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The world's most adventurous honeymoon destinations

In 2013, when 7,500 members of The Knot Wedding Network were surveyed about their honeymoon plans, 23 percent of respondents cited adventure as a top attribute for their post-wedding getaway.<p>This came after more obvious answers like sun, sand and surf, a casual and relaxing atmosphere, and romantic …

9 Best-Ever Recipes to Take Camping

These nine delicious foods are great for post-hike snacks and open-fire cooking. They're sure to make everyone a super happy camper.<p>These nine …

Food

Caltopo: A Great Online Mapping and Planning Tool for Hikers

I started using Caltopo.com to plan and document all of my hikes and backpacking trips about a year ago after my friend Matt (Matt’s Hikes) …

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will …

Cloud Computing

Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

Startups

10 Things You Should Know About the Appalachian Trail

Love this article?<p>Get the latest History in the Headlines delivered straight to your inbox!<p>Please enter a valid email address<p>By submitting your …

Tips for visiting Arizona's slot canyons near Page, Arizona

Updated 03.01.2017<p>Water Holes, Lower Antelope, Upper Antelope. Are these the names of <b>hiking trails</b>? No, they’re Arizona slot canyons located on the</b> …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Winners of National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 have just been announced! Out of more than 9,000 entries, the photo titled <i>A Node Glows in the Dark</i> nabbed the top spot. An eerie glow comes over the girl in the center of the photo, who's consumed by her smartphone. It's the sign of the times. …

Eight Highly Effective Testosterone Boosting Tips

Shares 7K<p>#1: Increase healthy fat intake<p>Following a low-fat diet is a very effective method to destroy testosterone production. Healthy sources of …

Bart De Zwart on Expedition Paddling - SUP Magazine – The Voice of Standup Paddling

Photo: Tracy Kraft Leboe<p><b>You seem to enjoy painful pursuits like paddling the length of the Hawaiian islands non-stop or, more recently, the 11-Cities</b> …

Leave the Food Truck Behind: Make Korean Tacos at Home

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Ditch the long lines for tacos.</i><p>Transport yourself to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Los Angeles. It’s the first Friday of the month, and the gourmet food trucks have come out to play. In this land …

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Crayons

Meet The People Behind The Programs That Are Helping The World Unplug And Recharge

Feeling a little stressed out lately? You're not alone. Seventy-three percent of Americans report feeling stressed out at work, according to a 2013 study, and those feelings have some negative consequences. Stress can cause insomnia, weight gain and depression.<p>Luckily, there's an entire industry …

Map Reading Skills - Never Get Lost Again!

If you’re navigating through unfamiliar terrain, a map is as valuable as gold dust. You may have planned your routes by them and will be relying on …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

How to Build a Survival Kit

Thinking of Going Paleo? Start Here

Iate it all, and I liked it. The McFlurries, chips, pork loin (and belly), bourbon-braised beef: all of it went in the hopper. Snickers, burritos, …

These 11 Charts Show Everything That's Wrong With The Modern Diet

The studies are clear on this ... when people abandon their traditional foods in favor of modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick (1, 2, 3). Of course, many things can contribute to these health problems, but changes in the diet are the most important …

Nutrition

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We Eat All of the Tortas at Xoco in Chicago

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Perhaps it's just me, but doesn't it feel like <b>Rick Bayless</b> is always working harder than everyone else? Not only does he do so many different things—run restaurants, write cookbooks, create a line of Mexican goods, …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

Children 'Prefer to Play Outdoors Than Watch TV'

Children would rather be playing outdoors than watching television, but parents' concerns keep them indoors, a survey suggests.<p>The poll of nearly …

West Yorkshire

18 Of The World’s Most Amazing Tree Houses

A new book from Taschen collects 50 of the most incredible arboreal dwellings from around the globe.<p>The appeal of tree houses is fairly obvious: seclusion, sustainability, coziness, communion with nature. Of course, often times those are qualities that are <i>felt</i> rather than understood–there’s a …

Architecture

6 Eco-Friendly DIY Homes Built for $20K or Less!

What does your dream house look like? Is it covered in solar panels? Surrounded by plants? Flooded with light? Maybe it's all about location--tucked …

Coastlines

Time Outdoors Helps Kids Respect and Connect with Nature

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Health Issues page and our Environment and Climate Resource Center.<p>If you live in North …

Kids

7 Things You Absolutely Must Try in a National Park

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>President Franklin Roosevelt once said, "There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people." If you have yet to explore "your" parks -- there are 401 of them -- then …

National Parks

Montana Outdoors magazine

10 Trails You Have To Try<p>From rain-soaked cedar forests to sun-drenched prairies, these day hikes take you to some of the state’s most scenic …