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10 Great Canadian Adventures

<i>Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta</i><p>With its vast and varied geography, it’s no secret Canada is rich with opportunities for outside adventure. But some …

Hiking

Top 5 Places to Experience BC's Mountains - Explore BC

Top 5 Places to Experience BC’s Mountains<p>British Columbia is defined by the grandeur of its nature, and one of the province’s most defining features …

Hiking

10 gorgeous travel vignettes that illustrate the majesty of our planet

Photo and caption by Manish Mamtani/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest<p>There's nothing like a great collection of travel photography to …

Travel Photography

6 Ways to Conquer the Demons of Self-Doubt | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“You’ll never succeed.”<p>“You’re not good enough.”<p>“You might as well give up now.”<p>Chances are, you’re hearing things like that <i>every single day</i>.<p>They …

Motivation

How To Memorize Things Quickly & Effectively - Visualization

Table Of Contents<p>Paraphrase | Actively process the information by reformatting it and outputting it.<br>• Alternative Sources | Consider supplementing or …

OpenCourseware

10 Science Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Feel Tired

It's 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. You know what needs to get done, but your body is resisting it.<p>We can all relate to this feeling, but the similarities stop there.<p>Some people fall prey …

Time Management

India moves up on global travel, tourism list to 52nd place

<b>Geneva,</b><p>India has moved up 13 notches to 52nd position on a global list of countries in terms of their travel and tourism competitiveness, but ranks …

Must-have camping items

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits.<p>The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or eating healthy once or twice, but if you don't shift your …

Fun-Da-Mental

Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States

<i>by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer</i><p>This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during …

South Dakota

Re-focus, Re-Purpose, Re-Power

New mindset = new result! 10 Practical Ways to Re-focus, Re-purpose, Re-power in Disruptive Times (and a BIG list of practical, inspiring 3Q personal …

Self-improvement

12 Steps to Unleashing the Power of your Dreams into Your Waking Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“ There once was a man who dreamt he was a butterfly. The experience was so deep and so real that upon walking he could not be sure if it was a</i> …

14 Incredible American Hikes You Need to Take this Summer

Summertime is marked by long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and—if you’re like us—some incredible hikes.<p>There’s nothing more liberating than …

Hiking

5 Ways to Find Beauty in Painful Life Changes

<i>Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation that no longer fits, or no longer exists.</i><p>The reason …

Success

Pictures of the Week 5.8.15

UKIP

The 17 Laws for Mentally Strong People - Michael Gregory II - Writer. Introvert. Random Thinker

“<i>There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight,</i> …

Self-help

Plan for Failure: Being Consistent Is Not the Same as Being Perfect

You probably realize that consistency is important for making progress, doing better work, getting in shape, and achieving some level of success in …

Self-improvement

30 Photographs Capturing the End of World War II in Europe

On May 8, 1945, Germany conceded World War II and the world celebrated.<p>On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, ending World War II in the West. The next day, parades marched, kisses flew, beer flowed, and the globe erupted in celebration. Though the Pacific theater continued to …

Winston Churchill

This week's best travel bargains around the globe.

<i>This week’s best travel bargains a round the globe. Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.</i><p>Land<p>The Windsor Court Hotel, near the <b>French Quarter in New Orleans</b>, …

Flying

The Iceman Cometh?

Posted: May 09, 2015 12:01 AM<p>President Obama, Al Gore and other alarmists continue to prophesy manmade global warming crises, brought on by our …

Climate Change

United reports slight gain in travel but more empty seats

United Airlines and United Express added flights faster than they increased passenger traffic in April, leading to more empty seats.<p>The company said Friday that passengers flew 16.68 billion miles last month, a 0.4 percent increase over April 2014 despite a drop in U.S.-Europe travel.<p>But the …

Southwest Airlines

The business case for solving Asia's environmental emergency

<i>The following is excerpted from The Greening of Asia by Mark L. Clifford. Copyright 2015 Mark L. Clifford. Used by arrangement with Columbia</i> …

Sustainability

How Gratitude Helped Me Find My Courage

"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough."<p>-- Charles Dudley Warner<p>Many years ago, I read online of a woman who sold a lifetime of possessions and moved from the west coast of America to Hawaii with one suitcase. Apparently she had never regretted that decision to …

Minimalism

Mexico; Adventure travel

Adventure travel in Mexico is so much more than parasailing and banana boats. There’s an authentic, world-class outdoor experience—something you …

Mexico

About

All geared up for wet weather on the Routeburn Track in Fiordland, NZ.<p>Hi, I’m Kristin and I’m one of the clumsiest people you’ll ever meet…yet I keep …

New Zealand