Heather Maynard

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25 Energy Ball Recipes - Energy Bites

Whether you call them energy bites or energy balls, they’re the same thing—unlike each of these 25 recipes that are all consistently healthy but …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

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The best tour companies for solo travel

And for good reason— it allows you much more freedom and a greater opportunity to connect with locals.<p>According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions study, which surveyed over 13,000 travelers from 25 different countries, 24% of travelers traveled alone on their most recent leisure trip. …

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27 Underrated U.S. Vacation Spots You Should Visit Before You Die

Did your favorite hidden gem make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For

Werk for that vacation.

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …


8 Wedding Destinations That Are Positively Swoon-Worthy

Weddings are fun. But, destination weddings, with their built-in vacation status, are even better. As a bride, though, you want to make sure you’re …


#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

Hilarious Family Portraits Capture the Chaos of Being a Parent

As any parent knows, raising a family isn't always a walk in the park. Lifestyle photographer Danielle Guenther captures this sentiment in <i>Best Case Scenario</i>, a hilarious series that presents some of the messy, chaotic moments of parenting in a comical light.<p>Guenther, who regularly visits different …


National Geographic Travel

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

<i>By Anisha Shah</i><p><b>WHY VISIT AN EMERGING DESTINATION?</b><p>It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps. Places such as the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and …

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6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

National Geographic Travel

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want


America's Best Tree Lighting Ceremonies

The National Christmas Tree in Washington DC (Photo Credit: TheNationalTree.org)<p>Forget Black Friday.<p>For a lot of people -- sentimental types, perhaps -- the true beginning for the holiday season is the ceremonial lighting of a Christmas tree -- preferably, a really big one. The most famous tree …

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Ski Bums Pick: North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Is this you?<p>You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently arched from hunching over a computer. You spend more time commuting to earn a living …


10 Unexpected Airport Amenities You Won’t Believe

<i>Whether you’re stuck in an endless delay, find yourself with a layover, or have merely arrived early for your flight, TPG Assistant Editor Melanie</i> …

5 Best Things to Do in Maui

Maui, Hawaii. Possibly the most iconic tropical getaway on the planet.<p>Whether your idea of paradise is relaxing on warm sands, surfing tropical …

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15 Things Every Modern Gentleman Should Have In His Bathroom

But it's probably the most important when it comes to making a bachelor pad feel like home.<p>To help guys out, we've rounded up 15 accessories and essentials that every gentleman should have in his bathroom.<p>From luxe items to a few absolute necessities, this is what you'll need to take your bathroom …


The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts In The World

There's nothing we love more than an all-inclusive resort. The boundless beverages, the boundless beaches, the boundless beauty... and the boundless food (because let's be honest, that's the whole reason we're on vacation in the first place).<p>And thanks to TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.