Chris Arnold

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19+ spots that prove Idaho is the most underrated state in the US

It seems like Idaho is the state you drive through to get somewhere else, and for the most part, that’s how we locals like it. But, just in case …

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

Apps

Iceland: An Adventure-riding Paradise

It’s an easy flight for my wife (Kim) and me to Iceland’s major international airport at Reykjavik. We arrive on a mid-June evening, so the following …

Roads

Unexpected Gear Of Mountain Pro Andrew Skurka

During an overnight trip last month in the Colorado Rockies with Andrew Skurka, it was quickly evident to me that he’s not your average backpacker.<p>A …

We were all told they walked over a land bridge from Asia. Now that theory’s being called into question.

You were probably told in school about how the first people reached North America over ten thousand years ago. The explanation most history or social …

Anthropology

The digital nomad's guide to flying cheap every single time

Every time I board a plane, I’m probably the one who paid the least for his ticket. Not because of luck, but thanks to careful planning and booking.<p>Last year, I flew from Amsterdam to Tokyo and back for only $370.<p>Shocked? Jealous? Don’t be — I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, too.<p>Airfare …

Beginner's guide to cycle touring

With a few tweaks for comfort and load-carrying, any bike can be turned to two-wheel holidaying. But, are you sitting comfortably?<p>Saddle and padded …

Beyond the Inca Trail: 5 Alternative Ways to Hike to Machu Picchu

There’s no doubt the Inca Trail is one of the world’s greatest hikes. The four- to five-day trek, which zig-zags through the snow-capped Andes …

The Other Machu Picchu You Should Know About

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

South America

The Best Books We Read in July 2016

mWe asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

Books

The Joy of Effort

When explaining meditation, the Buddha often drew analogies with the skills of artists, carpenters, musicians, archers, and cooks. Finding the right …

Meditation

We think we found America's most jaw-droppingly gorgeous beach campground

Olympic National Park

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

10 Protein-Rich Breakfast Recipes To Help You Build Lean Muscle Mass Without Eating Meat

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

The Seven Best Hikes Near Denver

From short treks to daylong affairs, these hikes are sure to impress.<p>As any long-time Denverite will tell you, one of the best parts about living in …

The 9 best places to camp in and around Austin

Whether you prefer your camping primitive (you and your tent), premium (you and your RV), or somewhere in between, the Austin area is home to …

15 Crazy Delicious Cauliflower Hacks to Help You Lose Weight

We-can’t-believe-it’s-cauliflower recipes ahead.<p>If we could hand out superlatives to our favorite veggies, cauliflower would win “most creative” by a landslide. With the help of a food processor and some smart seasonings, it’s the ultimate shape-shifter. While we're at it, we'd also give this pale …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

We are witnessing the decline of Saudi Arabia as a major power

The monarchy’s influence has waned with plummeting oil prices. What that means for the future of the Middle East<p>Vijay Prashad<p>March 11, 2016 6:22pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Five years ago, when the Arab Spring seemed at its most hopeful point, a Saudi diplomat told me, …

Middle East

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Workouts

Discover Hardangervidda – Europe’s largest mountain plateau

Have you found your favorite spot on Earth yet? A place where you can let go of all your worries and get inspired by nature surrounding you? Haven’t …

The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

Winter Cabin Camping Essentials: What You Need to Survive

Winter Cabin Camping Essentials: What You Need to Survive Armed with the best winter gear imaginable, one of Gear Institutes intrepid testers heads …

The incredible power of ignoring everything

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come …

Johns Hopkins University

8 otherworldly landscapes on planet Earth

You don’t have to hop a flight to Mars to see out-of-this-world landscapes. From Krypton-style crystal caves to strange rock formations, Earth gives the seven other planets in our solar system a run for their money. Here are eight of the most jaw-dropping, alien-like places on Mother Earth.<p>1. Salar …

Ignoring the lessons of history, the US is considering a partition of Syria

A tentative ceasefire between warring parties in Syria is set to come to force on Saturday (Feb. 27), but the international community remains skeptical that it will hold. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has warned that if the ceasefire fails, the US might have to consider a Plan B—namely a …

What To Eat To Have A Great Poop, Every Time

<i>Robyn Youkilis is the good-digestion guru. In fact, she wrote the book about it. Here's her ultimate list of foods for great digestion, and yes,</i> …