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Subway Station to Nowhere

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Urban explorers would have a field day in Chongqing – especially at this local metro station that seems to be located in the middle of nowhere (think: abandoned). However, it’s very much still in use.

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Swearing Profanities Boosts Sports Performance

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Swearing may come naturally when we’re angry, but it’s also natural to swear when we’re trying to psych ourselves to be able to climb that last hill, or lift that last rep. This is because according to psychologists, swearing actually makes you stronger.

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Animals Caught in Compromising Positions

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‘A tough day at the office’ © Angela Bohlke

 

While there may be plenty of prestigious (read: serious) photography awards these days, there’s no doubt that most of us would agree that the most endearing is the ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.’

While we’re so used to seeing nature in compelling shots that frame plenty of magazine covers, we rarely get to see the other side – something that’s more adorable, and downright goofy. That’s what this annual competition is about: showcasing Mother Nature’s comedic side.

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Of Cirques and Adventure: Reunion Island

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Mention France, and images like the Eiffel Tower, berets, and baguettes come to mind. But did you know that France also consists of several islands scattered around the world? These French overseas regions are part of the EU, and adopt French as their official language.

One of the most interesting of these is undoubtedly Réunion Island.

Set adrift in the vast Indian Ocean, it’s actually closer to Madagascar (and Mauritius) than it is to anywhere in Europe. And as an island destination, its selling point is not about sandy beaches or stilted chalets above the water – this is because Reunion has what other islands lack: adventure.

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Bormida Mayor retracts offer to people to move here

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In an attempt to save a village in Italy from becoming a ghost town, the mayor was reportedly offering €2,000 (SGD$3,066) to anyone who wishes to move to this remote mountain village.

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May/Jun 2017 Issue Out Now!

cover65Our Edge of Travel Issue is out!

Visit some of the most remote and unexpected destinations in the world. We drop in on lesser-known islands like Réunion and Tristan de Cunha, and retrace historic routes like the Slave Route – where we highlight the history of slavery and its effects – and the Polynesian migration route, visiting island paradises like Tahiti and Bora Bora. We’re also featuring post-war Pheonix destinations like Colombia, Rwanda, and more.

Pick up our free mag now or read online!

High Intensity Workouts Slow Down Aging: Study

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Immortality may not be something any of us want, but when it comes to aging slowly – that’s another matter altogether. Sadly, the only creatures able to regenerate new cells at whim are not humans. However, there are things that we as humans can do to slow down aging. That’s what a team of scientists at Brigham Young University found out.

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Issue 77 | Sep/Oct 2017 | Mountain Issue

Our Mountain Issue is out!

It’s time for our Mountain Issue! From low-lying mountains to soaring peaks, we’ve got them all covered. Plus, in addition to trekking, we’ve got a variety of activities you can do at some of these mountainous locales – whether it’s cultural explorations, nature watching or mountain biking, we’ve got them covered in places like Wales, Canada and Ecuador.

Read our issue online here if it doesn’t appear below.

Food Etiquette Around the World

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As a traveller, food etiquette may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you visit a new country. But don’t be naive to this, there are certain things individuals may find offensive overseas which would seem totally acceptable in other cultures.

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Lost Tribe: Vedda of Sri Lanka

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The Veddas are an ancient people of Sri Lanka, widely believed to have descended from the island’s ancient, indigenous aboriginal population – archaeological finds indicate the presence of their Neolithic ancestors on the island as far back as 10,000 BC. Many also believe that they are descended from Prince Vijaya (6th-5th century BC), the legendary founding father of the Sinhala nation.

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