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Kings Canyon Rim Walk Outback

Home » Blog » Travel » Hiking » Roughing it in the Outback<p>August 14, 2014 7 Comments »<p>Shares 348<p>Kings Canyon Rim Hike<p>I heard the howling as soon as I …

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Are these the world's worst tourism logos?

Space Station Images of Earth at Night Crowdsourced For Science

Astronauts have made sharp images of Earth at night available to scientists. Now the public can help scientists put those images to better use.

Mount Moran at Sunrise

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone

Avalanche Creek Gorge

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The $40 Duck Boat: How to Camouflage a Kayak

<i>Illustrations by Robert L. Prince</i><p>Turn a Craigslist find into a duck boat for $40<br>By Joseph Albanese<p>Need to get where the ducks are, cheap? Get online …

Your Antiperspirant Is Making You Reek

The case for antiperspirant seems straightforward: Moisture—in this case sweat—allows odor-producing bacteria to thrive. Reduce moisture by temporarily closing up sweat glands, and you’ll have less bacteria and therefore less funk.<p>But initial findings by a team at Belgium’s Ghent University show …

Your Shot Pictures: Wildfires From the Front Lines

Catch a glimpse of wildfires from a rare perspective, as firefighters open a window into their world.

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Everything you need to know about the 2016 Notting Hill Carnival

London’s Notting Hill Carnival began in 1964 as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival. About 500 people attended that year; now up to 2 million people go each year<b>.</b> As one of the world’s most popular processions and cultural celebrations – only Rio de Janeiro has a bigger carnival – its contribution …

Scotland's 10 most beautiful islands (Skye not included)

Pic of the Day: Paddles in on the Bow River in Banff NP, Canada

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

Guns, Bones and Polar Bears

Changing Planet<p><i>The hunt for fossils in the far-flung reaches of Svalbard is on! Jørn Hurum and his associates ply the arctic waters and snows of Svalbard to dig up some of the northernmost dinosaur fossils in the world. Their findings, particularly of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, are some of the</i> …

3 Best Travel Ads to Watch This Week

This week’s travel ads tackle one element of the promoted experience or destination in order to attract a specific set of travelers while piquing the …

Kilauea, Far From Ordinary

I took a photograph the other day like I occasionally do. It started out like such an ordinary day; the sun rose from the East as it always does. The birds began to chirp and the chickens began to stir right at dawn, perfectly on time like they always are. I opened my eyes like I always have, …

The Pursuit of Happiness

The tendency to be happy or not is an inherited trait, but the good news is that this is less than half the story. According to a 2012 study of identical and fraternal twins conducted by a team of scientists from top universities around the world, only about a third of our happiness level is …

Norway Photos

See photos of Norway (including fjords, polar bears, Oslo, Lillehammer, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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In Honor Of National Relaxation Day, Here Are Some Of The Most Relaxing Places On Earth

Some days you just need to sit back and enjoy some beautiful scenery.<p>Today is that day. Friday (August 15) is National Relaxation Day; in honor of that joyous occasion, here are 15 stunning spots you should visit to recharge and detox from everyday life.<p>Whether it's an oceanfront beach, a sparkling …

Unity In Art - Surprising Artistic Moments Around the World

#FriFotos – that weekly photo sharing event I love, even though it is sometimes an intellectual challenge. This was a challenge week, as I fought …

Snowshoeing among the Big Trees, Sequoia NP