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10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s …

Tie Your Things with Perfect Knots

In our day to day life, knots plays a vital role. Starting from the shoe lace to camping and fishing, a perfect knot can be an essential requirement. …

Camping

There's a Bucket-List Hike Hiding in Your Backyard

Usually, when people think California's best bucket-list hike, they think <i>long.</i><p>And of course, Pacific Crest.<p>We'd like to suggest a three-day hike with …

Kiss of death: Two stars are going to collide soon in huge blast visible to the naked eye

Picture: Getty Images – Credit: Mylo<p>Two stars locked in a dance of death for millions of years are going to collide – in a blast which will release …

Astronomy

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

10 breathtaking Airbnb homes to book if you love the outdoors

If you’re a hardcore nature lover, your ideal day would look like this: waking up to the sound of bird calls on a serene mountain top, a session of …

Trails

National park photo ops: The best way to catch desert stars

The stars shine brightly at night near the Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park. With my camera set at ISO 1600, a 16mm lens and the shutter opened for 30 seconds, I waited for passing cars to light the sides of the dead tree and tried a little bit of flash-fill.<p><i>In honor of this</i> …

17 Christmas Appetizer Recipes That Will Fill Your Friends With Glee

If you enjoy throwing a holiday party every now and then, you know how exciting the planning can be. But between creating a cocktail menu and dreaming up a stellar holiday dessert spread, you need to decide how you’re going to sate your guests’ hunger. Sure, you could go the easy route and order …

Cooking

This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool

The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, …

10 Escapist Albums to Get You Through the Worst Day in Modern History

There is little that can be said to fully express what a dark day today is. Donald Trump is set to be the leader of the free world in two months …

National park tips: How to make your Yosemite grand entrance

Headed to Yosemite? Don't expect drop-dead panoramas at this California park's southern entrance. You've got 25 miles, and 45 minutes on curvy Wawona Road, before you reach a tunnel, and then ... Tunnel View.<p>That's when Yosemite Valley appears before you — the granite walls, the waterfalls — and …

Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail

On the third morning along Northern California’s Lost Coast Trail, I awoke to discover large imprints in the sand just outside of camp. I followed …