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The 37 most inspiring leadership quotes I know

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p>Here are 37 of my absolute favorites:<p>1. “<b>I alone cannot change</b> …

Albert Einstein

The World’s Top 15 Cities

Ready for your next urban getaway? These thrilling destinations continue to beguile T+L readers, who voted them best above all others.<p>What makes a …

Crossfit Mobility Drills That Every Athlete Should be Doing!

Crossfit mobility drills are essential to keep your movement patterns effective and your body healthy.<p>1. Deep lunge with rotation<br>2. Standing Hip …

American parks you’ll need to win a lottery to visit

The odds of winning $1 on certain scratch tickets are just over 10%. The odds of winning a permit to visit Coyote Buttes North, home of the famous Wave? About 4% during peak season.<p>In order to keep certain parts of America’s park system from getting overrun with visitors, some parks have instituted …

Why Fly All The Way to Iceland? Colorado Has Some of the Best Hot Springs Around

Iceland is one of the world’s great tourism success stories, having tripled its amount of visitors in under ten years. With a population of just 334,000, this tiny island nation attracts a staggering 1.8 million travelers annually, and almost half of those visitors will take a dip in the infamous …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

These Are the Charts That Scare Wall Street

Forget scary clowns.<p>For finance professionals, Corporate America's credit cycle and the U.S. economic outlook — not to mention Brexit-induced …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

Having spent the past eight years doing research on the international wealth-management profession, I have to agree with Goffman: The most revealing information comes from the moments when people stop performing and go off-script.<p>Like the time one of the wealth managers I interviewed in the British …

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America's natural heritage: The essential guide to all 59 U.S. national parks

Denali, Alaska<p>“In the stillness of Denali, two sounds dominate the landscape: the river (and its tributaries) and the wind.”<p>— Justin Ralls, composer and conductor<p><b>Size</b> 6,075,029 acres (park and preserve)• <b><br>Founded</b> As Mount McKinley Park, 1917; renamed Denali Park and Preserve (and roughly tripled in …

National Parks

The best backpacking trails for beginners | Adventure Sports Network

For some, it’s hard to imagine an easy intro to backpacking.<p>The thought of hiking for days at a time with all of your gear on your back through …

Lace Up Your Boots and Gear Up the Kids: It's Family Hiking Vacation Time

You’re never too young for a hike; take the kids on a family-friendly hiking vacation. (Photo: JJ Pixs / Alamy)<p>If relaxing on a quiet beach with the …

Can't sleep in the heat? Cool down in these spectacular outdoor bedrooms

5 Cool Secret Codes Hiding In Plain Sight Around The World

You can find Easter eggs everywhere -- hidden in DVD menus, tucked away in video games ... heck, we've even heard that, for one day a year, the …

Eggs

The 10 Best Workout Challenges to Test Your Limits

Let’s put whatever workout routines you’re following to the side right now—it’s time for a challenge or break from the typical grind. These one-off …

Workouts

The Matsu Islands Have The Most Magical Water We've Ever Seen

Simply spectacular. ✨<p>This place may look like the imaginary land of your dreams, but trust us: It’s real.<p>Welcome to the magical blue waters of Matsu, an island chain off the coast of Taiwan. Every summer, Matsu’s shore glitters with a display of glowing algae known as “Blue Tears.” Travelers come …

The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel rooms in Dubai can be just as luxurious and beautiful as a traditional hotel. When you want an experience beyond cable TV and a warm shower, head to one …

The best ski resorts to visit in the summer

The Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has stunning views in the summer. Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Gunn/Flickr<p>Ski season is just about …

6 New Home Design Ideas That Will Make You a Trendsetter

When it comes to home décor and design, we've covered it all: We've discussed the trends that are hopelessly outdated, the ones that are the …

How Liz Lambert Became the Hippest Hotelier in Texas

Set back in an ivy-draped courtyard holding a 50-foot heated lap pool at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin’s South Congress neighborhood is a large …

Hospitality

Earn Your Dinner at These 10 Mountain Restaurants

You won’t feel guilty eating a second helping of dessert at these mountaintop lodges and huts from Vermont to Colorado. You’ll earn your dinner with a guided, nighttime cross-country ski or snowshoe before sitting down to a multi-course meal.<p>The Chalet<p>Alpine Meadows, California<p>At dusk, you’ll …

‘Making a Murderer’: The Story Behind Netflix’s Hit True-Crime Show

For anyone connecting with Netflix over the holidays, it was anything but a merry Christmas. Premiering on Dec. 18, the streaming service’s …

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Sea Level

10 Things Bhutan People Do Differently That Make Them The Happiest People

For those who may not know, Bhutan is a country in Southeast Asia that is just south of China. The country is known for being really small and for …

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …