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Explore Alaska's Glacial Fjords and Wildlife Areas on This 7-night Cruise

An exclusive Operation Vacation offer for T+L readers.<p><i>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering</i> …

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Eight Free Ways to Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

I get it. Between $10,000 mountain bikes and $59 merino T-shirts, outdoor activities can get real expensive, real fast. But buying things isn't necessarily the best way to have more fun outdoors.<p>Here are eight solid upgrades you can make for free, all guaranteed to boost how much fun you'll have on …

Camping

Dehydrators: Make Your Own Backpacking Meals

Dried rice, burger and red sweet pepper for an unstuffed pepper meal.<p>If you want to be healthy and well-fueled while hiking, hunting, fishing, …

Cooking

Bed and Bath Stocking Stuffers

Taking care of your body shouldn't stop at the gym.<p>Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub <b>(</b>$38)<p>Who doesn’t want to be gently massaged by tiny bits of crushed Tahitian coconut shells? This organic coconut oil-based body scrub sloughs off dry skin, leaving you moisturized, super-smooth, and smelling sweet.<p>Buy …

Skin Care

What I learned about concussions — by having one

It’s hard to understand a brain injury until you have one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if I was still on the pavement, but there are plenty of things I don’t remember. As I would …

The Brain

The Best National Park Road Trips in the U.S.

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. Here are the 12 most road trip-worthy. …

National Parks

The Gear You Need to Start Bike Commuting

It’s been well documented that morning exercise increases happiness and health. Now that spring is here, it’s time to ditch your car, or the bus, or the train, and grab your bike. To deck you out, here are some of our favorite commuter pieces.<p>Canyon Commuter 8.0 ($2,300, pictured above)<p>Yes, this …

San Francisco

3 Stretches Every Outdoor Athlete Should Do Daily

Whether you’re attempting a new PR, training to bag an FKT, or just trying to keep up with the young guns, you may think the key to improvement is more: more training, more exercise, more of your sport. But James Wilson, a personal trainer based in Grand Junction, Colorado, says what you really …

Yoga

The Absolute Minimum Clothes You Need for a Life of Adventure

My drawer in Artemis the Airstream measures seven inches by 15 by 20. You could probably fit three or four cantaloupes inside it, provided they were small ones. When we hit the road full time, this was my new wardrobe. It was about the size of one shelf in our walk-in closet at home. Decisions had …

Clothing

The 34 Most Chilling Documentaries To Watch On Netflix Now

The great thing about Netflix is there's always something to watch. Whether you want to marathon a TV show or check out a movie, you're almost …

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …

South America

A Lost Coast Adventure: Hiking California's Most Rugged Coastline

The Lost Coast in California.<p>Up north on the California coast. There is a section of an unspoiled stretch of shoreline so rugged and so steep that …

Hiking

3 must-run routes in New York City

New York City. It can be daunting to figure what to do and where to go when visiting New York City, especially on a tight schedule, this includes …

Hiking

The Definitive Ranking of Livestream Wildlife Cams

It’s that time of year again. The Explore.org Katmai bear cam is back in action, providing a 24/7 livestream of unsuspecting brown bears in their natural habitat. The bear cam and the dozens of others available on the site have become increasingly popular in the last six years, and some would argue …

Birds

Canyonlands National Park has awesome recreational opportunities

Canyonlands National Park is located in southeastern Utah near the city of Moab. The land has eroded to form many beautiful canyons and its parks …

These 5 Small-Batch Companies Are Shaking Up Backpacking Food

Regular peak-baggers know the feeling of reaching peak boil-in-bag: when you’d rather go hungry than shovel down one more night of beans and rice.<p>Luckily, craft backpacking food is having a moment and your titanium spork has never had it so good. Small companies are rolling out meal options that …

Backpacking

How to Prepare your iPad for International Travel

Whether you’re the occasional traveler, or you frequently leave the country for work excursions, even the most seasoned veteran commuters can become flummoxed when it comes to using your iOS device without incurring unexpected charges on your phone bill. So, what can you do as an iPad owner to …

Roaming

How to Use a Dehydrator for Food Storage

Hospitals Can’t Improve Without Better Management Systems

In all of the loud and necessary debates over how to reform health care in the United States before it bankrupts the country, there is one element that has been continually overlooked: the management systems employed by hospitals. Leaders at good hospitals around the country are working hard on …

Management

One Man Calculated The Ultimate NYC Walking Tour

Exploring all of New York City is hard, whether you live there or you're just visiting for a short time. Though subways make journeying a little bit faster, the best way to see the city and all it has to offer is to walk it. Lucky for us, one guy has calculated an optimized walking tour of NYC that …

Walking Tours

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Cooking

Happy Hour: Gin Mare, a Gin Worth Drinking Straight

My first Gin Mare experience was in a tapas bar in Seville. I'd ordered a gin and tonic, these days Spain's obsessed-over national cocktail, and the bartender pointed at the long shelf and asked, "Which gin?"<p>At the end sat one bottle I'd never seen before, so in my best Bloomberg Spanish I eked …

Alcohol

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Flavorwire Staffers Weigh in on What Was Criminally Underrated in 2014 – Flavorwire

It’s tough adoring something that nobody else seems to want to get behind; it leads you to feel isolated in the golden fortress of your own …

This Top-Secret Food Will Change the Way You Eat

I dumped meat a few weeks ago, and it was not an easy breakup. Some of my most treasured moments have involved a deck, a beer, and a cheeseburger. But the more I learned, the more I understood that the relationship wasn’t good for either of us. A few things you should never do if you want to eat …

Food

Exercises for Pain and Mobility

Pain

15 Life Lessons a Dad Wishes He Had Learned Earlier

"<i>The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." -- Victor Hugo</i><p>1. Thus I've learned that happiness is not defined by what we have in our lives, but who we have in our lives. Make sure those you care about the most, know it. In this case, actions do speak louder than words!<p>2. …

Schadenfreude

17 Things Extremely Happy People Say Every Day

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …

Happiness

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