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The Best Men’s Travel Kit of 2018

VIP style and comfort, even in the cheap seats.<p>Tucker and Bloom Miller Cable Organizer ($36)<p>Your weapon against a rat’s nest of cords, this handsome pouch has a Velcro strap to keep things nicely coiled.<p>Trew Weightless NuYarn Shirt ($65)<p>We’ve touted merino’s funk-fighting properties for years. When …

Backpacking

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

10 of the Best Hiking Trails near Portland, Oregon

<b>Bridges, books and breweries; what's not to love about Portland?</b><p>Oregon's largest city also sits on the doorstep of near-limitless trails thanks to …

Hiking

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

Hiking

These Are America's 100 Favorite Books of All Time, According to Data

A battle between 100 much-loved novels. At the end, only one will prevail.<p>There's one simple and surefire way to get smarter: Read more books. Many of the most respected entrepreneurs--from Bill Gates to Elon Musk--are voracious readers.<p>Take a page out of one CEO's book, and you can find a way to …

Literature

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

The RinseKit gets an upgrade with more capacity and a water heater

When the original RinseKit was first introduced in 2016 it was hailed as a great addition to any outdoor enthusiasts’ gear closet. The device made it …

How To Manifest Your Ideal Partner, According To Experts

The concept of manifestation is something you might have heard of in relation to the Law of Attraction. For instance, you can learn how to manifest …

6 monumental day trips near Rapid City, SD

The first National Park cave, famous granite faces, needles made of stone, and lands so bad it’s in the name — this is what you can see on just a few …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

25 Places in Colorado You’ll Want to Camp

Colorado is one state that you absolutely need to add to to your camping bucket list. Home to the Rocky Mountains, pristine alpine lakes, starry …

13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics

If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we've got you covered.<p>Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films — many of which are among some of the best ever made.<p>The documentaries on the platform will …

Adv3nture makes some of the most useful jackets we’ve ever seen

When you’re traveling across the world or exploring the great outdoors, your jacket becomes more than just a protective layer.<p>Modern materials are …

33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

Skin Care

Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

The Best Gear We’ve Ever Reviewed, Now On Sale

REI’s winter sale is one of the best times a year to stock up on gear for the upcoming season. This year's sale lasts from November 10 through November 20. To help you filter through the deals, we picked out products we've already reviewed—and loved—from the sale list. Consider your holiday …

Backpacking

How millions of white Americans bought into a racist myth

“Black-on-black crime” is an invention that was decades in the making<p>Days after President Donald Trump mocked professional athletes taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality inflicted upon communities of color, namely former San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick who first …

See the USA as an outdoor theme park with this colourful map

There are few countries that manage to be a geographically diverse as the United States. With leafy forests, icy glaciers and dry deserts, it’s a delight for travellers to explore the topographical delights. Now the USA has been colourfully imagined as a theme park with incredible outdoor …

Camp in style with these 8 must-have pieces of glamping gear

The Great Outdoors are majestic and full of beauty but let’s be real, they’re also full of bugs, dirt, heat, and muck. In addition to soaking in the …

The best gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Show 2017

We walked the show floor for 2017’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, and were blown away by the ingenuity, design, and blank of the product we …

7 great Bay Area hikes that end with a beer

If you've ever hiked in Europe, then you know what it's like to crest a mountain peak, meander through a grassy field or circle a pretty glacial lake and then stumble upon a little pub where you stop for an ice-cold beer.<p>In places such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, these cafes and bars appear …

The Best Sites For Affordable Mid-Century Modern Furniture And Decor, In One Exhaustive List

Hint: There are SO many sites to find postwar furniture styles other than West Elm.<p>We’re all familiar with West Elm and its upscale take on mid-century modern furniture, but what if you’re looking for affordable postwar styles that you <i>won’t</i> find in every apartment in Brooklyn?<p>It’s a tall order, but …

Furniture

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

An Excellent, One-pan, Protein-packed Power Pasta

One-pot meals are the savior of weeknight cooking, and this pasta is one of my go-tos. It's pasta and lentils simmered in crushed tomatoes, finished …

A Hilarious Parody Welcoming Donald Trump to Switzerland With His Own Style of Speaking

Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a …

Crock Pot Stew Recipes To Get You Through The Winter

Hearty, comforting and easy-to-make meals<p>The slow cooker is a wintertime staple. It whips up some hearty dinners, makes some incredibly easy breakfasts and can even put together a pretty mean chili. And that’s not all. The slow cooker is a master at one of our favorite cold-weather dishes. We’re …

Cooking

35 of the world's best places to travel in 2017

35 of the world’s best places to travel in 2017<p>With so much negativity in the media, the world is often portrayed as risky, dangerous. And yet, as …

Costa Rica

10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s …

Furniture Disruptors: 5 Fast-and-Easy Flatpack Sofas

The single most daunting piece of furniture in the house is, if you ask us, the sofa. First you have to find The One and commit to it. Then there’s …