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The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

An epic adventure awaits.<p>If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue …

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

How Our Smartphones Are Making Us Dumber Travelers

Technology has changed the way we live, eat, and breathe, sure. But has it taken the spontaneity out of travel?<p>We live in an age where robots will bring you room service. Frequent fliers can sail through security with the tap of a button, or through customs with the touch of a fingerprint. Luggage …

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

The Amazing Photos Taken By a Crazy Subway Tunnel Spelunker

Gregory Berg will be the first to tell you that he's insane. The New York-based photographer and urban spelunker likes climbing tall buildings and …

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

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A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will rise Sunday

Get ready. A very special, very rare moon is rising this weekend.<p>On Sunday, the full moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit …

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in an year.<p>To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy:<p><b>Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth</b>. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it!<p>In …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

10 Affordable Countries That Budget Travelers Can't Miss

Traveling is a way of life. Traveling inspires, changes us, and broadens our horizons. We should all travel at least once in a while.<p>Unfortunately, …

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