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World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

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15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Diet Weight Loss, Nutrition Tips and More

#theLIST: The Best Wineries To Visit This Fall

Perfect for a long weekend trip this time of year, here the best wineries to visit right now.<p>Perfect for a long weekend trip this time of year, here the best wineries to visit, curated by Peter Eastlake, Food & Wine's 2013 Sommelier of the Year and newest member of the team at Wine Awesomeness.

25 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Learn the common culprits standing in between you and your weight-loss goals.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurpsoed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Even if you've kicked off a fitness routine and you're choosing healthier food, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way …

Winter sports in weird locations

Alpine huts, chocolate crêpes, outdoor hot tubs and gallons of glühwein. These things probably spring to mind when you conjure up images of ski or snowboarding resorts.<p>But what about active volcanoes, African sunsets and a warming plate of rogan josh at the end of an invigorating day on the slopes? …

Top 10 Urban Escapes

Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a break …

Ten destinations that'll give you something to write home about

Whether ennui has you down or you're stressed to the gills, the right vacation should help you reset, and not take too much work to plan and implement that you're exhausted when you get home. Find balance with these 10 destinations that will challenge your limits – or slow you right</b> …

11 Mountains on the Ultimate American Autumn-Hike Tour

Looking for a place to get some fresh air and enjoy the fall foliage? Set a course for one of these can’t-miss mountains.<p>1. Great Smoky Mountains<p>This …

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How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

<i>digital cat / Flickr</i><p>One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple …

Hidden European Towns in America

© www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com<p>Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!<p>Hotel search trivago.com …

8 Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, provides 8 tips to tune up your metabolism.<p>Let's start with the most basic definintion of metabolism—the chemical processes by which a plant or an animal uses food and water to grow, heal and to …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America

Pizza may have its roots in Italy, but by now it is intensely and utterly American. Aside from maybe hamburgers and BBQ, no other food in this country is so intensely regionalized, as evidenced by everything from the deep-dishes and pans of Chicago and Detroit, to the coal fire and clams in New …

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

How To Wear Flannel Without Looking Sloppy

It’s time to break out our flannel shirts for maximum fall wear. But this year we’re retiring the leggings and button-down pair -- okay, maybe not entirely -- and amping up our beloved plaid shirt.<p>Instead of always feeling AND looking cozy, why not keep the comfy factor while looking a little more …

How To Perfect Overnight Oats In A Jar, And Make Your Mornings Totally Effortless

It's usually a terribly sad day when you reach the end of a jar of peanut butter. But overnight oatmeal (also called oats in a jar or OIAJ) transforms this catastrophe into a delight.<p>So do not tearfully toss that almost-empty jar of nut butter. Instead, use it to cradle your overnight oats. It is …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

They say you can speak things into existence. So, fingers crossed -- I'm sharing 10 specific things I definitely want to do before I leave this little world, and I won't quit until I cross every single one of these off my list.<p><b>1. Sit in the "end of the world swing" at Casa del Arbol in</i> …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple

Quitting your job to travel is not only an option for those who go solo. Here is how one couple did it – and how they have stayed on the road, and together, ever since.<p>When people ask us, “What’s the most frightening thing you’ve done while travelling the world?”, they often expect a story from …

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African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

Best Ice Cream Sandwich Parlors in the U.S.

Sweet Republic's assortment of ice cream sandwiches in Scottsdale (Photo Credit: Sweet Republic)<p>Ice cream is arguably the one dessert that everybody, adults and kids alike, cannot help but love - maybe it's because not only does it cool you down on hot summer days, it's also very comforting. Or …

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

4 Smart Exercises You Can Do with a Swiss Ball

Here’s how to turn the stability ball into a muscle-building, strength-surging tool<p>Go on YouTube and you’ll see guys attempting to jump or do big-muscle moves like squats and presses while teetering on Swiss balls. What they're doing is not only dangerous, but also ineffective.Use a Swiss ball the …