Amanda Mowrey

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The Unglamorous Realities of #VanLife and How to Make Life on the Road Work

MacKenzie and Tommy are living the dream. They’re traveling the world rent-free, accompanied by an awesome dog, doing all the climbing, mountain biking, and dirt biking they feel like. They pay for it all by making art on the side and keeping expenses to a minimum. Moving into a van was the …

Montana & Wyoming National Parks Road Trip

Gawk at the glorious vistas dotting Glacier National Park. (Photo: Getty Images)<p>From the heat of Devils (Tower) to the icy of Glacier (National Park) …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

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10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

Mars astronauts could develop dementia on journey to Red Planet

Dangerous space radiation could mean astronauts develop dementia before ever setting foot on Mars<p>The technological challenge of getting to Mars may seem like a huge hurdle but it may be biology that holds humanity back from venturing to the Red Planet.<p>Astronauts could develop irreversible dementia …

10 Jaw-Dropping Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The entries for the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are in, and the photographs are as stunning as ever. The annual contest asks photographers from all around world to submit photos in four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous …

9 Spring Floral Trends to Put On Your Radar

It's time to take advantage of all the beautiful blooms this season has to offer.<p>Take advantage of all the beautiful blooms this season has to offer. We asked the experts to share what floral trends will be hot this season.

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

As the euro tanks, European summer travel deals get sweeter

With the euro at almost parity with the dollar (it was recently at $1.05), many Americans are thinking that this is the summer to visit Europe. Compared to a decade ago, hotels, trains, meals, and other costs now are almost 30 percent less.<p>However, airfares are still high to Europe, despite the …

22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

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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 …

Backpacking Across 3 Continents On A Shoestring Budget

If you are interested in backpacking and aren’t lucky enough to have a trust fund, firstly: join the club.<p>Secondly, don’t fret. There are a few ways to fund your long-term travel.<p>1. Save a lot of money.<p>2. Become very resourceful at scrimping along the way.<p>3. Follow the lead of Kach Medina Umandap …

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Plan Your Spring Break: 12 Under-the-Radar Destinations

So what if Europeans get the entire month of August off—spring break is an American birthright. Whether you're toting the kids or fleeing civilization, we've got the trip for you.<p>Try an Island That's Better Than Bali<p><b>Raja Ampat, Indonesia</b><br>It’s hard not to love Bali, with its abundance of surf breaks …

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Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

4 Exciting Family Vacation Ideas Around the World

<i>Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Courtesy Ulusaba)</i><p>If you've decided it's time to get more foreign stamps in your passport and explore the world with your children, here are some ideas of family-friendly destinations overseas. What they have in common is that communication won't be an …

Rocky mountain road trip

We are at the start of our much anticipated Great American Road Trip, a great loop north from Denver all the way up to Montana and back. "Welcome to Denver, Sir," says the car-hire man. "Have you considered upgrading your small family car to this …" He points to a photo of a supercharged, sports …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Copyright concerns hit Kickstarter campaign for wood turntable

Raise your hand if you remember the Kickstarter campaign for Silvan Audio Workshop's wood turntable. It's a sleek, ornamental design featuring a slab of wood, a glass platter, supporting spikes and high-end parts from UK audio manufacturer Rega. It struck a chord with some of our readers yesterday, …

The Overland Adventures - Ozark National Forest - Arkansas, USA

Overland Textile Co.<p>6 guys, 4 rigs, 3 days in the Ozarks. This was our 3rd trip as a group, but our first time to the Ozark National Forest and our …

Scanadu’s New Pee Stick Puts The Medical Lab On Your Smartphone

Health tech startup Scanadu is working on the cutting-edge of a new type of medical technology that could one day put the hospital in the palm of our hands.<p>It just started shipping its first product Scout, a device that can detect your temperature, blood pressure and other biological phenomenon and …

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18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

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5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

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These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

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