2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’s Best Entries (35+ Pics)
May10

2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’s Best Entries (35+ Pics)

The National Geographic has always been a showcase for the world’s most evocative photography, and its prestigious annual competitions never fail to attract the most talented photographers from around the globe. The 2016 Travel Photographer Of The Year Competition is no exception, and as you can see from the selection of pictures below, this year’s judges have no easy task in choosing a winner from these amazing entries....

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115 Fairy Tale Villages That You Can Actually Visit
May02

115 Fairy Tale Villages That You Can Actually Visit

Ever have one of those days when you just want to escape your life and disappear into a fairy tale world? Well, if you’re furiously nodding at your screen right now then you’ll be glad to hear that it is in fact entirely possible to do so. Take a look at this list compiled by A&D to see just what we mean. These villages might look like something out of a storybook but we promise you that each and every one of them are...

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20+ Scariest Roller Coasters In The World… NO WAY I’d Ride #11
Apr23

20+ Scariest Roller Coasters In The World… NO WAY I’d Ride #11

Some people would rather do literally anything else than go to an amusement park, preferring to plant their feet firmly on the ground. Others seek out the fastest and most fear-inducing coasters out there, traveling far and wide for a chance to catch some speed. But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, there’s no denying that these roller coasters are just plain terrifying. Their steep drops, winding turns, and tendency to...

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Mercedes-Benz Designed A Yacht, But Only 10 Will Be Built
Apr19

Mercedes-Benz Designed A Yacht, But Only 10 Will Be Built

Is it a car or is it a boat? No! It’s the first ever motor yacht from Mercedes-Benz and it can be yours for a cool £1.2 million Mercedes-Benz’s Arrow 460 Granturismo Edition 1 has been spotted off the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat First images of the vessel appears to show a boat that’s a cross between a sleek saloon car and a yacht The unusual design is the first foray into the world of motor yacht for the company...

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Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go
Apr18

Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go

Imagine moving your family to a new city every few years. This is what Siberian goldsmith Ola Shekhtman does on a regular basis in order to familiarize herself with a new urban center. Trained in St. Petersburg, she takes the iconic elements of cities like London, Paris, and New York, and turns them into beautiful rings. While she was training, Shekhtman did everything by hand, in the manner of the old masters. This means that she...

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Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Don’t Speak Its Language
Apr16

Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Don’t Speak Its Language

I wish I had this shirt when I was in Afghanistan. In 2009, we were situated in a little Observation Post somewhere in Kandahar for a week or two at a time, with nothing but rations to fill our bellies. After many days and much elaborate drawing, I finally managed to communicate to a local Afghan National Army soldier that we were interested in real food. For the rest of our stay, and for just a few dollars per week, we were treated...

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How To Build A Self-Feeding Fire That Burns For 14 Hours Plus!
Apr16

How To Build A Self-Feeding Fire That Burns For 14 Hours Plus!

Camping is great! Spending time in the heart of nature and enjoying some great barbecues can be a lot of fun. But there are also some downsides of camping, such as setting up a campfire and maintaining it. While you would just want to sit and enjoy the fire burning, you have to still get up once in awhile and put some wood on the fire. But luckily, there is a great way to build a clever self-feeding fire that can burn up to fourteen...

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20+ Reasons You Definitely Need To Visit Ireland
Apr12

20+ Reasons You Definitely Need To Visit Ireland

Ireland is a joy. And not just because of the ineffable beauty of its local bays, gulfs, islands, valleys and cliffs. The country’s unique history, culture and mythology also play their part. Everything here breathes freedom. Each castle, moor, windmill and seemingly ordinary path have a legend of their own, which is passed from generation to generation in awed whispers. It seems that the nature landscape of the ’’Emerald Isle’’ was...

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How Does The Minimum Wage Compare Around The Globe?
Mar26

How Does The Minimum Wage Compare Around The Globe?

Just to satisfy our curiosity, we at Architecture & Design decided to compare minimum wages in different countries around the world! It should be noted that such a comparison can’t be made based on bare numbers alone. A lot depends on each particular country’s standard of living, taxation system, and currency exchange rates. Iakov Kalinin / shutterstock.com Sergey Kelin / shutterstock.com Anton Ivanov / shutterstock.com Dmitry...

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16 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic
Mar24

16 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic

Few places in the world do spring like Japan does spring. The vibrant and delicate cherry blossom is, after all, one of earth’s most majestic natural wonders, and there’s nothing quite like strolling beneath those ephemeral petals and marveling at how amazing mother nature can be. To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s most magical season, National Geographic invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s...

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