Jenna Brianne Blakeslee

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5 National Park Honeymoons for the Earth-Loving Couple

Earth-loving newlyweds who want to bask in the beauty of Mother Nature during your honeymoon, look no further! We’ve got just the thing for you—a peek at some of the best national parks from which to celebrate your wedded bliss. There may be nothing glamorous about the rugged outdoors, but that’s …

The 21 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Europe (as ranked by locals)

Bamberg is a city of breweries and churches, and frequently ranks among the most beautiful towns in Germany. It was erected on seven hills (a bit …

European Travel

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

National Parks

9 Ultimate Bucket List Road Trips

9. Grand Canyon, Arizona to Moab, Utah<p><b>Distance:</b> 1387km (862 miles)<p>Starting at the iconic Grand Canyon, hit six classic national parks on a ten day …

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p>When Sheena and Jason noticed their everyday was becoming a bit too monotonous, they knew it was time to shake things up. So, they did what any curious mind would do—they turned to the treasure trove …

RVs

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Paris

Paris draws over 80 million visitors every year. In order to be able to enjoy and experience Paris to the fullest, without becoming overwhelmed by …

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Quantum Computing

The Nazis fooled the world for 16 days in 1936—and we’re allowing it to happen again

During just 16 days in 1936, Adolf Hitler reinvigorated the Nazi party in one of his most successful propaganda coups—hosting the Olympic games in Berlin. Using the sporting event as a platform to shape the party’s image in a more favorable light, Hitler had “every reason to be satisfied” after he …

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

European Travel

10 great hidden-gem parks and campgrounds

As spring approaches, popular campgrounds across the country are already selling out with travelers making reservations months in advance. But some equally wonderful sites seem to always have room, says Jessie Johnson and Matt Schneider, authors of <i>North Carolina Adventure Weekends</i> (Menasha Ridge, …

National Parks

I Packed My Life Into a Single Backpack to Travel the World for 9 Months. Here's What I Brought

I had to embrace minimalism and get rid of most of my stuff.<p>You have not witnessed frustration until you’ve seen a 24-year-old woman trying to stuff …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Fossil Fuels

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

50 Beautiful Small Towns in America

Discover postcard-perfect towns across the country.<p>If you've already visited America's inspiring national parks – filled with snow-capped peaks, …

New England

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Consciousness

The Grand Tetons might be the most beautiful place in America

Between the jagged mountains, the beautiful landscape, and the incredible wildlife, the Grand Teton National Park might be the most beautiful place …

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

Las Vegas

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018 | Inc.com

If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the rearview mirror are autopsies. Here's what went wrong or the biggest flame …

Self-improvement

The Annual Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

Hello and welcome to the results of the 2017 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey! I've officially closed the books on the fifth year of this …

Hiking

The World's Most Beautiful Beaches, Mapped

For some, there's no question that Christmas is the best time of the year — but if you're less hot-chocolate-by-the-fire and more …

2,190 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

March 28: Trent’s Grocery, Virginia<p>Baby Steps<p>We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and headed south toward Springer Mountain. Read on →<p>Derrick: We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started near our home in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and …

Hiking

Hole in the Rock Beginner

The Hole in the Rock is a fun trail and especially good for beginner hikers, younger kids and people just exploring the Phoenix area. This trail is …

Beat The Winter Blues In This Stunning Icelandic Trekking Cabin

Skyli Trekking Cabin<p>Posted in Living<p>How does one build a hiking shelter that is protective, but at the same time incredibly unique and welcoming to …

A Bunch Of Controversial BBC Documentaries Have Just Hit Netflix

I think we can all safely say that Netflix’s heightened focus on originals has been a good thing. Over the past couple of years, the streaming …

Entertainment

Winter Vacation Ideas for a Romantic Christmas Escape

It’s not too late to plan a holiday escape! These nine hotels and destinations are perfect for a romantic winter getaway.

Ritz-Carlton

Why freezing Lapland is a tourism hot spot

Beautiful scenery and the northern lights have people putting on their parkas and heading to northern Finland.<p>A few curious travelers might decide on …

The Happiness Advantage

• <b>Author:</b> Shawn Achor<p><b>Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.</b> <b></b><br>Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, <i>then</i> we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Bill Clinton

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …