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These Cookies are All You Want and S'mores

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer.<p>Step 2<p>Beat the 2 eggs and vanilla …

Dessert

RV-sharing picks up speed as travelers seek to avoid the hassles of ownership

John Flynn and his family won’t check into a hotel on their next vacation. Instead, they’ll roll to their destination in a Fleetwood Jamboree, a 31-foot recreational vehicle that sleeps six.<p>And not just any RV. Flynn won’t own this motor home, and neither will a traditional rental company. They’ll …

RVs

Millions of horseshoe crabs spawn on the shores of Delaware Bay each year. Here’s how to see them.

The water was high, but not so high that we couldn’t get under the Frederica Road bridge with anything more than a duck of our heads as the just-turning tide carried our kayaks toward Delaware Bay.<p>It was a spring tide in late spring. We were an armada of 15 boats. We were here to watch what happens …

New Jersey

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

6 Exercises Everyone Should Do

No matter your age or perceived ability, there are certain exercises that have incredible benefits for <i>every</i> body. These functional strength exercises …

Workouts

These are America's 10 most beautiful deserted highways

Most travel guides make recommendations based on the idea that the more often a place is visited, the more reason a tourist has to visit it. But the GPS tracking company Geotab and landscape photographer James Q. Martin have taken the opposite approach with their list of America's 10 most scenic, …

U.S. Colleges Are Separating Into Winners and Losers

Concord University in West Virginia and Clemson University in South Carolina were both founded shortly after the Civil War. During the 20th century, each grew rapidly. Now, the two public universities that sit just 300 miles apart face very different circumstances.<p>Clemson, a large research …

College & University

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

27 Underrated U.S. Destinations Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

If you’re traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big …

HERE 15 BEST HIKES IN ZION NATIONAL PARK UTAH

Zion National Park is great to drive through. There are tons of pull offs with short, easy hikes for the whole family. We’re not hardcore hikers, and …

Hiking

Does Your Gut Hold the Secret to Performance?

It’s never an easy thing, convincing a person to give you their feces.<p>The instructions are simple enough: defecate, swipe the provided swab across a wad of used toilet paper (no need to be aggressive—so long as the tip is brown, you’ll have enough material for analysis), pop the newly defiled …

Microbiology

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

Slow Cookers

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in Washington State

Among the many recreational opportunities found in Washington, the state is perhaps best known for some of the top hiking trails in the world. Trails …

Hiking

flicker-serthes:

we got you this puppy. her name is winnie.<p>hey guys, remember winnie? i have an exciting update — winnie has a new brother (and they have the same parents so it’s an actual, for real brother)!<p>HIS NAME IS BALOO<p>Buzzfeed why?<p>#I’m not complaining I just want backstory (via @flicker-serthes)<p>a coworker’s friend got a really cute puppy a while back and she’s totally adorable and sweet so we posted gifs of her and the gifset got really popular and the owners just adopted a new equally adorable puppy so …

How the Philippines’ Coral Heart Keeps Beating

As corals worldwide find themselves besieged, Tubbataha Reef remains shockingly pristine. Why?<p>The year was 1981, and Angelique Songco, then an employee of a dive boat, found herself marveling at the atolls before her, the coral heart of the Philippines. But over the next few years, she saw humans’ …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

Road Trip Diaries: 7 must-sees on the drive between Portland, Oregon, and Olympic National Park

“Lush” is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest. From the moss-draped bigleaf maples of Portland’s Forest Park to …

Go Deep, Go Long – Four Wild Paddling Destinations in the Lower 48

<i>It's no secret that I've nurtured a love affair with the rivers of the Far North. What captured me, decades ago, and what still holds me, is the</i> …

A 12,000-Mile Road Trip Across the U.S. Based on Lewis and Clark!

This exciting article is from Teaching Traveling! If you see it on any website besides www.teachingtraveling.com or any RSS feed besides the one from …

RVs

Iceland camper van road trip tips

Iceland has become a popular family vacation destination for many reasons: it is every bit as breathtakingly beautiful as it looks in photographs, …

RVs

Hit the Road Eh! 12 Unforgettable Canadian Road Trips

At 9.985 million km², <b>Canada</b> is the world’s second-largest country. For visitors looking to explore this incredible place, it can be daunting deciding …

Hiking

How Marijuana’s THCa Can Effectively Treat Your Worst Pain

Following is a conversation with Erin Green of Edibles by E regarding her unique edibles made with THCa.<p><b>First off, what prompted you to try CBD</b> …

This Hotel Wants to Save the Rain Forest

A sanctuary for native species, Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu hotel is at the forefront of sustainable tourism.<p>Ever since its 1911 rediscovery, the fabled Inca city of Machu Picchu has been hailed as one of the world’s wonders. Its intricate architecture and terraced slopes draw a million visitors a …

South America

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Top 10 Washington State Attractions

Washington State's top attractions are all outstanding and will provide memories that will stick with you for a lifetime. The state of Washington is …

Top 10

Here’s how you can experience this ultimate (turquoise) waterfall hike

One of the internet’s most bucket-listed places is, without question, Havasu Falls and its only slightly lesser-known neighbor Mooney Falls. The …

Hiking