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8 Most Amazing Hiking Trails in America : Travel

Ruckel Ridge Loop (9.6 miles)<p>Columbia River Gorge, ORThough it’s one of the most challenging hikes in this gorge full of taxing trails, the Ruckel …

Hiking

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Bucket Lists

Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect

Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better.<p>The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, right on your iPad, with very little effort.<p>Here’s a quick intro …

iPhone Street Photography: How To Tell Compelling Stories

Street photography is one of the most fascinating and powerful forms of storytelling. Its power comes through capturing a combination of elements …

5 of the Best Smartphone Camera Lenses Money Can Buy - Enlight Leak

Smartphones have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and so have their cameras. That being said, Instagram filters and native editing …

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

Meditation: What Can and Can't Be Taught

By most standards, I'm a fairly experienced meditator. I meditate daily, and have for years. I've spent months at a time immersed in silent practice. I study it, teach it, and write about it.<p>I can still wonder if I'm doing it wrong.<p>Meditation is deeply personal. Except with the broadest …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

Planning your perfect trip to the Amalfi Coast

South from chaotic and fascinating Naples, the vertiginous and craggy Amalfi Coast – and the three island outposts of Capri, Ischia and Procida – have been a magnet for visitors since Roman times.<p>Hemmed in by high mountains, the coastal towns of the Campania region are physically unspoilt, and they …

15 Must Have High-Tech Camping Gadgets.

Collection of 'Must Have High-Tech Camping Gadgets' from all over the world to make your camping more comfortable and enjoyable.<p><b>BioLite BaseCamp …

5 Best Hiking Backpacks

Hiking is not only great exercise but it is a way to unwind and get away from the madness of the concrete jungle. Depending on how long you hike you …

Tents for Camping: in-Depth View on How to Pick The Best Camp Tent

At first it may seem easy to choose a tent for camping, but when you come face to face with the reality of how many choices you have you actually end …

Lifestraw: A Survival Must-Have

LifeStraw is a personal water filter designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water in almost any situation. The easy-to-use filters have …

An Everyman’s Guide to Survival Gear

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How To: Prepare for Your First Solo Camping Trip

How To: Prepare for Your First Solo Camping Trip

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

5 Reasons Meditation Inevitably Improves Your Relationship

Over the last couple of years a lot of my friends asked me what they can do to improve their relationships. Of course they expected me to give them …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

25 Tourist Traps We Love

Sure, these iconic destinations are mentioned in every travel guide. Sure, they're teeming with tourists. But we firmly believe that some spots are …

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 …

A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from. To help, here's a handy overview of when to go, what you'll …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto

The 25 Absolute Best Money-Saving Travel Tips Ever

Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to …

Release Stress Through Mindfulness: 4 Steps to Freedom

<b>“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James</b><p>I’ve been meditating for many years, but there …