Jessica Garcia

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Here's Why Norway Is Your Ultimate Nature Vacation Spot

Frozen and fabulous.<p>It's time to plan an adventurous, nature-filled getaway. Hooray!<p>But before you choose somewhere sunny and sandy -- and don't get us wrong, there's no harm in that -- consider the mystical land of Norway. It's quite possibly the most stunningly epic place on Earth:<p>You probably …

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Six Great Solo Travel Destinations

<i>By: Becky Mahan</i><p>Solo travel: you almost certainly know someone who does it, and maybe you've considered it yourself. Whatever your primary travel style, it's worth considering a solo trip at least once in your life. Aside from full-fledged itinerary freedom, traveling "alone" allows you to meet new …

12 Foods That Aren't Nearly As Healthy As You Think

<i>By: Alexandra Duron</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/looseends</i><p>With all the mac & cheese and fried chicken in the world, going for lighter bites can be a struggle. To make matters worse, some foods are disguised as healthy options, when really they're just tricking us into eating hundreds of extra calories and …

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

Photo: Lisa Bao, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in …

Skip the Bacon: 9 Best Vegetarian Breakfasts to Make This Weekend

From amazing enchiladas to fluffy quiche, here are nine incredible meatless breakfast recipes that are so good you won't miss bacon.<p>Vegetarian …

8 Surprisingly Fast and Delicious Lentil Recipes

When it comes to lentils, there's a lot to love. Hearty, healthy and delicious, lentils absorb flavors from other foods and seasonings while …

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touched? There's no time like the present, ladies! If you are planning on embarking on a solo trip or are just toying with the idea, know that you are going to …

How to Visit U.S. National Parks for Free

<i>by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>In case you hadn't noticed, the U.S. is home to some of the greatest national parks in the world. The best part: if you do your homework, you can visit them for free. Here's how.<p><b>Enroll in the Every Kid In A Park program</b><p>Get ready for the ultimate family national …

8 Secrets to Better Grilled Vegetables

Up your grilled veggie game.<p>This summer, think outside the usual trio of zucchini, peppers and eggplant, and try grilling vegetables you would …

TripAdvisor reveals the best museums in the U.S. and around the world

Headed out of town or just trying to plan the ultimate stay-cation? If you're trying to add a little culture into your life, this list might just be what you've been looking for. TripAdvisor has released it's Travelers' Choice Awards for the top museums both in the United States and around the …

The 50 best tacos in America, ranked

So we asked our friends at Foursquare to dig through their troves of user data and compile a list of the best taco joints in the US.<p>Because the site allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which tacos diners are raving about most across America.<p>To …

12 delicious foods you have to try in LA

1. In-N-Out Double Double Animal Style<p>Sometimes, I’ll order the most complex secret menu combination I can, because a smug sense of being “in the …

Los Angeles

The Guacamole Recipe To End All Guacs

It should be Guacamole Day every day.<p>It was only a few months ago (yet it seems so far away) when the New York Times nearly tipped the Earth's axis by suggesting we all put peas in our guacamole.<p>"Actually no," people said. "Not buying [it]," Obama said. "F*ck off with your pea guacamole, New York …

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40 free things to do in Los Angeles

1. Abbot Kinney First Friday Art Walk<p>It’s easy to get lost in the sidewalk chalk, reflective statues, and kinetic sculptures. Best part? Snagging …

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23 pictures that show why travelers voted St. Petersburg the best destination in Europe

To determine the World Travel Awards winners, thousands of travelers and people working in the travel industry vote on certain categories in regions around the world.<p>St. Petersburg won as the leading destination in Europe. The city's ornate palaces and churches and the rich history behind them make …

How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase

Ingenious strategies for traveling light, saving space, and arriving at your destination wrinkle-free and ready for any adventure, presented by Real …

A Local's Guide to the Hague

By College Tourist; Author: Veronica White, University of East Anglia<p><b>The Hague is a must-visit on your next trip to the Netherlands.</b><p>Only a 50-minute train ride away from the centre of Amsterdam, The Hague (or as the Dutch call it, Den Haag) is home to the Dutch government, many exciting shops and …

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography

By College Tourist; Author: Kevin Walsh, Bridgewater State University<p><b>Document Your Travel Adventure With These Travel Photography Must Do's</b><p>As you are currently packing your bags and planning for your next adventure, whether it's that weekend trip to a new city, or a new country all together, you'll …

Pack Like a Pro: Tips for Traveling Light

Whether you are packing for a business trip or going on vacation, it pays to travel light. Packing can be problematic -- you don't want to lug too much from place to place, but you also don't want to pack so light and end up forgetting important items. You want to be carrying the least amount of …

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

Man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals the 3 items he never travels without

And he did it by the time he turned 37 years old, a pretty impressive accomplishment considering all the obscure countries he had to visit.<p>It's thanks to three very simple items that Garfors made it through these countries: <b>a printed-out itinerary, a small notepad, and a pen.</b><p>His itinerary included …

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What kind of traveler are you? [QUIZ]

Featured image by Tyler Hood Photography.

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A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

The azure Adriatic Sea, which cuts through Italy and the Balkans Peninsula, is home to some 3.5 million people. I visited the Balkans side, traveling from Slovenia down to Albania, Greece's northern neighbor. Below are highlights from the coastal journey.<p><b>Albania: American Odes and Colorful …

Shaking it Up: Top 5 Cocktail Bars in Amsterdam

In addition to canals, museums and coffee shops, Amsterdam is also known for its bars. Primarily, the city's iconic and historic brown bars. Brown bars are cozy, full of character and usually packed with a cast of characters. But lately, there has been a different type of bar that has been growing …

Switchel: The Most Refreshing Drink No One Is Drinking (Yet)

<i>Switchel is like cheater's lemonade—but maybe even better. Learn how to make it at home.</i><p>I had never heard of switchel when my friend Hannah asked if I would be her bar-back at last September’s Queen Bee Cocktail Classic, a honey-driven cocktail competition put together by NYC Honey Week.<p>The whole …

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22 reasons why we should all be moving to Barcelona right now

1. The Mediterranean climate is the best for just about everything.<p>Skies are usually clear, winters are short and mild, summers are hot but bearable. …

Bike Lanes

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office. I thought, what an incredibly nutritious nacho idea--brilliant!<p>It took me a few tries to get the zucchini crispy enough …