Matt Appleton

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The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

Backpacking

6 Ways to Overcome Your Negative Emotions

As a Reiki practitioner, I am supposed to be conscious of myself. There are guidelines which are to help me be a more […]The post 6 Ways to Overcome …

How to Use an Ancient Photo Trick to Create Surreal Digital Photos

I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique …

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Photography

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 …

Anger & Attachment

Where does anger come from? As a person occasionally prone to angry outbursts, I’ve thought a lot about this question. The lesson of Zen practice is …

Mindfulness

Keeping A Happiness Jar Is A Great Idea, And We Should All Be Doing It

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of seven books including her very famous memoir, <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, and her latest, <i>Big Magic</i>, is doing something wonderfully …

10 Best Hikes In Europe - Adventurous

Every year millions of tourists flock to Europe to experience the best out of the continent. But what they are missing out while traveling in the …

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

How to Go Camping Like a Pro

Like everything else in life, knowing how to do something comes with a trial-and-error period.<p>We're here to help minimize the error portion of the …

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

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

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny step along the way it will take to get …

Time Management

I Had 3 Days To Capture The Magnificent Landscapes Of Tuscany

I took a trip to Tuscany to capture some nice scenes there. It was in Autumn, and I have to say I'm impressed with this place.<p>Countless hills, …

Tuscany

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Here Are 19 of The Most Incredible Nature Photos of 2016

Thank you, Planet Earth.<p>When we take a moment to step back and look, the world is stunningly beautiful.<p>There's beauty in the flashing movements of …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Magical Photos of Winter in Finland Under the Northern Lights

Born and based in beautiful Lapland, Finland, nature photographer Tiina Törmänen is never short on inspiration. A real-life winter wonderland, the Finnish Lapland is renowned for its sparkling, snowy landscapes lit by starry skies and the spectacular Northern Lights. Törmänen captures this seasonal …

Northern Lights

The Best Nature Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 29th</b><p>Our planet is a big place. The amount of life is staggering. There’s a lot to cover. Racing iguanas and dancing birds of paradise abound (though in ever dwindling numbers).<p>In order to share this world with us, nature documentaries tackle the dual responsibility of having to …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

How To Meditate Like a Pro: Beginners’ Guide to Meditation

5Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Let me guess. You keep hearing about this “meditation” thing but don’t know where to start.<p>Say no more.<p>With this mini-guide, …

The Hindu Belief of Samsara is Examined in Modern Paintings | City of the Seekers

Natalia Fabia's new show 'Rainbeau Samsara' examines the mystical cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.<p><i>In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to anyone or anything. Swamis, spiritualists, and other self-proclaimed religious</i> …

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

<i>Jordan Shakeshaft, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking …

San Andreas

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

4 Things That Are Better for Your Mind Than Brain-Training Games

Brain-training games are fun, but they may not actually make you smarter.<p>It's the end of the day, you have no idea where the day went, and you still have a day's worth of work to do. If only you could get more done in the day--if only your brain worked faster! We've all had these thoughts. In fact, …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …