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Classic rock: Exploring the spectacular landscape of south-central Utah

Like most hikes and drives in south-central Utah, Lower Muley Twist Canyon is both heavenly and hellish for someone curious about what’s around the next corner — and I definitely am. It’s possible to hike down the canyon, in Capitol Reef National Park, for 12 miles and turn at least three times as …

Hiking

Pear With Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>2tablespoons plain 2-percent-fat Greek yogurt<br>• 1tablespoon natural peanut butter<br>• 1pinch pumpkin pie spice<br>• Few drops vanilla …

Healthy Eating

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You to Get Out There and Get It Done

Nobody is immune to challenging times and sometimes all it takes are some words of encouragement from others. These will help get you going again.<p>Do you feel as if you are putting in enough work toward achieving your hopes, goals, and dreams? If your answer is no, there is absolutely no need to …

Motivation

Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoor gear. Many of these closeouts won’t be around for long, so …

Camping

Tone Your Body From Head to Toe With This 15-Minute Workout

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino has been known to get A-listers like Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds in tip-top shape for their upcoming roles. I recently spoke with Don about how he trained Zazie Beetz for her role as Domino in Deadpool 2.<p>He explained that he incorporates a jump, throw, …

Workouts

A no-cook meal that might change your mind about canned tuna

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>Here’s a meal that’s simple and alfresco friendly — take it to an outdoor concert, a ballgame or your backyard patio. You’ll reach into your Dinner in Minutes pantry and pull out a can of tuna packed in oil . . . and before you dismiss the notion of tuna salad, …

Tap Water

This Beach Hidden in a Sea Cave Is a Secret Slice of Greek Paradise

It was once a hide-out for pirates.<p>Thanks to its volcanic terrain, the Greek island of Milos is home to stunning rock formations that jut into the …

Beaches

The Arlo Skye Carry-On Gets Me Compliments Everywhere I Go

The brand's aluminum roller is a real looker—and it's worth the investment.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>My thoughts on carry-on bags, for a large portion of my life, could be summed up with a …

Louis Vuitton

Tomato Basil Farro Salad

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 406<p>Fat 10g<p>Carbs 65g<p>Protein 17g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 2 (2 cups each)<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>406<p>% Daily …

Food

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken

<i>Kick off the grilling season with this yogurt marinated grilled chicken. Chicken thighs stay tender and juicy thanks to homemade yogurt marinade.</i> …

Cooking

The Two-block Stretch in Denver That You Have to Visit

Our new series, Reasons to Travel Now, highlights the news, events, and openings that have us scoping out plane tickets each day. Today, a look at …

New York City

21 Sensational Salmon Recipes That'll Make Dinnertime Easy and Breezy

1 of 21<p>Everything Smoked-Salmon Summer Rolls<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Salmon Reuben<p>3 of 21<p>Pacific Northwest Smoked Salmon Tacos<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Seafood

Vegetarian Berry Balsamic Quinoa Bowl

Preparation<p>Place spinach and quinoa in a bowl.<p>Remove green tops from strawberries and slice. Add strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries to …

Food

13 Swedish Words Every Visitor Needs

When traveling, it is a wise idea to familiarize yourself with customs and words that are used by locals. You just never know when you may be in need …

Language

What Is a Low Calorie Mexican Food Option?

It can be hard to work Mexican food into a low-calorie diet. The food category containing tortillas, tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas is the …

Nutrition

This Braised Chicken Soup with Greens Recipe Is PERFECT for Spring

The silky, spiced broth comes together while the rice cooks and the onions quick-pickle.<p>My family is loud. New boyfriends, girlfriends, and “just friends" who are visiting get advance warning about what to expect when joining us for a large gathering: It’s going to be loud and you will be asked a …

Cooking

Eight-Day Backpacking Food Plan and Tips

I’m “that” hiker. The one with the food spreadsheet that includes weight and calories per ounce. I figured I may as well put all my hard work into an …

Nutrition

Veneto Region of Northern Italy: Tourist Map with Cities

The major towns of the Veneto, shown on the map, are historic and well worth a visit.<p>Venice is one of Italy's most visited and most unique cities. …

Italy

One-Pan Chicken Drumsticks with Rice and Beans

Clean out your pantry with this customizable one-pan dinner that can be seasoned with whatever spices you happen to have on hand.

Cooking

4 Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Life, Now

Look forward to making these healthy breakfast recipes when you roll out of bed.

Breakfast

High-Protein, Sugar-Free Breakfast Shake Recipe

Preparation<p>Place all ingredients in a blender.<br>• Blend until creamy. You can also make this in a shaker cup.<p>Why Flaxseed Is So Good for You<p>Flaxseeds are …

Nutrition

2 Sample Menus for a 1,500 Calorie Diet

Cutting calories is one way to lose weight. Consuming 1,500 calories per day doesn't leave a lot of room for extras, but all in all, it's not that …

Nutrition

Start Fires, Sharpen Knives, And Cut Through Anything With This Outdoor Knife

There’s an old adage which goes: “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” There’s nothing like a Surviv-All Outdoor Knife to help you prepare …

Knives

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

Low-Calorie and Low-Fat Tuna Wrap Recipe

Preparation<p>Drain the water from the 3 ounces canned tuna and transfer to a medium bowl.<br>• Chop the 1/2 rib of celery and 1/4 red bell pepper into a fine …

Food

17 Quotes About Living a Beautiful Life

Bobby McFerrin's hit song from 1988, "Don't worry, be happy" says it all. Creating a beautiful life can be as simple as changing your mindset from sad to happy.<p>Walter Hagen, American professional golfer, once said, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell …

Happiness

These are the top 10 outdoor safety items you should bring on hikes

It’s officially hiking season in BC and while there are plenty of beautiful trails and mountains to check out, it’s important to be prepared.Whether …

Camping

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

Bill Gates

Blueberry Corn Salad With Grilled Chicken

In a bowl, stir together half the juice and paprika; season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature 15 …

Grilling

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI's Anniversary Sale

<i>The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI.</i><p>REI’s annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, …

Personal Finance