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The Secret to Richard Blais’s Sweet-Spicy Roast Chicken and Wings

It may come as a surprise that the star dish at Richard Blais's Atlanta restaurant, The Spence, doesn’t involve foams, quick freezes or any high-tech …

John Muir Trail

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Backcountry Camping - Capitol Reef National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

<b>Backcountry and Hiking Safety:</b><p><b>Backcountry Use Concerns and Regulations</b><p>Your cooperation in observing these regulations will assure these unique …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

Venezuela's Angel Falls Is The Most Epic Waterfall On Earth

Is there anything more beautiful than a giant, stunning waterfall?<p>Angel Falls -- also known as El Salto Ángel -- is located in southeastern Venezuela's Canaima National Park and is the tallest waterfall on Earth. It stands at 3,212 feet tall, with water pouring down from a flat-topped plateau …

The White Horses of the Camargue

It is said that in riding a horse, we borrow freedom.<p>Horses and humanity have had a deeply intertwined history; horses have been an ancient fixture in antiquity, seen on the most ancient of cave paintings, from Lascaux and Chauvet, to other examples of early art, when human beings first tried to …

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

Summering In Alaska Is A 'Thing' And Here's Why You Should Do It

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels like Alaska." Well, you might not know this, but it actually gets warm in Alaska. Yep -- WARM.<p>Sure, there might a little snow on the mountain caps, …

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls. After pouring through the tips and experiences from the minube travel community, we're happy to present this list of …

Hiking to Machu Picchu: Over the Hills at 60

Hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail -- to celebrate my 60th birthday -- was one of those "bucket list" adventures that could well have stayed in the bucket.<p>My college pals were celebrating their Big 6-Ohs being pampered at spas or enjoying tropical sunsets on crewed charters in the British …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.<p><b>1. The Galapagos Islands are one of the</b> …

The Exceptional Traveler: Adventure in the Caribbean

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #13 Adventure in the Caribbean</b><p><b>Any typical resort vacation in the Caribbean can be turned into an exciting adventure by</b> …

Killer Trip Chasing Killer Whales

"Tons of whales. Out in full parade. August is the best time to see them. It's a festival of Nature!" His words splash, clear brandy in a snifter. It is day before departure, and I've called David Arcese to ask about gum boots, an unfamiliar item recommended as footwear. David, however, is so …

Frames of Life

Costa Rica Travel Guide: Includes San José, Cartago, Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

Dazzling Time-Lapse Reveals America's Great Spaces

October 23, 2013—After quitting a comfortable day job, photographer Shane Black spent two months on the road shooting time-lapses of some of America's most beautiful spots. His "Adventure Is Calling" video is the mesmerizing result, made from about 10,000 of the photos he took.<p><b>LOCATIONS</b><p>00:00 - …

The Expedition of a Lifetime

I just can’t keep it a secret this time–no way, no how.<p>My next assignment is just too big, too spectacular, and too special to leave you all guessing along the way about where I might end up in the world.<p>And so, just this once, I am publishing my travel plans in advance (uh, don’t get used to …

Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of the Milky Way and the Mauna Kea Observatories

The sky and the heavens always present themselves as a bundle of wonder. Since the beginning of time, we have been fascinated by everything celestial …

Slot Canyon Photography Tips & Techniques

Images of slot canyons represent one of the most fascinating corners of our planet: the American Southwest. Sandstone, over millions of years, has …

Treacherous Lake Turns Any Animal That Touches It into Stone

Lake Natron is a salt lake found in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border over at the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake gets its …

Scenic Autumn Drives Engineered for Maximum Leaf Peeping!

Now that summer is over, it's almost time to throw on a warm sweater, jump in the car, and enjoy watching the trees turn into beautiful hues of red, yellow, and orange. To help you make the most of the fall, we've compiled a list of five of the most gorgeous scenic autumn drives in the country. If …

In Search of Pura Vida: The Magic of Costa Rica

<i>A simple breakfast and stunning view at Nayara Hotel.</i><p><i>Pura</i> <i>vida</i> is a simple phrase that means "pure life." It is a greeting heard as frequently as "hello" -- on every street corner, restaurant and even home in Costa Rica. At the beginning of my travels to La Fortuna de San Carlos in the La Ajuela …

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …