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The Whole30 - A 30 Day Visual Guide to Clean Eating

<b>Two Big Announcements!</b><p>Check out the incredible Keto Meal Plan with recipes, grocery lists and macro counts! It took a long time to create, it’s truly …

Paleo Poor: Your guide to the grocery store | Whole9

We’ve heard it a million times – how can I afford to eat like this? (“Like this” meaning “Whole30®” or a general Paleo diet.) We can’t argue the fact …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

6 Training Games for All Levels of Climbers

Not all of us are at the stage where we’re ready to jump on the hangboard or scale our bodies up the campus board at the gym. While we all constantly …

26 Amazing Waterfalls You Didn’t Know They Exist. They Will Leave You Breathless

The waterfalls are amazing at this period of the year. As a matter of fact there isn’t a special period when you are allowed to visit these amazing …

Joshua Tree, Retrofied

<i>By Monica Corcoran, senior photo editor at NationalGeographic.com.</i><p>It’s funny how your mind can change after you’ve tried something for the first time. I was convinced that Hipstamatic – an iPhone app that let’s you apply film, lens, and flash settings to your pics to achieve a retro look – was more …

Olympic Vistas

When I finally reunited with the coast after leaving Portland, the weather went from hot and dry to wet and soggy.<p>The trend continued as I made my way toward Olympic National Park, which gets an average of 150 inches (380 cm) of rain each year.<p>Many people had raved about the Hoh River Trail, but I …

Peak Performance: Yosemite’s Best

Yosemite National Park is the Ultimate Outdoor Classroom.<p>This 1,200-square-mile swath of soaring granite cliffs, towering waterfalls, and ancient sequoia groves has awed millions of visitors for over a century. “I can’t think of a better classroom,” says Beth Pratt, director of California programs …

Extra Padding in Patagonia

For all the beauty of the Patagonian landscape — russet pampas, granite spires, and sky blue glaciers abutting the Andes across the southern tip of South America — the wind-whipped region is famously inhospitable to travelers.<p>Campsites have long been the main option in these parts, a challenging …

YOLO in Yosemite

“We’re all native to this planet, but we’ve made a mess of it by using our intelligence very unintelligently,” Ron Kauk said, as El Capitan towered over us. “It’s just mind boggling how we’ve managed to damage our own home,” he continued — not with condemnation, but a sincere concern for life in …

Hiking Zion National Park

I have a confession to make. The American Southwest wasn’t on my adventure radar until my friend Reed persuaded me to join him on a road trip through Utah Canyon Country.<p>Driving into Zion National Park at sunset was a shot in the arm for my wanderlust. I was ready to explore the big red …

National Geographic Travel

10 Best Multi-Day Hikes in the National Parks

U.S. national parks are packed with overnight treks that offer epic views and impressive climbs. These ten are the best of the best.

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National Geographic Travel

15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

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24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …

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How to Turn Your Grill Into a Beautiful BBQ Pit

If you do not happen to be, say, a fifth-generatIon barbecue pitmaster who lives in the Deep South and grew up, you know, smokin' hogs, you still can smoke delicious, tender, rich, smoky meat and fish usIng the grill you already own<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>As practiced by Native</b> …

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The National Parks Road Tour

See the country’s most iconic wildlife and mountains at five stunning national parks along this 600-mile route.<p><b>Packing List</b>: Binoculars, Stetson, beer mug<p><b>Highlights</b>: Burn off jet lag with a couple of fingers of Wyoming Whiskey on the deck at Bin22, then rest up in one of 132 rooms at the …

National Parks

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

What Are the Best National Parks Without Waiting Lines?

<i>A:</i><p>Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers, and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy …

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Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Best Towns Tournament 2014: Results

Well, here it is. The moment you've all been waiting for. Duluth, MN, took down Provo, UT, Sunday night to earn the title of <i>Outside</i>'s Best Town 2014. We'll be following up with coverage of both towns in print and online this September, so look out for our Best Towns special—and maybe start planning …

Grand Rapids

The Only Bird Book You Need

David Allen Sibley has spent nearly his entire life watching birds. His pressed khaki pants, leather walking shoes, quiet voice, calm demeanor, and deliberate, slow way of articulating his thoughts reveal him as someone willing to sit in the woods for hours with a pair of binoculars around his neck.<p>…

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What Natural Wonders Do I Need to See Before They Are Lost to Global Warming?

<i>A:</i><p>It seems like the list of natural wonders withering under the ravages of climate change gets longer every day—from the shrinking snow atop Mount Kilimanjaro to the dying Great Barrier Reef. Many will be gone, or nearly extinct, within the coming decades, so the clock is ticking on your chance to …

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