Bobby Chappell

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The Untamed Heart of Lake Jocassee

Cool Blue Ridge waters feed this secluded lake—and the soul<p><b>LAKE:</b> Jocasse <b><br>LOCATION:</b> Oconee and Pickens Counties, South Carolina <b><br>SIZE:</b> 9,000 acres <b><br>SHORELINE:</b> 75 miles <b><br>ELEVATION:</b> 1,100 feet<p><b>WHY WE LOVE IT:</b> The kayak settles on a pebble-sand beach, with the sound of a contented sigh. Behind you lies Lake …

Hiking

Is Vail Resorts Killing Whistler’s Spirit?

The takeover of Canada’s most iconic ski resort by an American corporation was never going to go smoothly. But Vail Resorts Inc.’s $1 billion …

Venice Looks to Limit Tourist Numbers With New Measures

Among the regulations? People-counters, new maps, and accommodation limits.<p>Venice, long struggling under the strain of massive tourist numbers, is finally doing something about it. Just 55,000 residents live in Venice's historic center, a number that is rapidly dwindling, as the 60,000 tourists a …

Italy

Iconic piggy bank gets digital makeover: Money apps teach kids to save

Even the iconic piggy bank is getting a digital makeover.<p>Feeding the piggy has long been a down-homey, tried-and-true way to teach kids how to save money. Now these lessons increasingly can be found on digital devices with money apps designed specifically for children.<p>And why not? The average age …

Apps

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

Processing HDR using Lightroom and Photoshop

I do a lot of landscape photography, and with that, I also do use HDR<b>H</b>igh <b>D</b>ynamic <b>R</b>ange photographyto make some of my images. I do my best to keep the …

The Triangle of Color Adjustments in Lightroom

en_US<p>article<p>The Triangle of Color Adjustments in …

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

Landscape Photography

Meet OTIS: The Eco Surf Rig

How cozy does that look?<p>Green Mountain College in Vermont would like to build you the perfect self-sufficient surf trailer. It’s called OTIS (Optimal …

Stainless Steel

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Daisy

1<p><b>Bend three pipe cleaners into a flat "S" shape.</b><p>2<p><b>Lay the "S" shape pipe cleaners across each other to form petals.</b><p>3<p><b>Tightly loop the top of a pipe</b> …

Everything that’s wrong with the suburbs, in one image

Suburbia sucks for a lot of reasons: Public transit usually isn’t as timely or extensive; commuting takes longer; amenities like fresh food aren’t as …

Three Amazing Places to Go in Indonesia Besides Bali

Bali is the stuff of vacation fantasies, no doubt, but three neighboring Indonesian islands offer similar dreamy landscapes, plus character all their own (and sometimes, fewer crowds). All can be reached by ferry or plane from Bali, so you can head straight to the island of your choice after flying …

6 Children's Bedtime Stories That Inspire a Love of Mother Nature

Reading before bedtime has been an important part of our family's nighttime routine since our oldest was only a few weeks old. Now, almost 6 years …

LED night light outlet covers install in seconds, use just 5 cents of power per year

As an alternative to purchasing yet another plugin night light, or having hardwired guide lights installed in your house or tiny home for safety (or …

Home Automation

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

This Is What Things Look Like In A Town With No Roads

How much do you want to live in -- or barring that, visit -- a place where there are no cars? What a dream come true.<p>The town of Giethoorn, located about 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, has roughly 180 bridges that crisscross over the canals that run throughout the town. The only modes of …

Square Shooter: An Instagram Feed For PNW Lovers

<b>Tally Gunstone has the Pacific Northwest in her blood,</b> and it shows in her photos. A native Portlander, Gunstone grew up hiking and backpacking with …

Connecting Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) to Leading Business Initiatives

<b>By Koen Boone, Managing Director, Europe, The Sustainability Consortium</b><p>The Ecolabel Index includes 444 different sustainability labels. Thousands of …

How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock | The Art of Manliness

From pocket watches to grandfather clocks, men have long held a fascination with keeping time in stylish and classic ways. What better way to do so …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Coffee Quest: Discovering the Secret to Growing the World's Best Coffee

After tasting coffees (at the source) in over two dozen nations around the world, I think I've finally discovered the secret to growing "The World's Best Coffee."<p>It's not that I'm obsessed with coffee -- I'm obsessed with experiences! Each time I've traveled through a coffee exporting country …

Make a wood plank quilt

Jaime of That’s My Letter shows on her blog how to make this wood plank quilt. She explains,<p>Make this wall decor using pine boards, glue and various …

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

<i>This new constant-aperture, ultra-wide lens for crop-sensor cameras goes large on zoom range and offers impressive image quality. Find out why in our</i> …

6 Ways Dads Can Help Promote Breastfeeding Success

Mom may own the basic breastfeeding equipment, but dads play a much larger role than you might think when it comes to breastfeeding success or …

How to Make Stock from Holiday Leftovers | The Art of Manliness

I hate letting things go to waste – especially when it comes to time, money, and food. Hopefully, most of you share that same belief. After all, …