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The 33 Hottest IPAs in America Right Now

"IPAs are so hot right now!" That sentence is so 1996. And 2018. And probably 2030, if we make it that far. As long as craft beer has been a thing, …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

The 12 Best Rye Whiskeys You Can Buy in 2018

This definitive guide to the best rye whiskeys explores everything you need to know about bourbon’s spicy sibling, including the bost bottles you can …

Man Studied Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze for an Entire Year to Determine Which Is the Best (Video)

There are many ways to get from point A to point B, but which app truly gives you the best route?<p>Most people have their preferred popular navigation …

Apps

8 American Cities Making Big Improvements in 2018

So they closed your favorite dive bar and put in a Lululemon in the name of “urban renewal.” Gentrification affects us all, especially when we enjoy …

Urban Design

9 Kids Rooms Using IKEA's Trofast as Genius Storage

Storage for kids' things can be tricky. It has to be user-friendly enough that kids can put their own things away and versatile enough to grow with …

Best IPAs in America

As the craft beer world has grown to support over 4000 unique breweries around the United States, no style has kept up with India Pale Ale. As of …

Mink Campers

Iceland is covered in beautiful countryside. It's best enjoyed outside of your vehicle. Mink Campers gives you the chance to explore the landscape …

Heating

Industrial Modern Storage Console

"What We Make” are makers of awesome, heirloom quality furniture made from reclaimed wood. They handcraft beautiful reclaimed wood furniture from …

Our ultimate foul weather recommended riding kit - MBR

Be prepared for the worst by wearing the best<p>When the rain comes you’re still going to want to be comfortable on your bike. Here’s how to dress for …

Clothing

The 50 Best Beer Stores in America

The beer run is among the most sacred of shopping experiences. Whether you’re stocking up for a barbecue or just jonesing for something new, the …

Top Backpacks of 2017: Results from the Annual Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2017 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and shake downs. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and …

Backpacking

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Hipster counterparts of America's most popular national parks

Visiting America's most popular national parks, especially in summer, is quickly becoming a gamble. Will it be one of your favorite memories, or will …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

Arduino

6 Can’t-Miss Hikes in Asheville, North Carolina

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the Appalachian Mountains, chances are you’ve heard of Asheville. Asheville is a large city in North Carolina that …

Hiking

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington’s San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

Chasing the Dream on the AT in 2018

Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire is one of my most favorite places in the United States. The first time I saw this I actually cried. I am so amazed …

Time I

Want an Affordable Home Vinyl Setup? This Beloved Receiver is a Great Place to Start and It’s Now Just $130

As we’ve explained before, there are many ways to build the perfect home vinyl setup depending on your budget, but it generally boils down to two …

This $14 device is the best thing that ever happened to your TV

Did you treat yourself to a new TV during the Black Friday shopping blitz? Well guess what: as great as it is, there’s still a way to give it a …

Why Parents Should Read Novels to Little Kids

There’s nothing wrong with picture books, but for a richness of language and character development, parents should look to novels.<p>Children often …

Language Learning

Local Legends: The 20 Best State Parks In America

When it comes to natural spaces across the United States, the National Parks get all of the glory. And while its true that they are some of the best …

National Parks

Try this "Reputation"-themed workout in honor of Taylor Swift's new album

Oooh, look what she made you do!<p>Taylor Swift‘s new album <i>Reputation</i> came out on Friday and to celebrate, Reebok put together a simple workout that you …

Top 10 Places for a Family Vacation

San Juan Island, WA<p>Unwind on Washington's San Juan Island where there are as many wilderness activities as there are water sports. Book a cabin (or a …

National Parks

Meet the mountain bikes built to survive a backflip off a cliff

Surprisingly, most parts come right off the shelf of the bike shop.<p>Think back to childhood and that nervous—even scared—feeling you had in your stomach before bombing a steep hill on your bike. Crank that feeling to 11,000 and you still won’t match the insanity of big mountain freeriding. The …

Compress

How to Spend 7 Days in Big Bend National Park (and Why You Should)

If you’ve spent time in the wilderness, you probably think you’ve experienced remoteness. And if you’ve driven through Dallas, you probably think …

Hiking

Adidas Munchen Oktoberfest Beer-Repelling Sneakers

Lots of beer (and other stuff) gets spilled during Octoberfest. That's why these Adidas München Oktoberfest Sneakers are ideal footwear for the …

Attention beer milers: Adidas' Oktoberfest shoes will stand up to both puke and beer spills

Adidas Oktoberfest shoes are now a thing.<p>As the brands calls it, these sneakers are both puke repellent and beer proof. Don’t believe it? It’s true. …

10 Best Vacation Rentals by the West’s National Parks

Joshua Tree: The Casita<p>Enjoy the desert aesthetic at the Joshua Tree Casita, just twenty minutes away from the western entrance to the park. Plus, …