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5 Great Tips for Better Landscape Photos and Being Comfortable in the Great Outdoors (VIDEO)

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian nature photographer that we turn to regularly for fun camera hacks and concise tutorials on improving images you shoot in …

Dehydrating Camping Foods

<b>Take a pre-dehydrated weight</b>: using the food scale, weigh a serving for one person of your cooked and prepared meal before you dehydrate it. Be sure …

The Amazing Polarizing Filter: Here’s How to Use It for More Dramatic Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

Back in the days of film photography, the polarizing filter was widely considered an essential tool for shooting outdoors. These days digital …

Landscape Photography

Worth the Weight: Ultralight backpacking photography with the Olympus PEN-F

One of the things that I love the most about my Olympus PEN-F camera is its chameleon-like nature. One minute it can be a tourist snapshot camera, …

What Is the Best Camera Lens for Taking Portraits?

Good portraits are one of the hardest things to shoot with your camera’s kit lens. No matter how hard you try, you just won’t be able to get the …

Guillermo del Toro

If You’re Serious About Shooting Landscapes You Need These 6 “Must-Have” Accessories (VIDEO)

Toma Abonciu is a pro landscape photographer with some really helpful tips on shooting and editing nature images. In the quick video below he …

7Artisans Unveils Four New Affordable Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

The Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans has released four new lenses to market. They’re all designed for mirrorless cameras, with mounting options …

Badger's Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I‘m leaving for Seattle in three days. If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween. Here’s my full list of possessions …

Backpacking

Come Play in Palm Springs

Sponsored Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism<p>Beyond the Hollywood stardust, Palm Springs is a paradise for nature lovers. The desert community is the …

Secret Rainier: A Monument and Some Columns

by Mickey Eisenberg and Gene Yore<p>This installment of Our Secret Rainier guides you to a monument and some amazing basalt columns in the national …

Hiking

8 Things To Love About Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

<i>Everyone should visit the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado at least once in their lives, if for nothing else than to see some variation of this beautiful scene at Dream Lake... they obviously call it "Dream Lake" for a reason! Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>70 miles northwest of Denver, …

5 Things the Best Leaders Do Every Day

Start by recognizing your staff members for their good work. And do it in public.<p>Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book</i> …

Employee Engagement

7 Most Amazing Places for Mountain Biking in India – AGreekAdventure - Adventure Travel Blog

A guest post from Rohit, a fellow adventurer in India. This time it is about experiencing mountain biking there.<p>Mountain biking can be an …

Hiking

6 Tips for Packing Light for a Trek

<b>Authored by Susan Guillory</b><p>When it comes to luggage, my preference is to travel with a suitcase, with enough clothing options to satisfy my whim. So …

Backpacking

Ten Characteristics Of A Real Team Player

There are motifs in the working world that we have heard so many times we don’t think about them anymore. We think these motifs or themes are unassailable, like motherhood and apple pie.<p>One of the sturdiest and most unassailable themes in the business world is “teamwork.” We all want to be great …

Leadership

9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …

Apps

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

Gardening

A Basic Easy-To-Follow Race Strategy For Your Next Half Marathon

Have you ever toed the start line of race with no idea of what you were going to do once the start gun goes off? Despite following a training plan, …

Marathons

Five ways to build a happy and engaged team

Managers should develop their teams, not just lead them. Here's how.<p>Every CIO can help their staff make the most of their abilities. "I don't think …

9 gorgeous plants to incorporate into your home

Having plants in your home is good for plethora of reasons. They are not only beautiful to look at but are also great for purifying the air. Plants …

Plants

Why this state park may be Utah's 'best-kept secret'

Kodachrome Basin State Park may be Utah's best-kept secret.<p>The website onlyinyourstate.com, which writes articles about specific locations, …

National Parks

These 19 gardens will make you want to improve yours

Have you ever stepped out of your house and thought your garden looked a little lacklustre? Well, now's the time to tackle it so you can sit back and …

Drinking wine could actually help you lose weight, a new study says

Getty<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Aiming to shed a few pounds post-festive season? We have some news that might boost your mood.<p>According to …

25 Garden Patio and Decking Ideas

Narrow Belgian bricks and reclaimed decking<p>Basket weave brick paving<p>Circular paving<p>Tiled path<p>Modern Crazy Paving<p>Traditional herringbone brick …

Landscaping

Easy 10K Training Plan, Schedule, And Tips

If you’ve decided to work toward crushing a 6.2 mile race, having an easy 10K training plan and expert-approved tips makes it that much easier to …

Easy Ways to Explore Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State

<i>Mount Rainier, Washington State's glorious stratovolcano, as seen from Reflection Lakes. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>If you've ever been to the city of Seattle and looked off into the distance on a nice day, you have undoubtedly seen a glimpse of Mount Rainier on the southern horizon rising like a …

Employee Engagement

The Best High-Intensity Exercises for a Toned Core

In order to boost overall strength, it’s essential to work on tightening and toning your core. That’s because the muscles in the core serve as the …

3 critical habits of leaders people want to follow

It's an important skill that helps us engage better with new people, build new relationships, and perform to the best of our potential.<p>The first step in motivating people is to stop treating them just as employees, managers, CEOs, etc. — we're more than the titles on our business cards. Sounds …

Leadership