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The Best Hikes Near Seattle To Try

Let’s be real – there are about a zillion great hikes near Seattle. The city is between two mountain ranges (the Olympics and Cascades), only two …

Hiking

The 6 Most Important Things You Need to Know in Lightroom

Note: Check out Lightroom expert Andrew’s brand new Mastering Lightroom Email Course; enrollment is open until the end of February.<p>Whether you’re new …

Tutorials

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

National Parks

8 High-Tech Products to Ease You Into a Smart Home

These cool gadgets will make your home life easier – but they won't spy on you.<p>Filed Under Apple, Data, Gadgets, Inverse Loot & Xbox<p>Try as you might …

Smart Homes

Amazing 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind : Trends

TOUR DU MONT BLANC IN FRANCE, ITALY, AND SWITZERLAND<p><b>Hiker</b>: Topher Gaylord, ultrarunner, Under Armour SVP/GM Outdoor Group<p><b>In His Words:</b> Circling Mont …

Hiking

I Packed My Life Into a Single Backpack to Travel the World for 9 Months. Here's What I Brought

I had to embrace minimalism and get rid of most of my stuff.<p>You have not witnessed frustration until you’ve seen a 24-year-old woman trying to stuff …

Backpacking

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Ernest Hemingway

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Pedagogy

The best VPNs for Mac users looking for privacy

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Information Systems

Steer Clear of these 5 Beginner’s Backpacking Blunders

When the nights are warmer, the days longer, and the camping gear begins to beckon, start to plan your first summer getaway. Car camping is great …

Backpacking

Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

Tutorials

The 10 best Spring Break destinations for avoiding crowds

Not all Spring Break destinations have to be full of overcrowded beaches and intoxicated college students.<p>Lonely Planet put together a list of 10 Spring Break spots that are ideal for US travelers and offer much more than the conventional experience.<p>From the beaches of Nicaragua to the snowy slopes …

Los Cabos

These Colorful Caves In Arizona Need To Be On Your 20s Bucket List

If you're an adventurer, you've probably spent a lot of time daydreaming about your bucket list. Your passport has too many stamps to count, and …

Hiking

6 Uses for Google Classroom Ask a Question

6 Ways to Ask A Question in Google Classroom One reason I love Google Classroom is how easy it is. If you’ve ever sent an email you have the …

Education Technology

Photographer Exposes The Truth Behind Professional Portraits

You know those "professional" portraits you see on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook that make you say "gee whiz, that is one purrrrty picture! That …

Photography

How to Beat Cold Conditions While Winter Camping

For most of us, winter is just another season that brings new opportunities for outdoor adventure. But, it is still true that you have to take extra …

Camping

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Frying Your Eggs

Just when you thought eggs couldn't be any more incredible or edible, a video emerges forth from the Internet ready to scramble your whole belief system.<p>And as if to vouch for its significance, the video below was posted to Instagram by not one celebrity chef, but three -- Anthony Bourdain, Eric …

Anthony Bourdain

Every Photographer Should Be Able To Do These 17 Things in Under 10 Seconds

I know what you're thinking...Photography is all about taking your time, checking the corners of the frame, perfecting the lighting, and so forth.And …

Cameras

A Guide to Road Tripping British Columbia's Powder Highway | Adventure Sports Network

A multi-day loop around some of the best skiing in the world.<p>The loop of roads around southeastern British Columbia that wind through the Kootenay …

Skiing

How to Book Cheap Airline Tickets and Last-Minute Flights Online

Thanks to the internet, there are dozens of websites and online resources that can help you snag cheap airline tickets or grab bargain last-minute …

Airlines

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

Hiking

Every Great TED Speaker Uses These 3 Writing Techniques

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

The Most Over-the-Top Tourist Attraction in Every U.S. State, Mapped

The U.S. is home to some of the world’s most popular attractions. From the Big Apple’s Empire State Building, to Seattle’s Space Needle, its cities …

National Parks

Visualize Spots: Reveal Dust Spots in Lightroom

<i>See video at the bottom of the article for an easy-to-follow explanation.</i> As outdoor photographers, we often spend time in harsh conditions with …

Tutorials

Seattle's Top 10 Dayhikes

The best local trails, as selected by BACKPACKER Local scouts Anastasia Allison and Jason Bickford.<p>17<p>SHARES<p>Pity the poor Seattle hikers: On any given …

Hiking

11 Documentaries Ever Adventurer Should See

<i>Men's Journal</i> is back today with yet another interesting list. This time out, the magazine brings us its picks for 11 must-see adventure …

Mountaineering

Building Backpacking Skills Novice to Pro: The +1 Method

The Challenge of Backpacking<p>Like most hobbies, backpacking requires a diverse set of skills and equipment. But unlike other activities, getting in …

Backpacking

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Pinterest<p>Download the FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer<p>Who wants to become a Google Certified Trainer? I can help! I have put …

Education Technology

11 Most Impressive Waterfalls in the U.S.

Once you’ve seen one great waterfall, you have to see them all. These cascading beauties come in all varieties: tall, skinny, massive, and …

Niagara Falls

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in Washington State

Among the many recreational opportunities found in Washington, the state is perhaps best known for some of the top hiking trails in the world. Trails …

Hiking