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The best Redwood parks to escape the crowds

Vacation crowds can turn Yosemite, Big Sur, Monterey, South Lake Tahoe and San Francisco into pressure cookers. The Redwood Empire can provide a relief valve. In that empire is an array of state and national parks, plus national forests, and within them, 60 campgrounds, dozens of trailheads and …

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Embroidery 101

Learn to paint pictures with floss and fabric.<p>Gussy up some fabric with easy decorative stitches that will wow your friends and family. To embroider basically means to decorate material with needlework. Embroidery is based on hand-sewing stitches, and encompasses many different forms of stitching: …

Seeing firsthand why Olympic National Park is one of the nation's great wilderness areas

The bald eagle was soaring on an air current above frosty Lake Crescent, its wings spread wide, white head and electric-yellow beak tilted slightly down. It was hunting, and a few seconds later it rocketed toward the surface of the lake. In an instant it was aloft again, carrying a small trout in …

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Paper Airplanes: How To Fold An Origami X-Wing Fighter

This is a video demonstration created by Youtuber Joe_Tutorials of how to fold your very own origami x-wing fighter plane out of a single sheet of …

Crafting

The Most Beautiful, Little-Known Spots in the American West

<i>By: Jay Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Zack Frank/Shutterstock</i><p>Yeah, we get it. You've ogled Yosemite's Half Dome. You've bathed in Yellowstone's Old Faithful. But just because you live-tweeted your Aspen ski vacation or your family trip to the Grand Canyon doesn't mean you've seen the American West. Because you …

Columbia River

Step-By-Step Kusudama Flower Ball Tutorial

These charming origami flower balls have a history of being used for potpourri and incense in ancient Japan. Learn how to build your own kusudama …

Sew Your Own Pencil Skirt in Less Than 30 Minutes

Whatever the season, a well-fitted pencil skirt is always in style. This knee-length skirt is not only a wardrobe staple that is universally flattering, its figure-hugging nature also makes it one of the easiest ways to look and feel sexy. So we decided it was time to put our sewing skills to the …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

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20 Awesome Backpacking Trips

If you haven’t walked four to 16 miles on a trail lately, set up a tent, slept under the stars, woken up, drank coffee, and watched the world wake up …

Winter Wonderland: How To Make A Paper Snowflake

Ready to up your paper snowflake game? We're going to let you in on a little secret: it's all in the fold. No more of that "fold any old piece of …

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Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

7 Festive DIY Projects To Try With Your Family This Weekend

Because everything's better together 🎁.<p>After you're fully stuffed from the Turkey Day feast, unwind with a DIY that's good enough for the entire family to enjoy. Curl up by the fire, turn on the holiday tunes and enjoy each other's company over a homemade project with a holiday theme.<p>Scroll …

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16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

New York City

Northwest Treehouse Getaways

Remember your first attempt to conquer gravity and live among the trees. Dragging scrap wood into the backyard or vacant lot and bending nails …

Seattle

Escape From New York City: 5 Must-Do Hikes In The Hudson Valley

Photo: Shaun O'Neil<p>Some fresh air, a flowing waterfall, vibrant fall foliage...it can do wonders for the soul. If you're a New Yorker in need of an escape from the city, a quick trip north into the Hudson Valley can provide a ton of options. All of these trails are within a couple hours drive of …

Hiking

Articles about 6 mobile trailers modern roadtrippers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>For computing commuters, laptop bags are not just about fashion.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure …

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12 remote hotels where you can unplug completely

Our fast-paced lives and increasingly hyper-connected world may be fun and exciting, but it can also be exhausting.<p>When we think of a real vacation, we picture escaping the bustling cities and swapping car alarms for crickets.<p>While backpacking up a mountain could do the trick, we're more inclined …

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The Best 6 Camping Places In The US That You Shouldn't Miss

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

DIY: Learn How to Make a Knotted String Hanging Planter from Recycled Materials

Instead of lugging your recyclables outside for collection this week, why not rummage through to gather materials for this unique hanging planter …

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Top 12 Best Long-Distance Hiking Trails in the US

Pacific Northwest Trail<p>The Pacific Northwest Trail spans 1,200 miles -- including three national parks and seven national forests. To tackle this …

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The best day trips from NYC

Incessant honking cabs, sardine-packed subway cars and overcrowded streets are enough to drive any New Yorker mad. That’s why day trips from NYC are …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

IKamper Hardtop One tent expands for roomy car-top camping

The hard-shell pop-top roof tent is a popular style of vehicle tent that features a cube-like fabric body below a hard-shell roof. Such designs offer …

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7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen<p>Written by Tiffany Nguyen, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective.<p>When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park. This place has it all, from the tallest waterfall in North America to …

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The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …

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42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

THE COMPASS: 8 U.S. Campsites that Need to Be on your Bucket List - DICK'S Sporting Goods - 453 AND A HALF

Image: Getty Images / Karen Desjardin<p>Image: Getty Images / Karen Desjardin<p>Deer Haven, Badlands National Park, South Dakota<p>Why: This grassy knoll …

4 New Weekend Getaways Around NYC

Love the Hamptons. Could live in the Catskills. None of us would ever complain about either of those little jaunts.<p>However, variety is the spice of life, and some weekends you need a buttery soft-shell crab straight from Annapolis. (Why haven't we thought to run down there one Friday?)<p>Here, four …

Yosemite's 10 Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

The Gear You Need for a Worst-Case Scenario in the Wild

Gregory Kanter, a New York-based wilderness survival instructor for the REI Outdoor School, encourages people to think about “the unavoidable and …

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