Take a ride through the Jamaican forest on a custom-made bobsled

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 10 July 2015

While lying on the beach all day sounds like the perfect way to spend your vacation in Jamaica, there’s actually more to this Caribbean island nation than you thought. Into adrenalin rushes? This is definitely the place to be. Make your way to Ocho Rios on the north coast of Jamaica and explore the rainforest. Except, instead of trekking through the rainforest, why not take a custom-made Jamaican bobsled through?

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Millie is a two-year-old cat who loves rock climbing with her owner

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

So your cat can climb a kitty tower in your living room? So what! Millie the two-year-old rescue cat can totally rock climb.

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One-star Yelp reviews from people who don’t know what to make of national parks

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Monday 10 November 2014

Mashable recently hit upon this brilliant idea of juztaposing a lovely quote collection of one-star Yelp reviews by real people who left unimpressed with America’s national parks they visited for whatsoever reasons, against pictures of these world-class nature-scapes.

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Magical nighttime photos by Ben Canales

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By Abby Yemm in New Photography on Friday 1 November 2013

‘I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream’, says Van Gogh via the banner on Ben Canales’s starry-eyed website. Canales, a photographer out of Portland, takes photos at night of magical, epic proportions. If it seems a little Peter Pan-esque, it is. Canales is moved by those summer […]

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Extreme photography by Tyler Stableford

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 10 June 2013

Colarado-based photographer Tyler Stableford has carved a niche for himself by photographing in extreme conditions — such as documenting adventure writer Mark Jenkins’ ice cave climbs in Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier or exploring the Arctic Circle in the fjords of eastern Greenland with photographer-guide Thorsten Henn.

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Amazing outdoor bike-themed art installation in Auckland

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Thursday 4 April 2013

This year’s Urbis Designday, Auckland’s premier design event, has yet again produced some of the most authentic and inspiring art installations in the country. One of the most talked about projects on the day was an outdoor art installation spearheaded by Resene and Matter Architects. According to Urbis Magazine, the project spanned the K. Road […]

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The Kolarbyn Eco-lodge: Sweden’s most primitive hotel

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By Nikita Goldovsky in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 July 2012

Staying in Sweden’s most primitive hotel means that you’ll have to live in the woods without electricity or running water (we think that means no Twitter as well). But it’s definitely an adventure you won’t forget.

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