As the second half went on

As the second half went on, Gregor Townsend would have killed for a decent half chance. Scotland, the favourites, with a Grand Slam in the sights (even if all talk of the grail had been banned from the camp), were struggling. Every time they tried to break out they were flung back on the rocks by waves of red jerseys. Nyiragongo is one of only five permanent lava lakes on the face of the Earth, and if you thought to yourself, “I’ll just skip out on the armed bandits and check out the others,” keep in mind that each one will try to kill you in its own unique way before you even get there. For example, there’s the lava lake at the peak of Mount Erebus the place that holds a coveted spot at the top of my bucket list.

  • The catch to getting there? It’s in Antarctica. We’re in Barcelona now after starting the Spain part of our trip in Gran Canaria and then playing our first five games in Bilbao.

  • This is a beautiful spot of the world. Gran Canaria was more of a vacation town. You want something quiet that offers a little physical challenge. Here, what the best boats for you will depend on what you are planning on doing with it.

  • Out of the little one person sailing boats, the best boats would have to be the little Optimists and similar, as their sail design makes this a very beginner friendly boat that is hard to capsize. Grabbing the headlines, the Red Sea of the Middle East offers great underwater experiences lesser known to the tourists. Gradually gaining popularity amongst marine life lovers, there is a host of reef and wreck diving facilities with trained instructors and state of art equipment to ensure the safety of the divers.

    While reefs are meager on the Dubai coastline, divers can easily find some good wreck a few miles off the shore.

  • Eisenhower was a giant of history who has not always been given his due. His farewell address offered advice to all future presidents and the American people. With another presidential transition upon us, we would do well to recall the lessons Eisenhower still has to teach us. Subscribe to USA TODAYAlready a print edition subscriber, but don’t have a login?Activate your digital access.Manage your account settings.My AccountLog OutThe USA TODAY NFL staff on things that surprised them this preseason:JARRETT BELLLess dress. It struck me that there were fewer starters around the NFL risked with extensive playing time in the third preseason game, which is typically the “dress rehearsal.” Packers star Aaron Rodgers, for example, didn’t play a single snap last weekend.