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Backpacking

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Camping

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling (like ventilation) isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect. To tackle this problem, Stanford University researchers have created a …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

World's best bookstores from London to Los Angeles | CNN Travel

10 best bucket-list road trips

The Great American Road Trip is a national rite of passage, says <b>Jamie Jensen</b>, author of <i>Road Trip USA</i> (Avalon, $29.99), a comprehensive guide in its sixth edition. "Before you vote, you should be required to drive across the country and see the variety of people and places," he declares. The key, he …