World Traveler Snaps Selfies With Animals For The Most Coveted Instagram Account

Traveling is an enlightening experience for everyone. Going to new places and expanding your horizons helps you grow as a person. Many people enjoy traveling because they meet new people and gain new perspective. For one Irishman, meeting new people is his favorite part of traveling, but he has a different definition of “people.”

When Allan Dixon travels, he makes a point of meeting someone new whenever he can – someone furry and four-legged, usually. Dixon takes selfies with animals he meets during his travels and shares them on his Instagram account.

The Wicklow, Ireland native started his unique trend of animal selfies in 2013 when a picture of him and a baby camel got a lot of attention on Instagram. Since then, he’s taken photos with over 30 different animal species in more than 40 different animal photos in countries ranging from Australia, Canada, Iceland, and all across Asia.

I'm back in Australia catching up with some old friends 😂 Super exciting adventures ahead! #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

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Never be afraid to smile and show the world your beautiful teeth. Start spreading those smiles 😁 #DaxonsAnimalSelfies

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Dixon is an animal lover at heart, and hopes his photos share the special connection that humans and animals have. “I feel a great joy in their presence, so much that I want to share this feeling with my friends, trying to capture photos that highlight how happy animals are along with the feelings they bring,” says Dixon.

However, Dixon doesn’t recommend that anyone just run up to an animal and snap a selfie. Dixon spends time, sometimes hours, with the animals in his photos before grabbing a pic. He makes sure to spend time with the animal, remaining calm and gaining their trust, ensuring that the animal is comfortable with his presence before introducing his camera into the mix.

Ensuring the anima is comfortable is not only respectful to the animal, but is exactly how Dixon is able to grab his unique and charming photos that reflect both his and the animals’ personalities. “Gain the animal’s trust in a calm relaxed manner, and the results will be golden,” says Dixon.

Secluded Library Nestled In The Woods Of Upstate New York Is Any Book Lover’s Dream

If you watched Beauty and the Beast and yearned more for the library than the prince, we have found the place for you. A place all to yourself and filled with books. Could such a wondrous land exist? Yes. Who needs a crowded cafe when you can read in peace and quiet.

The little black cabin was built by a United States Design firm called Studio Padron. The structure  is actually a library and guest house all rolled into one and is located in the woods of upstate New York. The structure is called Hemmelig Rom, which is Norwegian for “secret room”.

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The whole structure is crafted from the oak trees that were cut down to make room for the main house. “The strategy for the cottage centered on preserving and transforming a material that would otherwise have become construction waste,” explained Brandon Padron. The cut oak was then dried for several years. Those logs now form the cabin’s walls. That’s where the magic happens!

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The gaps between the logs form the bookshelves inside the cabin. Inside of the book nook, there’s also a bed, an armchair, a desk and a wood-burning. What more could you need? Except maybe tea kettle and some fresh snow falling outside to seriously up the cozy factor?

Plus being situated in the woods means there pretty terrible cell service. So sit back, unplug, unwind and read.

Munich Celebrates Oktoberfest With Parades, Costumes And A Whole Lot Of Beer

Every autumn, more than six million people from all around the world show up in Munich in weird costumes to celebrate an almost 200 year old agricultural festival that is central to Bavarian culture. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, we have just one word for you: beer.

That’s right, Oktoberfest is in full swing, and it looks like people are having a blast despite increased security measures! Nothing can dampen the spirit of these party goers, who are out of their mind excited to be at the largest beer festival and traveling fair!

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Truly, the only way to experience Oktoberfest to go to Munich for it. Sure, we can drink German beer here at home, and even visit pretty authentic German bars in our own cities, but it just isn’t the same as being in a huge beer tent with thousands of other people, babbling mostly in German but also in a ton of other languages, all united by the joy that is consuming beautiful golden German beer.

Also, we should mention that the beer served at Oktoberfest has to be brewed according to very old German brewing laws – like, hundreds-of-years old! Meaning that there really is no beer like an Oktoberfest beer!

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There’s also a parade, and though we’re not quite sure why a lot of the people in it are wearing full old school armor and stripey tights, we love it just the same! And seriously, have you ever heard (or even seen!) this many tubas at one time?

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Alright, that’s it – we’re buying lederhosen immediately and getting plane tickets for next year, because this looks like so much fun! Seriously, I don’t see an unhappy person in the whole crowd! We’re going, you’re invited… meet us on the first day of Oktoberfest 2017 – we’ll be the ones with huge steins singing drinking songs with the best of them!

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Londoners Wait In 5-Hour Line Just To Get Their Hands On a Juicy In-N-Out Burger

If you’re lucky enough to live within driving distance of Southern California, you know the majesty that is the famous In-N-Out chain. They’re simple, they’re greasy, they’re everything we have ever wanted from a burger.

If you live in London and have never visited SoCal, you’ve had to just take the internet’s word for how tasty these burgers are… Until last week, that is.

In-N-Out decided to host a pop-up brick and mortar in London last Wednesday for four hours. They also only put out one advertisement in a small local newspaper. Like they really thought they could make bringing the best fast food burgers 5,500 miles across the pond a small affair.

Word apparently spread like wildfire and people began lining up at the storefront at 8am even though In-N-Out had announced it’s hours would be 11am-3pm. The line got so long before the doors opened that the pop-up’s employees started handing out wristbands to make sure that people in line would get a burger at some point, even if they ran out on Wednesday! WOW.

Some people reported waiting for over five hours, which is just about half the length of time it would actually take to fly to LA from London, so I guess they still came out ahead. The In-N-Out did indeed run out of burgers – just after noon actually – and many downcast Londoners took to Twitter to lament the fact that they had missed out on the food fest.

Tom McLaughlin in particular probably had a rough hump-day: “Not being able to get to the In-n-Out pop up today pains me more than words can describe #InNOut #London.” Guess they’ll just have to make their way to the Golden State if they want In-N-Out soon.

Check out the crazy video of the line below, and share if you would wait five hours for an In-N-Out burger!