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The ultimate Arizona road trip

WHILE Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State, there is much more to experience in its 114,000 square miles: Busy cities and desolate washes, low …

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The Hidden Gems That Make Mexico One of the Most Beautiful Countries on Earth

If you've caught a sunset off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, snorkeled in Cozumel, or cruised around the Arch of Los Cabos, then congrats. You have …

Review Of PhotoPills On iOS For iPad Mini

A Review Of PhotoPills:<p>A less talked about aspect of the smart device era is the speed at which apps are developed and updated. The world of …

Landscape Photography

Pinout Adds Remote Release, GPS, Multi-camera Control and More to Nikon DSLRs

Pinout is a smart, versatile gadget which allows you to control your Nikon DSLR via a smartphone. It supports GPS, timer control, multi-camera …

PDF Quads - Trail Maps

National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any 7.5 minute topo in the continental U.S.A. for …

Image Size and Resolution Explained for Print and Onscreen

One of the most confusing things for a new photographer is understanding image size, resolution, and printing. I’ll try and explain what these things …

Tutorials

Ten Must See Photography Documentaries and Their Trailers

If I ever find myself wallowing in a creative rut, I have a few surefire ways out of that hole. My most effective method, although probably not the …

Land of arches: Travel guide to Moab, Utah

ON A RECENT THREE-WEEK ROAD TRIP to Southern Utah, my partner and I based ourselves in Moab for a week to explore the area. At the end of the trip, I …

10 Life-Changing Utah Hiking Trails

Matadornetwork.com<p>There's nothing like hiking in Utah. No matter if you are in the southern part of the state or if you are hiking along the Wasatch …

Hiking

5 Must-See Places in Utah

Utah is known for its world-class skiing around Park City as well as its “Mighty Five” national parks, including Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches. But …

Top 10 Undiscovered Utah Roads

Utah is filled with scenic drives through colorful landscapes you won't find anywhere else. Whether you scour Utah's All-American Road or check out …

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

Books

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier population of readers who <i>just can’t wait</i> …

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This Road Trip Adventure Looks Like It's Going to Be Awesome

More than 800 miles of off-roading through Utah in two beaters and a Model T? That's our kind of road trip.<p>Is there anything better than having fun in a car you don't care about?<p>The guys at The Smoking Tire don't think so, so they took two beaters and a Ford Model T on an off-road adventure through …

Off-roading

Sleep Like a Summer Camper in Zion National Park

It’s a three-hour drive from McCarran International Airport to Zion Lodge, where rocking chairs on porches and handmade Mission-style furniture in …

Watching This Awesome Backpacking Couple Will Give You A Serious Case of Wanderlust

Need something to spark the travel bug in you? Just check out the video above. Shot by Norwegian director Johan Kaos during a backpacking trip with his then-girlfriend (now wife!), the four-minute video is both inspiring and exhausting. (I especially appreciate Kaos’ exaggerated sigh once he …

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The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Mono Lake, California<p>Mark Twain once wrote of California's largest natural lake: "Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert...This solemn, …

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Backpacking

How to train for hiking the Appalachian Trail like 74-year-old Nan Reisinger

APPALACHIAN TRAIL, Pa. (WHTM) – 2,182 miles from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the most famous hiking trail in the world.<p>Since it opened …

2016 Appalachian Trail Hiking Journals

<b>Options</b><br>Chris A <br>trailjournals.com/ChrisAontheAT <br>Started: Feb 22, 2016 <br>Finished: Aug 27, 2017<p>Updated: about 7 hours Ago<p><b>Volunteer</b><br>David Hester …

Amanda Rogers, Author at The Trek

This charging cable claims it will solve a major problem with your smartphone

UsBidi/Kickstarter<p>There's a major problem with smartphones.<p>Not only do their batteries barely last a day, the batteries themselves get worse and …

4-day Havasu Falls Hiking Tour

Photos of this Trip<p>Trip Itinerary<p>Day 1 <i><br>Shuttle to Hualapai Hilltop: 3.5-hour drive from Flagstaff<br>Hiking Mileage: 10 miles<br>Elevation Loss: 2,400 …

5 Exquisite Day Hikes Within 2 Hours of Denver Offering Fewer Crowds and More Solitude

Denver, CO provides a great mix for those loving the hustle and bustle of the city while being able to escape to the mountains all in a day.<p>There is …

Hiking

Off-Road Trailer Buyer's Guide

May 2, 2016 Comments (2) Camping, Gear, Home Page<p>Off-Road Trailer Buyer’s Guide<p>This <b>Off-Road Trailer Buyers Guide</b> (2nd Edition) is intended as a …

Expedition Overland: Central America Ep12 S2

Mesa Verde: Legacy of Stone and Spirit

I recently read an article about a man who has a “bucket list to go everywhere.” The article claims he is the “Worlds Most Traveled Man.” I am not …