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We Traveled 3500km To Sleep In A 5-Billion-Star ‘Hotel’ In Norway And It Made Our Jaws Drop

We drove my old rickety Ford Escort from Helsinki to Troms with my adventure buddy Mika-Pekka Markkanen. Then visited Senja and Lofoten islands and drove back. The whole trip took 12 days and we drove more than 3500km. We slept our nights mostly in a wind beaten tent that was definitely not suitable for winter camping in Norway. One windy night we found shelter from an abandoned camping site and g

10+ Scandinavian Houses With Green Roofs Look Straight Out Of A Fairytale

Scandinavians are serious about their green roofs. They've had them for a while now and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. They even have a competition every year to determine the best green roof project in Scandinavia by the Scandinavian Green Roof Association! But there is a reason why Scandinavians like these green roofs so much... They are not only a beautiful feature for a house, bu

After Being Diagnosed With Cancer, I Traveled To The 7 Wonders Of The World In 13 Days

12 countries – 15 flights – 28,211 total miles traveled – 5 hotel night stays – 1 confiscated tripod – 7 wonders – 13 days. I fell 50-feet climbing in Yosemite, got hit by a car and then diagnosed with skin cancer, all in one month. Two weeks later, I decided to see the 7 New Wonders of the World in just 13 days with a new outlook on life: to live more now. Day 1: Chichen Itza

9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree

The world’s oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, continues to grow in Sweden. Discovered in 2004 by Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University, the age of the tree was determined using carbon-14 dating. “During the ice age sea level was 120 meters lower than today and much of what is now the

Before and After ISIS: Heartbreaking Photos Of Destroyed Historical Monuments In Syria

A year after it was taken by ISIS, the Syrian city of Palmyra was recently retaken Syrian forces backed by Russian airstrikes. Previously home to many of the world’s most treasured historical sites, many artifacts were destroyed by the Islamist forces in an anti iconoclastic purge. Now, Joseph Eid, a photographer for AFP news agency who took photos of the site just two years ago, has posted befo

How to build a 14×14 solar cabin

This is a general overview of how I built my 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit my website: http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com

Amazing House!

I only bought one house in my life and even though it was an amazing experience, there were moments that were dull. You know, the Realtor was tired so they would give you boring tours around houses that you know you couldn’t afford and ended up being a waste of time. I wish my Realtor would have done what this Dutch company does! In order to get some local buzz on a house — they added a rol

Clingmans Dome – Highpoint of the Great Smoky Mountains

© Great Smoky Mountains Association 2012. Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the third highest point in the east of the Mississippi, and provides one of the most scenic viewpoints in the United States. This video takes you on a journey through one of the most interesting mountain ecosystems in the country. Feel free to embed or link to our videos

This Family Built The Most INSANE Thing In Their Backyard. Can You Believe This?

A gorgeous backyard playground with five waterfalls, a 300-foot lazy river and a hidden cave? Yes, please. No, really. This actually exists, and you can build one in your very own back yard. It’s called ‘The Ultimate Backyard Escape’ and it’s amazing. This one you’re about to see, located in Utah on a European-style estate and built for a whopping two million dollars, is a 360,000 g

Incredible Video Shows Volcanic Eruption in Papua New Guinea

A video captured by an Australian couple shows the destructive power of a volcanic eruption. Mount Tarvurvur located in Papua New Guinea erupted on August 29. The event sent plumes of debris and ash thousands of feet into the sky. The volcano continued to erupt for several days afterwards The Australian couple, Linda and Philip McNamara, were on a boat nearby when it erupted again. The vid