Jake Karlsson

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The Bad American Habits I Kicked in Finland

From to-go mugs to small talk<p>“Well, you’re just special. You’re American,” remarked my colleague, smirking from across the coffee table. My other Finnish coworkers, from the school in Helsinki where I teach, nodded in agreement. They had just finished critiquing one of my habits, and they could see …

Hung Up

Which is more dangerous skiing or snowboarding

Snowboarders and skiers are increasing in number every year. As the numbers increase so do the number of injuries. More awareness is being placed on …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

A Band of Perfect Puppies Go Camping

This Instagrammer takes her stuffed-animal lookalikes into the wild — and it's super cute.<p>Yuko Ueda — a mother of two and avid camper who lives in Osaka, Japan — is definitely no stranger to the perks of spending time outdoors. "Being able to feel the season and play outside is the best kind of …

Camping

The world’s most amazing craters

One of the best perks of traveling is that you get to see natural wonders up close. Visit a massive crater, and you’ll find yourself reflecting upon the vastness of the world and your tiny role in it.<p>Bowl-shaped, hollowed-out craters are formed by volcanoes, meteorites and other explosions. They’re …

7 Laws Of Happiness: Lessons From Indian Wisdom

Seven years have flown by since I moved to India. It has been a fantastic journey reconnecting with my roots. Growing up in India, I did not have the luxury of travel, but thanks to the support of my family I have had the opportunity to make up for all the lost time. I have had a wonderful time …

Scientists have taken a high energy x-ray of the sun and the results are stunning

NASA pieced together high energy X-ray images from three of its telescopes around the world to create a stunning mosaic of the sun.<p>The image shows the star's flaring, active surface regions which contain material heated to several millions of degrees. And it's absolutely stunning.<p>Here it is:<p>The …

See All The Satellites And Space Junk Circling Earth In Real-Time

Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison<p>From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth's orbit is actually crowded with a ton of stuff, from human-made satellites to many smaller pieces of debris whirling around at dangerously high speeds, as the film <i>Gravity</i> …

3 Methods To Help You Overcome Procrastination (finally)

Here’s an example of a reason I always used to come up with to rationalize my procrastination problem: “I’m a perfectionist” or, “it’s gotta be …

National Park Service Tours Are Washington, D.C.'s, Best-Kept Touring Secret

Every summer, the National Mall crawls with tours. You can pay to see the city by trolley, duck boat, by walking, and by running—but some of the …

7 beautiful, wide-open spaces that should be national parks

In February, President Obama designated Colorado's Browns Canyon a national monument, granting the pristine stretch of rock-walled whitewater the …

National Parks

Ironic Or Economic? Oil Giant To Build World's Largest Solar Project

Today the state oil company of Oman announced a landmark deal with California-based solar developer GlassPoint to build the world’s largest solar project. Named Miraah, the $600 million installation will cover 750 acres of desert with glass houses inside which long sheets of aluminum will catch sun …

Natural Gas

The US just tapped into a surprising source of renewable energy for the first time

The project involves the Azura prototype, built by Northwest Energy Innovations. Azura is a 45 ton machine that moves with the swells of the waves capturing their complex motion in 360 degrees, making it more efficient than other wave generators that only capture a particular movement in the waves …

Mountain skier takes on Hawaiian waves in ski gear

YouTube Capture<p>By | Posted Jul 7th, 2015 @ 11:29am<p>HAWAII — What happens when you don your ski gear and tackle giant waves in Hawaii? Professional …

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

Backpacking