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If You Can Answer Yes to These 5 Questions, You’ve Probably Found 'The One'

Are you already dating your soulmate?<p>If you’ve ever found yourself seriously contemplating saying "I do" to your partner, you know that the thought …

Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

Each of these five short hikes is an introduction to a stunning part of Europe away from well-trodden hiking trails. All the walks can be completed in a few hours and the paths are well signposted.<p>Ladder of Kotor, Montenegro<p>The Ladder of Kotor is what remains of a historic cross-country route that …

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10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike …

Video: How to Clean Your Hydration Reservoir

REI is continuing its ongoing video series of how to care for our favorite outdoor gear. This time out they've shared tips on how to clean a …

7 Long Weekend Road Trip Ideas With Your SO For MLK Jr. Weekend

Get excited, because your first long weekend of the year is quickly approaching. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that takes place on …

This One Kit Has Everything You Need to Survive an Outdoor Emergency

• Compass material: 550 Paracord<br>• Paracord length: 8'<br>• Paracord strength: 550lbs<br>• Blanket dimensions: 7' x 5'<br>• Flashlight strength: 500 lumens<br>• Flint life: up to …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

7 Things My Husband and I Should Have Discussed Before We Had a Kid

<i>This content originally appeared on Motto.</i><p>When my husband Tom and I were expecting a baby, we would take long walks around our Brooklyn neighborhood, …

Top 5 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in North America

You’re tired of planning another beach getaway, then heed your adventurous spirit by planning the most amazing hiking trail. North America has …

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Rec Room: 15 Minute Bodyweight Full-Body Workout | Men’s Health

Dogpound founding trainer Rhys Athayde demonstrates all the moves you need for this 15-minute workout in the one-minute video above. It's like having a personal training session with Athayde wherever you may be.<p>This workout is unrelenting—you'll be going from one move to the next with no rests in …

11 Affordable Wedding Venue Ideas

Where you choose to get married and celebrate afterward can make or break your wedding budget.<p>“Picking your venue is the most important thing you can …

Weddings

16 Backcountry Hygiene Tips Everyone Should Know

The expert: Amanda “Not A Chance” Timeoni has hiked 14,500 miles since she started counting in 2009, including four laps of the Pacific Crest Trail. …

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5 More Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

Getting to know different trails around the country (and on occasion, across the globe) is one of our favorite parts of having writers from every …

Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

There are lots of obvious things you need when backpacking with dogs. Maybe a dog backpack (I highly recommend THESE by Groundbird Gear), a leash …

Here are the most effective stretches to prepare you for the hiking trail

Even what seems like the most benign hiking trail can result in a twisted ankle, pulled muscle, or worse if you don’t prepare properly. The most …

This Husband Who Refuses to 'Help' His Wife Really Gets Us

We’ve all heard it: a dad who proudly proclaims he’s “babysitting” his kids for the evening or that he “helped” his wife clean the house.<p>Sure, at …

The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

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Alberta, Canada, Is Your Unexpected New Summer Destination

Canada has a lot to celebrate as of late—besides ringing in its 150th birthday this year, Alberta, one of its 10 provinces, is currently celebrating Stampede, a Summer rodeo festival held in Calgary, one of Alberta’s largest cities. The festival, which first launched in 1912 to honor soldiers …

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer 101: The Basics of Your Littlest Wedding Guests

<i>Even if you’ve decided to go totally kid-free for your wedding reception, there are a few tiny tots who just might make the cut (for the ceremony, anyway): your ring bearer and flower girl. Whether they’re your nieces and nephews or your best friends’ offspring, that cute-factor is hard to beat.</i> …

Weddings

How to Pack for a Hiking Trip

The art of filling a pack, according to the hiking professionals.<p>Regardless of the hike you’re planning—a mile-long walk along the oceanfront paths of Acadia National Park or a strenuous multi-day swath of the Appalachian Trail—experts urge bringing many of the same items: extra water and food, the …

The 6 best state parks in Alaska

1. Denali State Park<p>The big one, Denali, (formerly known as Mt. McKinley) is the tallest mountain in North America, and resides in this park. Denali …

9 Habits Of People In the Healthiest Relationships

A shared sense of humor is key. 🔑<p>Healthy relationships aren’t necessarily effortless and completely conflict-free.<p>Rather, the strongest, …

10 backpack essentials for summer hiking adventures in Colorado

Colorado summers are as beautiful as they are volatile. Before you head into the high country for a hike this season, check your backpack. A …

The Shortest Route to the Most Beautiful Place in Every State

There's a song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games, and it isn't called "America the Mediocre." The wonders of this country …

Best of Canada – Bucketlist #Canada150

<b>Canada is one of my favourite destinations, returning there almost annually in the years since becoming a travel writer/photographer. It’s a vast</b> …

16 Marriage Quotes That Will Make You LOL and Nod Your Head

"Love may be blind, but marriage is an eye-opener." While the honeymoon phase is sweet, the real essence of a marriage is so much more. You and your partner learn about each other in intimate ways you never knew existed, and both of you are tested changed as result. Also, marriage can be f*cking …

Best Yellowstone Hotels, Cabins, Camping, and Restaurants

There are 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone. All campgrounds welcome RVs. You can also camp in the backcountry with a permit. Also see camping on the way.<p>…

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A Guide to Traveling Iceland in a Campervan

The struggle of traveling Iceland: wanting to see farther than a hotel balcony view, but not quite willing to commit to the challenges of braving …

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The 8 best state parks in Washington

WASHINGTON HAS IT ALL: shrub-steppe landscape in the east, forested mountains, rugged coastline with big archipelagos and bays, sinuous river …

The Luxurious Guide to National Parks

Visiting the major national parks is a rite of passage for every American kid—but what if your family’s not the type to pack up the tent and cooler …