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5 Stocks With Rising Dividends for 50 Years in a Row

These five dividend stocks have delivered at least 50 consecutive years of dividend hikes.<p>There’s no question that dividends can be a powerful part …

Investing

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Travel

Roadtrip Guide: Cruising the California Coastline from LA to SF

So, you want to take the famous drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Too many people decide to roadtrip the fastest and easiest route (state …

California

The East Coast Greenway Bike Trail May Be America's Best-Kept Secret

You can take a mountain hike or road trip across America, but no adventure would be quite as epic as biking the entire East Coast on one path.<p>The East Coast Greenway is a little-known but totally awesome project that will make this possible by creating <b>one continuous bike trail that stretches from</b> …

New York City

Business Valuation (Infographic)

By <b>Tim Vipond</b>, Corporate Finance Institute<p>Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and working on business valuations across a broad …

The world's best hotel pools

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10 Tokyo Places You Can Enjoy for Free!

When you’re in Tokyo, your expenses can really start to add up as you go out. You can get into trouble if you don't start saving! Luckily, Live Japan …

Japan

The Lowdown on the Triple Crown of Hiking

Want to know who's the best of the best—or, perhaps, the most persistent—in the hiking world? Look no further than the Triple Crown of long distance …

Hiking

Epic National Park Hiking Trails

Whether your idea of a hike involves hardcore boots, trekking poles, and backcountry maps, or a pair of sneakers, water bottle, and paved trails with …

Hiking

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Asia Travel

The 13 Best Places to Backpack in Northern California

With backpacking season just around the corner, we've pulled together some of our favorite multi-day backpacking treks throughout the state for your …

This Amazing Time-Lapse Of Tokyo Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

A metropolis covering multiple districts in Japan, Tokyo is an excellent example of modern meets traditional. For many, no matter if they’ve ever …

You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains.<p>Over the decades, the Backbone Trail, stretching 67 miles between Point Mugu State Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park, …

Western Governors University: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasTrump’s Missed Opportunity For Rural Economic Revival: Bike And Pedestrian Trails<p>IdeasThis Toilet Vaporizes Poop To Solve Sanitation Problems<p>IdeasCan This New Electric Rickshaw Stop Cars From Taking Over Asian Cities?<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentLatinos And Asians Dominated Movie Audiences …

China’s Twilight Years

The country’s population is aging and shrinking. That means big consequences for its economy—and America’s global standing.<p>On opposite sides of the globe, two debates that will profoundly affect the future of the United States, and indeed the world, are raging. One of them has become shrilly …

Demographics

What to Pack for the Camino de Santiago

Packing for a month-long, 340-mile hike isn't simple—but nothing worth doing is ever simple.<p><i>Why am I walking hundreds of miles across Spain?</i> This question has been asked so many times, and I fear I still don’t know the answer. I am about to depart on a month-long journey with my mother, my aunt, …

Backpacking

Station to station: the best train journeys you've never heard of

Famous railways – from America’s California Zephyr to Switzerland’s Glacier Express – are rightly celebrated in travellers’ lore. But the most iconic journeys tend to have popularity and prices to match their fame. Look a little closer into the world of train travel, however, and there are dozens …

Trains

Asia's underrated places: 9 great travel attractions | CNN Travel

Travel

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Kids