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Why I’m Relishing The Sweet Spot Of Parenting Teens

As the early morning sun broke over the Iowa cornfields in the distance, I looked at my kids in the rearview mirror. We were on a cross-country road …

7 Language Hacks to Learn Any Language Faster

When most of us first start learning anything new, it's easy to feel confused with where to get started.

Can you make every day feel like Saturday?

<i>Disclaimer: This post took me</i> <i>2 years and 89 revisions</i><i>. It’s 18-minutes long but I wouldn’t publish it if I didn’t think every minute would be worth</i> …

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

Six ways Google is changing travel for the better - and the worse

Remember when people went on holiday with a suitcase, travel documents folder, guidebook, maps, brochures and camera?<p>Then Google came along.<p>It claims that its latest apps function as a personal “butler”, ridding travellers of the need to carry around heavy cameras, maps, guide books and the things …

This startup has an algorithm that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites

Some of these flights can be priced 50% to 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, according to Lucie Bresova, the CFO of the Czech Republic-based Skypicker. Skypicker is a flight-booking app that blew our minds when Business Insider discovered it on a visit to Prague last …

Flying

DIY like Ariel With These 11 Sea Glass Projects

For collectors and beachcombers alike, sea glass is a prized commodity. It’s super exciting to find that smooth piece of colored glass in the sand, rubbed shiny by the tossing and turning of the surf. And with all the variety of colors, it’s just not right to shut it away in a drawer, or even …

14 Incredible American Hikes You Need to Take this Summer

Summertime is marked by long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and—if you’re like us—some incredible hikes.<p>There’s nothing more liberating than …

How to De-Clutter Your Closet So You Actually Enjoy Getting Dressed

<b>Put Away Seasonal Clothes</b><br>Even though it's a bit of a pain to make the switch for the colder or warmer half of the year, I always go through my closet and put away any items that are "off-season." This will save you space by not forcing you to have all of your clothes out at once (those winter …

Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body.<p>Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some …

Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

Ground Up: 7 Stimulating Coffee Hacks

Coffee is an essential part of most people’s daily routine. We’re highlighting some coffee hacks that will help you enjoy every aspect of coffee, from roasting the beans yourself in a converted washing machine, to using your computer to keep your coffee warm while you tear out your hair over a …

Coffee

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

7 Reasons to Visit Carmel With Kids

Carmel is a destination renowned for its natural beauty, art, food and dog-friendliness. However when it comes to family travel in California, it flies under-the-radar. A closer look reveals that Carmel is a convenient base for exploring the myriad of adventures along the Monterey Peninsula and …

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

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Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Summer Fades Into Fall in This Simple Image Made Up of a Few Smartphone Photographs

Here’s a neat idea you can try next time the seasons change. All it took to create the image above was a couple of months of dedication, a …

9-Year-Old Photographer Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

Believe it or not a young prodigy, specifically a 9-year old boy from Spain garnered top honors in the youth division of the 2014 Natural History …

Photography

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World

There's nothing we love more than an all-inclusive resort. The boundless beverages, the boundless beaches, the boundless beauty... and the boundless food (because let's be honest, that's the whole reason we're on vacation in the first place).<p>And thanks to TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice …