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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

By Daniel Hayes,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1ESYiV9<p>The notion of national armies in the service of some specific flag both eternally and always …

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 most popular parks deserve all the love they get, but here are ten other fascinating sites well worth the trip.<p>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 …

Natural Born Heroes | Agility and Balance

Christopher McDougall<p>Christopher McDougall<p>Apr 14, 2015<p>You can do this yoga-meets-wrestling series of movements anywhere, with results that put the weight machines to shame<p>Christopher McDougall<p>Christopher McDougall<p>Feb 25, 2015<p>Stop that lawnmower! Your urban backyard is packed with hidden …

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 …

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>​<p>​<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 …

San Gabriels Declared National Monument

On Friday, President Obama will invoke his executive power to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument. Nestled between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert, the San Gabriels are within 90 minutes of 17 million Californians and draw 3 million annual visitors, writes the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>.<p>…

Free Things to Do in Dallas

This city is known for its big hair, big cars, big houses, and big charm. It is in fact, the 8th largest city in the United States. But it doesn't mean you have to spend big money when you go there. With an average of 232 days of sunshine a year, the "metroplex" offers loads of activities for …

Flir One Infrared iPhone Camera

If you’re a fan of cop shows or military dramas, you’ve no doubt seen ghostlike pictures of bright white bad guys in the night that are produced by forward looking infrared radar (FLIR) cameras.<p>Outside Executive Editor Michael Roberts is hot. So is the chair.<p>The biggest company in the FLIR game is …

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 …

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

Make sure to buy a big box on your next supermarket run.<p>Quinoa salads are great, sure—but they're just the beginning of the amazing things you can do with this versatile ingredient. From burger-like patties to chocolatey truffles, it's time to add to your arsenal of quinoa recipes, thanks to these …

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

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed withhealthy 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 …

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: http://on.natgeo.com/1u35A2k Winning photograph by Marko Korošec/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

Who Makes the Best Sunglass Lenses?

<i>A:</i><p>The first time I put on a pair of Spy Discords with the Happy Lens technology, I was blown away by the sharp optical clarity and how well the shades protected my eyes.<p>But do these lenses actually make you happier, as the name would suggest? Sort of.<p>Before Happy Lens technology came along, the Spy …

10 Glowing Trails to Hike After Dark

Galloway Forest Park, Scotland<p>Who needs headlamps? From a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico to a Japanese trail lined with glowing mushrooms, these ten hikes are at their best when it's dark out. Pack your camera (leave the flash at home) and prepare to be amazed.<p>Racetrack Playa, California<p>You’ve …

A Trail of Murder and Revenge in Papua New Guinea

States of grace can be elusive, but Christy King had found hers, if only for a moment. It was 3 P.M. on Monday, September 9, 2013, and King was basking in the glow of a well-ordered campsite. The 39-year-old Australian had just finished her first day leading seven Australian men, one New Zealander, …

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

<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 travel around …

Americans Can Now Legally Run Cuba's Havana Marathon

For many people, running and travel go hand-in-hand. Sure, hometown marathons are fun, but what better excuse to see the world than to sign up for an event in an exotic locale? Now, runners looking for a fall race have a new option that will appeal to serious athletes and travel junkies alike: For …

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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 …