Guides & How To

Rubbing Sticks Not Required

Two Ways to Build a Campfire

In the wild, a simple fire can save your life. Demyan Hryciw, an administrator and instructor at REI's Outdoor School, teaches us step by step how to start two simple campfires.

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.

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.

New Zealand's Largest City

72 Hours in Auckland

Tired from a long flight? Get it together, because you've just landed in Auckland, New Zealand. Here's all you need to know about where to stay, what to eat and what to do for 72 hours in Auckland.

The Capital City

72 Hours in Wellington

Although small, New Zealand's capital city has surf spots, great food, craft beer, museums, film locations and killer places to crash. Don't miss Wellington.

With A Recipe From Ponsonby Road

How to Make: Wagyu Brisket Like a Pro

Wagyu beef is prized for intense marbling and succulent flavor. This recipe from Orphans Kitchen in Auckland, NZ utilizes a cheaper cut from the cattle and transforms it into a knockout dish.

Adventures by Land, Sea and Air

72 Hours in Wanaka

The lake, mountains and trails are nice to look at. Sure. But don't go to Wanaka to sit around and stare. Go there to get out and explore.

Among the Red Rock Spires (and Power Vortexes)

72 Hours in Sedona

A town of 10,000 people at 4,000 feet, Sedona stuns its visitors with its breathtaking red sandstone formations. It's also a supposed center of spiritual healing, attracting an array of New Age thinkers, fortune-tellers and psychics.

Starts as a Seiko, Ends Up Something Different

How to Mod a Seiko 5

Watch modder Nick Harris shows how to turn a $60 Seiko SNK809 into a beautiful custom timepiece in an hour and a half.

Traditional Japan at its Finest

72 Hours in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is filled with more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and hundreds of Shinto Shrines, and has a restricted skyline dominated by imperial architecture.

A Touch of Good Taste

Primer: Salt

Salt is the single most common ingredient in the world. But the stuff found in your average grocery store aisle is long shot away from the quality and distinction of naturally harvested sea salts. Here's what you should know.

Love Lessons This February

A Last-Minute Guide to Winning Valentine’s Day

Another Valentine's Day is just around the bend and you've probably got a few questions. Roses or peonies? Cook dinner or splash out on fine dining? Five-pound bag of conversation hearts, Russell Stover strawberries dipped in chocolate, or Momofuku Milk Bar truffles? We've got answers, and where we had only guesses we consulted the experts: a florist, a watch connoisseur, a cookbook author and some truly remarkable women.