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Get Outta Town, Not Outta Cash: Affordable Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is the traditional vacation season, and for a number of good reasons.<p>First, the kids are out of school, so you can actually leave your home …

RVs

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

Best beaches in Portugal from the Algarve to Lisbon that you'll want to bookmark for your next holiday

Portugal has long been a firm favourite with Brits for a family holiday thanks to its hot and sunny weather, the plethora of activities on offer and, …

European Travel

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Startups

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

I was standing in a cloud forest in northern Peru, 10,000 feet above sea level. Quiet cloaked the more than 400 cylindrical homes and ceremonial buildings that make up the most important settlement of the Chachapoyas, or “Cloud Warrior” culture. Farther out were limestone walls up to 65 feet high. …

South America

Mountain Getaways in Washington State

The Cascade Mountains take up a large chunk of the state of Washington, separating the wet and mild western section from the dry and more extreme …

Hiking

8 of the Most Unique Walking Paths in the World

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Once a battle site in the Croatian War of Independence, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an enchanting …

Hiking

Shoot film like Spielberg with this new anamorphic lens for Pixel/Galaxy devices

Mobile photography company Moment has launched a new Kickstarter for a smartphone camera accessory that’s said to deliver cinema-quality recording capabilities.<p>The $149 anamorphic lens add-on is compatible with Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy devices, allowing them to shoot super wide videos …

Phones

11 Useful Travel Apps That Work Just Fine Offline

Having access to cell data while traveling overseas is often complicated, slow, limited, and/or expensive. Even in the US, fast, reliable coverage …

Apps

16 Magical Landscapes that Are Totally Off the Radar

From idyllic enclaves, enchanted waterfalls to dancing colors across northern skies, the natural phenomena that emanate from these landscapes can …

Travel

11 Money-saving Tricks for Airbnb You Probably Don’t Know

If you’re planning a trip this year, you’ve likely checked Airbnb for places to stay. And it’s a good time for it: In 2018 alone, the vacation rental …

Personal Finance

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking

The Outbound Journal

Learn the Exposure Triangle and Histograms for Better Landscape Photography

There are three basic elements that control the exposure or overall brightness in your images: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. But aside from …

This perfect road trip keeps you in 70 degree weather all year

Americans love road trips, and we should! With tens of thousands of miles of US highways capable of whisking us between 58 national parks and …

10 Destination Ideas For 2018 - Based On Your Interests...

Everyone has different interests in life, and going on holiday is no different. Some people wouldn’t dream of sitting on a beach for a week, yet for …

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

Why Americans Are Suddenly Flocking to This Gorgeous Caribbean Island

The park ranger Robert Régina and I were hiking along a ridge in the Caravelle Peninsula, high above the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, when he asked me, …

Jasper is Canada's winter wanderland

Snowflakes tumbled lazily in the light of the train as it inched toward the Jasper rail station, where half a dozen elk foraged. They come for grain that freight trains spill on the tracks, a steward had told me on the 18-hour train ride northeast from Vancouver. The elk didn't even raise their …

Breathtaking HD Journey to Everest and Beyond

Halle Berry's Sheer Lace Gown Is More Revealing Than Your Raciest Lingerie

Well, if you needed a reminder that Valentine's Day is coming up, lock your gaze on Halle Berry's Reem Acra look at the NAACP Image Awards. That should do the trick. The star, who's well-known for wearing sexy, body-hugging dresses, one-upped herself in a red and black lacy number that was mostly …

Women's Fashion

Vietnam

Experience the spectacular beauty of Halong Bay, explore the colonial streets of Hoi An, or hunt down the best bowl of pho for breakfast in Hanoi. …

How to visit Oregon’s impressive Salt Creek Falls

Oregon’s Cascade Mountains get a lot of precipitation and with that comes a bunch of awesome waterfalls. Salt Creek Falls is one of Oregon‘s most …

Hiking

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques | Inc.com

10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing or a master of a language, it's going to take time. With all of the new social media platforms and business opportunities, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

This stunning Japanese island you've probably never heard of is the top trending travel destination for 2018

Ishigaki, a stunning white island in Japan's Okinawa archipelago, is the top trending travel destination for 2018 on TripAdvisor — but you'd be forgiven for never having heard of it.<p>The Japanese island has topped TripAdvisor's "Destinations on the Rise" list, which, as part of its sixth annual …

Costa Rica

Take a tiny home for a test run at this trendy ski destination in Wyoming

They say good things come in small packages, and, in my book at least, <i>tiny</i> automatically means “adorable.” (Hi, little golden retriever puppy that …

A First Look at Russell Westbrook’s New Unisex Streetwear Line, Honor the Gift

At a time when anyone can call themselves a photographer and reality TV stars are “fashion authorities,” it’s easy to roll your eyes at the next celebrity brand. But Russell Westbrook is different. His love of fashion goes beyond #sponsored Instagram posts and flashy labels; the names Kris Van …

You Might Catch a 'Moonbow' If You Visit the Largest Waterfall on Earth at Night

Niagara has nothing on this impressive waterfall.<p>“Mosi-oa-Tunya,” or “The Smoke that Thunders,” is more commonly known as Victoria Falls, and is …

In Search of Silence

Erling Kagge, a 54-year-old Norwegian explorer, author and publisher, was sitting one morning last month in the private gardens at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, a green oasis of relative quiet in the West Village of Manhattan.<p>“You never find a place that is total silence,” Mr. Kagge said. …

Pacific Ocean