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14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Do This Twice a Day For Bigger Calves

You don’t have to live with chicken legs<p>If you want to banish your chicken legs, your current routine of 3 sets of 10 reps of a calf exercise isn’t going to cut it.<p>The fix for skinny calves: high-frequency training (HFT), which involves hitting your calves <i>twice</i> a day. Your body adapts to the extra …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Physiology

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

15 Things Happy People Do Differently

They say that happiness is just a state of mind, while others believe that it is a lifestyle one embraces. Regardless of what you believe it to be, …

Happiness

​The Best Booze For Backpacking, And How To Take It With You

Hiking through the mountains, riding dirt bikes, catching fish or chasing critters can be thirsty work. But, outdoors activities also put huge …

Top Ten Considerations for Adventure Motorcycle Prep

With adventure motorcycling increasing in popularity, more people are making the leap into the dirt. The decision to slip beyond the comforts of …

Bolivia’s Road of Death by motorbike – Expedition Portal

Bolivia

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

Try These 2 Simple Yoga Poses To Relieve Stress This Instant

A little yoga can go a long way. The ancient practice has been shown to relieve stress, boost mood and increase flexibility (among a host of other benefits). So, wherever you are -- whether at work, at home or even in line at the grocery store -- allow yourself a few minutes to blow off some …

5 Bodybuilding Techniques That Have Stood the Test Of Time

Supersize your gains with these tricks of the trade<p>Professional bodybuilders look like testosterone incarnate. Their arms are the circumference of an average man’s thighs. They have 10-pack cobblestone abs.<p>And when they strike a crab pose, their striated muscles and bulging veins look like a Boston …