Mindy Havens

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33 Delicious No-Cook Dishes To Bring To A Holiday Party

'Tis the season to be incredibly short on time. Doesn't make it OK to show up empty-handed (and wine isn't actually a food).

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Falling for Zion: Hiking Russell Gulch to the Subway

<i>See all our guide to the world’s best hikes and trails.</i><p>Utah’s Zion National Park is a place of immensity; huge sandstone walls tower far above the valley floor, the sheer magnitude is unreal. Alas, tourists and tour buses are the most common sight to be seen here, yet there are places void of this …

Arcade Belts

Arcade makes nearly perfect belts—they’re washable, dryable, durable, stretchy, and they have a buckle you can wear through airport security. Simply put, they’re really good at keeping your pants up. With its products purpose-built for active people, the company has developed a cult-like …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

The Practical and Natural Simplicity of Backcountry Gear

Everyone has different objectives when they visit a Wild Place.<p>Some go to escape, some go to return, some go to get exercise, some go to fish or …

Miner’s Shelter, Taliesin West, Arizona

<b>The architectural school the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture</b> at Taliesin West, where Wright kept a winter office, makes its students put …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XTherm

While the UL scene rejoiced when the original NeoAir came on the market, I never have been a big fan of it. It was just too cold for me, even on a …

Brian's Backpacking Blog

Temple Hopping in the Paradise of Bagan, Burma

There aren’t many places left in the world that are both truly off the beaten path and extraordinary. One town in Burma has over 2,000 stunning …

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand - via http://bit.ly/1cHuj5h

Experience Travel

Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Spread the bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast until dry and very …

Breakfast

Pretzel Bread Quinoa Stuffing with Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Pretzel Bread Quinoa Stuffing with Garlic Butter Mushrooms.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 21, 2013 61<p>I’m doing it.<p>Putting quinoa in something else weird. …

Speculoos

Speculoos are thin, crunchy, golden brown cookies that are traditionally baked and served around Christmas in much of Europe. The brown color comes …

Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty. It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes, candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets. …

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Video: People Are Awesome 2013 - 2014

It has been awhile since we've had a new "People Are Awesome" video but it was worth the wait. The clip below is five minutes of awesome people doing …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

South-east Asia

Wilderness Pocket Survival Kits - My Kit

As promised a while back, here's a look at one of my personal pocket survival kits. It's not perfect by any means, but I'm pretty happy with it at …