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Planet Earth II: the most amazing places, chosen by producers

David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II is already thrilling viewers with its amazing photography. We asked the show’s producers for their most memorable places, and suggest ways of seeing the wonders for yourself – though travelling to truly remote spots does not make for a budget trip<p>Zavodovski …

Nature

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Call it my year of biking.<p>Since last May, I've started biking to coffee shops, at conferences, and even across my entire state. For CES 2017 and SxSW in Austin, I plan to bike the entire time and camp in a trailer. Fun, fun! Fortunately, I've found some amazing products that have helped. This is …

Bikepacking

Basic Survival Skills That Can Save Your Life in Any Situation

What are the basics?<p>First we’ll cover the basics — basic survival skills. Then we’ll throw in a few survival skills that make Army Green Berets able …

Trails

13 must-see trees around the world

Tule Tree<p>This massive 2,000-year-old Montezuma cypress grows in a churchyard in Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and was named to …

'Junk' playground The Land, Wrexham inspires US guests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1024000/1024074_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524760083_9c508db9f08e6ed388b057da549a7e99<p><b>An adventure playground which encourages children to take risks, build and destroy the area is hoping to provide inspiration to visiting US play</b> …

Wrexham

Want your child to be a success? Quit scheduling and let them play freely

At the start of February half-term, Dr David Whitebread explains the science behind free play and why parents must give children the chance to choose the pastimes they’re interested in<p>February half-term is upon us. Whether you love it or hate it, for some, it’s a week of scheduling, plotting, …

National Trust

This app will find the best city in the world for you, based on your appetite for culture

Need a change of scenery?<p>Before packing up and moving to a new city, there are the hard numbers to consider: cost of living, exchange rate, salary potential, number of schools. But evaluating just how much you’ll enjoy living there is a bit tougher to assess.<p>Enter Culturama: A web app launched this …

Buenos Aires

Camping and hiking about to get more expensive at Los Padres National Forest sites

Fees and day-use rates in Los Padres National Forest — including sites in San Luis Obispo County — will increase starting Nov. 1 after 52 recreation …

Forests

Colleges for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Most colleges and universities in the US offer something in the way of recreation, from competitive sports to student organizations that enjoy fun in …

Is It Time to Franchise Our National Parks?

It feels wrong to have the words "franchise" and "national parks" in the same sentence. The pairing evokes images of the Golden Arches over the Grand Canyon and standing in line for a Frappuccino in the shadow of Half Dome. But with the National Park Service facing a decades-long maintenance …

National Parks

Green Burials Are Forcing the Funeral Industry to Rethink Death

As cemeteries turn into landfills, Americans are turning to less destructive ways to bury the dead.<p>By Tony Rehagen | October 27, 2016<p>Cynthia Beal, …

How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California's Drought?

It's been a brutal forest fire season in California. But there's actually a greater threat to California's trees — the state's record-setting drought. The lack of water has killed at least 60 million trees in the past four years.<p>Scientists are struggling to understand which trees are most …

Forests

Light Cycles: Bicycle Wheels Rigged with LEDs Create Tron-Like Light Trails | Colossal

<p>Filmmaker Mike Gamble and VFX creator Tom Wood had the wild idea of rigging up a few mountain bikes with LEDs and trying to create light trails …

The Best Mountain Bike Trail in Each US State for Beginners - Page 5 of 6

South Dakota: Kiwanis<p>The 4-mile Kiwanis trails in Mitchell, South Dakota are flow trails beginners and intermediate riders alike will enjoy. This …

South Dakota

Duffy Foldable Shelter Acts as Camping Trailer

Duffy mobile shelter is foldable for easy transport, and it can be easily customized into a camping trailer by users. Like the flexible design? Let’s …

Concern over Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park camping plan

<b>Campaigners have criticised the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park's camping strategy ahead of new by-laws that will be enforced next year.</b><p>Ramblers Scotland said the strategy may fail to provide enough camping pitches to cope with demand.<p>From 2017, seasonal by-laws will ban camping outside …

Camping

Canoes reek of genocide, theft and white privilege, professor claims

Forget Halloween costumes and yoga, there’s a new symbol of cultural appropriation—the canoe.<p>According to Misao Dean, Professor of English at the University of Victoria, the canoe can be a symbol of colonialism, imperialism and genocide due to history. She also accused the canoers of cultural …

Canoeing

Millennials Are Coming and They Want Sustainable Investments

"Everyone is always so curious about millennials,” says Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing. …

Investing

Jill Stein: The Best Way to Boost the Economy Is by Saving the Planet

Our nation—and our world—face a perfect storm of economic and environmental crises that threaten not only the global economy, but life on Earth as we …

New Balance Re-Releases an Iconic Shoe

This hybrid hiker sneaker (that once scaled Mount Everest) is back with a 2016 update to keep you grounded, dry and comfortable all fall and winter …

Shoes

Zion National Park may start limiting tourists

From the city of Venice to a beach in Thailand, popular beauty spots across the world have been struggling to deal with—or have just downright had enough of—increasingly high volumes of visitors, proposing all sorts of solutions to curb eager travelers like caps on cruise ship visitors in Santorini …

National Parks

Even 1 tree adds biodiversity to in-between areas - Futurity

On a gradient from pristine wilderness to a parking lot, most species live in the middle. There's a new way to measure biodiversity in that "gray …

A look at Chicago’s Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park

After a decade in the works, the new south side facility opened its doors to residents earlier this year<p>Located at the intersection of 35th and Cottage Grove, the Bronzeville Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park spent over a decade in planning and development before it could welcome residents …

Don’t Wanna Get Lost? There’s an App for That—But So What?

Exactly 583.28 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, along the Pacific Crest Trail, you will come upon Golden Oak Spring. Just shy of a mile later, …

Hiking

The world’s longest trail will be completed next year with nearly 15,000 miles of paths — here’s what it looks like

The Great Trail, an extensive network of paths that spans the country from north to south and east to west, is set to be complete by the end of 2017, the year of Canada's 150th anniversary. The project has been in progress since 1992, and will connect a whopping 14,828 miles of hiking and biking …

This Simple Practice Can Improve Your Health, Make You Happier, and Help You Sleep

"Rewilding"--getting literally in touch with nature--has surprising benefits.<p>Would you like to improve your health, boost your immune system, sharpen your brain function, brighten your mood, and get a better night's sleep? You can accomplish all of this by--literally--getting in touch with nature. …

Former Portland, Ore., police chief is indicted for allegedly shooting friend on camping trip

Forced to resign after he allegedly shot a friend while reaching for a beer, the former police chief of Portland, Ore., is now facing criminal charges and potential jail time for his role in the ill-fated camping trip.<p>A Harney County, Ore., grand jury indicted Larry O'Dea on Tuesday on one …

Corruption

Is Anything That Trump Says About African American Communities True?

Donald Trump makes it sound like black Americans lead terrible lives—filled with race riots, rampant shootings, and rapid rising unemployment. He seems to think that African American communities are all equally engulfed in poverty. In this video, <i>Atlantic</i> senior associate editor Andrew McGill fact …

Google to host camping trip on its campus lawn to get kids more interested in national parks

Google Kirkland employees unfortunate enough to have to come in on Saturday will at least get to see and enjoy a group of 60 kids camping out on the …

America's Free National Parks

National Parks are protected and set aside for everyone in the country to enjoy... but (provided you're not visiting during one of the NPS's many …

National Parks