Sean Girgus

169 Flips | 13 Magazines | 420 Likes | 5 Followers | @SeanGirgus | Keep up with Sean Girgus on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sean Girgus”

These Are the Nation’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers

This week the conservation group American Rivers released its list of the ten most endangered rivers in the United States. When compiling the annual …

21+ spots that will inspire your next road trip to Oregon

<i>Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and</i> …

Our Consciousness Is Just an Illusion, Scientists Say

In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess because machines lacked …

Mumbai's slums have had a street art makeover

European Travel

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

The 15 most affordable destinations in Europe to visit right now

European Travel

Backpacking The Greatest Wilderness in Europe

Well above the arctic circle in Swedish Lapland lies Kungsleden - The King's Trail. This 450km swath of trail stretches between the towns of Abisko, …

Hiking

20 Ways to Accidentally Ruin the Next 20 Years of Your Life

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.And so often, against our better judgment, we accidentally make the wrong …

Days of our Lives

25 Quotes by Alan Watts That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Journey Across Canada by Train

Riding the rails from Toronto to Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime smorgasbord of scenery.<p>I’m an introvert. A real rather-do-anything-than-make-small-talk introvert, not just someone who prefers TV to cocktail parties. So what am I doing having breakfast with three strangers—and enjoying it?<p>Blame …

Trains

Top 10 Things to Do in Northern Ireland

Hit the road on the Causeway Coastal Route, get down with Belfast's best musicians, and soak up the otherworldly scenery featured in Game of Thrones.<p>Northern Ireland blends centuries of history with an engaging modern vibe that shows time definitely hasn't stood still. Mix in welcoming smiles and …

Ireland

The 15 Most Affordable European Destinations to Visit

You might expect a vacation to Europe to be expensive—and it could be—but there are plenty of ways to visit the continent on a budget. For starters, …

11 of the World's Most Historic Villages You Can Still Live In Photos

According to a report issued by the World Health Organization, the world's urban population accounts for roughly 54 percent of the total global population, up 34 percent from 1960. That means of the roughly 7 billion people, nearly 4 billion inhabit major cities such as New York, Paris, and Tokyo, …

European Travel

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Trains

Oregon Coast Lodging Fantastic Views on Video

Oregon Coast Lodging Fantastic Views on Video<p><b>Updated Periodically</b><p>(Oregon Coast) – The views are varied and distinctive from these lovely lodgings …

I ditched the corporate world to spend seven glorious months living and working in my truck

Between writing sessions, I took in B.C.'s best surfing, mountainbiking and hiking<p>In 2015 I decided to quit my job and leave Vancouver after sixteen years of working and living in the corporate world. In 2016, working as a freelance writer for the video game industry, I hit the road for seven …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

7 Survival Skills You Should Know

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.The seven survival skills mentioned below are the most basic ones that you should be mastering …

Where to Go in Iceland to Avoid the Crowds

Between 2003 and 2015, tourism to Iceland more than tripled, growing from 300,000 visitors per year — about equal to the country’s entire population …

The Estimated Cost of the Hanford Cleanup Just Went Up By Four *Billion* Dollars

Hanford might start converting some of its worst radioactive wastes into benign glass in 2023. But that comes with an extra $4.5 billion added to the …

Seattle

Ancient Sumerian Writings Reveal the Earth was Ruled by Eight Immortal Kings for 241,200 Years

More than a dozen copies of a mysterious text referred to as the Sumerian King Lists have been uncovered over the years by archaeologists in regions …

Early Explorer Logbooks Reveal Antarctic Sea Ice Has Barely Changed in 100 Years

Well, that was unexpected.<p>Logbooks from the likes of Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton - key figures in the 'Heroic Age' of Antarctic …

Whether it’s the coast of Cornwall, Siberia or the savannah of east Africa, our readers have picked train trips memorable for landscapes, food and fellow travellers<p>On my first ever visit to India I embarked on a 40-hour journey from Mumbai to Trivandrum. The sheer amount of time to be on a train …

Trains

Best Beaches in Greece

Years ago, a ship ran aground here (hence the name). Set on the northwest coast of Zakynthos island, Shipwreck is one of the most photographed …

10 Things You Should Do If You Can't Fall Asleep At Night

Nothing is worse than getting into bed, only to toss and turn for hours before drifting off. Getting upset can make it even harder to relax, so it's …

Sleep

Self-Help Books For Depression & Anxiety That Actually Helped Me

<i>October 27, 2016</i><p>I’ve recently come across a newly published book on depression written by a Polish celebrity. Being full of New-Age waffle and …

The wildlife in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest will blow your mind

The Great Bear Rainforest is among the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest on Earth. It spans 250 miles and 21 million acres along the …