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8 Topographic Maps of the World’s Most Stunning National Parks

A map of a national park can help you find your way around at ground level. It can help you plan your route before you go, and to make arrangements …

Hiking

Hike to Snyder Lakes, Glacier NP

A relatively short hike to some beautiful alpine lakes close to West Glacier, Montana.<p>Starting out at the Sperry Trailhead, adjacent to Lake McDonald …

The 9 Best Hiking Trails in Patagonia

There aren’t many places on earth that offer the perfect blend of adventure and unspoiled beauty as Patagonia does. Patagonia lies at the southern …

Portugal's Highlights: A Road Trip from Top to Bottom

By Arjun Venkatesh<p>A road trip through Portugal with its historical monuments, gastronomical indulgences, and generous hospitality, is a celebration …

What to Know Before You Go: Guatemala

It’s hard to imagine someone traveling to Guatemala and leaving unchanged. The mountainous landscape is nothing less than magical, and the …

Video: The Top 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the World

This weekend is the long Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S., which often unofficially starts the summer season. No doubt, many of you will be …

Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

‘I climb for all women’: Single mom plans 9th Everest summit

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to …

Top 10 Stunning Spots to Experience America’s Nature

American cities usually steal the spotlight when it comes to tourism and travel. However, though America may be on the younger side of countries, …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

The Best 20 Hikes In America

America is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and while we definitely plan to indulge in the hot dogs, fireworks, and …

Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Closures

With over 170 buildings, 6 terraces, thousands of steps, several temples and 16 fountains, Machu Picchu is truly a marvel. The Incans used hundreds …

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

10 Cheap, Under The Radar Travel Ideas You Can Actually Afford

We've all been shamed by statistics for not taking advantage of our vacation days. What do numbers know about living expenses anyways? Saving money …

Travel

The Most Breathtaking Views in the U.S.

America’s most breathtaking views aren’t reachable by elevators or highway off-ramps. They’re hidden at the end of rocky trails, at the bottom of …

12 Best Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a 2,600-mile contiguous hiking trail that stretches from the border of California and Mexico to the …

This Magical Dutch Town is Like Something Out of a Storybook

One of the main reasons people flock to Europe is for a taste of its history. Packed full of gorgeous architecture, the buildings you'll come across …

What a Week-Long All-Inclusive Vacation Costs in Top Destinations

All-inclusive resorts run the gamut, from intimate properties with high-end facilities to cheap hotels with a party atmosphere. Whether in lush St. …

15 books that will change your life in 2018

It’s exciting to think about all the potential for 2018, a new year that's full of possibilities. But it can be daunting to figure out how to make those massive changes you’re craving in life. Fortunately, there’s one simple solution — and no, it’s not hiring an expensive life coach, therapist or …

Shonda Rhimes

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Creativity

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

The world is home to many incredible destinations that have yet to be overrun by tourists.<p>Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel …

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 14<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 14<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

National Parks

Everything You Need to Know Before Traveling to South America

South America is a continent bursting with cultural richness from its music to its cuisine to the arts, sports, and dance. With its myriad …

12 of South America's Most Epic Hikes You've Never Heard of

You may have heard of Patagonia’s W Trek in Torres del Paine and odds are you’ve even completed the Inca Trail to Peru’s Machu Picchu, but South …

South America

Unmissable adventures around the world

Hike, climb, cycle, surf, canoe... there are countless ways to explore a country if you've got a taste for adventure. But which of these pulse-quickening experiences fall into the 'don't-leave-without' category?<p>In this excerpt from Lonely Planet’s <i>Atlas of Adventure</i>, we look at some of the …

Paragliding

The Big Picture: round 445

How to capture great sunset photographs

Sunsets are one of the most common subjects for a photographer. There’s a certain majesty in watching the sun slowly go down, marking the end of a …