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The 10 Best Island Getaways in National Parks

Travel<p>When you need to cross the water to get away from it all, head off to these beautiful retreats across America.<p>Solitude, romance, adventure, excitement—all these words and more come to mind when travelers think of island getaways. The National Park System encompasses hundreds of islands, some …

National Parks

16 Google Maps for Android Tricks That’ll Change How You Navigate

AdvertisementGoogle Maps for Android is more amazing than we give it credit for. Our phones have replaced expensive dedicated navigation devices …

Maps

7 Best Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks

It is truly a mind-bending experience to hike in a forest of the tallest trees on earth. Wandering through this almost prehistoric landscape of …

Hiking

A better way to clean your BBQ grill

Take the grunt work out of summer grilling with these quick and easy tips from Jeff Rossen.<p>It’s barbecue season, which means you’re likely firing up the grill to whip up some of your summer favorites. But after a whole winter season sitting stagnant, it likely needs a good clean. So you get out …

Cleaning

7 Deals on Amazon You Don't Need to Wait Until Prime Day For

There are some seriously good discounts on Amazon ahead of its big 24-hour sale event.<p>Prime Day, Amazon’s biggest day of the year, is nearly here. …

Shopping

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

Smart Homes

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

Best $15-and-Under White Wines

Here are more than 60 still and sparkling whites, all steals, that are on store shelves now. These terrific bottles come from some of the world's …

Perfect Roasted Beef Tenderloin

This beef tenderloin recipe is magic. The result is delicious enough for a special occasion, yet it is simple enough to be made on a weeknight. You …

Cooking

How to master Google Photos and backup all your photos

Google Photos is a savior for avid photographers and online creators looking for a place to store and backup their pics and videos. Not only does it …

Mobile Photography

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

It has the glacier-fed alpine lakes, the steep mountain peaks. What it does not have: crowds<p>'It’s the Tetons without the handrails', a local guide once told me<p>This poet’s hike is about magical transformations by the light of the moon, not distance<p>'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,' …

National Parks

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying for cable TV. But just because you cut the cord doesn't mean you have to give up live TV.<p>Right now five major services offer live TV steamed over …

Easy chicken paprikash might be the best dish my mom ever taught me

Depending on your mother’s kitchen prowess, you may or may not have treasured recipes of hers that withstand the test of time. I have many such …

How to set up Routines on your Amazon Echo

In just a few short years, the Amazon Echo has gone from a random speaker that nobody knew what to do with to a staple in the consumer tech space. …

15 Incredible Swimming Holes in Northern California

There are so many great rivers, lakes, and ponds to escape to in Northern California, but these hidden gems stand out beyond the rest.<p>Jump from …

The Best Hiking Pants for Any Conditions

Fend off thorns, cold, and more with the best hiking pants on the market.We love shorts as much as the next person, but when your trail turns rugged, …

Backpacking

50 states: 50 distilleries sourcing locally

There are more distilleries across the USA than ever before, and that's no mere exaggeration or talking point. According to the Craft Spirits Data Project from the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), there are approximately 1,600 active craft distilleries as of fall, up more than 20% in a …

Beer

Use these 10 Instant Pot tips and tricks to make cooking with the device easy

If you’re the lucky owner of a versatile Instant Pot pressure cooker, you know how useful these kitchen appliances are. Instant Pots can take the …

America's Next Must-Visit Wine Region Is Where You'd Least Expect It

The secret is out.<p>Frontiers appeal to American winemakers. Enter the Snake River Valley, an official American Viticultural Area (AVA), as of 2007, …

Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

As a <b>photographer</b> it’s easy to overlook things when shooting. Some mistakes are more “on-the-spot” while some are a matter of forgetfulness more than …

The Best Instant Pot Recipes For Spring

Because, frankly, we've all had more than enough chili and stew by now.<p>Greetings, Potheads. The past six months have been prime Instant Pot season, haven’t they? The colder weather and holiday vibes hosted the perfect environment for the chilis and stews that the Instant Pot so gloriously executes. …

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Healthy Foods You Can Make in an Instant Pot

With the help of an Instant Pot, healthy cooking is easier than ever before. Multi-purpose and incredibly fast, this electric pressure cooker also …

Nutrition

The Top Best Offline Maps, Hiking Apps and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation …

Six of the best pho recipes

<b>Vegan pho (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p>For the broth<b><br>1 white onion</b>, peeled, topped and tailed, to create flat surfaces for the griddle<b><br>2 large thumbs ginger</b>, peeledandhalvedlengthways<b><br>½ daikon</b>, peeled<b><br>3.5 litres water</b> <b><br>1kg mixed root veg</b> (carrot, swede, turnip, celeriac, parsnip)<b><br>250g</b> …

Recipes

How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels

You can stream a lot of TV online, but for things like the Olympics and breaking news, you'll want a local broadcast station to deliver the goods. Buying an antenna isn't like buying a toaster, though -- there is no objectively "best" antenna that will work for most people. Instead, you'll need to …

50 Most Beautiful Highway Drives in America

With spring on the horizon, now is the time to begin planning your next road trip, keeping in mind that the journey is more important than the …

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

TV shows

6 Glacier National Park Lakes You Must See

I was never that much of a “lake” person–that is, not until this past summer when I had the privilege of visiting <i>both</i> Glacier National Park in …

Top 12 Amazing Hiking Trails of the US National Parks : Adventure Travel

No disrespect intended to state and provincial parks, but the designation of National Park means the crème de la crème of the USA’s natural real …