Susan Behan

27 Flips | 6 Magazines | @suzebehan | Keep up with Susan Behan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Susan Behan”

25 of Dorothy Parker's Best Quotes

Had Dorothy Parker been a supercentenarian, she would have been 123 years old today—and she surely would have had some great observations about life …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Texas

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir<p>Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way …

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Outdoors

Most people enjoy going into the wilderness, whether it be to do some outdoor activity or to simply get away. But many who venture into the wild have …

Gogo Elite Tent | By Nemo

The Gogo Elite Tent by Nemo is the ultimate solution for adventurers that want to pack light, perfect for bicycle or motorcycle touring, sea …

Series Ii Expedition Tent

The Series II expedition tent by Redverz gear features a unique design, it provides a sheltered bay that allows you to rest in peace whilst your …

10 items hikers need to avoid trouble

Many people, particularly those who are young and inexperienced, hit the hiking trails lacking essential equipment for a safe trip.<p>A new study based …

Hiking

Survival Knives: 20 Great Knives for Wilderness Survival

There’s no shortage of opinions on this topic. We all have our favorites and differing reasons why we like one knife above all others. While the …

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Click on a bag for more info.<p>This post has been updated to reflect the best sleeping bags of 2014. Our earlier selections are on the following …

The Best Gear Of Outdoor Retailer (Part 2)

A few days ago I shared my thoughts on the best gear that I saw at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. But the half-dozen items that I …

10 Essential Camping Items you shouldn't leave home without!

After more than 40 years of camping experience, and fresh from 2 weeks of camping in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, I got thinking about what camping …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

Cherif’s Favorite Places

August 2013

World's Best Ecolodges

Central America

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Black Rock

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

National Parks

New Clues To Why Some Autistic Kids Are So Good At Math

Differences in cognitive organization turns some people with autism into math whizzes.<p>Though children with autism spectrum disorder often have difficulty with social interaction and communication, they're also much more likely to be savants--to show extraordinary skill in a particular area, like …