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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

National Geographic Travel

The Beers to Drink All Summer Long

Citrus + beer. This is your summer drinking mantra.<p><i>This is Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another round, please.</i><p>Ever since I sipped Tropicana orange juice in my grandparents' Bronx apartment, I've been …

Beer

Best hikes in Upstate New York: 5 scenic trail systems spanning nearly 1,500 miles

There are hiking trails covering every corner of Upstate New York, from the Adirondacks to the western Finger Lakes and beyond. That means a …

Hiking

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

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 more …

27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Lake Superior

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the hidden gem "locals only" spots. So when my 75-year-old father wanted to do a road trip …

Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Have you ever wanted to play loud music in your house, but were annoyed by the fact that the sound’s intensity gets lower when your ‘voguing’ gets …

9 Fun and Delicious Recipes Kids Will Love

Easy and fun recipes kids (and adults) will love.<p><b>Biscuit Doughnuts</b><p>The easiest (and prettiest) doughnut recipe ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Tortillas</b><p>Homemade tortillas kick the store bought kind to the curb. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>Guaranteed crowd pleaser. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mocha Milk …

Cooking

How to make the summer’s coolest iced coffee alternative: cold-brewed cacao

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>In 1753 the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, considered by many to be the father of biological taxonomy, officially identified a tree as the food of the gods: <i>theobroma cacao.</i> The tree’s fruit<i>,</i> which grows in the shade of tropical rainforests, is known simply as cacao: a …

Coffee

5 new home trends for 2015

The future of home design is looking more and more efficient, compact and customized. While we aren’t quite ready to 3D-print dinner, innovation and …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Top 10 Wonders of the West

Yosemite National Park<p>Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park greets nearly 4 million visitors each year.<p>Arches National …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Staten Island

The Dinky Dub Camper

With the nostalgic good looks of a VW bus, the Dinky Dub Camper is a retro way to make a road trip more enjoyable. Complete with hot/cold water, a …

Camping

Stumptown’s Nitro Cold Brew Coffee in a Can

If you don’t live near a Stumptown Coffee Roasters, you probably haven’t had the chance to experience the creamy brilliance that is their Nitro Cold …

Coffee

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

Awesome American summer vacations to book now

Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an amazing summer vacation without breaking the bank. Here, we've rounded up world-class, affordable beaches, national parks, mountains, and big-city blowouts—all within the continental U.S.<p><b>Yellowstone National Park</b><p>Yellowstone National Park, covering …

Sustainable brewery turns Guinness green

LEED and BREEAM certification are measures of how green a building's design, construction, maintenance and operation are. Platinum is the highest …

Sustainability

National Geographic Travel

Raw Chocolate Mousse - Healthy Recipe, Ellary's Greens in NYC

I've had all sorts of "healthy" chocolate mousse, and they're not all created equal. Coconut-oil-based recipes are delicious but have way too much saturated fat for my liking. Avocado-based recipes (while satisfyingly creamy) often tasted way too much of avocado and not enough of chocolate. But …

Dessert

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Nissan Leaf

Cheesy, whole wheat and more: 5 easy Irish soda bread recipes for St. Patrick's Day

With about five minutes of prep involved (and no rise time at all), it’s startling easy, yet an impressive addition to any St. Patrick’s Day feast. So if you’re heading to a St. Patty’s party, volunteer to bring the soda bread and give one of these recipes a try. You might find that one of these …

Breakfast

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

Different Solutions

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17 Of The Most Sought-After Craft Beers In America, And How To Find Them

For a certain type of craft beer geek (hop-loving, competitive and possibly residing in California), this time of year means one thing: Pliny the Younger. The legendary Russian River Brewing Co. releases its most acclaimed beer -- a more intense version of its flagship Pliny the Elder -- at the …

Beer

Creative DIY Project Turns Coffee Pot into Adorable Terrarium

In this clever DIY project, an ordinary coffee pot that provides energy to millions of people in the morning has been repurposed to give life to plants. With just a few easy steps, a spare coffee pot can be transformed into a whimsical terrarium.<p>On her blog A Charming Project, creator Enid says …

Plants

Gritty Snapshots Document the Wandering Lifestyle of Train Hoppers 50,000 Miles Across the US

Mike Brodie was 17 years old when he first hopped a train in 2003, intending to ride the freight all the way from Pensacola, Florida to visit a friend in Mobile, Alabama. Instead, the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, where Brodie spent a few days before making his way back home …

Photography

The Best Craft Breweries in America From A to Z

There are around 2,400 craft breweries in this magnificent country, and we love each & every one of 'em. But in the spirit of scholarship, …

Garden with Garbage: 10 Foods You Can Grow from Scraps

Photo: Flickr/Hazel Owen<p>In 2010, more than 34 million tons of food waste were generated, and only three percent of that waste was diverted from …