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‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Camping

The Food You Eat Might Shift Your Risk of Depression, Study Suggests

Some sobering news for lovers of fatty foods.<p>New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> holds some sobering news for anyone excited about trying a …

Holistic Medicine

Your Life Begins Once You Make These 7 Promises To Yourself & Stick To Them

By now, you've probably heard the iconic Neale Donald Walsch quote, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Sure, there's a lot of truth to …

Relationships

The 30 best summer holidays for people who hate the heat

Baking beaches in August not your thing? From forest retreats in Scandinavia and polar bears in Spitsbergen, to Australia's Great Ocean Road and the ski slopes of Chile, our writers reveal 30 great escapes from the summer heat.<p><b>Britain and Ireland</b><p>1. It’s a breeze<p><b>England</b><p>There’s no danger of …

National Parks

The 10 Most Dangerous Hikes in the U.S.

To many a visit to the great outdoors means a leisurely stroll through the well-worn trails of a nearby state park, perhaps entailing the odd clamber …

Hiking

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Your Week-Long 1,200-Calorie Meal Plan, Straight From an Expert

These meals are nourishing, energizing, and delicious.<p>Sticking to a 1,200-calorie diet might seem like a recipe for constant hanger, but not when you …

Healthy Eating

30 INCREDIBLE HIKING TRAILS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

If it was my last day here on earth, I hope I go out trekking up the most incredible hiking trails and enjoying the views from some of the most …

Hiking

7 Sea Glass Beaches Across The Country That Are Totally Hidden Gems

Summertime sadness is so real, and wandering to warmer weather sounds pretty ideal. Life's truly a beach, and we've learned to roll with the waves …

10 ways to spend an adventurous staycation in Armagh

Now that you’ve relished the week’s relaxing, romantic indulgences, why not get outside and enjoy an active break to Armagh.<p>1. Cradled in beautiful …

Travel

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins Docs Say You Should Eat Every Day To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Protein is an essential part of every diet. It gives you the energy you need to think clearly and exercise, plus it fills your belly so you won’t …

Nutrition

Best Gifts for the Outdoorsy Man | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day</i> …

Outdoors

How To Score The Cheapest Amtrak Deals

There's something inherently enjoyable about train travel: You get an up-close perspective of the scenery, and not having to go through the misery of …

Trains

The 10 Best Apps For the Outdoors

Turn your phone into a star chart, a 360-degree camera, a botany expert, and more with these handy programs.Love ‘em or hate ‘em, smartphones have …

Far Off the Beaten Path: 3 Most Remote National Parks in the United States

Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon — every American has heard of the country’s touchstone national parks. However, the National Park Service …

National Parks

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than later.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.</i>

14 Soak-Worthy Hot Springs to Chase

The hot bath has long been used as treatment for releasing stress and promoting better health. This isn't an old wives' tale, especially when it …

What I don't want in my Ohio state parks

Dear Ohio Department of Natural Resources:<p>On Wednesday, I received an email invitation from you to share my thoughts on improving outdoor recreation …

Lake Erie

Avoid the Crowds at These Hidden Spots in US National Parks

Our national parks are breathtaking, but they can also be crowded at peak times. However, if you know some of their hidden gems, you can escape the …

National Parks

How to Do Winter in Yosemite National Park

Winter is one of the best times to visit Yosemite National Park. The trails and roads are traveled by the fewest visitors, and winter snows coat …

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

This Weed Strain Was Designed Specifically To Make You Orgasm

One night, pot enthusiast Karyn Wagner smoked up with her partner before having what she later described as the best sex she’d ever had. …

Cannabis

Food Puzzles for Cats Helps You Find and Build Kitty Brainteasers

Cats who work for their food seem to be happier and healthier, so stuffing food into a toy isn’t just a hobby for you. It’s a way to reduce your …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

14 Ways to Start Eating Better This Year

As motivated as you are now to turn over a new leaf, you won’t <i>really</i> transform your eating habits overnight. Eating healthy is both a skill and a …

Consumer Coffee Gear Reached New Technical Heights in 2016

Once upon a time, coffee was hot dark stuff in a cup — end of story. Yet once you pry open that Pandora’s Box even a sliver, a world of...

11 Simply Rules to Clean Eating

By Franziska Spritzler<p>The term "clean eating" has become very popular among the health conscious.<p>Clean eating is an eating pattern that focuses on …

10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

Gadget Bag: Gear For Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography presents unique challenges. Extreme patience is often needed, so you’ll want protection from the elements for you and your gear, …

Nature Photography