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High-Protein Shake With Berries

Give yourself a morning boost with this berry-flavored protein shake. Made of coconut milk, protein powder, flaxseed meal, and frozen berries of your …

Nutrition

9 fabulous loop hikes in America

Loop hikes are considered to be the pinnacle hiking experience.<p>With fresh views at every step, none of your time or energy is wasted.<p>The circular …

17 of the Best National Parks in Europe

Travelers to Europe tend to head straight for its cities. But while the bright lights of Paris, busy markets of London, and storied streets of Rome …

European Travel

The Most Gorgeous Waterfall in Every State

Can a bucket list have 50 entries? Your's may soon have a few more after you check out these top beauties all around the country.<p>Located in Bankhead …

Wanna Sleep Like a Baby? This Trainer Says You Should Do These 3 Essential Stretches

Pretty much every last one of us could use a stellar night's sleep. Whether you're stressed out at work, sore from your last workout, or dealing with …

10 Waterfalls You Want to Find Now

1. Upper Whitewater Falls<p>Walk a quarter-mile paved trail (accessible for wheelchairs or scooters) to see the mighty Upper Whitewater Falls across the …

10 Undersung National Parks

America's most popular parks deserve all the love they get, but here are ten other fascinating sites well worth the trip.<p>America’s National Park System is composed of more than 450 natural, historical, and cultural areas spread across the United States and its far-flung territories. Though …

National Parks

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

15 Camping Hacks That Will Make You a Campsite Pro

<b>The snowline is receding.</b> The nights are getting warmer. And when the weekend comes, you're starting to wonder why you’re sleeping at home.<p>These are …

The Best Bodyweight Exercises You're Not Doing (But Should Be)

Want strength AND functionality? Try adding these moves to your program; they're tougher than you might think!<p>Most strength coaches would list …

Top 5 Best Portable Hammocks for Camping 2018

Hammocks are a huge up and coming outdoor item these days, and for good reason. A quality camping hammock packs small, can be set up in all sorts of …

THE ULTIMATE EUROPE HIKING TRAILS BUCKET LIST

Ever since I walked the Overland Track in Tasmania and the “W” track in Patagonia in the same year, I’ve been thinking a lot more about hikes I need …

17 Trails to Hike this Weekend

So, you don't have time to drop everything and go backpacking for months at a time or spend a week hiking through the mountains?<p>Lucky for you, …

18 More Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Outdoor Movies You Need to Watch

Hike the PCT or sail the Indian Ocean with these great (but sometimes cringe-inducing) flicks.

Trekking Poles: Why You Need Them and What to Buy

Decrease injury and increase speed. It’s time you started hiking with trekking poles.<b>I get it. Trekking poles can seem unnecessary</b> and, dare I say …

50 Most Underrated Travel Attractions in Every State

Classic tourist attractions may have their charms, but they come with a huge drawback: sooo many crowds. From fascinating museums to gorgeous …

How to Train for a Hiking Trip: Experienced Hikers Share Their Tips

<i>How do you train for a long distance hike?</i> I get asked this question at least once a week.<p>Also referred to as a trek, a multi-day hike can seem …

12 Best Hiking Trails in America

Hiking is one of the most adventurous activities that a person can do when he/she is on a vacation getaway with friends or family and if you are an …

Hiking

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Top 20 Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen for 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for an outdoorsman in your life? No matter the occasion, we’ve put together an awesome list of thoughtful gifts that any …

Mapping The Most Isolated–And Beautiful–Roads In America

Plan your next road trip–or at least dream about it–with this interactive visualization.<p>I hate cars in cities, but I love real road trips. You know, the ones in which there’s no set route, no obligations, and no timetable whatsoever. You find a place to sleep every night, decide to stay in some …

6 Great Adventure Towns In America That You’ve Never Heard Of

Why join the masses in Moab or Bend when you can visit these off-the-radar places instead?<p>Adventure towns like Moab, Tahoe and Bend offer endless …

The 12 Best Hiking Backpacks of 2018

From light daypacks to heavy load haulers, these packs keep your essentials close at hand—and makes carrying them less of a chore.Best Hiking …

10 Cheap, Under The Radar Travel Ideas You Can Actually Afford

We've all been shamed by statistics for not taking advantage of our vacation days. What do numbers know about living expenses anyways? Saving money …

7 Mantras To Help You Think More Positively, According To A Personal Development Coach

The world is full of obstacles and hardships, but one of the biggest forces holding us back is often our own minds. Personal development coach Gary …

Self-help

These Are the 10 Best Places To Retire in Florida

It isn’t exactly shocking to hear that among the states most popular with retirees, Florida is always at the top of the list—and rightfully so, with …

Gulf Coast

I'm as Flat as They Come, and I've Finally Figured Out How to Shop for Bras

I can count the number of times in my life that I’ve gone bra shopping on one hand. I’m 31, with two kids—and discounting my early teens, when a lacy and ill-fitting Victoria’s Secret bra was what I thought I needed to impress a boy (judge me if you will, I was 15), I never saw the need for one. …

What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

Around this time a few years ago, I bought my first pack. I remember going to the local trail store with my tax return sittin’ pretty in my bank …

How to pack light for travel—you’ll be glad you did

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Laura Lynch used to check at least one bag on every trip, but that changed when she realized …