Kyle Sarlls

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11 Pro Tips for Packing for Your First Backpacking Trip

I’d consider myself a pretty experienced backpacker—last summer, I spent more than three months backpacking 1,000 miles. But it was only two years …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

Middle-class

Read This Before You Travel Solo

Ready to take the plunge? With a little preparation, traveling alone is easier and even more enriching than you may think.

TripAdvisor reveals the cheapest Caribbean islands to visit this spring

If you've been thinking about white-sand beaches and turquoise waters ever since the first Monday in January, this small island in the Caribbean …

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

5 Best Commission-Free ETFs at Fidelity in 2018

These five commission-free ETFs offered by Fidelity can serve as the building blocks for a diversified investment portfolio.<p>Commission-free …

The 18 Best Places for a Big Trip in 2018

Don’t get us wrong: We love Instagram. It’s inspirational, revelatory, and just so darn addictive. But therein lies the danger. Before you know it, …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

10 things you need to do in order to quit your job and travel the world, according to people who have done it

Psssst — hey, you. Yeah, you. The one discreetly clicking on this article at work while your boss sits inches away. We know your secret: You're itching to drop everything and book a one-way ticket across the world.<p>We're not judging. In fact, we support you. At Travel + Leisure, we talk to people …

Loyalty

Check out the diverse pleasures of L.A.'s Chinatown, Jake

May. 7, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> L.A.’s Chinatown has a past. Transplanted from its original venue 80 years ago, the neighborhood northeast of downtown retains an authentic vibe, in a region otherwise threatened with mass gentrification. It is famously notorious in the classic Jack Nicholson …

Los Angeles

5 Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper Due to a Strong U.S. Dollar

Now is the time to travel abroad and save big.<p>The past year or so has brought great news for American travelers, as the U.S. dollar has surged in …

8 Incredible U.S. Solo Travel Destinations Every Woman Should Consider

If pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is at the top of your agenda this year, booking a solo travel experience might be a good place to start. Friends weekends and romantic getaways are great—and often very necessary—but there’s something potentially life-changing about testing your own …

Solo Travel

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

Personal Finance

Where to travel every month of the year

In order to help plan your next trip, we consulted Lonely Planet's "Where to Go When" guide, which acts as a trip planner for every month of the year.<p>The guide provides 30 recommendations for each month of the year based on unmissable events, as well as which places are cheapest or have the best …

Loneliness

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

National Parks

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

The cheapest dates to fly in 2017

After an analysis of my airfare data, 2017 looks to be a very good year for travel, both domestically and for trips to Europe. If you plan to fly in 2017, keep the following dates in mind.<p><b>Domestic flights</b><p>Winter: Fly Jan. 7 to March 5, but watch for a bump in prices Feb. 11-24<br>• Spring: Fly by April 1, …

Air Travel

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don’t really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel — a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p>More ‘bare-bones’ fares<p>Next year, …

Flying

Revamped bus is family home & mobile hostel for adventurers (Video)

Slowly but surely, the attraction of simplifying one's life and the advantages of small space living are inspiring a growing number of people to …

Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

By Tchiki Davis<p>What gives you a sense of self-worth?<p>Data from my well-being survey recently revealed that positive self-views (or feeling good about oneself, a general belief that we are good, worthwhile human beings) were the best predictor of happiness--even more so than 19 other emotional …

The Primary Barrier Stopping You From Everything You Want In Life

Jack Canfield once said, <i>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”</i> And he’s right. But I’m going to take it one step further.<p>Pain, …

7 Filters for Making Clean Drinking Water in a Snap

When high-quality H2O is a must, turn to these tools.<p>Whether you're backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy.<p>Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

5 Seriously Romantic Road Trips in Europe

North America has every ingredient for the perfect road trip, from expansive highways to epic mountain ranges to endless coastlines. But once the …

European Travel

How to Invest Your Way to $1 Million

Little things add up.<p>When you think of millionaires, words like “privilege” and “opulence” often come to mind. What about “comfort”? That’s a term …

How much should I save each year?

Savings rate: Aim to save at least 15% of your income annually for retirement—start as soon as you can.<p>Who doesn’t have a retirement dream—a someday? …