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The 10 Best Hiking Trails in America's National Parks

01 of 10<p>Bright Angel Trail (Grand Canyon)<p>Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is home to one of the most classic hikes in all of North America. The …

Cinder Block Furniture Ideas

(Image credit: Dwell)<p>Cinder block furniture is something we tend to associate with college apartments, along with inflatable furniture and futons and …

5 Travel Accessories That Will Get You Through Any Trip

Let's be honest, traveling without the right accessories can be dreadful. Always searching for your passport, not prepared for the airline losing your luggage, being afraid the zipper on your suitcase might burst, the list goes on and on. Traveling gives you insight not just on global culture but …

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Photo guide to Costa Rica’s most incredible animals

WITH 5% OF THE ENTIRE planet’s biodiversity contained within its borders, there’s no shortage of incredible creatures that call Costa Rica home. Some …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

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Everything You Need to Know About the New Eurail Pass

Anyone who has spent time traversing Europe knows: The continent's countryside is the kind of charming that feels like it was plucked from a storybook. Since 1959, the Eurail Pass has treated travelers between Europe's biggest urban destinations to this scenic landscape via railway. But, in the …

Traveling and photography (Part 1)

How and why I create photo stories. <b>This RSS feed only shows excerpts. Please visit the website for the original article as intended:</b> Traveling and …

What Plans Are Savvy Travelers Making Right Now?

<i>A:</i><p>The heart of winter is the ideal time to start planning that summer vacation. Thinking of going abroad this summer? According to Expedia's 2015 Air Travel Trends report, the cheapest international flights go on sale 171 days before departure—meaning if you want to tavel in June or July, now is …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

<i>Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season.</i><p><b>Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"</b><p><b>Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland"</b><p><b>Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas"</b><p><b>Eartha</b> …

5 Reasons to Travel More in 2015

<i>YoTuT/Flickr</i><p>With 2015 fast approaching, many of us are itching to go on a new adventure. Whether you want to eat your way through a foodie mecca, immerse yourself in a new culture or explore remote trails in untamed frontiers, the new year is the best time to set new goals and take action. So, it …

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50 Cheesy Parmesan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything In-Between

We love Parmesan cheese on everything. Especially these recipes.<p><b>When it's nutty-salty-cheesy you're after</b>, only Parmesan will do. We'll eat just about anything with Parm, but these 50 recipes are particularly good.

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Top 3 National Parks for Fall

The 2-1/2 mile hike to Rose River Falls is classified as "easy" in all of the guides to Shenandoah National Park. But "easy" is relative.<p>If you come here during the fall, just as the leaves begin turning golden and the summer humidity gives way to lower temperatures, this is no easy hike.<p>It's …

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Enchanted Isle: Puerto Rico

If <b>Puerto Rico</b> isn’t on your radar, it’s time to readjust. The Caribbean’s most convenient destination—especially for Americans, who don’t need a passport to get there—is also one of its most interesting.<p>An unincorporated U.S. territory since the end of the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico …

Tesla's $5bn Gigafactory looks even cooler than expected, will create 22,000 jobs

Net zero energy, powered by renewables<p>As predicted yesterday, Tesla and the Neveda governor have confirmed that the gigantic battery Gigafactory that …

20 Adventures To Have In Your Lifetime

Move over, post-college backpacking trip. Marie Claire's editors crafted this go-anywhere guide for the fun, feisty, and fearless. Have you taken an amazing trip that didn't make the cut? Tell us below!<p><b>1. Ride a camel over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in the Moroccan Sahara</b><p><b>2. Bike through rice fields</b> …

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20 Nude Polishes For Every Skintone

The best neutral polishes for a chic, goes-with-everything mani.<p>"In the same way that a nude pump elongates the legs, a nude fingernail makes the hands look lengthened, feminine, and clean," says celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders. Selecting the right one, however, can be a challenge. Here, the …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

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The Best Natural Remedies for Kids

We've uncovered the natural remedies for kids that really work—and the ones you should never try.<p>For lots of moms and dads today, non-pharmaceutical approaches to illness are more appealing than ever. In a 2009 survey of 6,000 parents conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, 40 percent of them …

10 Places To Go This Fall

Summer may not be over yet, but now is the time to start planning your fall getaways. Airfares and hotel prices are starting to drop for the autumn months, even though that's when the weather is at its best in many areas. Fall is a radiant time of year, and this year will be no exception: There's a …

At Home in Rome: Where to Stay

The Roman Empire may have fallen off the map centuries ago, but to a modern traveler, the center of Italy’s capital city may feel just as vast.<p>While walkable, distances between monuments within Rome’s historic core can be a haul—made worse if the tiny, twisty streets turn your sense of direction to …

Sweet Lisbon: the best places to get your sugar fix

Stroll the hilly backstreets of Portugal’s capital and you’ll soon come across evidence of the Lisboetas' love for all things sweet. Hidden in the districts' cobbled streets, rows of tiny tiled bakeries await, each serving up their own delicious array of <i>pastéis de nata</i> – Portugal’s famous egg …

How Can I Make the Most of Summer's Last Weeks?

<i>A:</i><p>Summer's winding down, but there’s still time for a few more fair-weather hiking trips. Even better: pick one that lets you give back to the forest.<p>Take the volunteer vacations set up through the American Hiking Society that get you outside and donate your time and muscle power to trail …

The Impossible Car Sculptures of Gerry Judah

Since 1997, artist Gerry Judah has built the main, car-themed structure for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England. Held on the …

Healthy Pancakes? Yes, Please! Where Do I Sign Up?

Morning meals are traditionally packed with empty calories. But substitute a few ingredients and you can enjoy the same tastes and textures with fewer carbs, more protein, and just as many pancakes.<p>My team at <i>Men's Fitness</i> has compiled a list of easy swaps and delicious recipes to help you start …

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