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Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

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Top 10 Hacks That Turn Your Normal Road Trip into an Adventure

<i>What are the best road trip hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Ted Sindzinski, Adventurer and Traveler</i><p>Here are a …

Panda “Daycare” Exists And Is Most Adorable Place On Earth

The Chengdu Research Base in China seems like it just might be one of the cutest places on earth – and it’s vitally important for the survival of the …

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving …

It Looks Like a Regular Van, but Extend the Cabin, and This DoubleBack Becomes a Home

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Love camping? Check out these 10 affordable National Parks.

These 10 National Parks not only offer maintained campgrounds and gorgeous sights, but they also only cost about $160 per week for parking and …

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