Sarah Lamar

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Five hidden vacation gems from across Canada

In 2012, I moved to Canada from Britain and since then have been crisscrossing this gorgeous nation, soaking up its beauty from coast to coast to coast. Canadians often say to me that I’ve been to more places in their country than they have, and I always reply that’s such a shame, because damn, …

Let This Solo Vagabond Remind You That ‘We Are Built To Explore’

This isn’t the normal “dude in a van” story. It’s about more than that. It’s about a guy who reclaimed his life. It’s about a guy who quit his job and set himself free.<p>A few years ago, Matt McDonald hopped into his van and drove across the western U.S., Alaska, and Canada. He didn’t go with a …

Versatile Hardtop pop-up tent camper mounts to the roof of your car

The archetypal "great journey" has its modern counterpart in the road trip, where adventure-seekers hit the road in the search of something else. Of …

Smoking Too Much Cannabis Causes Dopamine Deficits In The Brain

The Brain Photo credit: Smoking too much weed could lead to cognitive impairment. Pe3k/ShutterstockThere’s no doubt that getting high can make you do …

Cognitive Impairment

How Did I Travel Europe on a $2300 Budget? And You Can Too!

"I don't have the money", "I will travel after my bonus comes in", "I will travel when I am older" -- the plethora of excuses we make to procrastinate or not travel at all. That's sad, because as someone who needs to run off to the mountains or a beach ever so often, you don't know what you're …

Trains

The 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites

The Internet is full of great outdoor related websites, but it isn't always easy to find them. That's why a site called Happy to Survive has compiled …

Here are the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Your reading list just got a whole lot longer.<p>On Monday night, PEN America honored incredible new literature at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards …

11 Amazing National Parks For Thrillseekers

Remote locations, extreme adventures, and jaw-dropping scenery are all things that to be found in the 58 national parks preserved by the National …

National Parks

10 Tips For The Beginner Traveler

For the past two years I’ve lived and worked in over a dozen countries, spending most of the year as a digital nomad living out of a backpack. It’s awesome. I talk to a lot of people back home that have never traveled, and have lots of questions about the basics. I compiled these into 10 tips to …

Meet The Couple Who Lives In A Van (And Still Manages To Eat Healthy)

Road trip food. You know—cheap, convenient food that won’t make a huge mess if you're eating it in a moving vehicle.<p>Fast food, chewy bars, gushers, …

5 Epic Treks From Backpacker's '100 Best Hikes'

New this spring, <i>The National Parks Coast to Coast:100 Best Hikes</i> by Backpacker Magazine is a guidebook to some of the most stunning hikes around the …

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

<i>By Kathleen Mulpeter</i><p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.<p>"We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false," says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary …

Mental Health

25 Best Camping Gear & Gadgets

With the vacation season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing and preparing for that long awaited camping trip.<p>From a …

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

Katabatic's Flex Sleeping Bag Arrives Just in Time for Spring

Katabatic's Flex Sleeping Bag Arrives Just in Time for Spring Lightweight and versatile, these blanket-style sleeping bags are designed to provide …

32 of the Best Places for Free Camping in the Southeast USA

<i>This post may contain affiliate or referral links. Read more about this in our disclosure policy.</i><p>When you go camping in the south, you are most …

RVs

How Going to the Gym Could Help People With Depression and Anxiety

Many of us break out yoga poses to relieve stress from time to time. Getting on the mat to focus on your breath is <i>so</i> calming when you’re feeling overwhelmed or worried. No doubt you always leave hot yoga feeling a few pounds lighter (literally <i>and</i> figuratively!) or get a rush from joining the yoga …

Yoga

The Best Camping Spots In California

California, with its impressive diverse terrains, is the best place for camping. From stargazing in the desert to leaping into a mountainous …

What believing in God does to your brain

Humans suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god, research …

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

The Best Waterproof Backpacks for Your Next Adventure

Never let the weather get the best of you. Protect your valuables by traveling with one of these waterproof backpacks.<p>When traveling, your backpack …

10 Best Campgrounds in the Parks

There are few better traditions in the United States than taking to the road and pulling into a national park campground for a few nights of adventure. Of course, the parks can be crowded, so the best spots to pitch a tent are off the beaten trail, where they immerse you a bit deeper into the …

A California redwoods hike you won’t forget

ORICK, Calif. — When the world’s tallest trees are just one highlight of a hike — and maybe not even the main highlight — you’ve found a pretty …

Hiking

Why You Can't Trust Your Memory (of Anything)

Do you recall what you were doing when you learned about the terrorist attack on 9/11? Any American old enough to understand the event has a vivid, …

10 Things You Won't Learn While Backpacking

Backpacking is the budgeting traveler's salvation: the freedom of the journey with no extraneous ties to hefty luggage or cemented itineraries. Now I do love a good night's rest in a fancy hotel or touring a high-ticket site, but I believe every trip can benefit from at least a little backpacking …

Hairstyling

Fifty shades of shame (or why you won’t find the books I read on my shelves) | Flic Everett

The worthy titles people display at home are often unread, while private passions – from Dan Brown to Christian Grey – are shuffled swiftly off to Oxfam<p>“I could never get rid of a book,” plenty of people say, when what they really mean is: “I could never get rid of a book that makes me look …

10 Things To start Now That Would Be Beneficial For You In Near Future

In some ways, this question realities of those people who want to change their life or else faced a harsh reality that forces them to think about …