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The best Redwood parks to escape the crowds

Vacation crowds can turn Yosemite, Big Sur, Monterey, South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco into pressure cookers. The Redwood Empire can provide a relief valve. In that empire is an array of state and national parks, plus national forests, and within them, 60 campgrounds, dozens of trailheads and …

8 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Florida Should Take

The 2.25-mile boardwalk will take you through marsh and wet prairie, pine flatwood and a large forest of Bald Cypress - the largest left in North …

10 Beautiful National Parks In Europe You Need To Visit At Least Once in Your Life

With so much natural beauty in the planet, it’s not easy to choose which natural wonders to explore next. Governments around the world have done …

National Parks

The Hidden Food Intolerance That Could Be At The Root Of Your Inflammation

<i>In this piece, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, explains how histamine intolerance could be at the root of your health issues and</i> …

11 Incredible Cities Where Living Abroad Is Cheap

It's time to make moves.<p>Moving to a faraway city is a dream for many of us. But the cost of living abroad is often scary enough to keep us stuck in our cozy little hometowns.<p>In <i>these</i> cities, however, money isn't as big a concern. All 11 of the following far-flung spots are known for being relatively …

Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn't alleviated by …

Top 5 Keyboard Apps for Android Phones

Android is loved for its great customization capability. It allows users to change the interface, the text messenger, file manager, icon packs and …

Here's Why Humans Have an Innate Desire to Get High

An evolutionary life hack.<p>It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward …

North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market

A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes. Ecocor has teamed up with sustainability-minded …

North America

Retiring In Mexico: Culture Vultures Will Love Guanajuato

If you're a fan of the arts ... especially the performing arts ... there's no place better than Guanajuato. For that reason ... and for its sheer beauty, convenience, and near-perfect climate, Guanajuato makes our "where to retire in Mexico" list.<p>City View, Guanajuato, Mexico<p>You'll find it 50 miles …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Rotating to the Charity Project

Neat!<p><i>Another week, another fresh crop of</i> <i>tiny house news</i><i>. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know.</i><p>359 is a new tiny house from Portland-based firm PATH Architecture It measures 144 square feet and features an airy, lofted interior.<p><b>Why we love it:</b> The whole thing can easily be …

Tiny House Movement

The 30 Best Summer Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road.<p>Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. This year, in particular, is a great time to …

9 European holiday destination ideas you might not have thought of

It’s time to sort your summer hols out! Are you tired of hearing about the same old destinations? Want to try somewhere different?<p>This summer why not …

European Travel

5 epic hiking trails near Toronto

Toronto has some excellent hiking options, but those willing to drive about an hour out of the city are treated to some of the most spectacular …

Drug Company Jacks Up Cost Of Aid-In-Dying Medication

When California's aid-in-dying law takes effect this June, terminally ill patients who decide to end their lives could be faced with a hefty bill for the lethal medication. It retails for more than $3,000.<p>Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the company that makes the drug most commonly used in …

5 Places In Europe You Can Travel On A Backpacking Budget Right Now

‘I love to travel’, we’ve all said that but really think about your last trip out of India, how much did you really explore, how long ago was it? Was …

100 best hikes in America's national parks revealed in new book from Backpacker magazine

Three great things about hiking in a national park: fresh air and your own two feet. Now a new book from Backpacker magazine can guide you to finding the best trails.<p>"Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes," a new book by Ted Alvarez, the magazine's Northwest editor, offers …

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

A Phoenix Bungalow Gets A Contemporary Update

Joel Contreras and Jonah Busick worked together to design a contemporary remodel and addition to a 1927 bungalow in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>“Twenty …

Articles about rustic shipping container home built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...<p>As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping …