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Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Park in Progress: Patagonia

<i>By Dana De Greff</i><p>Two weeks after my arrival in <b>Patagonia</b>, I found myself in the middle of a ranch with a freshly slaughtered lamb at my feet. It seemed stranger than fiction—a city girl from Miami suddenly transformed into a modern-day Calamity Jane.<p>That may be a little dramatic, but Patagonia is a …

Where Can I Drink Beer Outside and in the Nude?

<i>A:</i><p>Are we trolling here? Of course we are. But that’s not all we’re doing. As anyone who has ever downed a High Life in the shower knows, nude drinking is an excellent way to exercise free will while toasting our birthday-suited ancestors who drank fermented stag blood by moonlight. But I digress. …

Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell’s “Extreme Backpacking” on Patagonia’s Fitz Traverse

Alex Honnold just did his first climb in Patagonia. And it was pretty spectacular. He teamed up with Tommy Caldwell to make the first ascent of the Fitz Traverse, which involved climbing seven peaks in five days along the Cerro Fitz Roy ridge line. Honnold and Caldwell waited for their weather …

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and fortune-tellers …

The World's Ultimate 'Ski-cations': Exploring the Coolest Winter Retreats

<i>By Julia Dilworth, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Calling all powder hounds! The winter ski and board season is in full swing and if you haven't already, it's time to get a move on booking that mountain getaway. But which flavor of slope will you choose? Are you more about the cosmopolitan mega-resort, or the …