Offbeat

Man paddles Europe to Florida in a kayak

Man paddles Europe to Florida in a kayak

After five months and 5,000 miles, Olek Doba's slow, lonely kayak journey across the Atlantic Ocean is nearing an end
Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

Artist 'jolts people awake' with zippers and T-shirts

Whether he's dressing naked statues or creating balloons shaped like buttocks, Jun Kitagawa's public art is erotic and playful
Modern day wonder: Israel's hotspot for migratory birds

Modern day wonder: Israel's hotspot for migratory birds

The Sea of Gallilee, where Christ reputedly walked on water, is today home to another miracle of sorts
Hong Kong in Lego form? Everything about these photos is awesome

Hong Kong in Lego form? Everything about these photos is awesome

In "Legography," Louis Vuitton-toting shoppers, a Big Yellow Duck and other Hong Kong scenes are recreated in toy form
Fearless photog risks life for perfect wave pics

Fearless photog risks life for perfect wave pics

Kenji Croman has broken bones, dislocated his shoulder, endured concussions and nearly drowned. Why does he do it?
Buildings become giant 'Tetris' game

Buildings become giant 'Tetris' game

The city lights of Philadelphia took on a whole new hue this weekend as two skyscrapers became a 29-story "Tetris" game
11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

11 extremely practical Japan travel tips

Which apps to download, what cards to buy and what to pre-book before your trip
90-year-old woman battles to save Turkey's loggerhead turtles

90-year-old woman battles to save Turkey's loggerhead turtles

The turtles of Dalyan are victims of their own popularity -- one English ballet dancer is determined to save them
Japan's puffer fish capital: Delicious and deadly

Japan's puffer fish capital: Delicious and deadly

Shimonoseki is home to the only market in the country that specializes in the fish that could kill five men with its liver alone
Chinese line up to breathe bags of fresh mountain air

Chinese line up to breathe bags of fresh mountain air

Tragicomic travel marketing stunt is a hit in one of China's most polluted cities
Sonic wonders of the world: 8 great places to hear

Sonic wonders of the world: 8 great places to hear

British sound engineer wants you to ditch the camera and open your ears to "sound tourism"
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