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The Air Force just released a bunch of crazy photos of A-10 Warthogs over Afghanistan

The Air Force recently released a bunch of crazy pictures of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs getting refueled over Afghanistan, where the US recently redeployed a squadron of 12 Warthogs.<p>The A-10s were deployed in late January to Kandahar Air Base as part of a new campaign announced in November 2017. The US …


25 Dad Jokes That Are All Funny, No Filler

Jokes are funny, but dad jokes are funnier.



Over the next couple of months, we’ll be continuing to bring you the scariest hikes in the world. These adrenaline-pumping, spine-tingling and well, …


10 mighty mountains that (almost) anyone can summit

The world’s tallest mountain (Everest) is probably out of your reach unless you have mountaineering experience and a cool $50,000 to spare. But you can still summit some pretty impressive peaks around the world with nothing more than willpower and a decent level of fitness.<p><b>Mount Fuji, Japan</b><p>Mount …


21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."


26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.


A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …


A Clever Animation That Explains the Heights and Purposes of Each Layer of the Earth’s Atmosphere

While many of us have a nebulous familiarity with the universe, a very clever animation by the Royal Observatory Greenwich explains the height and …

Greenwich, UK

5 Incredible Places for Adventure Travel Before Word Gets Out

Have you ever wished that the places you traveled to weren’t so crowded? We expect lines when visiting a theme park but we assume that a more …


26 Best Hikes in the World to Put on Your Bucket List

Exploring new places is always a thrilling adventure, regardless of the destination. Getting there by foot is by far the most exhilarating, …


10 Of The Cheapest Countries To Travel To

<b>1. Nicaragua</b><p>Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, but it’s been under the radar for years due to natural disasters and political …

Asia Travel

The Ultimate Appalachian Trail Packing List

Snowstorms, weeks of rain, humid mid-Atlantic summers: Your gear goes through a lot on a thru-hike of the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail. The rocky, …


10 traditional Paris shops where you can buy a piece of history

Evidence of the wave of young creatives opening coffee shops and concept stores that challenge Parisian traditions – and some would say bringing …


This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State

What’s the best place to live in your state? It should be someplace that pairs strong economic and educational performance with affordability, and …



The most fantastic hiking trails are not always the easiest to get to It’s worth it in the long run when you reach the summit of a 14,000 feet …


11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …

Buenos Aires

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Matt Groening

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Los Angeles

12 Best Hiking Trails in America

Hiking is one of the most adventurous activities that a person can do when he/she is on a vacation getaway with friends or family and if you are an …


The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

European Travel

Want a Custom Ultralight Backpack? Get the Osprey Levity Instead

Osprey makes some of the most popular backpacking packs available — it’s the most common brand among Appalachian Trail thru-hikers — but its …



Hiking is a pastime which is suitable for almost anyone, and it’s good exercise! From gentle walks to dangerous trails, people with all levels of …


7 Tougher-Than-Hell Military-Inspired Backpacks

<i>Last Updated March, 2018: We’ve updated our guide to the best tactical backpacks with additional picks. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Once …


The World’s Most Difficult Mountain May Soon Be Fully Conquered

What happens to climbing when the “last problem of the Himalayas” is finally solved?<p>There’s no one reason that K2 is often considered the most difficult mountain to climb. It’s not the world’s tallest mountain. It doesn’t have the highest fatality rate. It’s known for its steepness, yes, and for …


Four Gear Items Worth Your Money

Here are four items that I’ve been using of late that are worthy of your attention, and your money.<p>Its maker describes the Torneo as “a small felling …

These 11 Military-Issued Items Are Also Available to Civilians

The most advanced tech pieces in the outdoor industry tend to start as a product developed for the military and then trickle down to civilians from …


Amazing 20 Most Dangerous Hiking Trails in the World

Our world is filled with the most amazing natural wonders, ones so spectacular that it’s hard to keep ourselves away from them, no matter how …


What to See in Paris in 4 Days - The Perfect Long-Weekend Guide to Paris

<b>One of my very favourite times of the year to visit Paris is in August. I love August because Parisians leave the city for their summer holiday and</b> …


Discover the Seven New Wonders of the World on this ultimate bucket list trip

If you have a travel bucket list the length of your arm and are hoping to make a big dent in it … then this trip might be the answer. The 31-day tour takes trippers on a whistle-stop tour of the Seven New Wonders of the World and the last standing ancient wonder.<p>The trip is being organised by On …

Taj Mahal

Best Activities in Bryce Canyon N.P.

Fairyland<p>Only in Bryce Canyon could a hike be named “Fairyland” and live up to its name. This eight-mile undulating loop from the amphitheater’s rim …

National Parks