The Briefing

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 4, 2015

Vuarnet amps up the summer style with new sunglasses, Tanner Goods gets playful with geoglyph iconography, a luxury made-to-measure brand pops up in SoHo, NYC and more.

The New Way to Power Your Crib (and Car)

Tesla's New Home Battery & the Future of Energy

Tesla makes awe-inspiring, environmentally-friendly sports cars. And, now, solar-powered batteries for your home.


The Most Expensive Lodge in New Zealand

Can you go glamping and still have an authentic outdoor experience? We stayed a Minaret Station, New Zealand's best alpine lodge, to find out.


Shooting from the Sky

Adam Senatori is an FAA-certified pilot and self-taught photographer. He brings both skill sets to the sky.


Lessons in Travel Zen

Everything went wrong. Flight. Newark. Luggage. There's only a Norwegian muse to blame, and a lonely Tumi bag to praise.

On the Docket

The 10 Best Multi-Tools

Be a handyman, wherever you go.

The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever Made

Of all the bikes ever created, one stands taller.

The Ace Hotel's Panama City Outpost

Yes, they've got a coffee shop.

Specialized's Roubaix SL4 is an All-Roads Machine

Conquering cobbled, river-washed and dirt roads with aplomb.

Speciality Foods On Your Doorstep

Narrow your scope. Reap the benefits.

A Sportsman's Guide to the .22 Rifle.

Small but mighty.

8 Iconic Movie Watches

From Bond's Rolex to the Apollo 13 OMEGA Speedmaster.

Pasta that Can Stand the Heat

Marc Vetri's farfalle with chorizo and favas.

How to Make: Skirt Steak with Iceberg Wedge

Appreciating the understated glory of secondary cuts.

A Brief Guide to International Plug Standards

The reason why Denmark is such a happy country.

Bourbon Terms Explained by the Pros

Whiskey wisdom.

Fight Sweat and Win

7 Performance Dress Shirts for Summer


Performance fabrics, meet the dress shirt. Here are seven shirts to make your wardrobe the hottest topic of the water cooler.

Premium Goods from Afar

Elements: Made in New Zealand


Though countries like the United States, Germany and Japan all carry a manufacturer’s badge of distinction, the quality of New Zealand goods is evidence that artisans and craftsmen come from all corners of the globe. Here are 10 products that prove it.

Today's Contents

Latest Stories

Advice from Master Storytellers

Think You Know How to Tell a Story? Think Again

The stories you've been telling haven't actually been stories. According to The Moth, an NYC-based storytelling program, you've been slinging anecdotes. We talked to two experts about why the story is important and how you can tell it well.

The Jewel of Oz

72 Hours in Sydney

Sydney is epic. Resting on one of the world's largest natural harbors, it boasts majestic sunsets, iconic buildings, one-of-a-kind craft brews and is within driving distance of a number of grandiose national parks. Here's where to stay, what to eat and what to do with 72 hours in Sydney.

Hot Coffee, un-Burned Crotch

10 Best Mugs for the Morning Commute

Life seems to get difficult quick if you can't bring your coffee with you; but if you spill, your treasured drink can become a mortal enemy. Nobody wants that. The solution: a great travel mug.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 4, 2015

Vuarnet amps up the summer style with new sunglasses, Tanner Goods gets playful with geoglyph iconography, a luxury made-to-measure brand pops up in SoHo, NYC and more.

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Four Lists You Missed

The 10 Best Multi-Tools
Because the you're always prepared.
The 7 Watches of Summer 2015
Because your Patek's too precious.
The Top Grills of 2015
Because your steaks deserve it.
The Best American Wheat Beers
Because everyone loves the Hefe.

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Earlier This Week

The Adventure Capital of the World

72 Hours in Queenstown

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. But it's also teeming with Kiwi culture and culinary arts.

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: May 1, 2015

J.Crew's throwback swim trunks, the Robinhood stock trading app for the Apple Watch, charitable summer styling and more.

A 19-Year-Old Restaurant Responds

Is Fine Dining Dead?

In 2009, Logan Brown won Best Restaurant in New Zealand. Six years later, time may have passed the restaurant by.

Including Music from the Dunedin Sound

New Zealand Tracks: Flying Nun Records

Flying Nun Records is an independent record label from New Zealand founded in 1981 that was largely responsible for the prosperity of the the Dunedin Sound. Here are 15 great tracks from their roster of artists, both old and new.

Beauty in the eye of every beholder

Behind the Wheel: Jaguar F-Type Coupe

How do you take a spectacular Jaguar roadster that the world has anticipated for decades and make it divine? According to Jaguar you give it a hardtop and the option of a 550 horsepower V8. That’s what they’ve done with the 2015 F-Type Coupe ($65,000).

What's New, Now

Today in Gear: April 29, 2015

Asus's ZenBook Pro looks to rival the Macbook, a peak into TUMI's new Alpha Bravo collection, a tough-as-nails wireless speaker and more.

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