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The global explorer who discovered the 'microadventure'

The global explorer who discovered the 'microadventure'

Having cycled around the world and skied Greenland's ice cap, National Geographic's "Adventurer of the Year 2012" is now focusing on smaller adventures closer to home
Disheveled TV travel pitchman to get makeover

Disheveled TV travel pitchman to get makeover

A contest aims to spiff up the disheveled "Trivago Guy"
Mystery drive: Tour offers cab rides to who knows where

Mystery drive: Tour offers cab rides to who knows where

In Taiwan, tourists pay to ride along in local cabs, letting fate -- and locals fares -- decide where they'll go and what they'll see
How to be an L.A. local: 8 tips for faking it

How to be an L.A. local: 8 tips for faking it

Don't order Corona and don't freak out when you see Jessica Alba without makeup, and you might pass for local
8 unusual houses worth a visit

8 unusual houses worth a visit

Because there's no place like a home in the shape of a pickle barrel, beer can or shoe
8 places for fantastic fossil finds

8 places for fantastic fossil finds

Magnificent prehistoric creatures aren't just for paleontologists -- here are eight dig-worthy destinations, some of which allow you to keep what you find
Abandoned Congo airport becomes playground for kids

Abandoned Congo airport becomes playground for kids

After years of war and a volcanic eruption, an airport in the DRC finds an unlikely second life
Sea of ceramic poppies floods Tower of London

Sea of ceramic poppies floods Tower of London

The Tower of London marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with thousands of ceramic poppies
World's first 'sportainment' park planned

World's first 'sportainment' park planned

Fitness isn't usually a requirement for theme parks -- not so at the world's first-ever sports amusement park planned for Barcelona
Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada

Meet hitchBOT, a talking, tweeting, bucket-bodied Canadian robot that's hitchhiking nearly 4,000 miles
Suitcase secrets: Inside other people's luggage

Suitcase secrets: Inside other people's luggage

We asked readers to share pictures of their packing style on Twitter and Instagram. Who knew packing could be such an art form?
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