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Airfares: LAX-JFK round trip for less than $300

New York in spring? Well, eventually the sun and warm weather will get there. And when it does, you can take a round-trip flight from<p>LAXto JFK for less than $300.<p>The $298 offer includes all taxes and fees. Good through May 15, it requires a 10-day or more advance purchase. Travelers can fly any day …

Going back in time in Mid-Wales: eco-tourism in Britain's secret wilderness

Often overlooked in the rush to Wales’s more famous regions, Mid-Wales is the perfect base for an outdoor holiday with plenty of old-school charm. You can escape the crowds found elsewhere, allowing visitors to experience a deeper and more personal connection with nature and local history. As every …

20 Great Biking & Hiking Trails in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh magazine<p>This year Pittsburgh Magazine's independent Restaurant Review Panel recognizes 34 establishments as our regions's top restaurants. …

Instahikes Profiles Alberta's Best Mountain Hikes

EDMONTON - A new Instagram account launched by Travel Alberta highlights popular hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies.<p>Featuring captioned photos of …

Off The Grid Rentals

Who doesn’t want to hit the backcountry in a teardrop trailer? Problem is, most of us don’t have an extra $20,000 laying around to scoop one up. The …

Breathtaking Winter Camping in Washington

<i>Photo: Scott Kranz</i><p><b>By Scott Kranz, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective</b><p>This eight-mile roundtrip trek through old-growth forests to the snowy mountaintop of Mount Dickerman rewards you with breathtaking views of the of the Cascade region. I highly recommend waking up early to see the sunrise over …

Hiking

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 million acres of land and …

Camping for Free or Really, Really Cheap

Photo (cc) by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources<p>Here’s a price to go wild for: $0.<p>“Guess who owns 618 million acres of American wildlands? …

Elements Gear Guide By Steve Casimiro

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, and rebuilding. And while that traditionally means getting to work on shedding the layers of fat you might have acquired for your long winter of hibernation, it also extends to the spirit, too: Sometimes a new daypack or pair of sunnies is just what it …

Slinkachu’s Miniaturesque

Debuting 17 new staged images on both paper and aluminum, as well as his largest sculptural work to date, London-based artist Slinkachu continues his clever portrayal of miniature figurines captured in humorous scenes. His latest exhibition, “Miniaturesque,” opens today 13 March 2015 at Andipa …

Art

10 Cleaning Tasks You Can Totally Tackle in 5 Minutes

Because that's really all the extra time you have anyway, right?<p><b>1. Fill your dishwasher with everything but dishes.</b> <br>Plastic toys, soap dishes, plastic hairbrushes, and more can get clean in dishwasher — zero effort required. Take a lap around your house and gather the stuff you rarely (err, never?) …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Skiing in New Mexico

New Mexico may not receive the same attention as its neighboring states of Colorado or Utah, but the Land of Enchantment has its fair share of great skiing. There are eight alpine ski areas: Angel Fire, Pajarito Mountain, Red River Ski and Summer Area, Sandia Peak, Sipapu, Ski Apache, Ski Santa Fe, …

Skiing

10 Books That Will Vie for the 2016 Oscars

This year's Oscar nominees feature six book to movie adaptations in the Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Actor categories. These titles, <i>American Sniper</i>, <i>The Imitation Game</i>, <i>The Theory of Everything</i>, <i>Still Alice</i>, <i>Unbroken</i> and <i>Gone Girl</i>, prove that often times the best films are the ones that come from …

Books

Traveling Tips for Families With Special Diet

<i>Healthy farm-to-door food box from Quinciple (Courtesy Quinciple)</i><p>Traveling for families with a special diet simply and easily takes three things: confidence, patience and a sense of humor. The first step is to accept that there will always be a constant stream of inappropriate food and …

Ikaria, the Greek island where people live long and well | CNN Travel

CNN

In Good Hands

Not even the most resilient skin is immune to winter dryness. Combat unsightly cracked cuticles with these editor-approved formulas.

Skin Care

Best of the Week: Illustration, Architecture, Tech News and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Bolt Poetry: A Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts | Colossal

<p>Oslo-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm manages to create unusually emotional sculptures using old bolts. The series began when Malm …

Can Huckabee Woo 'Fifty Shades' Evangelicals?

Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of …

Government

Solar Impulse Plane Makes Its First Round-the-World Layover

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane finished the first leg of what the $150 million project's backers hope will be the first round-the-world flight powered by nothing but the sun.<p>Swiss engineer Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater plane for the Abu Dhabi-to-Oman flight, which began at …

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Concept faucet makes saving water beautiful

Water may be a liquid, but that doesn't mean it can't be shaped. If you've ever mucked about looking for water experiments on YouTube, you would have seen that it can be guided into a variety of standing waves by sound.<p>The shape of the aperture through which water flows can also be designed in such …

Amazon opens store on Alibaba's Tmall

Amazon opened its own digital storefront on Tmall Friday. Tmall is an Amazon-like site owned by one of China's largest internet companies, Alibaba.<p>Unlike Amazon (AMZN), Tmall is more of a virtual mall where different stores set up shop and sell products to consumers directly. Tmall then takes a cut …

Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …