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Why You Should Definitely Pan-Sear Steak for a Weeknight Dinner

When we think of steak, we usually associate this big, hearty piece of meat with eating out, or at least, some sort of special occasion. But...why? …

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A Road Trip to the 19 Best Pizza Places in America

While it isn’t American by origin, we’ve done everything we can to perfect and retool the classic Italian dish to the point where it is hard to call …

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Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

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Trump isn't in charge. Is anyone?

On December 29, the <i>Globe and Mail</i> published an extraordinary lead editorial headlined, “If you think Trump is bad now, just wait.” The piece — not an …

The 10 best places to avoid noise, light and air pollution

Looking to get away from it all? Science has proven that nature travel can improve almost every aspect of your wellbeing, from increasing your attention span to improving your mood. To get the most benefit, it’s worth seeking out places with minimal noise, artificial light and air …

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park: The Complete Guide

At Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in northern California, the best thing you can do is stay in your car. That's because the hour-long, six-mile …

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Three Days, Three National Parks

I’ve been home for a few days already, but my eyes are still filled with the beauty of the places in southern Utah’s canyon country. In just a bit …

Journey into the mesmerizing Mojave Desert

Southern California may be best known for its beaches, but the desert is just as fascinating to visit. Unusual plants and trees, sand dunes and …

Drugs, Poop, and Harpoon Attacks: One Photographer’s Crazy Life

When I first wrote about photographer Benoit Paillé last year, it seemed as though he was in a different place every time I emailed him. “I’m always …

The 8 best state parks in Utah

Anasazi, Boulder<p>This small state park is located in the town of Boulder along Highway 12, bordering the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. …

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The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Regional American fast-food chains, ranked

<i>Some of the best reasons to hit the road for a classic summer road trip through the United States are the only-in-America roadside attractions: Not</i> …

The ultimate itinerary to Texas’ Big Bend: Where to hike, stay, and eat

THE BIG BEND area and its beautiful mountains with hundreds of hiking trails, the rushing Rio Grande river, and diverse landscapes, is in West Texas. …

Do Summer Road Tripping Right With These Podcasts

Podcasts have gone from cool kid water cooler conversation starters to cultural phenomenons worthy of TV time. Episodes on everything from history, to comedy, to video games are right at your fingertips for less than the cost of that non-premium Pandora account (which is to say totally free, with …

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7 Must-Visit California State Parks

Yosemite and Joshua Tree get all of the love, but the Golden State is home to a number of secluded state parks with landscapes and activities to suit …

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The Best Secret Spots in America's National Parks, From a Couple Who Visited All 59

Each one of America’s 59 national parks has its well-known, must-see stops -- you probably aren’t going to hit Yellowstone without swinging by Old …

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The Most Beautiful Places in America

They don't call her America the Beautiful for nothing. The U.S. has more national parks than states (plus over 10,000 state parks), as well as plenty …

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The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.<p>With the iPod and the original iTunes digital store, Apple stood at the forefront of the digital music revolution. In 2015, the computer behemoth finally embraced the idea of streaming with the launch of Apple Music. Whether you're new to the service or …

The 8 best state parks in Washington

WASHINGTON HAS IT ALL: shrub-steppe landscape in the east, forested mountains, rugged coastline with big archipelagos and bays, sinuous river …

Beyond the High Line: 8 linear parks that have transformed cities

When aging infrastructure is revamped into public green space<p>The U.S. is full of jaw-dropping parks, from expansive National Parks like the Grand Canyon to carefully cultivated botanical gardens like Portland’s Japanese Garden. But one of the most unique green spaces in cities is the linear …

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option as Tehnot spotted. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription.<p>This setting is quite buried as Apple …

Day Trips That Take You Out of Las Vegas and Into Nature

Sure, the bright lights of Las Vegas bring promises of riches at the gambling tables, exciting shows to stimulate the senses and decadent dining to …

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Where to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse in August

Photo by David Byrne/Flickr<p>Total solar eclipse on Miðvágur, Vágar Island, March 20, 2015<p>Skip Jackson Hole and head to this less-crowded spot …

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

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How to Get a 3-Year-Old to Hike the Grand Canyon

Ask Sammy Hartley what he liked most about his unassisted hike of the Grand Canyon last month, and he’ll tell you it was the gummy cows he ate during snack breaks. That answer might seem a little weird, even by the standards of half-starved endurance hikers, until you learn that Hartley is just …

Lesser Known Campgrounds in Washington’s Most Popular Camping Spots

Summer is prime camping season in Washington, and there is no place like Washington State for outdoor lovers. If you are new to camping and thinking …

18 reasons to NEVER take your kids to South Dakota’s Black Hills & Badlands

SPIRES, HILLS, CAVES, granite faces, and alien landscapes? Think twice before booking a family vacation to South Dakota’s Black Hills & Badlands. …

The Essential Restaurants Near Zion National Park

Utah’s first national park sits 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas on I-15, about an hour southwest from Bryce Canyon National Park. Steep red cliffs, a scenic drive that leads to forest trails hugging the Virgin River and the Emerald Pools with their waterfalls and hanging gardens, and the Zion …

Where to Find the Best Milkshakes in the U.S.

Nothing beats a hot summer day better than an ice cold milkshake. Whoever thought to take ice cream and blend it with milk and basically any and …

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