Matthew Nichols

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The People Who Wouldn’t Mind if the Pacific Northwest Were Its Own Country

Last weekend I went to Cascadia Rainingman Festival to talked to Pacific Northwesterners who dream of a utopia based on environmentalism, renewable energy, and rejecting the influence of the rest of America.<p><i>GIFs by Kelton Sears</i><p>The first thing we heard when we pulled into the Finney Farm was the …

The tiny house documentary is finally (almost) here! Peek inside the result

Christopher Smith had never built anything before, so he figured documenting the process of building a tiny house would be interesting at the very …

Treehouse, Vail, Colorado

<b>At last, a beautiful use for some of those beetle-killed trees stretching across the Rocky Mountains.</b> Architect Missy Brown strolled the several …

House Tour: A DIY Self-Sustainable Micro-Cabin in Cali

<b>Name:</b> Tim Eddy and Hannah Fuller <b><br>Location:</b> Tahoe, California <b><br>Size:</b> 196 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1.5 years; Owned<p>Hannah grew up in a home her parents …

Living Rooms

Tall Man's Tiny House

<i>Guest Post by Adam Leu</i><p>This past winter, my brother and I decided to try our hands at a tiny house build. With my skills as a builder and my brother’s …

The Cost of Living full time on the Road in an RV

2014 Q3 & Q4 Full-Time RV Expenses<p>Sometimes I feel like I’m beating a dead horse when it comes to tracking expenses. Is anyone really interested in …

RVs

Luna Washing Ball Cleans Your Clothes from Laundry Basket

<b>Luna Washing Ball</b> transforms your laundry basket into a washing machine, well, that’s the dream, more space and less effort to fabric care. It’s a …

Private Contemporary Home in Mexico Balancing Seclusion and Openness

Imagine coming home at dusk to this marvelous contemporary home! With an illuminated facade composed of sleek design lines, this 7,168 square feet …

California's ultimate outdoor adventures

The Golden State is an all-seasons outdoor playground. Here you can go hiking among desert wildflowers in spring, swimming in the Pacific kissed by the summer sun, mountain-biking among fall foliage and celebrate winter by schussing through deep powder. For bigger thrills, launch a glider off ocean …

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

California regions at a glance

A mosaic of Old and New Worlds, California’s cities have more flavors than a jar of jellybeans. Start in San Francisco, equal parts earth-mother and geek-chic, or Los Angeles, where nearly 90 independent cities are rolled into one multicultural mosaic, then drift down the coast, past perfect …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

Car-free getaways from some of the world's greatest cities

Travelling like a local in a foreign place means going off the beaten path in and out of town. On your next big city trip, put a day or so aside for an adventure within an adventure, forget the hassles of driving, and discover what lies beyond the metro maps.<p>1. Athens to Hydra<p>Santorini’s stark blue …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

First time Los Angeles: discover the best of the City of Angels

People think they know Los Angeles, even, sometimes especially, if they’ve never been: a land of starstruck dreamers, Tinseltown magic, traffic-numbed freeways, silicone-inflated bimbos and jacked-up himbos.<p>But dig deeper and your first trip will be a lot more surprising – and rewarding. America’s …

Where we used to go: childhood haunts worth revisiting

Early holidays etch themselves sharply in eager young minds. Years later, those grainy family pictures of our younger selves act like wormholes in time, instantly transporting us back to travels past: to catching crabs at the seaside; to choruses of cicadas at dusk; to road trips through strange …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Stunning and Scary Aerial Photos of Erupting Volcano in Iceland Shooting Lava 500ft in the Air

In case you don’t watch the news, you should know: there’s currently a volcanic eruption in progress in Iceland. Earlier this week, the Bárðarbunga …

The Light of Japan: Poetic Japanese Nightscape Photography by Takehito Miyatake

Award-winning photographer Takehito Miyatake is known for his beautiful long-exposure photographs of volcanos erupting, beaches adorned with …

By the Silent Line: Beautiful Photos of a Parisian Railway Being Reclaimed by Nature

Photographer Pierre Folk has spent 3 years documenting the same, 20-mile long stretch of Parisian railway with his 4×5 view camera… but he’s not …

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