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Video: A Road Trip To All 59 National Parks

Next week is National Parks Week here in the U.S., and to celebrate I thought this video was appropriate. It follows travelers Matthew and Renee …

National Parks

The 9 most touristy places in Iceland – and where to go instead

To say that Iceland has become a popular destination is an understatement. The country of less than 350,000 inhabitants got 1.8 million foreign …

European Travel

Vanlifers

Don’t Die in the Woods Survival Tent

Price: $17 | BuyThis compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, …

Camping

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

Best Hikes in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park<p>Olympic National Park encompasses nearly one million acres of Washington wilderness, making it a perfect choice for many …

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine first 8 ingredients and 7 cups water in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 7 hours or until beans are …

Food

What Can You Eat On the Mediterranean Diet?

The news about the Mediterranean diet keeps getting better. Two studies were recently published about the less-known benefits of the popular eating …

Holistic Medicine

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Social Media

Sailing around the world: Meet the Gifford family

The Gifford family (minus Behan) aboard their boat, Totem, their home for nearly 10 years and counting.Gifford family/Facebook<p>In 2008, Jamie and Behan Gifford left their home in Washington and embarked on a boat trip around the world with their three children.<p>Nearly 10 years later, they still …

South-east Asia

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend at Lake Cushman

Located on the southwest border of Washington's Olympic National Park, Lake Cushman formed in a deep glacial claw-mark carved out along the Skokomish …

Hiking

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He wanted things to be done his way.<p>But he also believed in the power of …

Self-improvement

5 Tips For Surviving Your Strong-Willed Child

When my son was a newborn, he’d do this cute thing where he’d shake his little fists in the air while drifting off to sleep. It was one of those …

Grizzlies Follow Hiker on Alaska Trail

If there were an Oscar for indie adventure films, Bruce "Buck" Nelson would be a runaway winner<p>Editor in Chief Jonathan Dorn heads deep into the …

13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures

These wifi-free apps were designed with remote areas in mind.<p>Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world’s leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the wilderness, and …

How to Make Sushi Rice

Want to have a better life? Here's an easy way: learn how to make sushi rice at home.<p>Sure, all rice is delicious, but sushi rice has one of the most …

Sushi

How to Clean and Store Your Gear

Fall is a great time to take stock of your hiking and camping gear, especially if you don't plan on hiking quite as much in the winter season. Before …

Backpacking

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Italian Food

Here’s How to Camp for Free in the United States

When I was 19 and an idiot, I set out on a harebrained road trip from Seattle to California with no real plan other than eventually, maybe, to come …

RVs

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

You are going to love this super easy to make no bake chocolate peanut butter pie recipe made with just 4 ingredients! Almost sounds too good to be …

Dessert

Chili Mac and Cheese

Cooking

Spicy red bell pepper soup

Heat the olive oil or water in a large soup pot over medium heat.<p>Stir in the bell peppers, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook, and stir the vegetables …

Food

5 Crazy-Good Cauliflower Recipes You Need To Try

Cauliflower is all the rage these days. Not only is it versatile, it's a delicious and nutritious substitute for rice, potatoes -- and even steak! From Cauliflower Fried "Rice" to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, here are five fabulous recipes you need to try.<p><b>1. Cauliflower Fried "Rice"</b><p>Cauliflower …

Cooking

A Guide to Olympic National Park

Discover the gem of the Evergreen State.<p>Known for its rainforests, natural hot springs, and gorgeous views, Olympic National Park attracted more than …

National Parks

What To Look For When Purchasing A Knife For Backpacking And Camping

Gear for the great outdoors<p>The most important pack item on any outdoor adventure is the knife. Bear Grylls might wave his knives around extolling the virtues of a blade in survival situations—of which there are many—but the main reason is that it’s just plain useful for cutting up camp food and …

Get A Free Topographical Map

It does not matter one bit whether you are embarking upon a weekend camping trip with the family or trying to navigate through the mess left …

50 essential backpacking tips for safe and enjoyable travels

Traveling as a backpacker – for a long term or taking short trips – is great. How can you be prepared and stay safe during your travels? In the …

Backpacking

5 Stunning Day Hikes Near Seattle

As the mecca of nature and outdoor activities, one of the most popular activities in Seattle, rain or shine, is to go hiking. On the Instagram feeds …

Hiking

Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder

<i>Creamy slow cooker chicken corn chowder is the perfect set it and forget it crockpot soup to warm you all season long.</i> It’s been cooling off ever so …

Cooking