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Swift 101 - Classes, Variables, Properties & Methods

As promised, here is my first installment on learning to program in the new Swift language!<p>Defining Classes in Swift<p>The following code shows an example of a Swift class definition:<p>To declare a class in Swift, you use the <b>class</b> keyword followed by the name of the class. If it has a superclass, you …

These National Park Hotels Are as Pretty as the Parks They're In

<i>by Kristin Conard, CNTraveler.com</i><p>In 1864, with Abe Lincoln's endorsement of the Yosemite Grant, one of the nation's first protected public spaces was established -- and the groundwork was laid for more U.S. national parks. But did you know that many of these American treasures also have luxe …

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The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Most Awe-Inspiring Adventures in Kauai

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Island chain and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Hollywood directors count on this pint-sized island to bring their stories to life. But what about your life story? If you are planning a trip to Kauai or living on the island, spectacular …

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A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

10 Can't-Miss Running Adventures

1 of 11<p>10 Can't-Miss Running Adventures<p><b>Acadia National Park, Maine</b><p>The 3.3-mile carriage road encircling Witch Hole Pond is part of a 45-mile system of paths in Acadia National Park.<p>2 of 11<p>10 Can't-Miss Running Adventures<p><b>Harold Parker State Forest, Massachusetts</b><p>Roughly 25 miles north of Boston, …

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What Are the Best Sporty Sun Hats?

<i>A:</i><p>Yes, sun hats are one of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer. But did you know they can also keep the heat from zapping your energy? During my decade as a raft guide, I found I was much more energetic at the end of the day when I wore a long-sleeve shirt and a sun hat.<p>Admittedly sun …

The Best National Parks in the U.S. for Biking

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Attention, bicyclists: Ever want to cross the Continental Divide, circle the rim of an ancient volcano, or follow the path of an historic canal? Look no further than America’s national parks.<p>Here are seven national parks that offer cycling routes with world-class scenery:<p>> …

What Not to Do in Paris

Feeling like you're being judged by locals every time you visit Paris? You're probably right. But know this: Every time a Parisian shoots you a dirty look for talking too loudly or wearing shorts to dinner, they are doing you -- and everyone else who loves Paris -- a favor. Of the three …

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