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5 Long North Carolina Hikes To Challenge and Reward You | Point of Blue

You started out a month ago with one of the short hikes we recommended, just to see what hiking was like. Maybe you walk in your neighborhood and …

Backpacking Gear List: What I Took on a 2-Week Backpacking Trip

Here is all of the gear I used on a two week backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail. This is a full backpacking gear list for a multi-day thu-hike. …

DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Guitar

<i>If you’ve ever thought about building your own guitar, start here. We present the advantages and disadvantages of a DIY project—the things to</i> …

Rumi's Call: Sacred Adventure to Awaken Your Soul

<b>"Respond to every call that excites your spirit."</b> -- Rumi<p><i>What is new is old; what is old is new.</i><p><i>"Welcome to Istanbul!</i>" I could hardly believe we were finally making this long-planned trip to Turkey. Much in the news today, Turkey sits at the intersection of Europe and Asia and borders the Middle …

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

Watch Conan O'Brien Take a Hilarious Vacation in Havana, Cuba

For last night's much-ballyhooed special edition of <i>Conan</i>, funnyman Conan O'Brien traveled to Havana, Cuba, where he, clad in a cream-colored suit, …

The 10 Most Historic Restaurants and Inns in the World

Food... a fundamental element of life, one of the more enjoyable aspects of humanity and reason enough to travel the world.<p>Different smells and flavors, the heat of the kitchens, the sound of clinking glasses and people's conversations and white table cloths -- the establishment of restaurants has …

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

The 2015 Irish pub of the year ... is in Georgia?

The pub poobahs have spoken, and just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The Olde Blind Dog, with two Atlanta-area locations, recently won the Irish Pub of the Year award for being "the best in its class, from design to customer service."<p>An Irish pub worth its Guinness on this side of the pond? …

Seven Spectacular Wildlife Phenomenons to Experience

<b>Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.</b><p><b>1. ANTARCTICA</b><p><b>The Migration of Emperor Penguins</b><p>This species of penguin is the only one to spend all year round in Antarctica. In early …