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The 13 Best Places to Backpack in Northern California

With backpacking season just around the corner, we've pulled together some of our favorite multi-day backpacking treks throughout the state for your …

Ride Report: Lower Rock Creek Trail

Lower Rock Creek Trail is considered by many to be the BEST mountain biking trail in the Eastern Sierra. The first two sections are comprised of …

Backpacking Recipe - Tortilla Trail Pizza

These Tortilla Trail Pizzas Really Hit the Spot after a Day of Hiking and Backpacking<p>Tortilla Trail Pizza has been one of our favorite backpacking …

Mexico City vacation: Four ways to experience the city

There are hundreds of ways to experience what Mexico City has to offer. Here are just four ways to taste the food, enjoy time off with your children or find the perfect spot for a vegan ice cream:<p>Mexico City makes a fun playground for parents and children<p>In my travels to Mexico's capital, I've …

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The tropical island paradise where you can set up a business in an hour

<b>(CNN) —</b> African countries are not renowned for being the easiest places to start a company, but one country is bucking this trend.<p>With a population of only 1.3 million, the tiny island country of Mauritius is frequently hailed as one of Africa's success stories.<p>Located some 500 miles east of …

8 Surprising Reasons Everyone Is Buzzing About This Caribbean Destination

Your beach waves called to say they miss you. Sure, you can fake ’em, but nothing beats the salty water, sand and sun to work wonders for your hair <i>and</i> your state of mind. If you’re drawn to the siren song of blue-green waters and stunningly beautiful uninhabited islands, then the British Virgin …

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100 best hikes in America's national parks revealed in new book from Backpacker magazine

Three great things about hiking in a national park: fresh air and your own two feet. Now a new book from Backpacker magazine can guide you to finding the best trails.<p>"Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes," a new book by Ted Alvarez, the magazine's Northwest editor, offers …

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

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This Genius Cheat Sheet For Gardeners Tells Where And When To Plant Your Vegetables

If you've never planted a seed in the ground before, chances are that the thought of growing your own vegetables -- no matter how exciting -- incites feelings of anxiety. The general principle is easy: plant seed, add water and watch the vegetable grow. But the logistics are complicated. When do …

10 Nearby Scenic Waterfalls To Check Out Thanks To El Niño Rains

Here is a list of ten waterfalls that are less than an hour's drive from Los Angeles—some well-known to Southern California hikers, some largely …

How to See the British Virgin Islands by Yacht

The British Virgin Islands, a smattering of four main islands plus dozens of smaller ones, are perhaps best seen by yacht. This type of travel …

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands but don't feel great about spending it binging the latest TV drama, we've got you covered.<p>Over on Netflix, there's a veritable treasure trove of business-related documentaries that are both educational and entertaining. You can learn about …

11 Awesome Things to Do at Mammoth Lakes Right Now

Mammoth Lakes, California, is known to many as a pretty fantastic destination for whipping out skis and schussing down the slopes to the point of …

How behavioral science can lower your energy bill

What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior …

PBS Space Time Explains The Higgs Mechanism and What Exactly Gives Particles Mass

In the <i>PBS Space Time</i> episode “The Higgs Mechanism Explained,” host Matt O’Dowd explains what the Higgs boson and Higgs field are and breaks down …