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National Geographic Travel

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Hiking

Five of the best camping road trips in Europe

<b>Highland Fling</b><p><b>Pick up</b>:Big Tree Campervans, Perthshire<p>There's no better way to explore the formidable landscapes of the Scottish Highlands than on four wheels. Head north in your compact high-top, weaving through the broad mountains and deep valleys of the Cairngorms National Park. If whisky’s your …

Scotland

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal

The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 64 miles long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it's one of the …

8 Brownie Recipes to Make You Drop That Boxed Mix

Though a boxed mix can help you whip up brownies in no-time flat, it usually produces fairly sub-par brownies. When you need to wait for the oven to …

These 49 Healthy Dip Recipes Put Guac and Hummus to Shame

At a party, it doesn’t matter if you serve crudités, chips, crackers, or crostini—the real stars are the dips. And while we enjoy (OK, we’re obsessed …

Healthy Eating

Where to Hike in 2015: North Cascades

This year’s warm start has me already thinking about backcountry trips. From the way it looks now, we may be heading for a wonderfully long[Read …

Seattle

National Geographic Travel

5 Ways to Prep Healthy Breakfasts Ahead of Time

Do your weekday mornings feel like a mad rush? Yeah, us too. Wake up, work out (sometimes), shower, dress, get the kids ready…oh, and have a …

Irish Car Bomb Cupcake Recipe by Katie Crafts

I have been following Katie Crafts blog for a year now. Katie always comes up with the great recipes! So, when I needed a nice recipe for a birthday …

Camping

Customize Your Backpacking Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why? Because it sets your organ systems running and generates the energy in the body necessary[Read …

Backpacking

The Top 10 Outdoor Adventures Via Public Transportation

Weekend warriors have it easy. Clock out at five, stop by home to grab gear, hop into the car, and chase the world of adventures lying just beyond the dashboard. It's that simple.<p>But for many city-dwellers cars are not an option, or at least not a practical one, and their world of possibilities is …

Hiking

Guide to Land Navigation with Military Grid Reference System

The ability to navigate terrain with a map and compass is a skill-set that’s become lost in recent years due to technological advances like GPS and …

Yosemite's top day hikes

There’s no better way – and often no other way – to see Yosemite than by parking the car and hitting the trail.<p>It’s impossible to say one area of the park is better for hiking than another, in fact all areas of the park are best explored on foot. Really, it depends on the hiker’s ability, interests …

Exploring Sumatra’s Kerinci Seblat National Park: where tigers still roam

Kerinci Seblat National Park sprawls from the coastal plains of West Sumatra, up the forested valleys and over the deep river gorges of the Barisan Mountains. Stretching across a swathe of land more than twice the size of Bali, Sumatra’s largest national park offers ample adventure for those …

Hiking

Layering Basics

Layering your clothing is a tried-and-true way to maximize your comfort in the outdoors. The beauty of this simple concept is that it allows you to …

Backpacking

How to Make Homemade Fire Starters

Tess Pennington <br>Ready Nutrition <br>Comments (9)<p>Having the means to make a fire in a moments notice is essential in a survival situation. An external …

11 Survival Tools You Need To Not Die Alone And Scared

Outside is free, and fortunately, you don't usually get what you pay for. Occasionally, however, you get stuck with a bad case of hypothermia, miles …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

National Parks

Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. Whether you’re gazing up awestruck at red-rock cliffs from a raft bouncing along the Colorado River or hiking down into the grand …

The Only Knot You Need to Know.

Introduction: The Only Knot You Need to Know.<p>First Prize in the<br>Paracord Challenge<p>View Contest<p>If you only learn one knot make it the marlin spike …

Girl Scouts

10 Best Outdoor Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

We’d all rather go out and live the outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and …

Outdoors

A Blaze of Glory: The 7 Best Fire Starters | HiConsumption

There are lots of things that separate humans from animals. We have electricity, we have bitchin’ hot rods, we have BitCoins that no one understands, …

Bow Drill tutorial

<b><br>Making and using a Bow Drill</b><p>For me, learning to make fire by friction with the bow drill was the skill that first grabbed my interest all those years …

Woodworking

10 Practices for Successfully Hiking Long Distances

Yeti and his poor feet. Bring in the Foot Love.<p><b>2 – Select the Best Gear you can Afford.</b> Preparing to undertake a long distance walk is an expensive …

5 Gorgeous Adventure Travel Scenic Drives in America

In the United States adventure travel scenic drives are found near just about every beautiful outdoor destinations. Many drive these roads for their …

National Parks

Our Favourite Funny Viral Videos Of 2014

We've already brought you the 14 greatest cat videos and the 14 greatest dog videos of 2014.<p>Now, it's time for the humans. And Muppets. And cartoon …

Oneonta Gorge: Reason Number 2457 Why Oregon Is A Beautiful State

Add this beauty as yet another reason why you need to make a trip to Oregon this fall. Oneonta Gorge enjoys its status as a botanical area given its …