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According to Hiring Managers, When Asked, "What Makes You Unique?", Don't Say This

Employers share what NOT to say about what makes you unique.<p>It's not uncommon in a job interview to be asked,"What makes you unique?" Most job seekers naturally feel the need to say something witty or unexpected. And, that's where things go wrong. I recently asked a group of professional recruiters …

Employment

A Photographer’s Guide to the Northern Lights

The aurora and the nature photographer<p>Like a giant ray gun pointed at Earth, the sun blasts our planet with gusts of solar wind, creating ethereal …

Landscape Photography

Sleep Under the Northern Lights in a Moving Hotel Room With a Glass Roof

Seeing the Northern Lights is an amazing experience in itself, but taking in the view from a glass-roofed hotel room attached to a snowmobile? …

Travel

How to Find my Favorite Photography Spot in Hong Kong

Here’s the camera gear I use as well as my updated Camera Recommendations!<p>Friends ask me from time to time what I recommend for their first time …

The Best Camper Van Rentals in North America

We know, you know: Camper vans are everywhere these days. You could argue that two-door campers are the new Subaru Outback, representing an …

RVs

Road Trip Gear: 11 Essentials To Travel Iceland

For 11 days this summer my wife and I traveled through Iceland in a camper van to explore the land of fire and ice. Check out our gear list and …

Backpacking

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6 Crazy Beautiful National Parks in China

When we think of China, we're usually envisage bustling metropolises, ancient temples, and vast swaths of smog. Okay, and maybe the Great Wall. But …

National Parks

The 6 Best Hikes in Glacier National Park

With over 1,000,000 acres of pristine wilderness, forests, alpine meadows and lakes, it’s no wonder Glacier National Park is one of the most visited …

These Are The 25 Best Fall Hikes In The United States

When it comes to outdoor adventures, fall is about as good as it gets. The near-perfect temperatures are a welcome change after the stifling summer …

10 Forgotten National Parks

America’s most popular National Parks are the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, collectively drawing over 17.5 million visitors …

What to See and Do in Zion National Park

Zion was Utah’s first national park, and thanks to that heritage it remains popular as ever. In fact, the first thing Aly Baltrus, Chief of …

National Parks

Top 10 most photogenic locations in Canada

For both professionals and point-and-shoot amateurs, there are fewer places on the planet with landscapes more snap-worthy than Canada. We check out …

Hiking

15 Excel Add-Ins to Save Time on Your Business Tasks

Did you know Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word, supports add-ins? Excel add-ins can help you get through your tasks quicker because you …

The Prettiest National Park in Each Canadian Province

Ah, the Great White North. The name conjures up images of stunning alpine peaks, dense forests, and icy waters. It's no secret that Canada is rich …

National Parks

Learn the Basics of Tying Wood Together With These Three Lashings

If you were ever in a Scout troop, you might’ve learned how to tie lashings to build camping gear. If you missed that merit badge, however, these …

Outdoors Gear

Tutorial: How To Fill Your Entire Frame Without Using A Massive Telephoto Lens

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best camera and editing skills magazine. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, seasoned enthusiast or budding</i> …

Yosemite 101: An Introduction to Yosemite's Most Famous Sights

Yosemite Hikes Home » Suggested Tours » Whirlwind Highlights<p>Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, Mariposa Grove, and Glacier Point<br>4.5 - 8 …

National Parks

Yosemite's 10 Best Easy Hikes: Maximizing Your Scenery Per Footstep

Yosemite Hikes Home » Yosemite's 10 Best Easy Hikes<p>What's the good of a breathtaking view if you're already out of breath? It's hard to enjoy …

Yosemite National Park Trip Ideas

Love waterfalls? Consider a hike up to beautiful Vernal Falls. Photo © maridav/123rf.<p>There’s no shortage of things to do in Yosemite. If you’re an …

National Parks

Yosemite without the crowds

You’ve seen the postcards, admired your friends’ vacation photos. Ever wonder why everyone has pictures of the same places from the same angles? The showy celebrity of the US national park system, Yosemite hosts millions of visitors each year, and most flock with camera in hand like paparazzi to …

National Parks

First time Yosemite National Park

'The mountains are calling, and I must go,' penned John Muir, the poetic naturalist of the Sierra Nevada. You'll feel that same irresistible urge once you find out all that Yosemite, Muir's move beloved national park, offers.<p>If you've never before stood underneath a giant sequoia tree bigger than a …

National Parks

Which Yosemite Hiking Trail Should I Hike?

Find your perfect Yosemite Hiking Trail by answering a few questions, then see the Trail Guide for details.<br>Click on image to enlargeWhat do you most …

Beyond Half Dome: Five Yosemite Secrets

<b>Yosemite National Park</b> is about as big as the state of Rhode Island (both are roughly 1,200 square miles). Despite the park’s size, most people who visit make a beeline for one place, the Yosemite Valley, and confine their exploration to this mile-wide, 7-mile-long canyon cut by the Merced …

National Parks

Yosemite’s best hike: Link John Muir and Mist trails

With one small change, you can transform one of America’s most popular hikes into one of its best.<p>In Yosemite Valley, the Mist Trail has become the park’s landmark hike, up to 317-foot Vernal Fall and beyond to 594-foot Nevada Fall at the foot of towering Liberty Cap. Even in autumn, when the …

Hiking

Squat Bigger, Run Faster, and Jump Higher With This One Move

Get ready to light your glutes on fire<p>Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S, didn’t get in the shape he’s in by training with reckless abandon.<p>“I talk to people all the time about being as risk-averse in your training as possible—so you can train for ever,” he says.<p>The single-leg pause …

Best Spots for Camping in the Fall

With weather like this, we often dream of living outdoors.<p>People make a lot of fuss about the fall color up in New England. And while those Maine and …

op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …