Indra

111 Flips | 3 Magazines | 13 Likes | 8 Followers | @ichilakala | Keep up with Indra on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Indra”

The Most Romantic Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

When it comes to romantic getaways, there's something infinitely appealing about the isolation and untouched beauty of an island. Whether you want a luxury resort for your honeymoon or a pristine beach for a last-minute Valentine's Day escape, you can't go wrong with these 20 destinations, voted …

The world's most breathtaking waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

This Country Has Held Onto The Title Of The Best Place To Live In The World For 12 Years Running

The best place to live in the world has been named... and it's the country that has held the title for the past 11 years.<p>The United Nations' annual …

Central African Republic

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

The Mentawai Islands Have Got To Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Paradise.<p>To find the ultimate tropical escape, follow in the footsteps of a surfer.<p>They'll lead you to Tahiti, Bali, and Hawaii, of course, and under-the-radar destinations that'll make your heart skip a beat. Case in point: the Mentawai Islands.<p>The island chain, located in West Sumatra, Indonesia, …

Top 10 outdoor gadgets and wearables of 2015

Ctrl One sunglasses<p>I originally picked out Uvex Variotronic shades for this spot, but Ben Coxworth beat me to it with his 2015 cycling innovations …

Top 10

Climbing On Mount Denali

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Climbing On Mount Denali

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Greek island holidays: The Crete escape

Driving out of Chania in the golden light of late afternoon, I became aware of a cloud bank on the southern horizon. When I looked again, the clouds had lifted, revealing a majestic range of snow-covered peaks.<p>The Lefka Ori – the White Mountains – are an incongruous sight in the eastern …

Adventure 101: Hiking an American Treasure

“The Appalachian Trail is both intimate and majestic,” says hiker and author <b>Jennifer Pharr Davis</b>, who has through-hiked the megatrail three times and holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes).<p>Completed in 1937 and stretching 2,180 mountainous miles from Georgia to Maine, the</b> …

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …

20 reasons New Zealand is the ultimate adventure destination

The original wanderers, the local Kiwis, are raised on adrenaline and independence — something that shines through all the epic outdoor opportunities …

Pinnacles National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: California<br>Established: January 10, 2013<br>Size: About 26,000 acres</b><p>Pinnacles—the newest U.S. national park—is a geologic wonderland of jutting volcanic spires, cliffs, and peaks located in the dense chaparral country of the Gabilan Range in west-central California. A mecca for rock …

National Parks

Truly confident people do these twelve things differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When …

Self-improvement

Hiking in Greece

Most of Greece is mountainous and a hiker’s paradise – you can even climb the mountain of the gods, Mt Olympus. The most popular routes are well maintained, others barely more than an overgrown sheep’s path. Hiking on the islands is particularly rewarding, from <i>kalderimia</i> (cobbled or flagstone paths …

Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

European Travel

Best Tours in the Pacific Islands and Oceania 2015

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Australia: Oz, Round Two</b><p>Been to Sydney, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef? This alternate down-under itinerary highlights the vast Kimberley region and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, where you’ll fly over the Bungle Bungle Range and swim …

New Zealand

The cheapest vacation you'll ever take: 10 memorable camping trips

10 PHOTOS<p>Camping trip ideas - us news<p>See Gallery<p>The cheapest vacation you'll ever take: 10 memorable camping trips<p><b>Yellowstone National Park</b> -- Wyoming; Montana; Idaho<p><b>Torres del Paine National Park</b> -- Patagonia, Chile<p><b>Acadia National Park</b> -- Maine<p><b>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</b> -- North Carolina; …

National Parks

The Ultimate San Francisco Checklist

By College Tourist. Author Jenna Rice, University of Central Florida.<p><b>How to tackle a trip to one of the most iconic cities in both California and the world.</b><p>With so much to do in San Francisco, a visit to this west coast culture hub can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned traveler. From its …

7 Amazing Triathlons That Are Perfect for Newbies

If you get bitten by the tri bug after these, don't say we didn't warn you.<p>My first triathlon was a fun, short-distance sprint that made me feel like a total badass and got me hooked on multisport races. Before I knew it, I was handing over my hard-earned cash for a $500 wet suit and signing up for …

Swimming

How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - REI Co-op Journal

Congratulations! You've done it! You've committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …

Awesome American summer vacations to book now

Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an amazing summer vacation without breaking the bank. Here, we've rounded up world-class, affordable beaches, national parks, mountains, and big-city blowouts—all within the continental U.S.<p><b>Yellowstone National Park</b><p>Yellowstone National Park, covering …

Panorama Trail in Yosemite National Park

Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at <b>Glacier Point</b> and ending at …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …