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7 Tips On How To Crowdfund Your Travels

Shares 533<p><i>The following is a guest post by Francis Tapon.</i><p>It sounds like an impossible dream: a bunch of people throw money at you so that you can …

The Best Tents of 2014

Sierra Designs Flash 3UL<p><b>BEST FOR</b>: Backpacking any time rain is in the forecast.<p><b>THE TEST</b>: At first it might seem crazy that the Flash ($499) doesn’t have vestibules over its two waterproof doors. But testers quickly realized that this apparent weakness is actually the three-person tent’s most …

Backpacking

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

Hiking Below the North Rim in the Grand Canyon

<i>More Hikes: Best Hikes in the National Parks >></i><p>It doesn’t matter how you access the Grand Canyon, so long as you actually get down into it. It’s too big to fathom just from above. Whether by boat or by foot, you’ve got to get into it.<p>Matt and Agnes Hage and I planned on a four-day backpacking trip …

Things you must do in the Bay Area before you die

It doesn’t matter if you just moved to the city or if you’ve lived in the Bay Area all your life; there are so many things to do here it can be a bit daunting.<p>Since it’s worth prioritizing all the must-dos in S.F. and the greater Bay Area, why not start with a bucket list?<p>Here’s some of our …

America's best North-South roads

Go west, young man! This historic cliché still resonates when it comes to road trips. But whether it's bombing to the Bay Area along the often dull-as-dirt I-80 or trying to find traces of iconic Route 66 amid a tangle of bland Interstates, the old paradigm of thinking horizontal when planning a …