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The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots in America

<i>By: Andrew Villagomez</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/s__i</i><p>Sometimes all you really need for the perfect summer vacation is a little sun, some sand, and a pup tent. Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on …

Readers' tips: the world's best national parks

This week’s winning letter<p>Poland<p>“Seaside holiday in Poland!” exclaimed an incredulous friend on my return from Wolin National Park. But it is truly worth it, though getting there is a bit tricky.<p>After a Ryanair flight from Stansted to Szczecin, a train to Miedzyzdroje and a local bus to Swietousc, …

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

<i>Dubrovnik, Croatia (Flickr: Ivan Ivankovic)</i><p>When you've seen the Eiffel Tower, taken a cruise down the Thames and done the Colosseum, you crave for other, lesser known treasures that Europe has in store. Good thing the Old Continent has more than its fair share of family-friendly attractions. Why …

European Travel

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Europe’s deepest river canyon and caves that glow to a rainbow river and hills that look like chocolate, our picks prove that nature always does it better<p>Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Hiking

Just Try Not To Smile When You See This Adorable, Snuggly Dog Family

The cutie on the left is Sage.<p>Harlow missed her friend dearly, and took to searching diligently for another friend to keep her company.<p>At long last, …

12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.<p>The term “endangered species” usually brings to mind …

How crisis counselors stay happy

<b>(CNN) —</b> What do we really know about the lives of social workers and crisis counselors, the people who answer suicide hotlines or counsel those who have lost loved ones to suicide?<p>Contrary to what you might expect, many crisis workers -- the ones who enjoy their jobs, at least -- tell CNN they are …

CNN

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self-help

26 Genius Tricks To Help You Deal With Too Much Stress

Welcome to the chill zone.

32 Times Art History Proved Body Hair Is Beautiful

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world," Mexican painter Frida Kahlo once said, "but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out …

A street photographer’s poignant snapshots capture the humans of London

<i>Alex Sturrock is a photographer who has spent much of his career documenting the lives of ordinary London residents. Sturrock explains how Instagram has “re-energized street photography” but can also make his subjects vulnerable to public shaming.</i><p>These photos were all taken over the last year. They …

Street Photography