to automatically retrieve tennis balls, saving time and effort by players, coaches, and tennis pros who usually have to do... More>>

Ford GoBike ebikes come to San Francisco to conquer those steep hills

Fans of bike-sharing schemes now have more ebike options if they find themselves in San Francisco. Following in the footsteps of Jump, Ford GoBike this week introduced 250 electric-powered bicycles to its fleet in the city. More>>

BMC Switzerland’s line of ebikes make their North American debut

BMC Switzerland has brought its line of high-performance ebikes to the U.S. for the first time, introducing the Speedfox Amp and Trailfox Amp models, which blend traditional mountain bike designs with ebike components. More>>

Adidas AM4NYC runners are templates for shoe design in the future

Adidas' AM4NYC is the latest robot-made shoes from its automated Speedfactory. Besides high-tech components, it was developed using athletes' performance data, and it's how shoes could be made in the future. More>>

Move over Yeezys, K-Swiss is making performance sneakers for pro gamers

K-Swiss partnered with esports team Immortals to create a new sneaker aimed at pro gamers and is even planning to design a new sneaker which will offer "performance-enhancing" elements, such as keeping gamer feet cool. More>>

Keep cool and comfortable in the Showers Pass Summer Riding Collection

Whether you're riding around town or down the trail, the Summers Pass Riding Collection offers the technical apparel you need to stay cool and comfortable this summer, featuring merino wool blended with synthetic fibers. More>>

Bkool’s smart training bike brings outdoor workouts inside

Cycling software and trainer manufacturer Bkool has created a new indoor smart bike that combines its popular software with a high-tech fitness machine that can automatically provide resistance to simulate virtual routes. More>>

Climate change could make your flights a lot more turbulent in the future

Here's a particularly tangible effect of climate change -- if you hate flying in turbulent weather, you may need to buckle your seat belt with much more frequency.


Chef Greg Higgins’ guide to Portland, Oregon’s best beer, breakfast, and bar food

The James Beard award-winning chef on his adopted city’s restaurant scene


How Maryland's official state cake got its stripes

Smith Island Cake stands tall, smoothly coated in chocolate icing -- no swirls, no rosettes, no bling. Sliced and plated it reveals its genius: pencil-thin layers of pale cake, stacked and spliced with ample icing. It's delicious. And mysterious.


Tips for traveling to the U.S. with medications

Traveling to the United States with medications? Here's what you need to know to avoid problems.


Self-healing airplane wings could fix cracks immediately after they form

All living things have within them a basic ability to restore, repair and heal their bodies -- but what if non-living things could restore and repair themselves too?


Smoke and glory: Behind the scenes at Benton's Country Hams

Allan Benton's smokehouse in Madisonville, Tennessee, is a high temple of pork. More>>

Iconic eats: Louisiana

If you're traveling to Louisiana, don't miss out on any of these ten classic Louisiana specialties, from pillowy beignets to rustic, comforting gumbo. More>>

Dining like a rhinestone cowboy

The history of Las Vegas can be told through its steakhouses. More>>

Museums say no to selfie sticks in bid to protect exhibits (and humans)

If you've been thinking about heading to New York City's Museum of Modern Art with the intention of using your selfie stick to grab a shot alongside Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950, forget it – articulated monopods are now banned. More>>

This passport lets you use a selfie as the photo, no duck face allowed

Later this year, citizens of Ireland will be able to buy an official passport-style identification card that uses a selfie for the photo. More>>

Christmas on the Coast

In Portuguese-inflected Goa, the most wonderful time of the year is a joyous blending of traditions. More>>

Virgin America completes rollout of faster Gogo ATG-4 Wi-Fi across fleet

Want fast Wi-Fi speeds at 35,000 feet? Get on a Virgin America flight. The carrier announced that it is the first to offer the faster ATG-4 inflight Wi-Fi service from Gogo across its entire fleet.  More>>

Delta Airlines security glitch lets you access anyone's boarding pass

The holidays are a hectic time for airlines and airports, as they try to deal with the large influx of people visiting loved ones. The last thing anyone wants happening is some sort of security glitch that will ruin their holiday. More>>

How a computer glitch brought London's airports to a standstill

 If the weather doesn't delay your flight, then a computer bug might.

Trip Advisor couple fined $150 by hotel for negative review

If you've ever left a negative review of a place on Trip Advisor, hopefully you haven't been hit with a fine for your efforts. More>>

What?! If you post a photo of the Eiffel Tower on Facebook, you could be fined

Copyrights probably aren't the first thing you think about when you're on vacation in Paris, but it turns out that some landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, are actually protected by copyright laws. More>>

From mile-high Wi-Fi to mobile boarding passes, which airline has the best tech?

Although pretzels and leg room may be shrinking, one amenity the airline industry offers has been growing: tech in the air. More>>

Almost family

At a Louisiana restaurant, a father-son bond is celebrated and forged again. More>>

Season of plenty: China's mushroom harvest

From remote mountain forests to bustling urban markets, in China's Yunnan Province, mushrooms are foraged treasure. More>>

World's first 'smart' cruise ship features robot bartenders, virtual balconies and more

Dubbed by its owner as “the world's first smartship,” Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship could be just the ticket for tech fans keen to indulge their passion while sailing on the high seas. More>>

If your phone isn’t charged, you could get banned from flights

Flying to the US anytime soon? If so, you’d better make sure your electronic devices are charged because if they’re not, they could be confiscated.

5 new ways to vacation in Paris

Headed to the most romantic city in the world? Obviously, you’ll scale the Eiffel Tower, lunch on the Seine in a bateau mouche, and ogle priceless art at the Musee D’Orsay, but there’s plenty for those who prefer rock ’n’ roll and brewskis to Renoir and Bordeaux. More>>

Traveling in Canada? Don't park with your windows down

Vaguely written laws sometimes remain on the books for years, and can be enforced, if an officer feels so inclined. More>>

Google adds 12 World Cup stadiums to Street View and Maps

Google added 12 World Cup stadiums in Google Maps Street View. Not only can you check out high-res panoramic imagery of the venues, you can also view the iconic painted streets – a Brazilian World Cup tradition – and hundreds of new images of interesting landmarks and locales across Brazil. More>>

A dozen things to do in Nantucket

This classic East Coast vacation spot has much to offer, both on- and off-season. More>>

From Western waters

A drive along Oregon's coast reveals soaring sand dunes, enchanting fishing towns, and some of the most memorable seafood dishes you'll likely find anywhere. More>>

Marseille, city by the sea

A new generation of chefs builds on the rich culinary legacy of the French port of Marseille. More>>

7 things you can only get in Indianapolis

For some reason, sports in Indianapolis get all the attention. But instead of focusing on the Indy 500 or the Colts, we should start paying attention to the Midwestern capital city's food scene. Innovative chefs, a thriving craft beer scene, and milkshakes to die for -- these days, Indianapolis has a lot to offer. More>>

Finding a tomato in winter

A trip to Sarasota, Fla., means sunshine, beaches, and best of all, beautiful produce. More>>

FAA's new rules let you use gadgets during takeoff and landing

The days of being forced to turn off your gadgets before takeoff and landing will soon be a thing of the past. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it will allow airlines to permit the use of most portable electronic devices during all portions of flights.

Guide to restaurants in Nebraska

Where to eat and stay in the Omaha area. More>>

Family-friendly historical trips

Looking to plan a family vacation that is both entertaining and educational? Go historical.

My Spanish sanctuary

The first time I fell for the market in Cádiz it was because of the annealing sensuality of its produce and the friendship I found there. The second time I discovered an equally intense but more studious passion. More>>

Travel guide: Galilee, Israel

Where to stay, where to eat, and what to do during your visit.

4 best train trips in America

When you think about it, a family vacation by train is a no-brainer. The price is right, the scenery terrific, and everyone’s in a good mood.


Pack like a celebrity stylist

Check out this list of what all fashion fiends should include in their getaway suitcases this season. More>>

Travel guide to best travel apps

In the movies, you can get lost in the Luxembourg Gardens and encounter your soul mate. In real life, your face will be buried in a map too long to ever see him. What you need is a travel guide. More>>

Honeymoon help 101

What's the best way to score honeymoon deals? Should you book a honeymoon package or plan excursions on your own? World-renowned travel planners answer these questions. More>>

Best beaches for families

Here are five sandy locations that offer something for everyone. More>>

Travel guide: Houston

Chef Chris Shepherd gives his take on what to eat, where to go, and what to do in his city, from family-run dim sum and BBQ joints to a pristine local farm. More>>

7 bizarre Airbnb rentals that are almost too weird to believe

Weird accommodation options are part of Airbnb's charm, so we'd like to propose seven current listings that should be verified immediately. If these folks are offering what they say they're offering, we just might book a night or two. More>>

New Orleans: Eating in the Big Easy

The best dishes, grandest places, and most colorful culinary history. The heritage of Big Easy dining is alive, well, and thriving. More>>

A guide to the oyster regions of Virginia

Virginia is now once again a place that raises many happy oysters. More>>

10 tips to avoid vacation weight gain

After days of sampling every dish that your destination has to offer, it should come as no surprise when your jeans begin to feel tight. In order to avoid weight gain, try these 10 tips. More>>

7 foods you can only get in Wisconsin

For one Madison, Wis., native, a visit home always evokes a sort of a happy anxiety—so much to eat, so little time. More>>

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