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An Everyman's Guide to Planning Epic Adventure

Three years ago, I went on my first-ever backpacking trip. About a year later, I decided it would be a great idea to quit my job and go on epic adventures around the world. Most recently, I paddled a folding kayak 50 miles into a remote fjord in eastern Greenland, base camped for a week, and made …

Flight Deal: Iceland for $99 Each Way

You've already pulled out your winter coat for the season, so put it to good use in Reykjavík.<p>One-way tickets to Iceland on Wow Air are a low, low, <i>low</i> $99 from Washington D.C./Baltimore's BWI airport, which means East Coasters should be booking flights to the nearby winter wonderland right now. At …

Inside the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris

30 off-the-beaten-path destinations you should travel to in 2017

To celebrate its 30-year anniversary, CheapTickets came up with a list of 30 cities around the US that are bound to become travel favorites in the next several years.<p>From Cocoa Beach, Florida, to Fairbanks, Alaska, here are the places you should visit before all your friends do.

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Protecting Alaska's Economic And Energy Future

Alaska stands at an economic crossroad. The state faces a multi-billion dollar deficit, historically low oil prices, and declining energy production; yet energy development is essential to its economy. Nevertheless, the federal government is poised to make decisions which could impact Alaska’s …

The 13 Best Folding Chairs to Bring on Your Next Camping Trip

Be outside with all the under-body comfort of being inside.<p>There are many gifts to be found in the Great Outdoors—once-in-a-lifetime vistas, solace, …

Outdoors Gear

These Are the 5 Most Popular Camping Destinations in The US

If there’s one major American holiday (besides the Fourth of July) worth celebrating this summer, it’s The National Park Service’s 100th birthday. The NPS turns a century old on August 25. If you’re considering a camping (or glamping!) trip to celebrate all the natural wonders the good ole US of A …

15 Of The Best Places To Interact With Wildlife In North America

With a backcountry permit, you can camp amidst the bison that roam in this beautiful area adjacent to Badlands National Park. If you go in the …

Refresh Your Suitcase: Classic Things Every Modern Man Packs For A Trip

October 5, 2015<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>This article is presented by Jim Beam Apple.<p>Packing is hard these days. You have your clothes, sure, but you also have your devices, cases for your devices, chargers for your devices and don’t even bother trying to get the rules straight on liquids anymore. Between extra …

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday praised the zeal of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he will make a saint when he visits the United States …

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jeremy</i><p>We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we're the melting pot of …

Breaking Down Street Style Photos Via Fall Men 2015 Shows by Matthew Wong

January is a month that is easy to get excited for in the world of men’s fashion with London Collections Men (LCM), aka a fashion week dedicated …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

18 Ways to Build Muscle All Day

Shed fat, sculpt muscle, accelerate recovery, and build strength beyond the gym<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the …

How to Choose the Right Tent for Your Camping Sojourn

Camping is one outdoor activity that is catching up very fast among travelers worldwide. And one of the most essential aspects of camping outdoors is …

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

3P Tactical Outdoor Camping Hiking Double Shoulder Backpack Bag - CP Camouflage

- Color: CP Camouflage<br>- Material: 600D Oxford nylon fabric + waterproof coating material<br>- Strap length: 48cm<br>- Capacity: 36L<br>- Many inner bags<br>- 2 sets …

8 Ways To Cure Your Cold From Around The World

During cold and flu season, we praise modern medicine for giving us gifts such as cough syrup and ibuprofen. But nature has a lot to offer too; different cultures have been seeking out remedies in their surroundings for thousands of years, with ample time for trial-and-error.<p>In the hopes of easing …

How to Trick Yourself Into Drinking More Water Every Day

Water is the best thing you can put in your body, yet so many of us ignore it throughout the day. Here are some great ways to trick yourself into …

Wellness

Dark fiber may help light up competition in broadband market

The problem with cutting the pay-TV cord is that you still need a high-speed Internet connection. No surprise, then, that the big telecom companies are jacking up fees for broadband access.<p>But I have two words that should worry the likes of Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon Communications.<p>Dark …

Why Chasing Success and Happiness Are Making You Unsuccessful and Miserable

“If you live just for today, to make today the most successful, happy day of your life, I am sure that you will have an extraordinary life. A …

Orthodox Epiphany celebrations - in pictures

Orthodox believers traditionally plunge into cold water to cleanse their souls on Epiphany

4 Killer Rowing Workouts

Crush calories and get in prime shape with these indoor cardio routines<p>It’s hard to find a cardio machine that works your body harder than an indoor rower. It requires equal effort from your upper and lower body, extreme cardiovascular fitness, and ridiculous muscular endurance to blast out rep …

Distilling Tradition: A Visit to the Home of Jameson Irish Whiskey

There’s a published sociologist somewhere who said integration is the key to acceptance. Maybe we’re just paraphrasing Costner’s journal in <i>Dances</i> …

Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …

5 Packing Tips for a Cold Weather Getaway

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be packing suitcases and driving or flying to visit family. But let's face it: packing for cold winter weather is no easy task. Here are five packing tips to maximize space when headed for cooler temps.<p>1. Invest in quality clothing<p>Functional …