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18 Phone-Saving Cases That Are Basically Unbreakable

An immovable object collided with an unstoppable force called gravity and lived to tell the story (the immovable object = these phone cases, of course).<p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

This $799 ticket gets you into dozens of music festivals around the world in 2017

Forget Fyre Fest — for less cash than the cost of a high-end ticket to the failed festival, you can now buy a flat-fee pass to dozens of music …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Journalism

This Map Shows the Quickest (and Ultimate) Road Trip Across Europe

European Travel

Brick Houses That Form A Bridge Between Past And Present

Exposed bricks are making a big comeback lately but not so long ago brick houses and buildings were perceived as being old, outdated and in immediate …

8 Prettiest National Parks to Visit in America This Spring

If you're feeling stir crazy, we totally get it. Winter can be long in the majority of states, and often void of anything even remotely cool to do. …

10 San Francisco Bay Area hikes with scenic endings - Curbed SF

Chilly weather lies ahead, folks. Now would be the perfect time to prepare for a nice weekend trek wth your favorite autumn attire. After all, that turkey dinner and third helping of stuffing aren't going to walk themselves off.<p>From historic sites to inspirational artwork, these 10 hikes all offer …

The Most Picturesque Landscapes in the United States Photos

When you think of otherworldly landscapes, you might conjure images of the volcanos of Iceland or perhaps the deserts of Namibia, made famous by <i>Mad Max: Fury Road.</i> We’re going to guess that the United States isn’t usually the first country that comes to your mind, but some of the most incredible …

National Parks

Chase the changing color of the leaves from California to Minnestoa and Vermont

Fall visualizes change in a way the other seasons don’t. The warmth of summer fades as leaves begin to fall from the trees one by one until, before …

Hiking

The New GoTenna Could Make the Backcountry Safer—If People Use It

The original goTenna, which debuted last year, was a pretty slick backcountry communications tool. The battery-powered stick paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to send text messages and broadcast your location without cell service or satellite data. Users could send messages to …

10 National Parks You Should Visit This Fall

Celebrate 100 years of epic, rugged American wilderness.<p>One of America's greatest assets is its diverse and massive landscape. Luckily for us denizens, the National Park Service protects some of the most awe-inspiring terrain in all 50 states (as well as in American territories such as the Virgin …

National Parks

HomeMade Modern EP55 Concrete Bar

This outdoor bar with a concrete countertop is a sturdy piece of outdoor furniture that serves as a nice place to sit and have a drink or as a food …

Woodworking

Here's Another Example of the Nikon P900's Amazing, 83x Zooming Power (VIDEO)

OK, we admit it: We’re so enthralled by the insane 83X focal range of Nikon’s Coolpix P900 superzoom camera that every so often we have to post a …

European ‘OutDoor Show’ Best Gear Awards

The annual Outdoor Friedrichshafen in Germany is among the largest outdoor-gear trade shows in the world, tantamount America’s Outdoor Retailer. …

The 55 buildings in New York City you need to see in your lifetime

It's said that New York City is a concrete jungle (where dreams are made of), but there's a lot to love about the concrete (and glass, and steel, and brick) that makes up the city.<p>The five boroughs are jam-packed with scores of iconic buildings and architectural landmarks. New York was home to the …

Staten Island

Face-Off: Yellowstone vs. Yosemite

America’s National Park Service is turning 100 this year, which is just one of many reasons to celebrate the epic beauty of two great wilderness …

National Parks

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "Best Island in the World" by the …

These Are The Colors Everyone Is Talking About For 2018

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.<p>Now that 2018 is here, it's time to discuss which home decor trends will define the months to come. While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, this year will be full of even …

Home Decorating

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Michigan

Michigan may be known as the Great Lakes State—and the water-based recreational options really are abounding—but the incredible hiking should not be …

Hiking

10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Retirement

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Pokémon Go

America's Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

Hiking

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

Furniture

The 50 Things You Must Do in Texas

Whether you were born and raised in the Lone Star State or migrated here after realizing Texas is the best damn state in the whole damn country, you …

Texas

The most convenient gear to pack for your next camping trip

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Do I want to bring my grill with me? Yes. Can I bring my grill with me? Well, seeing as there is a three-mile hike to the campsite, …

Shopping

16 Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Flight

Ask a traveler what they think about flying, and you’ll get wildly different opinions, from the geekily excited to the desperately terrified.Now, ask …

Apps

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

11 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in America

Maybe it's the unexpected nature of waterfalls that makes them so special. You often hear the sound first, in the distance, rumbling like constant …

Hiking

27 of the Most Beautiful Places to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

How to store your sleeping bag after your epic camping trip

A good sleeping bag ranks right up there with firewood and beef jerky as a camping essential, but let's face the facts: It won’t come cheap.<p>A quality …