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Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks

The “Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip” map is the creation of road trip mastermind Randy Olson. The trip includes stops at all 47 …

National Parks

WOW Air offers $99 and $199 airfares from California to Europe, promising 'more in the future'

Traveling to Europe in the spring or summer can be pricey, making it difficult for many people to visit during peak season. So when one budget Icelandic airline announced its latest travel deal to several hot spots on the continent, it caught our attention.<p>After offering $99 flights from the East …

Flying

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Record-setting Hurricane Patricia slams Mexico's Pacific Coast

The Western Hemisphere's most powerful hurricane on record roared into Mexico on Friday, knocking down trees and light posts, closing schools and airports, and sending people fleeing the popular resorts and small fishing villages that dot the country's central Pacific coastline.<p>There were reports …

Starting a Run Huffing and Puffing

Until your body warms up, your breathing may feel heavy.<p><i>Joe asks: My breathing seems heavier at the start of a run than it is in the middle or at the end of my run. Do you think it could be that my lungs are opening up more as I warm up? Is this common with runners?</i><p>The body is an integrated system …

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Now is the Time to Update Your Passport and Sign Up for TSA PreCheck

If you don’t have an up-to-date passport, TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, now is the time to sign up—unless you love hanging out in lines of all kinds. …

Flying

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Yellowstone Guided Backpacking Tours - Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

<b>Black Canyon Itinerary</b> <b><br>Day 1 - Moderate - 5-8 mi</b><br>This backpacking trip begins high above the Yellowstone River at the Eagle Creek Campground just north …

National Parks

Redwood Hikes

A guide to old-growth coast redwood trails<p>This site is a guide to hiking California's old-growth redwoods and giant sequoias. It contains …

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Adventure<p>Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen …

Solar Panels

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …