Megan Cain

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National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

National Parks

Ten Perfect Winter Hikes

Among the benefits to hitting the trail in winter? No mosquitoes. But there are more!<p>What makes winter such a great time to hike? For one, mosquitoes and other bugs are nowhere to be found. The crowds are nonexistent. Cooler temperatures make Southern hikes a lot more pleasant. And few places are …

Hiking

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8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

<b>Brussels Sprouts</b><br>Nosh on cruciferous veggies like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, which are all high in fiber. "These promote gut health, kidney health, and liver health by helping with excretion through your bowel movements," says London. "You’re promoting regularity and …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

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.

Travel Photography

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

48 hours in Byron Bay: what to do and where to go

A hippy destination frequented by cashed-up creatives, Byron Bay is a wealth of contradictions. But somehow the whole beautiful package works<p>It’s one of Australia’s most popular destinations. Byron Bay has the magic combination of natural beauty and a creative, free-spirited local population.<p>Thanks …

Australia

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Nazi Auschwitz camp officer, 93, to face trial over 300,000 deaths

Oskar Groening, a former death camp officer, will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder<p>A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp officer will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, a court …

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Guide to Hong Kong Outdoors

Crazydor Says:<p>The Tai Tam Waterworks Heritage Trail is a 5km (just over 3 miles) trail that meanders through Tai Tam Country Park, the largest …

How green tea can KILL cancer cells

How green tea can KILL cancer cells: Compound destroys disease while leaving healthy cells unscathed<p><b>Compound EGCG kills mouth cancer cells leaving</b> …

Cancer

12 Cozy Cabins You Can Rent Right Now

Winter is coming. Actually, scratch that. Winter is here. You could try to stick it out, brave that eminent polar vortex and elbow your way into a cab to avoid the cold. Or you can forget all that, play hooky and escape to a charming cabin where suddenly the chilly winter weather is less of a drag …

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The quietest place in the US

A one-square-inch spot in Washington’s Olympic National Park lures people from around the world.<p>Meteors streaked behind the silhouettes of 250ft-tall Douglas firs. The night sky over the Hoh Rainforest burned bright, achingly beautiful. Still, I closed my eyes.<p>I hiked here to listen, not to …

Nature

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

New Year 2015 Peak Hikes in Southern California

Some hiking secrets are a bear to keep! With nothing to mark the start of the Bear Divide Trail on the west side of the San Gabriel Mountains, few …

Hiking

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Hiking

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Travel Photography

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Nahanni National Park Reserve

<b>Location: Northwest Territories<br>Date Established: 1972<br>Size: Over 413,000 acres</b><p>In the summer of 1928, American adventurer Fenley Hunter paddled up the South Nahanni River hoping to find a huge waterfall that seemed largely the stuff of Dene legend at the time. Hunter thought he would never make it. …

National Parks

Eight great walks in Australia

If you truly want to appreciate a spectacular landscape, <b>walking holidays</b>are a great way to go. Here are some of Australia's best:<p><b>Bibbulman Track, Western Australia</b><p>Western Australia’s signature long-distance bush walk, the Bibbulman stretches over 620-miles from Perth’s Darling Ranges to Albany on …

10 of the best waterfalls across the United States | CNN Travel

The mysterious sausage that even presidents can’t resist

The half-smoke might be Washington DC’s only indigenous food.<p>A friend in Washington DC recently told me that the one dish most associated with the US capital was something called a half-smoke. I was stunned. I’d lived on the East Coast for more than a decade and had eaten far and wide, but I’d …

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Discovery boss vows change: No more anaconda stunts, fake sharks

Under Discovery Channel’s new regime, fake shark movies and man-eating anaconda stunts are out.<p>In an apparent response to viewer dismay over …

Beautiful beaches to wonderful wineries: The top travel bloggers in the country reveal the ten places you MUST visit in Australia in 2015... and you've probably never heard of most of them

• <b>The top travel bloggers in the country reveal the ten best spots to visit in 2015</b>• <b><br>Iconic destinations Kakadu National Park and Victoria's The</b> …

Australia

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

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