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Hawaii's Lava Trees Are A Haunting Natural Wonder

Tucked just east of the massive Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii is a spooky little forest called the Lava Tree State Monument -- a jungle gateway to Middle Earth where you can find a cluster of spooky stumps known as lava trees.<p>What the heck is a lava tree, you ask?<p>Well, when a …

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year | Inc.com

Learn how to transform your life for the better with 16 of the Web’s favorite entrepreneurship and leadership articles from this year. Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts are absolute must-reads.<p>Mental fortitude is essential for entrepreneurship, and in this wildly popular …

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Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska, With the 2014 Toyota 4Runner and a Good Ending in Denali

On most bucket lists and the kind of destination that not only gets you back to nature, but allows for a one-of-a-kind experience, Fairbanks, Alaska, paired with the 2014 Toyota 4Runner is a match made in heaven.<p>Add Denali National Park to the mix and you will have the "trip of a lifetime," I know …

The Best Food You Can Eat In Every State

Click the map to learn more about the best food from your state. Mike Nudelman/Business Insider From sea to sea, America is jam-packed with amazing foods.<p>We rounded up the best food from every state, taking your comments into account and making some changes to last year's list.<p>Some are homegrown …

Here's A Great Way To Find A Cheap Flight If You Don't Care Where

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

For National Coffee Day, we're honoring some of the best coffee shops around the US.<p>Forget Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Every state has its beloved local haunt where you can grab a cup of joe or a foamy masterpiece of latte art and unwind.<p>We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at …

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20 Things You Didn't Know About New Zealand

<b>1.</b> New Zealand was the last major land mass to be populated -- it was first settled by Polynesians around 1250 and became a British colony in 1840.<p><b>2.</b> The capitol, Wellington, is the southernmost capital city in the world.<p><b>3.</b> There are no public drinking fountains in New Zealand.<p><b>4.</b> BUT there are free …

Travel 365: This series of waterfalls on the island of Kauai in Hawaii is known as the Weeping Wall. http://on.natgeo.com/XFmYj9 Photograph by Justin Gartman, National Geographic Your Shot

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.

Wharariki Beach Will Make You Want To Go To New Zealand ASAP

If you weren't already dying to visit New Zealand, here's yet another reason to head to one of the most gorgeous places on Earth.<p>Wharariki Beach, located on the northwestern coast of New Zealand's South Island, is an incredible sight. Wildlife, caves, cliffs and the iconic Archway Islands all draw …

8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Maximize Your Mid-Day Break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>I’ve noticed that the way I spend my lunch break affects how productive I am for the rest of the day: how quickly I get started once I get back to my desk, how effective I am in the first hour after lunch, and …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

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50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

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25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

The Avant-Garde Life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to disregard everything society has tried to teach you? Could you really give up on your career in …

World’s 15 Most Scenic Train Rides

In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laidback style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

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Where to Eat in Austin Now

In recent years, Austin has managed to boast a never-ending list of hot new restaurants. So we took it upon ourselves to try them all and provide you …

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

<i>On the old highway maps of America, the main routes were red and the back roads blue. Now even the colors are changing.</i> -- William Least Heat Moon<p>Route 7 used to be red. An old red road.<p>If you unfold a map it may be hard to see this. Trace its wobbly line through Connecticut, Massachusetts, …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But Americans? We haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers.<p>Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s “white island.” What I …