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20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

Cleaning

10 classic European islands on a budget

<b>Santorini, Greece</b><p>Even the epic photos don’t quite prepare you for Santorini, with its encircling black cliffs. The island was formed by an enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 BC, and the subsequently collapsing caldera formed these sheer faces. Its extraordinary landscapes justly attract hordes of …

European Travel

Forget Big Sur—These East Coast Road Trips Will Fuel Your Sense of Adventure

Sure, a month in Italy sipping on limoncello, eating fresh pasta al pomodoro, and swimming in the clear Mediterranean waters may sound like an …

Road Trips

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

Hiking

I Have Almost 100 Pairs of Leggings but I Wear These 9 Over and Over Again

It didn’t take long after I became a fitness editor for me to accidentally also become a leggings collector. Part of my job is to know about and test …

The Best Thru-Hikes You've Never Heard Of

The Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails get all the attention—and the foot traffic—but there are plenty of long walks that aren’t crowded. These five offer the best glimpses into unspoiled wilderness, spanning each region of the country. From hot springs and vistas in the Rockies to …

The top travel kit that's worth your money

Want to invest in great gear that will last? We asked eight diehard travellers for the one item that’s never let them down. Then we tested the latest …

13 places with the bluest water in the world

Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.<p>To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you're at it, we've put together a list of some of the bluest waters in …

Airstream sheds its aluminum shell with the Nest fiberglass glamper

With outdoor travel and recreation big business among the young and adventurous, Airstream is making a play to broaden its appeal. In 2016, it …

RVs

I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Invent This Simple Backpacking Chair

I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited, so pleasantly surprised by a chair before, that I actually let out a “yew!” when I sat down until I …

Backpacking

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

Public Speaking

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Life-Changing Lessons in How to Pack Right for Travel

I feel bad for most people I see in airports. Not only are they carrying larger, heavier bags than I am (or, gasp, <i>checking</i> luggage), but they’re lugging all that extra weight just to bring along clothing and other stuff that’s making them less comfortable. These lessons from the outdoors world will …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

How to Sleep Under a Tarp in the Rain

Guthook pitches his tarp low in advance of a heavy rain storm.Tarps are a great ultralight backpacking shelter option, provided they’re used in a …

Appalachian Trail Winter Gear List: Taylor’s Pack

We’re leaving March 19th for our Northbound thru-hike and we’re planning for some cold weather. Below is Taylor’s portion of the gear list we …

Food, beaches, walks, adventure … and romance: our 10 best travel stories of 2017

Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal<p>For an experience of Portugal away from the droves of tourists that go there every summer, we headed to its central coast, where the Atlantic roars into empty beaches lined with delicious seafood restaurants.<p>Portugal’s Centro region is baffling. It’s …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

The 18 best trips for 2018

2017 was the year of traveling fearlessly. In a world so often portrayed as risky, dangerous, the reality is that when you actually get out there, …

nationalpark

This is the Most Popular Kitchen Gadget on Amazon

These days, there is an endless assortment of kitchen gadgets to buy on Amazon, from a must-have Microplane to the popular Instant Pot. But with …

Where to Travel in 2018, According to the Experts

Buenos Aires, Argentina<p>A new year brings with it a whole new list of plans—and for the intrepid traveler, a whole new list of places to visit. 2018 is no different: Economies and tourism are flourishing in far-flung locales that travelers rarely considered previously, while beloved but forgotten …

Travel

38 Ideas for Firepits

Gather around a firepit wall<p>Overlapping panels of ipe wood and colored concrete flank the firepit in this backyard in Los Altos Hills, California. …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

33 Small Accents That Would Make Great Coffee Tables

Why have one big thing when you can have two or three little things?<p>What do you need a coffee table for? To serve drinks or snacks to guests. To show off your styling skills with a vignette of books and objets topped off with an obscure type of branch. And, let's be honest, sometimes as a place to …

These Are the 2017 Bedding Trends You’ll Want to Cozy Up With ASAP

If you’ve been searching for a way to try out some 2017 style trends without investing a huge amount of time or money, look no further than your …

Home Decorating

Here’s How To Get Ocean-Front Suites In Hawaii For Half-Off Right Now

Culture<p>Go Somewhere Everyone On Instagram Isn’t Going This Summer—Poland<p>Culture<p>The Carry-On Accessories You Need, Based On Your …

The Most Beautiful Train Ride in America Only Costs $97

All aboard!<p>Hands down, one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America's vast beauty is by train. Don't believe us? Then allow us to introduce you to Amtrak's Coast Starlight, which has been called "one of America's most beautiful train rides" since the 1940s.<p>Starting in Seattle and ending in …