50-year-old man paddles his way from San Francisco to Honolulu

Antonio De La Rosa, from Spain, just paddled his way from San Francisco to Honolulu. It took the ultra-endurance athlete 76 days in his stand-up paddle boat, celebrating his 50th birthday by himself along the way.

According to AP:

He ate dehydrated food, using heated water, and sometimes fished. He paddled eight-to-10 hours daily and slept every night. But he was always tired because he woke up hourly to check on his gear.

He said he was disappointed to see fishing gear refuse every day of his voyage — including nets and line

He used a tracking device to record every minute of his journey and called it a record because he believes no one has ever done what he accomplished. It’s a record because “I certify it,” he said with a laugh.

Here's a video of him approaching Waikiki:

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North Korea invites Russians to vacation there, pretending it's "safer than London"

North Korea must be hard up for cash, as they are now promoting themselves to Russians as a tourist destination. In their promotional pitch, they claim that visiting North Korea is "safer than an evening walk in London." (Sounds like one of those exaggerated claims that Trump would say!) They also state that the guests must be "checked" before the trip and will constantly be monitored for "adequate behaviour of the tourist and guarantee his safety," according to The Telegraph. Furthermore, it's "not recommended" to chat with the locals, and taking photos of military facilities is prohibited. Sounds fun!

According to the Telegraph:

Nkorean.ru, a Russian company licensed by North Korea's government, offers organised tours for groups of up to 10 people or individuals "to show the travellers the multi-faceted life of this most closed of countries"...

The most pricey tour, 15 days "full immersion in the culture of North Korea" costing 118,090 roubles (£1558), includes visits to a farm, a mineral water factory, a Buddhist temple, walks in the mountains and an introduction to national cuisine. Visits to numerous museums to founding leader Kim Il-Sung are also on offer.

Other less demanding tours include relaxation on a beach, an aviation show and even a beer festival.

Uh, I think I'll take my adventure vacation elsewhere thank you very much.

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Living in a car: top 10 places to sleep

Ahle is committed to living in vehicles by choice, and her channel is a wealth of practical information for cardwellers, vandwellers, RVers, hobos, and vagabonds. Her tips for sleeping places are great. Read the rest

Gorgeous shots from circumnavigating Australia, aka "The Big Lap"

Tom Rex Jessett and his fiancee Vanessa tricked out a panel van and drove all the way around Australia, a journey known as The Big Lap.

We spent hours upon hours driving, walked on hundreds of beaches, Watched nearly every sunrise and sunset as well as ate a whole lot of tinned food! 35,000km later we were back where we started, the big lap complete! Here is just a small selection of the photographs I took along the way as memories.

Bonus video: Catherine Lawson and David Bristow take newborn Maya all the way around Highway 1.

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Malaysia blames quake on naked selfie tourists, some of whom now can't go home

The tourists' naked selfies angered the ancestral spirits of Borneo, said the official, and we are inclined to agree.