Mike Busund

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The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

The 5 Best Hiking Socks For Summer

Hiking in the sunshine is a magical part of summertime, but you need to make sure you have the right provisions. On top of having things like a …

Happy Earth Day! Five redwood parks you've never heard of — and why you should go

Earth Day on Sunday is a good time to think about planning a trip to see California's redwoods. Yosemite's spectacular Mariposa Grove, which has been shut for a three-year restoration project, will reopen to visitors June 15.<p>Big trees, however, draw big crowds. For a quieter experience, here are …

National Parks

The Best Camping and Hiking Gear You Can Find on Amazon

We rounded up Amazon shoppers’ favorite outdoor gear — from tents to backpacks to bug spray.<p>When you need a break from everyday life, there's no …

Camping

You can bring this couch on all of your adventures for $22 (Reg. $30)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Vanskytek Direct (97% positive feedback) via Amazon is offering the Inflatable Lounger for <b>$22</b> when promo code <b>8FHSY6QG</b> is applied …

Portable

The Top 20 Backpacking Trips Near San Francisco

Ah, San Francisco. What a beautiful place to live, right? The Bay Area is the perfect combination of thriving city life and immediate access to …

The 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails in the World

<b>1. Tour du Mont Blanc</b> <b><br>Location: France, Italy and Switzerland</b> <br>Like photos ripped out of a storybook, the scenes at this spectacular 104-mile hike …

I Quit My Job to Travel the World Full-time and It's a Lot Easier Than You Think

<i>This story originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com.</i><p>You've surely read "I quit my job to travel the world" stories before. This time, I'm not here to …

The Best Hiking Shoes of 2018

These pairs can handle any conditions nature dreams up.You've got trail running shoes for your light-and-fast days, and boots for slogging through …

Backpacking

Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

We Rank The Best Five Apps For Landing A Cheap Flight

If you follow our travel section at all, you know we at Uproxx love cheap flights. But we also know that sometimes you can’t plan ahead, or that you’re not always near a computer to book a flight. And the best deals require you to act fast. So we’ve ranked five apps that will let you snag a cheap …

You Won’t Believe This New Rain Shell

A couple weeks back, I raved about the REI Stormbolt, a heavy duty (while still lightweight-ish) rain jacket perfect for fierce rainstorms when …

11 Amazing National Park Hiking in the USA You Can’t Miss

These remarkable trails will appease both novice and expert hikers.The great outdoors are great for a reason. It was Shakespeare who once said, “One …

An airfare guru tells you how to get the lowest price — and when and why that shouldn't be the deciding factor

Let's be clear from the start: Airfares are volatile.<p>I know this as founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, which seeks out low fares. And I also know this as someone who travels for pleasure.<p>So although it's generally true that flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday is cheaper than on a Friday or Sunday, there …

The Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Pennsylvania Should Take

Pennsylvania has some beautiful (and LONG) trails, but when you are looking for a day hike rather than an epic excursion, there are hundreds of short …

A frequent flier reveals the 2 words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

British expat and New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe knows a thing or two about flying.<p>She told Bloomberg that she typically flies about 100,000 miles a year and has often managed to get herself bumped up from economy class without paying by deploying a two-word strategy.<p>Even when …

Virgin Atlantic

25 of Africa's most amazing places to visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world's second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.<p>Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn't changed for centuries, and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, …

National Parks

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

Beaches

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

The 2017 Adventure Travel Gift Guide

Although I spend a lot of time outside of cities, it is inevitable that I find myself in large populated places. As much as I would like to imagine …

Backpacking

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

Your guide to the best places to stay in Yosemite National Park

In this article, we share our selection of the best places to stay in Yosemite National Park both in and outside Yosemite Valley as well as some …

National Parks

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Funny Pictures – October 30, 2017

Pole Dancing Ahead. <br>viaGot room for one more if you still wanna go to Aspen. My wife and I for Halloween. <br>viaMy friend’s Halloween costume. <br>viaOne …

Halloween Costume

Here are the best places to travel in 2018 according to Lonely Planet

There’s only a couple of months left in 2017, which means you’re probably starting to think about the year ahead. What will you change? What will you do? Most importantly, where will you go?<p>Well, the team at travel guide publisher Lonely Planet is here to help with their just-released annual report …

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

Adventure<p>These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new …

How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator

Ever feel like the cable company or your phone service provider is charging too much? Ever feel helpless to do much about it? You’re not crazy.<p>When …

You'll never be Bill Nye, but you can be a data scientist

If Bill Nye reinvented his show for the modern era, he'd probably be the <i>Data</i> Science Guy. Skilled analytics professionals are in high demand across …

80% Of Jobs Are Not On Job Boards: Here's How to Find Them

<i>The following letter is authored by Evan Guzman. Evan is a nationally recognized leader with over two decades of experience in strategic corporate development, employment marketing & branding. As former Global Head of Military Programs and Engagement for Verizon; Evan’s responsibilities included</i> …

Employment