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I hiked to the ‘edge of the world’ and stayed at the famous explora Patagonia lodge — here’s what it was like

I will admit to a moment of doubt when I arrived at the end of the world.<p>I'd come for a week of hiking and horseback riding in Chile's famed Torres del Paine national park at the southernmost tip of South America, but if the snowstorm that greeted me was any indication then it didn't look like …

Reader Recs: World’s Best Hiking Trails

Eager to spend some time in the great outdoors?<p>We asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite trails, and their responses will have you lacing up your hiking boots before you know it.<p>Don’t believe us? Read on:<p>We kick things off in Badlands National Park with a kid-friendly …

Hiking

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Feel Better, Look Sexier, and Live Longer: Walk More

<b>Want to feel better, look sexier, and live longer? Walk more.</b> As health advice goes, it’s not exactly earth shattering. But it’s often ignored.<p>As a …

Exercise

What Causes the "Dadbod" (and How to Reverse It)

Ah, the “dadbod.” A recently coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during NFL Sunday. …

This Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction Is Not a Disease and Rehab Is Bullshit

Marc Lewis, a former drug addict and current neuroscientist, says the medical model of treating addiction needs to be challenged.<p>Marc Lewis traveled the long, tenebrous road of opiate addiction, but he emerged out the rabbit hole a neuroscientist, science writer, and author. His best-selling …

Drug Addiction

4 Hot New Camping Knives to Checkout

One of the most important pieces of gear for venturing into the wild is a reliable, quality-made knife. This year brings with it several new models …

Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open …

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Southwest Airlines' pilots reject tentative contract: union | Reuters

(Reuters) - Pilots at Southwest Airlines Co have rejected a tentative contract with the U.S. budget carrier, their union said on Wednesday.<p>Southwest Airlines planes are seen through the window of a plane at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States, October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy …

How to Get a Great Watch that Won't Break the Bank This Weekend

The guys behind horology blog Worn & Wound are hosting a pop-up in NYC.<p>When it comes to watches, there are an incredible variety of options out there, from super-affordable standbys to the luxury models that get our collective hearts pumping. But there's one segment of the market that hasn't got …

Suunto Kailash Watch

Suunto makes plenty of watches for those who adventure around their home. The Suunto Kailash Watch is made for those who adventure around the world. …

Wearable Tech

Vivos Gear - Survival Gear and Products

<b>You cannot change this dangerous world, but you can protect yourself from it!</b><p><b>Radioactive Water Purification System</b><p><b>Vivos Cleanstream –</b> <b>The World's Only</b> …

Tourist Attractions That Would Never Exist in America

"Protect us from ourselves." It's nearly a guarantee that when you visit a major tourist attraction in America, it's going to be safe. Most places put up barriers and warning signs that will stop even the most selfie-happy, oblivious tourist from doing something stupid, getting hurt, and …

The Original Names of 10 U.S. Landmarks

Last month, President Obama officially “renamed” Mount McKinley, restoring the moniker Alaska Native tribes have used for centuries: Denali. Meaning …

Rick Steves: The Original Hipster

The <i>New York Times</i> recently ran an article about hipster fashion trends that claimed sarcastically that "the Rick Steves look is next." While I'm honored to be mentioned in any article discussing pop culture, I must respectfully disagree with the author. The Rick Steves look isn't the NEXT hipster …

This Is How To Survive If You Lose Everything (Including Your Home)

<i>The following survival guide was originally published by Nomad at The Survivalist Blog.</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: With the global economy in shambles and</i> …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Too late: 400 cities in America, including Miami and New Orleans, will likely be submerged by rising sea waters

Scientists have identified 414 towns and cities in the United States that are guaranteed to eventually be underwater, regardless of how much humans decrease their carbon emissions.<p>"Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of …

Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …

B.C. protesters want apology from NHL defenceman who killed grizzly bear

The case of an NHL player charged in the death of a grizzly bear has become a rallying cry for a British Columbia group against trophy hunting.<p>About a dozen members of Bears Matter gathered outside provincial court in Vancouver on Friday before a court date for Anaheim Ducks defenceman Clayton …

Backpacker Falls Off Suspension Bridge in Terrifying GoPro Video

A French tourist hiking with three fellow backpackers in New Zealand captured a first-person video of the group falling off a suspension bridge. The …

Hiking

Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

Earth Science

Road Trip: Forgotten Florida

Travel<p>Stroll along through the "real Florida" and glimpse an older, simpler Sunshine State.<p>An easygoing cruise down the long underbelly of the Florida peninsula hearkens back to an older, simpler Sunshine State. This quieter coast with a slower pace preserves tourism 1950s style and what Floridians …

Florida

Why Starting Over Is Good For The Soul

If you believe you’re essentially like a hippo, starfish, pug, or sheep (or any other animal), then read no further.<p>If you believe you are a unique, …

Scientology members are heckling at 'Going Clear' screenings and targeting Oscar voters for a documentary the church is making on the film’s director

Since the film — a scathing critique of the controversial church and its celebrity adherents, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, based on Lawrence Wright's best-selling book— won three Emmys in September, the filmmaker says he has been the subject of an increasingly hostile harassment campaign …

Running Utah's Slot Canyons: A Life-Changing Experience

Three Utah trail running veterans recently invited me on a life-changing adventure: a 20-mile run/hike through Utah's Buckskin Gulch, the longest and most narrow slot canyon in the world, followed by a 15-mile hike through the lesser known Bull Valley Canyon.<p>I had never before heard of a slot …

6 Ways To Avoid Bad Breath

<i>By Jon Roth for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Trunk Archive)</i><p>We've all worried about it. Even if you've brushed, flossed and rinsed your mouth with the precision of a dental hygienist, something will come up -- an unexpected business meeting, a run-in with an ex -- and you're caught wondering if your breath …

Coyote Chomps on Sleeping Bag … With Explorer Still Inside

here.\n"]" data-sheets-userformat="[null,null,513,[null,0],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]">A few hundred miles into their 1,000 mile journey along the Baja California Peninsula, National Geographic grantee and explorer Justin DeShields and his expedition partner, Bryan Morales, stopped …