Ellen Ward

47 Flips | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Follower | @EllenWard2015 | Keep up with Ellen Ward on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ellen Ward”

If You Do One Thing In 2017 For Your Health, Look After Your Endocannabinoid System

Here we go again. It's the first week of January.<p>Most of us will have returned with a steely resolve to make this the year that we really look after …

19 beautiful off-the-grid destinations that are actually worth the trek

We've put together a collection of 19 travel destinations that are harder to reach, but provide you with one-of-a-kind experiences and some of the world's most dramatic scenery.<p>From a hidden beach in Mexico to lakes nestled in the Sahara Desert, here are 19 off-the-grid destinations to add to your …

What proper table etiquette looks like around the world

Food is what brings us together, but each country has a unique set of customs for how to act before, during and after a meal.<p>Whether you're planning …

#ChicEats: 10 Bucket List Restaurants Around the World

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. From Stockholm to New York City, add these picks to your global itinerary.<p>Whether hyped by documentaries or highly regarded because of unmatchable views, some restaurants are worth planning an entire trip around—if you're lucky enough to …

How to take amazing travel photos: 8 tips from a pro

I have many self-improvement goals, including “learn how to host an excellent dinner party” and “master intermediate plumbing.” I consider myself an advanced beginner, having repaired many running toilets and clogged drains.<p>Also on my list was the goal to improve my photography skills. But it …

The Cheapo Alternatives To Buying Travel Gear When You're Dead Broke

Before I cared about $200 suitcases, I was mostly interested on traveling on what I could.. which was, well, nothing. Even the backpack I used was a cheap knockoff I borrowed from my parents.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>But dude, where there is necessity, there is invention. It …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

From Beer Can to Camping Stove in 5 Minutes

There are a bajillion ways to make a cheap camping stove – cat food cans are particularly popular – but who doesn’t have any empty beer can lying …

The Happiness Formula: Climb the PELAR

<b>"It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." -- Brother David Steindl-Rast</b><p>Here's the amazing thing: <b>We choose how we feel!</b><p>Deeply understanding this can change our lives. We are not at the mercy of our feelings. Here's the clue: What we feel is a result of what …

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

26 Breathtaking U.S. Sights You Need To See Before You Die

Lonely Planet's top travel experts share their favorite spots around the world in Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked. Here are the ones you can visit without leaving the U.S.

National Parks

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Tips for Shooting Better Portraits

Creating a compelling portrait can take a lot of thought and design. But here are three practical tips you can use to improve your image.<p>Choose the …

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography

By College Tourist; Author: Kevin Walsh, Bridgewater State University<p><b>Document Your Travel Adventure With These Travel Photography Must Do's</b><p>As you are currently packing your bags and planning for your next adventure, whether it's that weekend trip to a new city, or a new country all together, you'll …

How to Build Muscles for Women? | Amino Acid Shots Review

There are lots of wrongful information on the web when it comes to how to build muscle and how to stay fit at the same time.<p>It has been said time and …

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (7)

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

10 Essential Hiking Tips Every Beginner Hiker Should Know

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun.<p>Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, …

Ideas of things to do while camping

Whether camping in a tent or RV it is great to sit by the fire and relax for a period of time, but after a few hours or days most of us need to find …

Fishing

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.<p>But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park.<p>A …

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

DIY Camp Stove: Tips And Tricks on How to Cook while Camping

Whether you have a manufactured stove or homemade, it will still work flawlessly. There is still a chance that the DIY camp stove to become your …

Woodworking

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

<b>1. Thinking to be right always</b><p>Several of us always see ourselves as being right on everything at all times, to the extent of not minding to lose …

Women Should Swap Their Bourbon for a Bong

It felt serendipitous that I was in Denver when I read that there’s been a steep rise in women’s binge drinking across the United States. Because it …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Street Food

In a nod to the Society’s yearlong focus on food, we asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share the best lip-smacking street eats they’ve sampled around the globe. Their answers left us hungry for more (and wanting to book a ticket to Southeast Asia).<p><b>So grab a snack and join us on</b> …