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You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

The 15 Best Bourbons Under $100

W.L. Weller Special Reserve<p>Pouring burnt orange and offering aromas of caramel that pair quite well with the honey, butterscotch and a touch of oak, …

Whiskey

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls en famille. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Classic Philosophy Hacks for the Modern Age

Postmodern life just loves a list, doesn't it? Offline we've got bucket lists and to-do lists and wish lists. Online? Listverse. Toptenz. Reddit. YouNameIt.<p>We love lists because they're a simple proposition in a world of white hot noise, and because most people living a postmodern life -- present …

Debate grows over Fed policy and low interest rates exacerbating inequality

And so continues the great monetary policy experiment wherein a nervous world waits to see whether the U.S. Federal Reserve can finally raise interest rates without crashing the stock market, strangling the recovery and reminding us all what late 2008 looked like all over again.<p>More than six years …

Stay on a luxury yacht for the price of a B&B

Fancy spending the night onboard a luxury yacht for the price of a hotel room? Well, now you can. Boat owners are cashing in on the lucrative B&B market through Beds on Board (Bedsonboard.com), a new website bringing boat owners and bed seekers together.<p>We're in the golden age of the sharing …

Counting Down America's 20 Most Charming Cities (PHOTOS)

To find the heart of New York City, you need the right shoes.<p>"I always seek out a city's charms on foot," says Rachel Rudwall, co-creator of the travel series <i>How 2 Travelers</i>. In the Big Apple, she says, walking gives her the thrill of "moving through a sea of people who are drastically different …

The Pennine Way: Britain's greatest walking trail

My fiancée Liz is the forgiving type, not least when it comes to some of the walks I have taken us on over the years. One bucolic riverside tramp ended memorably with the two of us trapped at the end of a sewage pipe sticking out over bilgy water, arguing about my navigation skills. On other …

How to know when it might be time to break up with your job

Many people are working jobs they don't enjoy. They're bored, they aren't working on things that matter to them, and are possibly even miserable. They lack the freedom and control necessary for daily happiness and self-esteem.<p>In this article, I'm going to describe five reasons why your job is so …

How You Can Retire Early On $1 Million, Part 2

<i>Here are the mechanics of how you can stop working and start your retirement early on $1 million, in this second part of a series. AdviceIQ Network member Jeff Rose, the founder of Alliance Wealth Management in Carbondale, Ill., gives us the lowdown:</i><p>Our first article looked at how a 50-something …

Retirement

Offshore sailor Henry Bomby shares his top iPad yacht apps for racing and cruising

<b>Solo sailor Henry Bomby uses an iPad for everything from navigation and AIS to weather forecasts and routeing. We asked him to choose his favourite</b> …

Sailing

4 Weird Facts About The World's Most Obscure Countries

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Did you know that there's a country with <i>Star Wars</i> characters on its official currency? Or another that didn't celebrate the millennium until... 2007? The world is indeed a crazy place, but even we didn't realize just how strange things could get …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

Movies that will get you off your couch and make you want to go on an adventure

I have yet to experience a shortage of wanderlust in my life. Ever since I was little, the call to travel and explore has always been very loud.<p>When …

The twisted morality of climate denial: How religion and American exceptionalism are undermining our future

Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, Americans remain split on climate change. Here’s why<p>James Inhofe, the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma and author of "The Great Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future," has recently become chairman of the Senate’s Environment …

How World War I Sold Us On Wristwatches

For a century after their invention, wristwatches were a novelty. What changed?<p>It’s hard to imagine an alternate reality where the wristwatch wasn’t a success. In terms of fashion, people had worn bracelets for millennia beforehand. In terms of function, of course someone would want to glance at …

27K Miles: Mostly Original 1977 Ford Bronco 302

This 1977 Ford Bronco (chassis U15GLY05982) is said to have remained with its first owner until his passing in 2011. The last model year for the …

Why Balancing The Budget Means Economic Catastrophe

It appears as if those in Washington may once again be preparing to make our economic situation even worse than it is. We have already navigated fiscal cliffs, sequestration, and other attempts to make the government fiscally “responsible,” and we dodged a bullet only days ago with respect to …

Economics

The Most Kicka** Spots for Sunsets in America

<i>By: Jessica Padykula</i><p>Search #sunset on Instagram, and you'll quickly learn one thing: everybody loves 'em. Or, at least taking pictures of them. But not all sunsets are created equal. Like, the one out your bathroom window? Not so hot. Unless you've got a killer view in the first place.<p>With that in …

Google Earth navigation: how to sail off the chart with confidence using satellite imagery

<b>Pacific cruiser Rory Garland uses a range of new techniques to navigate safely in far-flung places with poor chart coverage</b>Using Google Earth to …

Google Earth

Obama Is the Scaremonger-in-Chief

Far from the dire picture painted by the president and his fellow Democrats, 90 percent of the Department of Homeland Security would remain on the …

Homeland Security

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain