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This 'Sled Hotel' Takes You Straight to the Best Views of the Northern Lights

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is certainly a magical experience. But getting to the ideal location to see them — which is often very …

Northern Lights

16 Facts About Antarctica That Will Make You Say, "Whaaat?!"

Mind blown.

Antarctica

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on teams--but the data shows they don't.<p>Not really.<p>The folks behind TalentWorks figured …

Employment

Top Backpacks of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2017 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and shake downs. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and …

Camping

19 Bathtubs Around the World With Breathtaking Views

You'll want to spend the entire day soaking in these incredible landscapes.<p>There are several things that can make or break a trip: airport …

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

I finished my Pacific Crest Trail thru hike almost six weeks ago, whilst I once held lofty aspirations of blogging whilst I hiked (and told everyone …

Backpacking

These Ice Hotels Are Definitely the World's Coolest Places to Stay

Spend a night in a real-life frozen igloo ... brrr!<p>For a truly one-of-a-kind winter experience, consider a stay in an ice hotel. A what? Yes, a hotel made of ice! These frozen igloos are located in frigid regions like the Arctic Circle, and they feature dozens of hotel rooms, restaurants, and bars …

Do you really need travel insurance — or is credit card coverage enough?

When you’re booking a flight, a cruise or making other travel plans, you may have the option to buy insurance in case something goes wrong with your trip.<p>Coverage varies by policy but here are some of the situations that may be covered:<p>You have a medical emergency while traveling and need to be …

Personal Finance

Camping Season Never Really Ends

I’m no stranger to rain. I grew up in Western Washington, where the trees are forever green and the sky is a misty gray for eight months out of the …

Camping

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A peek at emerging products on the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.<p>Paramotor Enables Instant Flight<p>Put it on your back …

Multi-tools

Base Camp

Soak up the southern hospitality at Mulberry Gap<p>Two hours north of Atlanta, in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike …

How to Make an Insulated Backpacking Meal Cozy

by Austin Campbell November 11, 2016<p>Perfectly Rehydrate Backpacking Meals with this DIY Cozy<p>It happens to the best of us. You spend a long day hiking …

How to Build the Perfect Survival Camp

+++ Mixed Signals<p><b>1 |</b> Build a fire in an open area, such as a ridgetop. Stack green boughs beside it so you’ll be ready to make a smoke signal to …

Handsfree

The Short Hike Bag

Hitting the forest for a quick jaunt in the woods doesn’t require a ton of prep, but you still don’t want to go in empty handed. Everyday Carry …

Camping

A Community-Oriented Vacation Rental in Panamanian Paradise - Dwell

If sun, surf, and socializing are part of your vacation agenda, then put Casa Comunal at the top of your list for places to visit. Situated on an idyllic Caribbean shoreline on Isla Colon, the largest and northernmost island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama, the modern vacation house …

Trails

Gripsher Compact Multitool

The Gripsher ($35) packs 20 tools—from the ubiquitous bottle opener and screwdriver to more specialized ones like a wire cutter and slot wrench—in a package small enough to fit on a keychain.<p>Buy Now

Go Stargazing in Snøhetta’s Towering Addition to Sweden’s Treehotel - Dwell

An extension of Treehotel’s mission of bringing modern design to a serene natural environment, the 7th room is a cabin lofted among the treetops that blurs the distinction between indoors and outdoors. Designed by the renowned firm Snøhetta, the structure hovers 10 meters above the ground with a …

Architecture

Hiking Resources

Welcome to the Hiking Resources page at The Adventure Junkies.<p>This is a complete list of all the backpacking resources available on our website, from …

Hiking

14 Route 66 Attractions to See on Your Next Road Trip

<i>Ready to have a good ol' fashioned road trip? Consider your travels planned with this excerpt from Drew Knowles's Route 66 Adventure Handbook, featuring quirky roadside attractions and facts you won't want to miss.</i><p>America's iconic highway is still alive and definitely worth incorporating into your …

6 Spiritual Adventures to Challenge the Mind and Body

Adventurous souls and spiritual seekers can find peace, and a challenge, on these spiritual hikes.<p>A quiet walk in the woods can be a spiritual experience, and countless hikers head to redwood groves and high places to find a sense of awe. But if following a dirt track is a kind of prayer—the …

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

Creativity

A letter from Svalbard’s dwindling sea ice - Arctic and Ice - Ice

Greenpeace’s Larissa Beumer on board the Arctic Sunrise in the Spitsbergen archipelago. (Pic: Nick Cobbing, courtesy of Greenpeace).<p>The Arctic sea …

Antarctica

Ford's Thoughts On Visiting The Arctic

It all began when SAS opened up business class award space between Los Angeles and Stockholm on their new daily flight… Ben seized the opportunity to …

Swimming Pools

Following in the footsteps of Attenborough: The unique new tour allowing you to film your own Planet Earth II-style nature documentary

Intrepid sorts inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s and the recent escapades documented in Planet Earth II now have the chance to follow in his footsteps, by travelling to Svalbard to star in their own professionally filmed wildlife documentary.<p>Launched by Luxury Travel Advisors and with a …

Luxury Travel

The 3 C's of Building a Great Team | Inc.com

<i>What are your tips for building a great team? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jordan Ritter, CEO of Atlas Informatics, formerly Napster, Cloudmark, on Quora:</b><p>A great team can take a …

Team Building

Find Your Passion Today With These 14 Questions | Inc.com

What's been a common theme in your life? What's something that people would say about you in each job you've held?<p>What skills come to you naturally? How could you possibly use those to make a living? (Get creative, this is just a brainstorming activity.)<p>What types of things do friends, colleagues, …

Brainstorming

8 Top Design Trends in 2017 for the Luxurious Home

Designers talk mixed metals, earthy tones and more<p>A new year offers a clean slate. It’s a chance to tweak (or totally ditch) the old and ring in the …