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'Firefall' mesmerizing at Yosemite Park in California | CNN Travel

These NASA Space Tourism Posters Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Is this what our vacations may one day look like?<p>These spectacular space tourism posters imagine what advertisements for interplanetary vacations could one day look like.<p>Fourteen tongue-in-cheek trips to Mars, Jupiter, Venus and a host of exoplanets are on offer in the Visions of the Future series …

5 John Muir Quotes that Will Make You Want to Go Hiking

The Wisdom of Legendary Naturalist John Muir<p>John Muir is one of our outdoor heroes. Without his influence, and inspiration we might not have our …

A wilderness survival course leaves a novice camper hungry, cold and triumphant

Like many lazy people who love to travel, I typically prepare for my next trip by waiting till the morning of departure and throwing stuff in a …

Florida

Gear Review: goTenna Personal Communications System

One of the biggest challenges we face while traveling in the backcountry is how to stay in touch with our companions in a place that has unreliable …

Batteries

How One Author Used Twitter To Write A Thrilling Choose Your Own Adventure Story

Readers voted on the plot twists and turns of “Untine”<p>When Twitter announced that it would allow users to create two-question polls, the news was met with the usual groaning aversion (remember the star-to-heart debacle?). Sarcastic and nonsensical uses of the new tool cropped up across the social …

Vintage Trouble's Nalle Colt on his 10 live guitar lessons

Introduction<p>Whether they’re bringing the boogie downstairs in smoky basement bars or taking blues to new limits on stadium tours with the legends of …

Wellness at Home: Workouts to Do While Indulging Your Netflix Addiction

They say that it's easier to stick to a new diet or exercise regimen if you work to make it part of your routine. It shouldn't be a temporary …

15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Outdoorsman

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The stockings are hung by the chimney with care — now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers. The little</i> …

Camping

Northwest Treehouse Getaways

Remember your first attempt to conquer gravity and live among the trees. Dragging scrap wood into the backyard or vacant lot and bending nails …

Seattle

Escape Your Awkward Thanksgiving: Build One of These 6 Projects

I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, my family, and even the tryptophan-induced gluttony nap. That said, there are times when the house is packed with relatives and the only island of sanity left is the garage.<p>If your family’s home is lucky enough to have a garage, it makes a great Maker escape …

Batteries

Pictures: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Straddling the North Carolina-Tennessee border, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts more than ten million visitors a year—more than any other U.S. national park.

Lifestraw Introduces New Water Filter Designed For Hikers and Backpackers

Lifestraw is a company that is known for making inexpensive – yet highly effective – water filtration systems for use in places where contaminated …

Hilarious bad TripAdvisor reviews of US national parks

The U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year. As we get closer to the big birthday, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to pay sincere tribute to these 58 wondrous monuments to America’s stunning natural beauty.<p>But not now. Today, we’re focusing on the national park …

The Go Bag

Peterson’s full-time car go-bag ensemble is always within arm’s reach. It includes everything from a pistol to hygiene items in a carefully packed …

The Pocket Fly Fishing Rod | Tenkara Rod Co.

Lightweight, compact, and capable.<p>We have been working on these rods for over a year now and we finally have it all figured out. The Mini series! …

Nine Artist-Designed Miniature Book Sharing Libraries Appear in Indianapolis | Colossal

<p>Engaging new audiences and attracting people to libraries in 2015 can be tough, but some libraries are up to the challenge. As a way to …

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

The Three-Day Survival Challenge Bag

Packing a backpack for a weekend survival trip is a lot different than just heading out camping. Reader Pack Config shows off their backpack that’s …

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

Falling in Love on the Trail

256<p>SHARES<p><b>It's September</b> in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains, and Danny, my boyfriend of eight months, and I are not expecting snow. We awaken to the …

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Facebook Should Pay All of Us

Not long ago, Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who studies social media, wrote that she wanted to pay for Facebook. More precisely, she wants the company to offer a cash option (about twenty cents a month, she calculates) for people who value their privacy, but also want a rough idea of what their …

Social Media

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

Boozy root beer is about to be huge

Pumpkins, peaches, and chocolate. Eventually, beermakers were going to get back to roots.<p>Hard root beer–think A&W with alcohol–is coming to a head this summer, as craft breweries look for a competitive edge and drinkers develop a taste for sweeter swill.<p>One brand, in particular, is coveted: Not …

Vehicle EDC Gear List: Don’t Leave the Driveway Without It

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.Your EDC gear that you carry daily can be used in millions of ways. It could be something as trivial as …

HugeDomains.com - MusicianNotes.com is for sale (Musician Notes)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Writing crime fiction – 7 elements of gripping suspense

Suspense is a critical aspect of writing crime fiction. All the elements outlined below can help to increase suspense over the course of your</b> …

Creative Writing

Panda “Daycare” Exists And Is Most Adorable Place On Earth

The Chengdu Research Base in China seems like it just might be one of the cutest places on earth – and it’s vitally important for the survival of the …