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16 apps that fix the most annoying things about traveling

When it comes to traveling, there are plenty of annoying little problems that can put a damper on your trip.<p>You may not know it, but there's a way to skip the long customs line at the airport, find a last-minute hotel room for cheap, and renew your passport without ever leaving your home. All you …

Apps

Apple fans can't tell the difference between iOS and Android in this YouTube video prank

Two pranksters from the Netherlands, Alexander Spoor and Sacha Harland, handed an iPhone running Android to several iPhone users and told them it was running iOS 9.<p>iOS 9 is Apple's next big iPhone update that hasn't been released yet and is set to launch this fall. The video was posted on their …

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Laying It All on the Zip Line in Costa Rica

I'm dangling above a tree stand in Costa Rica about to zip line 500 feet above the lush forest floor at 40mph, one gloved hand on my karabiner and another on what I've been assured is a brake. I've been rambling on to my Tico instructor for some time now about snow banks in North Conway, New …

Hike Arches & Canyonlands National Parks

This lodge-based hiking trip explores Arches & Canyonlands National Parks. Join REI for an unforgettable trip, including Delicate Arch & more sites.

A European Weekend in the Desert of Las Vegas

It was winter and I'd had enough of it. I needed a summer in Europe. I needed to walk in twilight past splashing fountains, to linger over a good meal at an outdoor cafe, to see flowers and statuary and experience the joy de vie and the wines of the French and Italians.<p>And so I went to Las …

Las Vegas

London city tour at London Graffiti Tours

<b>TOUR TITLE:</b> ALL CITY TOUR<p><b>TOUR DISCRIPTION:</b> We take you on a adventure to three of the best spots in London to see some of the best graffiti and …

31 Awesome April Fools' Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to act like one.

Hotel In A Volcano-Waterfall Is The Sweetest Digs You'll Ever Find

We've seen some pretty tricked-out hotel rooms in our day, but nothing quite beats these.<p>Welcome to Montaña Mágica Lodge, a hotel built INSIDE A MAN-MADE VOLCANO in Chile's Patagonian rainforest.<p>Here, the daily "eruption" is not lava, but rather a magical waterfall trickling down the plant-covered …

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10 Books To Read This Spring

Whether you need a book club recommendation or something to enjoy in your backyard this spring, these books are some of the best of Spring 2015. There are new novels from old favorites, unique voices, and continuing sagas of families you may already know. Plus a memoir that looks …

Books

Carmelitas

<i>These Caramelitas are chewy bars with caramel and chocolate sandwiched between a crunchy, delicious oatmeal cookie crust! It’s an easy, delicious</i> …

5 Sweet Ways to Use Pizza Dough

Back in the day I worked at a bread bakery, or five, and learned a little secret: The pizza dough sold was just plain bread dough -- is your mind blown? Mine was. Which got me to thinking: If loaf bread can be pizza, then what can pizza dough be? Because pizza dough isn't sweet, I began by …

Oven Roasted Balsamic Carrots

This carrot recipe is so good! The vinegar makes naturally sweet carrots, even sweeter. I love them so much, I've been making them several times a week. Each ¾ cup serving has just 57 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Such a simple and delicious vegetable dish to serve …

6 of Ben Franklin's Greatest Hoaxes and Pranks

As the story goes, the Continental Congress tasked Thomas Jefferson with writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence… because they …

The Most Popular U.S. Road Trips for Summer 2015

The calendar says it’s only two months until summer in the U.S. but passengers in the stream of cars hitting American interstates this year already …

Road Trips

How To Innovate: Experiment! (It's Not Just For Scientists)

<i>“Innovation is creativity with a job to do.”</i><br>—John Emmerling<p>Creativity is an infinite adventure—especially with technology moving faster than anyone could have imagined only a decade ago.<p>You’ve heard this adage for decades: <i>Time-to-market is the means to success</i>. But these days, the windows of …

How To Make Boozy Jello Egg Shots For Easter Time (Or Any Time)

Easter isn't exactly the most raucous of holidays. Christmas has its eggnog, Thanksgiving has its boozy football-watching drinks, and the Fourth of July has ice-cold beer. But Easter? It's never traditionally been a day for imbibing, unless you count a sip of wine at the Easter Sunday communion …

Dessert

In Centennial Campaign, Grey N.Y. Offers New View of America’s National Parks

It's not America's national parks as you picture them: In a new campaign, Grey New York showcases sites like the Statue of Liberty, Alcatraz and …

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Italy Off The Beaten Path

Milan, Florence, Rome: It's no surprise that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But rather than hitting only the hot spots, carve out some time to visit the less-traveled regions, too. We turned to Ciao Andiamo, a website that helps you plan and book …

Italy

How to avoid getting pranked on April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day, the classic prank holiday of the year. Full of whoopee cushions, signs on the back and outlandish lies you're expected to …

Tips to Stay Warm while Camping - REI Co-op Journal

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night shivering.<p>Night should be your time to rest and recharge for the next day of …

Backpacking

Cheaper long-haul flights as air tax rules change

The Government has simplified the banding systems used to calculation APD contributions when flying from a UK airport. The two bands that had previously applied to those flying more than 4,000 miles have gone. Instead, all air passengers flying to a country whose capital is more than 2,000 miles …

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Garage and Shed Organizing Ideas

A hammer and nails are easy to find if everything is kept in its place. Create that place by marking the outlines of tools on a garage wall or above your workbench.

April Fools’ Day Pranks That Probably Won’t Make You A Terrible Person

Okay, this one might make you a terrible person. [via]<p>Today is April Fools’ Day, so brace yourselves for all the high-lar-ious attempts at humor by the people who ignored John Oliver’s advice to simply not be a d*ck. You don’t want to be one of the folks doing stuff like this…<p>As was our tradition …

Hike Zion & Bryce Canyon - Family Camping

Hike Zion & Bryce Canyon on REI's guided vacation for the whole family. Enjoy upscale accommodations at private campsites.

How to Maximize the Health Benefits of Coffee

Steven Macari of SLVRBK explains why coffee is a veritable superfood, and how to get the most out of it...<p>I spent the majority of my life not drinking coffee because I thought that it was "bad"—probably because of "programming" from my childhood. Programming is really just another way of trying to …

Explore America's National Parks

Travel apps better than a tour guide

Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn about an area. Unfortunately, guided tours …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review: The World's Most Beautiful Phone

I wouldn’t describe the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a failure and I certainly think it sold enough units to be called a success, but it was very clear when it launched that the excitement was gone from the public’s perception of the Samsung’s flagship. All of that damaged Samsung’s profits and gave other …

12 food pranks that serve nothing but trouble

On April Fools' Day, you can't trust anyone or anything — not even your food.<p>Whether you're seeking inspiration for your own edible mischief or you …