Jacob Ellestad

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An Artist Mom Started Letting Her Four-Year-Old Daughter Finish Her Sketches And They're Amazing

Mica Hendricks' daughter told her "If you can’t share, we might have to take it away" so they started working together.<p>Can I draw in that too, mama?" I have to admit, the girl knows good art supplies when she sees them. I muttered something about how it was my special book, how she had her own …

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10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Meet The College Republican Who Took On The Religious Right In Alabama — And Won

When Alabama GOP leaders tried to expel her for voicing support for same-sex marriage, Stephanie Petelos drew support from young conservatives across the country. On Saturday, they scored a rare victory.<p>Alabama Republicans voted Saturday to reject an amendment aimed at punishing the head of the …

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29 Simple Road Trip Hacks You Need To Know

Now you just have to enjoy the open road.

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How not to enjoy your vacation

In preparation for our annual summer beach vacation, I’ve been going online to check the weather, which looks lousy. Partly cloudy skies, strong …

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Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

How to Make Small Talk | The Art of Manliness

Are you already kind of dreading meeting your freshman dorm roommate for the first time, wondering what you’re going to say?<p>When you spot an …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

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Search One and Done on Kayak? Not So Fast, Hotel Study says

Want a hotel room but can’t be bothered to search the multiple reservation sites? The new breed of comparison sites, such as Trivago, Kayak and …

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

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Exploring Washington’s Yakima Valley one beverage at a time

Smack between the Columbia Basin and the Coastal Range in Washington, the Yakima Valley was in 1983 designated the first wine-growing appellation north of California. The sun-soaked wine region includes more than 100 award-winning wineries that produce delicious whites and smooth and complex …

What Most Girls Want In A Boyfriend

The world seems to think it’s complicated, but that’s the way it always is with women. Every word we say and move we make is something to be decoded …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

48 Hours: Baltimore, Maryland

From the June/July 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>A Civil War-era cannon points its barrel at the Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill Park, above a sentinel of waterfront luxury condos. Yet the real eye-catcher stands between—a three-story kaleidoscope of glass shards spackled onto the …

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Tattoo tourism: where ink and travel meet

Art and travel go hand-in-hand. Local galleries can capture the history and creative culture of a destination, but if you're looking for a gallery with a difference next time you hit the road, why not check out the local tattoo culture instead? Lonely Planet staffer and tattoo aficionado Jess gets …

Super cool article: "On the neuroscience of travel memories" http://bit.ly/12JzEBB Photo by Retro Traveler: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kahunna/

Answer this: Travel makes you more, or less trusting? On Travel and Trust: http://bit.ly/156ZJjE

15 moments that define a road trip

As noted by hip-hop band Atmosphere, road trips “become head trips.” It’s as if you’re in your own movie, the constant forward motion lending a …

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4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

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Road Trips To Take This Summer (PHOTOS)

Everyone loves a road trip, especially in summer.<p>Sure, there are the obvious trips, such as Rte 1 in California bringing you up and down the coast, but when you're pressed for time (the summer is, sorry to say, half over) and money, what are the must-dos that you can still plan to do this summer?<p>We …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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A Local's Guide To Portland, Oregon

<b>We caught up with Olivia Raymer, product manager at BootsnAll Travel Network to get an insider's advice on the best way to explore the Portland local food scene.</b><p><b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> Bridges, mountains, and rivers. While you might get a peek of Mt. Hood if you fly in on a …

Top 10 microbreweries and brewpubs on the US west coast

<b>WASHINGTON</b><p>Elysian Brewing, Seattle<p>While Seattle and its sleeplessness may be synonymous with an entirely different kind of brew, the city boasts a …