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The America that most Americans never see

Often vacationing foreigners outnumber Americans in visiting some of the most stunning parts of the US. And many are rarely visited. They make up a big share of the 20 most popular images from the US Interior Department’s wonderful Instagram feed, which updates daily.<p>Yosemite National …

National Parks

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

3 Steps To Rewire Self-Sabotaging Thoughts For Good

What's one thought you have frequently that fuels procrastination, self-sabotage and fear-based decisions?<p><i>I'm not good enough.</i><p>Let's face it: we all …

27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife sk […]

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

21st Century Spirituality

What does spirituality mean to you? Would you say you are a spiritual person?<p>We all need something to believe in, and for some, traditional religion as a basis of spirituality has lost its way. People are looking to other areas for their faith so what is modern day spirituality? What is it that we …

Avocado chocolate pudding

Avocado flesh is dense and creamy, the perfect base for smoothies, sweet drinks, and desserts. This recipe is gluten free, and can easily be …

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Best Hikes in the Parks: Trail Maps

Olympic National Park, Washington<p><b>Hike and Climb Mount Olympus</b> <br>July and August<p><b>Round-Trip:</b> 40 Miles, 2 Days<p><b>Level:</b> Moderate Backpacking Trip; Challenging Peak Ascent<p>From the long approach through the old-growth Hoh rain forest to the top-of-the-world alpine summit, this is every inch a majestic climb. …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

Want to Travel More? Here Are 5 Tips to Get Started

"I want to travel more!"<p>Sound familiar? With the arrival of the new year comes new resolutions, a popular one being to travel more throughout the year. But sometimes these resolutions are easier said than done. There are kids, bills, work, family obligations and a ton of other reasons why travel …

Put Down the Map: 5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is a Good Thing

By Jill K. Robinson for ShermansTravel<p>Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city. Oftentimes it's the best way to find the real heart of a place and get an experience that the average tourist would …

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11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

The Gatsby Effect: How to Think Yourself Into Success

On the surface, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> appears to be a fatal love story in which a man spends his life acquiring riches to win the girl of his dreams. I recently watched <i>The Great Gatsby</i> for the first time without having read the book. I know it's crazy -- how have I not read this American classic?! Truth …

Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones

Every time I go to a bakery, I always have the scone. I’m afraid to make them at home, because I’m afraid they’ll be hard as a hockey puck. Kind of …

Afternoon Tea

The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Carry-on travel is the ultimate way to travel.<p>It makes everything so much easier. You don't need to worry about lost luggage because you'll have all …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

24 Free Apps To Help You Change Your Habits

When you’re starting a new habit, you need all the help you can get.<p>I have a lot of things I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Some of them are really small things (like learning to make hash browns, a breakfast food that has confounded me for years) and some are really big, like learning to …

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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.

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …