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Top 10 Urban Escapes

Some American cities are lucky enough to have units of the National Park System right on their doorsteps, offering recreation and natural beauty within easy reach of millions.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Most people, even dedicated urbanites, need a break …

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms

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Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Hiking

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Mind-Blowing Images Of Earth From Space

The Landsat program involves a series of satellites that each take tens of thousands of pictures of Earth over their lifetime.<p>The first Landsat satellite was launched into orbit in 1972, which makes the Landsat program the longest-running project to collect photos of Earth from space.<p>Landsat …

Paris' New Tower Is A Massive Glass Pyramid From The Future

Move over, Eiffel: there's a new tower in town.<p>The Triangle Tower -- a massive cone of glass windows -- would poke nearly 600 feet up from the Parisian skyline like a shiny pyramid from the age beyond. Its 42 stories would rival the Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse, making Triangle Tower the …

Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding.<p>More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel …

Stunning new image of Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Another day, another stunning image from deep in our solar system.<p>Reprocessing images from the late 1990s, NASA on Friday released a sumptuous color image of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, which the space agency has called a "very likely place ... to look for evidence of life" as we know it on Earth.<p>A …

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

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Creamy Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Every Christmas our family gathers at my wife’s grandparents farm and everyone brings a soup, chili, or some kind of crockpot dish to share. I was in …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

Underwater Pictures Capture Life Inside World's Newest Marine Sanctuary

Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

8 incredible natural areas in Arizona you’ve probably never heard of

In the Santa Rita Mountains, just 25 miles south of Tucson, the cool refuge of Madera Canyon also happens to be one of the best birdwatching areas in …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

7 Travel Destinations That Answer the Call of the 'Wild'

Craving adventure? These far-flung places will wake up your mind, body, and soul<p>Not everyone can quit their job to go on a solo lost-and-found …

We. Need. Warmth.

Spread the Cute:<p>A warm bed for every bebbeh! Wouldn’t that be a TERRIFIC thing? (Everyone nods their heads approvingly.)<p>Q: How do you save an …

Banff National Park

This Canadian park boasts some of the world's finest unspoiled ecosystems.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1885 <b><br>Size:</b> 1,641,027 acres<p>Simplicity marks the origin of Banff—Canada’s first national park. In 1883, on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, three railway workers discovered a natural …

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Luxurious Underwater Suites At Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

We all know that Dubai is the home of the world’s most luxurious and expensive hotels, but few are able to stand toe-to-toe with the outstanding …

Luxury Lifestyle

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Saturn seen in stunning space images (pictures)

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