Joey Thomas

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The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

How Would You Spend $309 Billion? Here's How Andrew Carnegie Did It.

Andrew Carnegie sold his company for the equivalent of 2.1 percent of the American GDP, then spent the rest of his life giving it away.<p>Andrew Carnegie: <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>Andrew Carnegie's 1889 Essay, <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>A Modernized Version of Andrew Carnegie's <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>11 Great Quotes on …

Carnegie Mellon University

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

Get Ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower With These Astrophotography Tips

<i>Image Credit: jk78 via iStock</i><p>The Perseid Meteor Shower is coming up quickly - it'll peak on the night of August 12-13, 2018 - so that leaves us …

Meteor Showers

Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way

Have you ever tried to photograph the Milky Way, but your photographs appear blurry, too dark, or too noisy? Well, watch this video by Mike Perea to …

Landscape Photography

Mars is as near to Earth as it’s been in 15 years, so Hubble took some photos

mars is the nearest to earth its been in 15 years so hubble took some photos saturn and rings 2018mars is the nearest to earth its been in 15 years …

Astronomy

Mountains for Mortals: 7 of America’s Best Summits for Beginners

Anyone who’s spent even a little time in the mountains has pictured it: You’re a couple hours into your hike; panoramas of sweeping valleys and …

Everest’s dark side: the 8 scariest parts few know about the climb

Gaping crevices, howling winds, dead bodies - explorer Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton reveals the lesser known mental and physical challenges required …

Rainbow Road Go-Kart Track Brings a Mario Kart Classic to Life

Fortunately this one isn't as perilous as the N64 version.<p>A new go-kart race track in Niagara Falls, Ontario is appealing to American audiences by …

10 Airbnbs for Incredible Stargazing — Including the Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Happening This Month

July 27 is a special day in the stars. Not only will it be the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century (lasting almost two hours), Mars will come …

The Mind Blowing "Canyon Path" Near Montreal You Need To Visit This Summer

<b>With all of the breathtaking and insane sights</b> around the city and the province alone, it's hard to decide where to go next or what to do when you …

10 of the best places in the US for stargazing

1/<p>Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming offers unparalleled views.<p>Joe Sills<p>The otherworldly landscape of Devil's Tower is etched into the minds of …

25 National Park Adventures You Need to Have

1. Get a Classic Summit to Yourself<p>These iconic NPS peaks are no secret—but that doesn’t mean you have to share your alpine glory. Beat the crowds …

How Lens Filters Can Improve Your Photography

Most photographers have heard of lens filters, but few actually use them or are aware of their many benefits. Here is a video covering the basics of …

Exploding green comet twice the size of Jupiter will be visible to naked eye in August

Comet PANSTARRS (C/2017 S3) is currently falling towards the sun<p>Stargazers get ready! A comet that erupted in a burst of green light on 2nd July, …

Top 10 Terrorist Attacks in History

When World War I broke out in Europe in 1914, the American government officially stayed neutral, and while many in Washington and along the eastern …

An Extensive Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Brew up a fresh cup of coffee because Gordon Laing has an epic new video showing everything one needs to know to take some excellent long exposure …

12 Beautiful but Dangerous Hikes in the United States

1. Washington’s Mount Rainier Is One of the Deadliest Hikes in the World<p>Rising 14,000 feet above sea level, the risks associated with this climb are …

How to See That Giant Asteroid In the Night Sky and Impress Your Kids

Vesta hasn't been this close to Earth in two decades.<p>Usually, when people think of an enormous asteroid zipping around even remotely close to Earth …

Seeking out adventurous turf in northern Utah leads to wonderland of dinosaur tracks, water and more

When it comes to road trips, the southern part of Utah tends to be a siren that lures intrepid types. But if you’ve been there, done Moab, it might …

10 Tricky U.S. War History Questions Most People Never Get Right

Even the greatest history buffs of all time may get stumped.<p>Germany would be the obvious answer but his nephew, William Hitler, actually fought …

Everest’s Darkest Year

At 3 A.M., Lhakpa Gyalgen’s alarm went off at Base Camp, but he dozed until 3:07, when Tenzing Chottar rattled his tent fly. “He had been reading holy books and prayers,” said Lhakpa Gyalgen, who is from Thame, in Nepal, and was a lama at Kathmandu’s Kopan monastery before becoming a climber. …

20 Best Natural Wonders in the USA

You don’t need to go very far to find stunning natural beauty in the United States, but some places are just magical. The country is approximately …

20 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

Packable (and Fun) Outdoor Gear That Will Actually Fit In Your Car

Road trips are the best way to see a new place and get in some epic adventures. But how do you bring all your food, friends, and camp gear along and …

Military and Mountaineering Design Collide in This New Backpack

There are two ways to approach everyday carry — the first and arguably less-concerned is the whatever-bag-gets-the-job-done method, and the second is …

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

The last unexplored places on Earth

Want to discover a new species, tread where others haven’t, or simply leave behind the stresses of the modern world? These destinations are a good place to start.<p>The Darien Gap<p>The Pan-American Highway is a vast network of roads that stretches for 19,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, on the north coast of …

South America

AstroCamera 2018 winners announced

ann18046 — Annonce<p>The winners of this year’s AstroCamera competition have been announced. Polish astrophotographer Andrzej Fijołek is the winner in …

Air Flix Preview – A Dexterity Based Dogfighting Tabletop Game

Air Flix which is currently live on KickStarter, is a tabletop World War II wargame that includes a dexterity element. Dice Sports kindly sent us a …