This Dutch village with canals instead of roads is the unspoiled definition of serenity (Photos)

BY: ZOE MELNYK PHOTOS BY: MARTIEN JANSSEN Located in the Dutch province of Overijssel, this quaint little town, also referred to as “Venice of the North,” relies exclusively on sidewalks, biking trails, and narrow rivers to navigate through the village.…

This innkeeper is offering her $900,000 lakeside inn to the writer of the best 200-word essay

BY: JESSICA BEUKER If you can write, then you can become the owner of a 210-year-old inn that sits peacefully in the lakes and mountain district of Western Maine. Normally this B&B, straight out of a Nicholas Spark’s novel, with…

What if we explored our hometowns with the same eyes we travel with? (Video)

Filmmaker, Sebastian Linda, asks a profound question: “What if we lived in the same way we travel?” When you’re on the road, life seems to function with a heightened sense of excitement, lucidness and serendipity—no matter what you do, or…

Since 3-years old, this girl has had an extraordinary connection with animals (Photos)

Since she was 3 years old, Amelia has exhibited an extraordinary connection to nature. Her mother, Robin Schwartz, has photographed the candid moments and compiled them in a book called Amelia and the Animals. Schwartz writes about the natural manner…

Hackschooling lets students choose their own curriculum proving that passion is the best teacher

BY: ZOE MELNYK 13-year-old Logan LaPlante discovered a way to revolutionize the idea of education through a new brand of homeschooling called hackschooling. Hackschooling stresses that passion is the best teacher, and although hacking is generally met with a negative…

This man built an isolated house in the middle of a raging river (video)

In 1968, Milija Mandic and his friends ventured out into the middle of the river Drina in Serbia to build an isolated dream club-house. Though the cabin has been knocked over six times from flood and storm, Mandic has persistently…

Alaska’s Mt. Marathon is the ultimate race for danger-seeking outdoor adventurers  

BY: SINEAD MULHERN Loose rock, steep climbs and slippery mud are just the basics of what runners racing Alaska’s Mt. Marathon Race will encounter. This is an adventurous race for weathered and serious runners. This race in Seward, Alaska is…

This 28-year-old snuck into Ivy League schools to life hack a free education

BY: JESSICA BEUKER From the moment your parents tell you you’ll one day move out and go off to college to the time spent sitting in your high school guidance counselor’s office looking through university brochures, higher education is going…

How these 7 high-profile leaders and CEOs faked their way into million dollar positions

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Between credential inflation, tuition hikes, professors claiming poverty level wages and a generation of increasingly fed up and chronically stressed out students—the prospect of enrolling in post secondary education looks bleak. All of this, let me remind…

This former engineer quit his job to travel the world in a van

BY: ZOE MELNYK After years of dreaming about traveling the world, Mike Hudson finally made the decision to quit his job as a systems engineer and begin life on the road in a renovated LDV Convoy. Hudson began implementing his…

This adventure-porn will make you want to drop everything and hit the road for good (Video)

A movement has begun to take shape between the Tiny House movement and an increasing number of #vanlife and travel blogs that inspire us to embrace adventure as one of life’s most accurate representations of prosperity. ‘Glamourous’ no longer applies…

This model left the Paris runway to become a professional dog sledder

BY: KHADIJA KHAN From walking the runway in Milan, Paris and Shanghai to sledding with huskies in the Alaskan wilderness, this long-legged model from Wisconsin, Zoya DeNure, decided to leave the catwalk after 12 years to pursue a much simpler…

This man took a motorcycle journey from Alaska to Argentina and took a 500 day selfie (Video)

Alex Chacón is a videographer, photographer, public speaker and all around badass. Chacón sold everything he owned, dropped out of Medical School, and spent three years circumnavigating the globe on two wheels, including the ultimate journey from the northern hemisphere,…

6 tips to travel The Great White North using only the cash that’s in your wallet

BY: CAROLINE ROLF There is so much to explore north of the 49th parallel – Canada is an abundance of beauty, but factors including distance, cost of travel and the unpredictable weather make it difficult to travel around Canada. The…

These amazing houseboat designs will convince you to float off into the sunset (Photos)

Do you ever dream of sailing off into the sunset in your very own houseboat? With rising sea levels, they are becoming more practical than ever. They come in all shapes and sizes, from floating traditional style homes, to ultramodern…

The CEO of Icelandair wants to go heli-skiing and fishing with you, free of charge (VIDEO)

BY: TREVOR HEWITT Iceland just got a little cooler. That’s because the country’s main airline, Icelandair, now offers a free tour guide program for anyone travelling to the island. The ‘stopover buddy’ program is made up of 30 of the airline’s…

This 34-year-old woman has sailed solo around the world for 10 years.

BY: BRITTANY ROSEN Captain Liz Clark lifted anchor on her boat in 2006, and has been independently sailing around the world ever since, with no plan to stop anytime soon. Armed with an in-depth education in sailing, and a lifetime at…

This man built a gorgeous tiny home in Thailand in just 6 weeks with only $9,000 (Photos)

BY; ROB HOFFMAN Steve Areen is proud owner of one of the cheapest, and most interesting instant mini homes on the planet. Areen was inspired by a friend named Hajjar Gibran, who in 2011, built a series of dome houses…

How this Indian official took a 24-year paid vacation

BY: TED BARNABY We’ve all played hooky: skipping out of school or work under the banner of illness, while secretly (and truthfully) prescribing to the occasionally necessary reasoning of “I just felt like it.” However, no soul on Earth can…

This ex-business man moved to the wilderness at 29, and lived without money for years

BY: TED BARNABY Mark Boyle is one of the only men on earth who can claim an entirely money-free life—at least for a few years. Boyle’s moneyless journey began in 2008, spending the next two years living completely self-sustainably. He…