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National Parks Only Accessible by Boat or Plane

Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida<p>Located 70 miles west of Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park consists of seven small islands in the Gulf of …

The Urban Nine-to-Fiver’s Guide to Finding Nature | REI Co-op Journal

Most of us have just a few precious weeks of vacation each year to devote to playing in the wilderness. Rather than spend 50 weeks annually feeling …

Solo Travel: 10 Ways To Feel Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also feel awkward--that is, if you let it. We turned to the community of experienced solo travelers at Trippy.com to get their advice on how to deal with the awkwardness of being alone on the road. Here are 10 ways to avoid …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

9 Easy Fall Breakfasts to Make in 35 Minutes or Less

You definitely have time for these delicious breakfasts.<p>Just because it stays dark out longer and you're tempted to sleep in, doesn't mean breakfast …

Are We Alone? Have We Always Been? How Do We Know?

A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference<p>ST. LOUIS — It's the loneliest question in the cosmos: Are we, creative and intelligent and flawed as we are, really all there is? Are we alone, and have we always been? Is there anybody else out there?<p>Leave it to the people of DARPA to think not only of …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Cape Town

5 Gooey, Cheesy Queso Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want something to snack on while binge-watching the latest Netflix series, there’s nothing as satisfying as a …

How Giada De Laurentiis Plans a Menu Around a Cocktail

In the summer, chef and entertaining guru Giada De Laurentiis has an unusual approach to menu planning. “I find a cocktail that I want to make and I …

Danny Meyer's Wine Rules

New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer shares his sometimes counterintuitive tips for drinking wine with burgers, pizza and pretty much anything …

11 Advanced Grilling Recipes to Show Off on the Fourth of July

Because the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, most people are getting Friday off. Take advantage of the extra day of prep time and get to …

15 Stellar Ways to Grill Shellfish

Briny and delicious shellfish get an extra smoky boost of flavor when thrown on the grill. Here, 15 awesome recipes for your next cookout.<p>Briny and …

Wonder-filled trip of a lifetime along the Alaska Highway

<i>Three friends, an RV and a thirst to explore: Welcome to the ultimate road trip along the Alaska Highway. No billboards or motels, just 3,000 miles of glorious wilderness, scenery and memories.</i><p>We crossed the border into Canada in a driving rain at 11 p.m. on June 1. I didn't want to think about the …

RVs

Father's Day: 5 Benefits of Dads That May Surprise You

Bedtime stories, roughhouse play, and sharing household chores can influence children's health and well-being in enormous ways, new research shows.<p>He built the tree house. Wiped away tears on a tough day. Cheered on the sidelines.There are lots of obvious reasons to appreciate your old man, as many …

The 45 best books to read on the road

1. On the Road<p>Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel should be compulsory reading for all nomads, backpackers and folks who want to live off the grid. In ‘On …

Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the U.S.

Travel<p>Explore the best drives in the United States for motorcyclists.<p>There’s something uniquely satisfying about touring by motorcycle. The enhanced sense of freedom. The heightened adventure and awareness as you sweep through twisties and curves. You could never get so close to nature's beauty …

Hiking

Camping will set you free

Peru is a country rich in culture. It is also vast, challenging, and home to the best adventure riding to be found in both quality and in quantity. A …

Hiking

Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

<i>By Nadia Imafidon</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>There's nothing more exciting than packing up your life and buying a one-way ticket to a foreign land, right? OK, maybe <i>crazy</i> is the better word. But whether you've joined the Peace Corps, transferred to Jakarta, or just decided to backpack around Europe and …

A Park Ranger's Guide to Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, <b>Olympic National Park</b> invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …

How you can get paid to travel

Earning an income while travelling is also easier than you think. While joining airline and hotel loyalty clubs might get you a free ticket or a …

10 Gorgeous European Places You've Never Heard Of

You may think you know Europe's wonders from back to front. But newsflash: you don't. As with any well-trodden destination, the continent boasts a number of tucked-away treasures that would make even the most experienced traveler swoon.<p>The continent brims with uncrowded venues, like the islands of …

European Travel

7 Wines That Every Red Wine Lover Should Know

Regardless of whether you’re new to wine or have been drinking it for years, you can learn a lot about wine today by looking at history. The …

Wine & Spirits

8 Great Used Adventure Motorcycles Under $5,000 - Page 3 of 9

2. Suzuki V-Strom DL650<p>The comfortable, versatile and supremely reliable V-Strom 650 has been called “the best bike you can buy.”<p><b>Powerplant:</b> 645cc …

Motorcycles

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Why Traveling Alone May Not Be for Everyone

There are a myriad of articles presently circulating the Web about how empowering it is to travel alone and why it should be on everyone's bucket list. It's trending to go on an adventure with just your own company.<p>While I can fully appreciate how many would adore this notion, I also think it may …

Introverts

Beautiful EarthPorn Will Make You Feel Very, VERY Small

It's a big, big world, and these are big, BIG photos.<p>In a stunning series of round-the-world photo tours, online nonprofit AirPano shows us just how tiny we really are compared to our dazzling planet of teeming cities, sprawling mountains and wide-open waterfalls. It's pretty much the best …

Gliders

Best outdoor activities in Seattle

In most US metropolises, you have to venture miles outside the city limits to enjoy anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor’ experience. But, in Seattle, the urban-rural juxtaposition is a little less demarcated. Here are our top picks for outdoor activities in Seattle.<p>Often referred to as the …

13 Places In Italy Every Wine Lover Needs To Put On Their Bucket List

5 minute Read<p>Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we’d argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to …

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness