Abby Lawes

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Best Hikes in the Parks: Trail Maps

Olympic National Park, Washington<p><b>Hike and Climb Mount Olympus</b> <br>July and August<p><b>Round-Trip:</b> 40 Miles, 2 Days<p><b>Level:</b> Moderate Backpacking Trip; Challenging Peak Ascent<p>From the long approach through the old-growth Hoh rain forest to the top-of-the-world alpine summit, this is every inch a majestic climb. …

Hiking

Watch this badass power skier swoop through an actual mountain

Candide Thovex is having another one of those days in an aptly named new YouTube video, “One of those days 2.”<p>The professional skier from France has released yet another amazing point of view of his extreme skiing, and in this one, he skis through the actual mountain.<p>He also performs all kinds of …

10 Ways Running Has Changed My Life

Like most people, I too have been blindsided by life's curve balls that at times have left me feeling battered, despondent, and alone. And through all that, no matter how far I've fallen or how high I've rebounded, <b>running</b> -- my constant companion -- has never left my side. It makes no difference if …

Marathons

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

When the nation turned our eyes to watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve, we saw actress and former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy urging viewers to kiss her on our TV screens. Thousands of people did, and sent her pictures to prove it. That's the nature of being a celebrity, …

The 10 Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now

Which cities claim the happiest employees and which have them singing the geographical blues?<p>To determine the happiest and unhappiest places to work, fulfillment-focused career site CareerBliss took a look at eight key factors that can influence an employee’s contentment, including work-life …

Work-life Balance

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

Mobile Technology

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

New Ball-Shaped Camera Captures Mid Air Panoramas

With panoramic cameras seemingly all the rage, it’s no surprise to find a new contender entering the market.<p>We’ve already seen a plethora of handy pocket cameras, selfie sticks and action cameras which will attach to just about anything that moves, but the Panono is something entirely …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Starbucks Tops List Of Business Travelers' Favorite Food Spots

Many travelers visit new lands exclusively for the thrill of sampling local cuisine.<p>And apparently, business travelers are <i>not</i> those people.<p>This month's quarterly SpendSmart Report from expense company Certify revealed that, sadly and not surprisingly, business travelers have an incredibly …

Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

For his book <i>13: An American Horror Story</i>, photographer Seph Lawless visited a number of real life “haunted houses” across the United States. The …

Now You Can Dive To A Massive Underwater Sculpture Because Art

The Bahamas are known for pink-sand beaches, insanely cool private islands, pigs that swim and great diving. And near Nassau, we've found a new treasure that's definitely worth diving for -- an artwork that is, according to its creator, the largest single underwater sculpture in the world.<p>The …

Oregon's Cheap Legal Weed Could Starve Washington's Market

Could Oregon’s legal marijuana market starve Washington’s?<p>Voters in Oregon decide on Tuesday whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. If the measure passes, Oregon and Washington will boast the first shared border in the world of legal retail pot.<p>Yet the two states will have very …

These Are The Most All-American Towns Around

The idea of an "All-American" town might be a quaint notion in the 21st century, but they do still certainly exist across this land of ours. They can be found, too, in every corner of the country, from New York to California.<p>Leave it to the folks at National Geographic to come up with a list of the …

Mexican NGO’s Demand Government Search for Illegal Mass Graves

A group of Mexican NGOs said on Saturday that the government must search for illegal mass graves in the north of the country, before granting these …

Mexico Drug War, U.S. Security Alerts and Differing Death Counts

Sin Embargo : Adela Navarro Bello Translated by Thomas Mosley “U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, ...

Authoritarianism on the rise: the War on Drugs and Mexican democracy

War against drug trafficking in Mexico - Culiacan. Demotix/Enrique Perez Huerta. All rights reserved.<p>Church bells that once called Mexico’s pious to …

Mexico: Shocking rise in reports of torture and ill-treatment as authorities turn a blind eye

Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of reported cases in the past decade, according to a new …

The Legacy of the War on Drugs in Mexico

In the beginning, the war on drugs declared by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon was promoted as the solution to cartels, crime and violence; …

The Discovery of Mexico's First Coca Plantation Could Upend the Cocaine Business | VICE News

Last week marked a troubling first in the long and sordid history of the Mexican drug world. There was no bloodshed, corruption, torture, or any of the grisly hallmarks of the country's ongoing narco war. There was only a plant, or rather many plants — a field of small shrubs with green oval-shaped …

There's a Restaurant for That: A Meal by Meal Guide to New York's Greatest 'One Ingredient' Eateries

It's said that a New Yorker can eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 55 years without eating at the same restaurant twice.<p>And while official empirical evidence to support this claim does not seem to exist, spend one day exploring food in the Big Apple and you will not find it hard to believe.<p>…