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28 Genius Backyard Camping Ideas You Need To Try This Summer

The easiest place to camp? In your own backyard.

Ice Cream

How to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is indubitably one of the most popular sectors of photography. But from beautiful to stunning, jaw-dropping landscape images is …

Landscape Photography

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.


National Geographic Travel

The Most Remote and Beautiful Landscape in the World Is in Westfjords, Iceland

It’s early June and a mild 53 degrees, but the overland trail to Galtarviti is still blocked by heavy snow. So we’re on the backup route, a path …

Arctic Circle

5 Cool and Handy Apps For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Spending time outdoors is highly delightful and does you a lot of good. A mere 10 min walk can drastically reduce your stress level and give your …


OPEC Sees Oil Prices Exploding to $200 a Barrel

Right now the oil market is totally focused on finding a bottom for oil prices. However, according to OPEC's Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri we've already hit bottom. Not only that, but he sees a real possibility that oil prices could explode higher to upwards of $200 per barrel in the future. …

National Geographic Travel

The Definitive Guide To Fastpacking

Fastpacking is a brilliant sport. Simply said, it’s a sport where you strap a small amount of gear, food, and water on your back and go running and …

National Geographic Travel

Weekend Camping Gear

When you're ready for a real escape, leave the car behind and hit a trail to really immerse yourself in nature—and learn how to enjoy freeze-dried beans. This second part of our three-part camping series rounds up our top picks for improving any weekend backpacking trip into the wild. (Check out …

Outdoors Gear

Now I Know Why Investors Are Going Hog Wild About Uber ...

The previous round, last summer, was a $1.2 billion deal that valued the company at $18.2 billion (post-money). The new valuation will probably be far higher.<p>Most observers view that valuation as a sign of obvious insanity — further confirmation of "a new tech bubble."<p>Based on what I am hearing …

Venture Capital

Thermal Solar Energy -- Some Technologies Really Are Dumb

The largest solar energy facility in the world is already irrelevant and has cost a lot more to construct than any other form of energy. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a 5-square-mile, 392 MW array that cost $2.2 billion. It is located in the Mojave Desert, where the Sun always …

Top 10 affordable eco-lodges in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most popular eco-tourism destinations, with travellers drawn to national parks, reserves and rainforests. It also grades lodgings for sustainable practices. We select 10 of the best<p>Beach houses in South and Central America<p>Finca Luna Nueva<p>At Finca Luna Nueva, guests …

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

Local literature can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you're from.<p>We found the most famous book set in each state. How many have you read? Check out the annotated map below.


Low Gas Prices Haven't Slowed Domestic Drilling — Yet

It's lunchtime in Douglas, Wyo., a town smack in the middle of the state's booming oil patch, and the line of cars at the McDonald's drive-through wraps around the building. A hiring poster hangs in the window, and the parking lot is full.<p>Troy Hilbish, a tool hand for the oil field servicing …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …