Rob Lord

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The Best Microadventures In Each Of The Southwestern States

<i>For the next month, Uproxx GPS is zeroing in on “microadventures” — day trips, quick jaunts, and small-scale explorations that will notch neatly into your busy life. As part of this initiative, we’re counting off the best day trips in five different regions of the country. Today we’re in the</i> …

Oscars 2017: Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Here‘s how you can catch up before the Academy Awards on February 26.<p>Oscar nomination day has finally arrived, and it‘s full of all the standards and surprises viewers were hoping to see. <b>Meryl Streep</b> picked up a record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, while <b>Viggo Mortensen</b> surprised with his …

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Hiking

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

Dear white people: An open letter on race to Donald Trump’s supporters

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Many of you who voted for Trump reject the term “racism” — but it’s clear you don’t truly understand it. Read on.<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 17, 2016 12:59pm (UTC)<p>Dear white Donald Trump supporters:<p>Since Election Day, I have received a good many emails from some of you who voted for …

Donald Trump

Treating addiction as if it is a learned pattern of thinking gives addicts the chance to stay clean<p>What is addiction? For the majority who have strong opinions on the matter, addiction is a disease. In fact it’s “a chronic relapsing brain disease” according to the American National Institute on …

Brain Disease

The Most Beautiful Places in All 50 States

An American-made must-see list.<p>America is full of incredible sights, both natural and manmade, but not all sights are created equal. Dive into our list of the most beautiful places in all 50 states, and you might just find the perfect spot for your next adventure.

Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

<i>Yesterday I spoke at the</i> <i>Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism</i><i>, NECSS, a “celebration of science and critical thinking” held May 12-15 in New</i> …

Middle of the World Visit near Quito, Ecuador

Have you ever heard of the terms "center of the world, Ecuador"? I had no idea there was an exact location where you could go and stand at the …

24 hours in Quito

The second-highest capital in the world (after La Paz, Bolivia), Quito is a lovely Andean city with an exquisite colonial centre packed with architectural treasures. Wandering the Unesco-listed <i>centro histórico</i> (aka old town') is pure sensory overload.<p>Picturesque plazas, baroque 17th-century …

Culinary Quito: An Introduction

<i>By Paulina Vaca</i><p>A great confluence of indigenous, Spanish, and African traditions, Ecuadorian cuisine is a true melting pot of flavors that has managed, in large part, to remain undiscovered.<p>From its perch high in the Andes and dead-on the Equator (Ecuador is Spanish for Equator), <b>Quito</b> represents …

South America

Lifestyle | Fox News

As a Volcano Awakens, Quito and Its Suburbs Get Ready

Local leaders are employing both scrappy and high-tech methods to shield their communities.<p>QUITO, Ecuador—Until recently, the giant snow-capped volcano known as Cotopaxi was Quito’s quiet neighbor—a dramatic photo op for tourists and locals alike, as well as a playground for mountaineers who climb …

Geology

In earthquakes' aftermath, a new role for Quito's old airport

There’s yet another new use for the old, in-city airport in Quito, Ecuador: a staging area for food, clothing and medical supplies being donated and distributed for earthquake relief.<p>Ecuador experienced a 7.8- magnitude earthquake on Saturday, April 16, killing close to 600 people, injuring …

Fort Lauderdale

93 percent of advanced leukemia patients in remission after immunotherapy: 'Extraordinary' but short-term results from early-stage trial of engineered immune cells

'Extraordinary' but short-term results from early-stage trial of engineered immune cells<p>Twenty-seven of 29 patients with an advanced type of leukemia …

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Though you'll probably want to move to the one nicknamed "9,000 feet above stress level."<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense wanderlust.

National Parks

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

The six elements of an effective apology, according to science

There are six components to an apology - and the more of them you include when you say you're sorry, the more effective your apology will be, …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

Middle East

10 Best Fast Recipes of 2014

Executive food editor Tina Ujlaki reveals her favorite fast recipes that F&W published in 2014, from hearty cauliflower steaks to luscious scrambled …

Best of the World: Quito

Some people may be surprised to see Quito in <i>Traveler</i>‘s epic year-end Best of the World feature. But, as Elaine Glusac suggests in her write-up, Old Town Quito is in the midst of a renaissance. The Spanish colonial UNESCO World Heritage site often gets short shrift, with many travelers treating the …

Best ways to see Quito

Way up in a 30-mile long valley of the Andes, Ecuador's capital is undergoing a complete make-over. Quito's Spanish-colonial center helped it become the first city declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 35 years ago, and 'Plan Q' has continued to help preservation and rebirth. The plan has pumped a …

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Where to Go in Guatemala - Waterfalls

Stop wondering where to go in Guatemala! If there is anything that this country is known for is because of its Mayan Ruins and for its natural …

Antigua Guatemala photos | Sophie's World Travel Inspiration

Two years ago, the girls and I had an opportunity to visit Antigua Guatemala. Wandering about this little city was an absolute delight. It’s …

Real adventure that inspired Moby-Dick lures film directors

Two versions of shipwreck and cannibalism story behind Melville's classic are being made<p>The story that charts the obsessive, ill-fated hunt for a great white whale has resounded down the generations since the publication in 1851 of Herman Melville's novel, <i>Moby-Dick: or, The Whale</i>. Now the lure of …

Guatemala City

Depending on who you talk to, Guatemala City (or Guate as it's known) is either big, dirty, dangerous and utterly forgettable or big, dirty, dangerous and fascinating. Either way, there's no doubt there's an energy here unlike anywhere else in Guatemala. It's a place where dilapidated buses belch …

Burning the Devil in Guatemala

<i>By Kate Newman</i><p>A young man steadies a piñata shaped like the devil on the ground before him. The smug-faced demon is about three feet tall, with spiky red horns, a black tissue-paper goatee, and a small pitchfork in his hand.<p>He scatters branches and newspaper around the devil’s black boots and …

Guatemala Retirement: Better Than Costa Rica?

Move over, Costa Rica. When checking out places to retire south of the border, retirees are increasingly turning to Guatemala -- dubbed <i>Land Of The Eternal Spring</i> -- rather than Mexico, Costa Rica and other perennial favorites.<p>Indeed, with the much more discovered expat destinations now becoming …

Photos that show why I love Quito

Quito is a city people tend to love or hate, and I fall squarely into the former camp. With a truly beautiful historical centre, replete with some of …