Natalee Pyle

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Bertrand Russell on Love, Sex, the Good Life, and How Moral Superstitions Limit Our Happiness

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) endures as one of humanity’s most lucid yet luminous thinkers, his ideas tracking between the timeless …

Mark Twain

The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

A 3-day hike from Skyline Ridge to Waddell Beach<p>Length 25.0 miles • Climbing 1710 ft<p>Background<p>The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail is one of the most popular …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

10 Best Doughnut Shops in the U.S.

From Homer Simpson to the now-ubiquitous cronut, doughnuts have long occupied a special place in the heart of American popular culture. In recent years, however, this sweet, starchy treat has become a favorite of discerning foodies, with new shops popping up around the country, offering a selection …

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

8 Perfect Getaways with Outdoor Showers

Showering outside is one of life’s small pleasures. Discovering there’s one adjoining your hotel room is an enormous joy.<p>On the scale of hotel room awesomeness, outdoor showers rank up there with killer views and private Jacuzzis (and, okay, free minibars). We don’t need to spell out why, …

Costa Rica

Transparent Canoe Kayak

You have probably heard of glass bottom boats which allow you to see what’s going on below you in the water as you float along. That’s pretty cool I …

Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Often referred to as the …

5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …

13 Reasons You Need To Visit Budapest ASAP

Europe is mind-blowingly cheap right now. The euro is nearly equal to the dollar (for now), and flight prices are largely on the decline, too. Even many hotel costs are pointing downward, making this quite possibly the most budget-friendly time to visit Europe in <i>years</i>.<p>And of all the picturesque …

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

National Parks

16 Places Swedes would rather keep to themselves

Sweden, bordering Norway and Finland, is the third-largest country in the European Union by area. But with 85% of Sweden’s 9.7 million inhabitants …

Outdoors

Hotel In A Volcano-Waterfall Is The Sweetest Digs You'll Ever Find

We've seen some pretty tricked-out hotel rooms in our day, but nothing quite beats these.<p>Welcome to Montaña Mágica Lodge, a hotel built INSIDE A MAN-MADE VOLCANO in Chile's Patagonian rainforest.<p>Here, the daily "eruption" is not lava, but rather a magical waterfall trickling down the plant-covered …

11 reasons why Olympic National Park is the most underrated place in the US

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK’S 1,440 square mile landscape is one of the most diverse cultural and geographic regions in North America, a designated United …

Hiking

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Gran Paradiso, Italy<p>It may be one of the oldest protected areas in the Alps, but the wild lakes and mountains of Gran Paradiso national park often get overlooked by tourists, who are more likely to visit northern Italy’s more popular destinations: the lakes of Como, Maggiore and Garda. In the …

Hiking

Explorer Spotlight: Crystal Brindle

<b>Name: Crystal Brindle | Age: 23 | Current Location: Golden Bay, New Zealand</b><p><b>What’s your day job?</b><br>I'm a Hut Warden for the Department of Conservation …

Hiking

Distractify

The 8 Best Whitewater Rafting Destinations in the World

Whitewater rafting remains one of the most popular adventure sports in the entire world, and for good reason. Not only does it allow travelers to …

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …

These 15 Epic Hiking Spots In Ohio Are Out Of This World

With waterfalls, giant rocks and caves to explore in this park, Hocking County is home to arguably the state's favorite place to hike.<p>Located in …

Hiking

Gorgeous Green Lake in Austria is a Fleeting Underwater Fairy Tale [32 PICS]

This is Grüner See (Green Lake) in Austria where every spring the ice and snow on the mountaintops melt and part of the park goes underwater; this is …

Scuba Diving