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Strong Women Don’t Fall In Love

<i>Strong women don’t fall in love.</i> <br>They tread in love. Strong women entertain love, they flirt with it, they embody it with caution and they escape …

8 Private Mercenary Armies From History And Today That Had The Power To Topple Nations

The notion of national armies in the service of some specific flag both eternally and always is really a pretty recent phenomenon. Prior to the 18th …

40 Mae West Quotes That Are Better Than Anything Marilyn Monroe Ever Said

<i>Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.</i><p><i>40.</i><p><i>Sex is emotion in motion.</i>

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to the popularity of movies featuring thru-hikes, like <i>Wild</i> …


10 Undersung National Parks

America’s National Park System is composed of more than 450 natural, historical, and cultural areas spread across the United States and its far-flung territories. Though Yellowstone deserves all the attention it gets, here are ten lesser-known park properties that are calling out for a visit.<p><b>></b> …

How to Forage for Your Next Energy Bar

Step on any lawn, and chances are you’re crushing a plateful of Leda Meredith’s high-performance superfoods.<p>Like lady’s thumb. That stuff is <i>everywhere</i>, in every front yard you’ve ever seen, but until Leda told me that it’s actually a nutrient-packed cousin of buckwheat, I’d always just mowed it …

How to Apply for a Southbound John Muir Trail Permit in 2018

Pin Me!<p>How to Apply for a John Muir Trail Permit in 2018<p>Navigating the John Muir Trail permit process for going south out of Yosemite National Park …

Take the Best Nighttime Photo of Your Life

Great nighttime shots—the ones with crystal-clear stars and the Milky Way practically jumping off the screen—are always a big hit on Instagram. But how do you capture one for yourself? You can’t just point your camera at the stars and hope to get lucky. A great starscape captures more than the eye …

Landscape Photography

To Relieve Runner’s Knee, Strengthen Your Hips

Study: Hip exercises trump knee exercises for ending pain.<p>Over the last few years, a growing amount of research has linked weak hips and runner's knee. For example, one study published last year found women who developed runner's knee had greater hip instability in their gait. Another study …


How Often Should You Fuel During Long Runs?

Photo: John Segesta<p><i>Learn how to improve the critical fuel efficiency element of the marathon while maintaining consistency in your training.</i><p>Running …

Proper Running Form

Running mechanics are determined by strength and flexibility.<p>Between the popularity of movements like minimalism and Chi Running, more people than ever are trying to fix their running form in the hope of eliminating injuries and getting faster. Each school of running form has its converts who swear …


National Geographic Travel

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National Geographic Travel

The Land No Man Would Claim

"No man’s land" is a term that, to the modern ear, can sound like stepping onto a battlefield. In fact, the phrase refers back to the idea of unclaimed land (recorded as "namesmaneslande" in the Domesday survey of England of 1086) and still carries an echo of perennial hopes for free land, for …

West Africa

7 Genius Ways to Use Quinoa You Never Would've Thought Of

<b>Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Meatballs</b><br>If you own a crock pot, then you've <i>got</i> to try this tasty twist on spaghetti and meatballs.<p><i>Get the recipe at 365 Days of Slow Cooking.</i>


The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed with healthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …


Discover the Outdoors in America's Most Secret Town

Earlier this week, the tiny town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, won Liveability’s “Best Small Town” contest for its diversity, education, population growth, health, and civic engagement. Although we agree that the Atomic City scores well in these areas, it’s the area’s outdoor scene that really blows …

Adventure Travel

Just announced! This breathtaking photo of a supercell over Colorado took first place in the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest. See all of the winners here: Winning photograph by Marko Korošec/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Papua New Guinea

Slow Is the New Fast: Ultra-Walking the California Coast

Surely one of the most welcome sights after a long day of walking is a whitewashed Tudor inn, tucked back from a small curve of beach, its green lawn scattered with people drinking pints of local beer. Stumble upon this bucolic scene, as we did a couple of weeks ago, and you'd be forgiven for …


7 Tips On How To Crowdfund Your Travels

Shares 533<p><i>The following is a guest post by Francis Tapon.</i><p>It sounds like an impossible dream: a bunch of people throw money at you so that you can …


Molokai is Hawaii's loneliest island.

Sam Houston National Forest WMA: Hiking

Hiking<p>Hiking is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas. Since potable water is not available on …


Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome Aboard Hotel Costa Verde's Converted Boeing 727

Picture this. You're in the sky with your newly betrothed, headed south on your way to a secluded tropical resort when the plane goes down on a deserted island. Shaking, disoriented, you and your loved one crawl from the wreckage and look with trepidation upon your new surroundings. Thick jungle …

Central America