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16 travel destinations for people who want to get away from the crowds

If uncrowded areas and secluded escapes sound like bliss to you, then you might want to put one of these introverted vacation destinations on your list.<p>Forget the crowds and hype of places like Vegas, L.A., and Cancun, because these hidden gems are much more your style. Some actually cater to …

Glacier National Park

15 Places Every American Should Visit at Least Once

Established in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant, Yellowstone actually stretches across parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Visit this stunning …

National Parks

Amazing 10 Most Incredible Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind : Trends

TOUR DU MONT BLANC IN FRANCE, ITALY, AND SWITZERLAND<p><b>Hiker</b>: Topher Gaylord, ultrarunner, Under Armour SVP/GM Outdoor Group<p><b>In His Words:</b> Circling Mont …

Hiking

The best workout ever, according to science

1. Dumbbell Front Squats<p>Set your feet hip-to-shoulder-width apart. Holding dumbbells above your shoulders, elbows bent and close to your sides, …

Medicine Ball Exercises

25 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

Hiking

The Best Backpacks for Long Trips

Leon Neal/Getty Images Hauling all of the clothing, toiletries, and gear you need for a monthlong trip in a backpack might sound like a nightmare, …

Shopping

24 Best Spots in the Caribbean

These islands have something for everyone. Discover your perfect place to hike, dive, or worship the sun.<p>The Caribbean is no stranger to storms, and the region has become adept at bouncing back. While popular destinations such as St. Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, …

Travel Photography

The 10 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in Tennessee

Surrounded by no fewer than three national forests to the south and east (plus the Great Smoky Mountains) Tennessee is a backpacker’s paradise, with …

Hiking

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

Hiking

The New Bodybuilding Workout: Gain massive upper-body muscle on day 1

Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want a body like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou Ferrigno? Chances are, if you’ve spent a decent amount of time in the gym, …

Exercise

The 12 Best New Running Shoes of Winter 2018

<i>This definitive guide to the best new running shoes of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying new running shoes this year, including</i> …

Shoes

Nine Tips for Hiking Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls sits atop the desirable adventures for many hikers from the first time they see a picture of the aqua blue water cascading down red rock …

Hiking

Walk on Water in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

A jaunt down a stream is a less in what water can accomplish.<p>145<p>SHARES<p>“Don’t tell anyone about this place.” This is my hiking partner’s entreaty …

Hiking

15 of the best kettlebell exercises of all time

Brittany Smith Today Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better. We could also say they make your workouts <i>easier</i>, but that's …

Kettlebell Exercises

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

National Parks

Here are the top US places to see in 2018

A full month of 2018 is already behind us. With temperatures beginning to ease up as spring creeps closer, it's time to think about future travel plans.<p>The expert team at Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher, just announced their 10 favorite U.S. destinations to visit in 2018.<p>“We aimed to pick …

Hiking

Seven Years Dreaming, Seven Months Planning; I’m Ready

When I was 14, my best friend, my brother, and I decided we were going to climb Mt. Katahdin. We spent the summer climbing small and large peaks all …

Hiking

37 Underrated Netflix Hidden Gems You Should Already Be Watching

*bookmarks this post for whenever I'm bored*<p>1. <i>Sing Street</i> (2016): This truly underrated musical follows a teen in Dublin in the '80s as he forms a rock band to impress a girl.<p>—irishpink<p>2. <i>Train to Busan</i> (2016): It’s a Korean film about a zombie virus outbreak, and it's got a huuuuuuuge twist ending. …

Moulin Rouge

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking

The World’s Best Hotels in Every State

When we travel nothing completes the experience quite like staying in a hotel that understands the local vibe.<p>Every year, T+L asks readers to share …

Country Lifestyle

The Complete Guide to 2018's Best Meteor Showers

It's gonna be a big year.<p>This year gets off to a relatively slow start when it comes to seeing the annual major meteor showers.<p>The Quadrantids, one …

Astronomy

10 Plants That Create the Perfect Microclimate at Home

Many people aren’t aware of the incredible abilities of ordinary household plants to improve the microclimate in their homes. Plants help create a …

Winter In Death Valley

Earlier in January I was out in Las Vegas to speak on the Nikon stage at the CES expo (watch my taped presentation from Day 3 here), so I figured I'd …

National Parks

The Best Travel Photographers To Follow On Instagram

Instagram has helped equalize the travel world. We can all go out there and take photos and post them up on our feeds. If we have an eye, a sense of space, and a grasp on color theory, we may even start getting a few followers. There’s a big asterisk here. Photography, as with anything, takes a lot …

Travel

The best hiking backpacks you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>A good hiking pack is important for enjoying your next day hike or overnight camping trip …

Backpacking

Health and Fitness Technology to Help You Keep Your 2018 Resolutions

Eating right and staying in shape isn’t easy, but it can be easier<p>If have taken the new year as an opportunity for a new you, chances are you are …

Fitness

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Adventure Travel

Lesser-known surfing spots around the world

Mention travelling to surf enthusiasts and the same places are bound to come up in conversation. Spots such as Oahu in Hawaii, Byron Bay in Australia and Bundoran in Ireland are world famous for their ripping waves and beautiful beaches, and rightly so.<p>But what if you want to catch a wave away from …

20 of the best adventure travel challenges for 2018

Marathon cycles meet epic swims and uplifting hikes in our guide to the best breaks that, from the Lake District to the Sahara, will get you off the sofa and into the great outdoors<p>ADVENTURE<p><b>Mongolian cycling adventure</b><p><b>Where</b> Arrive Ulaan Baatar. Cycling starts at Erdenet<b><br>When</b> Departs 9 and 26 June, 4 …

Here's How to Open Up Your Hips with a Pigeon Stretch

Try this for incredible workout results<p>If you love to do lunges and squats, then you probably have experience with hip tightness. Your hips are the engine that powers all of your favorite leg moves, so it’s important to keep them loose and healthy for a better workout.<p>Start loosening it up with …