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6 Ways to Cure Your Wanderlust Without Traveling

You're officially a victim of the disease called wanderlust. You've spent hours upon hours scrolling through beautiful photographs on the internet (maybe even this blog), but you're sitting at your desk or on your couch and you're sick because you can't travel anytime soon.<p><b>It's called …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

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Surviving 18 Months Traveling With My Wife

My wife was applying for a new job recently when she asked me to review her resume. We had just returned from an 18-month trip traveling around the world together (more on that shortly) and the time had come for the both of us to find reliable sources of income.<p>As I read over her list of …

These Incredible Wide-Open Spaces Will Make You Ditch Your Fancy Travel Plans

Most of today's tourists stick to trendy hotels, ritzy restaurants and absurdly crowded cities.<p>But travelers? They're a different story. They know that true highs are hiding in less-trodden and incredibly remote places. This planet boasts stellar natural wonders and travelers want to explore them …

A hiker sits on top of the iconic Bear Rocks, overlooking the Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia. Photo by @tylermetcalfe http://instagram.com/p/pm6Z7PoMbW/

How to Live the Outdoor Life -- Indefinitely

You're such a bum.<p>Take it as a compliment: You want to ski, board, climb, kayak, mountain bike, and hike your way through life. You won't find a judgmental face here; the Liftopia crowd understands where you're coming from. Heck, we all want that.<p>Guess what? It's possible, with some sacrifice and …

4 Reasons the Grand Canyon Is a Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Photo by Gustavo S. Requena<p>Escaping to nature is one of the best ways to spend time with the person you love. The beauty of the earth surrounding your passionate embrace enhances your smile and may even deepen your emotional connection. This is why my partner and I decided to go camping at the …

Movies That Make You Want to Travel Every Time You Watch Them

By: Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: 20th Century Fox</i><p>Movies embody escapism at its best: They transport you into another world for an hour or two, often taking you places you couldn't otherwise go. Essential to that experience, of course, is the movie's setting. Some movies just epitomize a place -- like</i> …

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A stunning sunset over Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. See more photos of the golden hour: http://on.natgeo.com/1j7TRsW Photograph by Bruno Barreto, National Geographic Your Shot

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

The Art of Mindful Photography

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I often find myself acting out a similar pattern: As soon as I see an especially poignant scene, I reach for my iPhone to capture it.<p>Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being …

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The 35 Most Amazing National Parks on Earth

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks. We're thankful that governments around the world have set aside these amazing tracts of pristine wilderness, and with the help of the tips and photos from over 1 million travelers …

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The Best Under-The-Radar Beaches In The U.S.

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. From an isolated …

Mangosteen Are the Most Delicious Things in the World

On a trip to Thailand last month, I spent a day at a cooking school outside Chiang Mai. While the cooking school, Cooking@Home, was all-together amazing (really! I never thought cooking Thai food could be so easy), it was the dessert that they brought out at the end which made me swoon. …

Spring in Montana

It's possible that there's no finer place to be in spring than Big Sky Country. Have a look at some of the best places the state has to offer.

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