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The 14 Best Calorie-Burning Exercises, Ranked In Order of Effectiveness

What does the science say about the best way to burn?<p>If you’re dedicating valuable time in your day to a staying in shape, you want to know it’s actually worth your time, right? You’ve probably heard some people say cardio is the ultimate calorie-burner, while others swear by weight lifting—so what …

Exercise

The 7 Best Day Hikes in the World

Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the …

Tips help you stay safe when hiking near where rattlesnakes live

DENVER -- Rattlesnakes and Colorado go hand-in-hand. But the more you know about them, the safer you will be.From high in mountain meadows to the …

National Parks Bucket List: Our Ultimate Guide to the Most Majestic Natural Escapes in the West

While the fate of our country's most majestic swaths of nature hangs in the balance, there is no time like the present to visit our national …

66 Things You Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

45 Top Barbecue Spots from Coast to Coast

For the best brisket, burnt ends, brined meats and all-around awesome ’cue throughout the country, consult this list of top contenders and get ready …

BBQ

10 of the tallest trees in the world

<b>These skyscraping superstars are the stalwart examples of their species.</b><p>Trees may be stuck in the ground, but they've clearly got some enviable …

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10 Day Hikes You Must Add to Your Bucket List

1. The best hikes in the U.S.<p>For nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts, you can’t get much better than a good day of hiking. And finding a great day …

How to Train the Abdominal Muscles

The 'abs' are the groups of muscles in the abdomen or the stomach area—generally below the rib cage toward the pelvis and at the sides. The three …

Workouts

10 of the Best Hiking Trails Near Moab, Utah

If you're simply passing through <b>Moab</b>, you might be forgiven for assuming it's just another road trip pit-stop, but you'd be wrong. So very wrong.<p>Not …

Hiking

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

National Parks

Top 5 amazing Washington attractions

There are many reasons to visit Washington right now, including a major redevelopment to the city of Seattle’s central waterfront. Here are five …

Forestry

Nature Lovers Should Take This Day Trip From Las Vegas

<b>Authored by Brittney Disov</b><p>Only a short one hour drive from the strip of Las Vegas is a geological wonderland, the Valley of Fire State Park. The …

National Parks

Best place to escape to in every state

Looking for reprieve in beautiful spaces<p>The hustle of everyday life can wear you down in the best of times, but lately things have been…shall we …

The most popular tourist attraction in every state

Whether you've planned a trip or you're making a pit stop on a long drive, a new city has a lot to offer. Between museums, city landmarks and national parks, each U.S. state has its own culture and history tourists can learn from.<p>That's why MONEY worked with TripAdvisor to identify the most popular …

National Parks

The oldest town in every state

There are many ways to define when a city was founded. To determine the oldest city in every state, we did our best to remain consistent in defining the founding of a city by the year of its first settlement — when people arrived and established a place.<p>The unfortunate reality is that many towns …

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This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

10 surprising, spooky and inspiring American road trips

The new encyclopedic-style guide <i>The Road Trip Book: 1001 Drives of a Lifetime</i> (Universe, $36.95), pays tribute to a great American invention: basing a vacation on a drive, says editor Darryl Sleath. “It’s the idea of discovery and being in charge of your own route.” Although the volume covers …

This Is the Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Every State

And what they'll cost you.<p>Whether you’ve planned a trip or you’re making a pit stop on a long drive, a new city has a lot to offer. Between museums, …

The Best Waterfall Hikes in Arizona

We know you've heard of Havasu Falls and likely pined for the chance to go, so naturally, it tops this list. But you may not have known just how many …

6 Great Adventure Towns In America That You’ve Never Heard Of

Why join the masses in Moab or Bend when you can visit these off-the-radar places instead?<p>Adventure towns like Moab, Tahoe and Bend offer endless …