Jacques Houle

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The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

This Stunning Greek Island Is Just As Beautiful As Santorini—But Without the Crowds

While the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos get all of the attention, there's another, less crowded destination that's just as stunning.<p>Located …

European Travel

The charming villages of Italy's Cinque Terre

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Media Management

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

Italy's Best Foodie Vacation: Here's How To Eat Your Way Through Sicily

First inhabited some 10,000 years ago, Sicily is a dazzling destination with a fascinating and arguably incomparable past, thanks to its centuries-long perch at the crossroads of history before becoming part of Italy in 1860. The island’s strategic location in the Mediterranean—100 miles northeast …

Italy

Fjord escort: a road trip to northern Norway

Oslo has good food, design and culture, but for spectacular scenery, nothing matches the west coast and the north. A drive along the famous coastal road will provide a lifetime of memories and photographs.<p>Drive north from <b>Bergen</b> on the first morning – start early if you want to make it all the way …

European Travel

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

Plages Italiennes Spectaculaires : 7 Lieux À Voir Absolument

<b>Les quelque 7 600 kilomètres de côtes italiennes font partie de la richesse du pays, et renferment des douzaines de plages toutes plus belles les</b> …

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Les pays les plus sécuritaires à visiter

<b>Le soleil, la plage, les attractions font assurément partie des critères de certains voyageurs lorsque vient le temps de choisir leur prochaine</b> …

S’Expatrier : Les 10 Lieux Les Moins Chers Où s’Installer En 2018

<b>C’est le rêve de tout un chacun : échapper au fameux boulot, métro, dodo en déménageant dans un endroit si peu coûteux que vous n’aurez presque pas</b> …

Trip for 2 to Italy for $200 tomorrow: set your alarm

Olive Garden is bringing back their Never Ending Pasta Pass, with the pass going on sale tomorrow at 2pm ET. This year, in addition to selling 22,000 …

In Puerto Escondido, great food, low prices, super surf. What's not to love? (Maybe a few things, but just a few)

Not long ago I began looking for a place where I could spend a few months relaxing while spending very little money. My destination would have to offer a leisurely lifestyle, great weather, even better food and — to reiterate — as a writer, an affordable price tag.<p>Last summer I settled on Mexico, …

Travel

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Best of 2015: #5 Welcome to #paradise, aka #Palawan island in the #Philippines. Can we jump in? Photo via #GoProAwards recipient @piratescry. Have you reached tropical nirvana? Show us. Sumbit via the link in our bio for a chance to be awarded $500 or more. #GoPro #Wanderlust

Another great moment from #2015: A U.S. soldier salutes while jumping out of an aircraft in #Germany 📷 #Army #photography #yearinreview (Photo: U.S. Army)

Camogli Sea ... On Explore ( #12 25 november 2015 )

This was taken last year on a trip to Watkins Glen national park in New York. This place is probably one of the coolest places I have ever been on the east coast. If you ever have a chance, make the trip. Worth every minute! Taken by: @reillyhunter

This picture from #GreatSandDunes #NationalPark in #Colorado has everything! #Fallcolors, massive sand dunes and snow capped #mountains showcase this marvel of the West. Visiting here is an experience unlike anywhere else. Did you know you can sled down the dunes? Photo by National Park Service.

Utah In Mixed Light

Rainbow Over Bryce Canyon

City at night

Mercy Point

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial One of the most diverse and extraordinarily gorgeous marine ecosystems in the World; meet Raja Ampat, Indonesia. By preserving and respecting the remaining beauty on Earth we actually secure long term sustainable success for mankind! Go to @mattiasklumofficial to meet a fish NOT considered the prettiest but for many people the ugliest around... and on top of this it's really quite venomous! The only safe path ahead for humanity is to secure the health of environments like these and to use nature in a more responsible way! Shot on assignment with @monikaklum. #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #bwsp #src #johanrockström #divers #instagood #photooftheday #happyearthday #mattiasklum #wwf #iucn #conservation @natgeo @natgeocreative @nikonprofessional @thephotosociety

Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // Known for its soul, energy and remarkable socio-economic transformation, Brazil is a country which has taken her place among the fastest growing and most vibrant countries on earth. Rio's varied landscapes of ocean, mountains and jungle, combined with a dynamic urban culture, make it the perfect place to photograph.

The hockey community mourns the passing of 10x Stanley Cup Champ and HHOFer, Jean Beliveau.

Sublimity

For eternity