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WASHINGTON’S BEST BACKPACKING TRIPS

Washington’s diverse geography is a wonderland for adventure. Rainforests, wetland estuaries, alpine meadows, mountain peaks, coastal beaches and …

Hiking

19 Short Summer Hikes with Giant Views — Washington Trails Association

Dramatic views are kind of Washington's thing.<p>So many of our summer alpine trails turn a corner or pop over a ridge and BAM! Mountain views …

Hiking

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Canada

Canada’s got a lot to be proud of, and as the summer months roll in, nowhere is our Northern pride more on display than in the great outdoors, where …

For $49, the AirBnb of RV’ing Can Fulfill Your Road Trippin’ Dreams

If you’re a fan of being out on the open road, chasing sunsets with a map and zero fixed plans and staying at out-of-the-box campsites, listen up—the …

Go Here Not There: Five Brilliant Alternatives To Expensive Destinations...

Goodbye, pushy tourists…<p>Social media has changed the world more than anyone could’ve ever fathomed. It’s not only turned tragically cat obsessed …

Top Five Western U.S. Campsites

I’ve spent the last five months of my life traveling out of my camper full time, searching the Western half of the United States for the best …

Award-Winning Sketching App 'Concepts' Releases New Update Including Customized Brushes

Being a 21st-century designer is not always a walk in the park, but it certainly has its perks. Fortunately, innovative product and software …

Ready for Vacation? Here’s the Best Tech for Trip Planning

Smartphone? Check. Spare battery? Check. Power cables? Check. After deciding which gadgets to pack for your summer vacation, you can move on to the harder — and more fun — part: planning what you are going to do.<p>Flipping through printed travel guides and paper maps is passé. Tech tools are far more …

Google Maps

16 Destinations Everyone In Oregon Needs To Visit This Summer

Summer is a magical time in Oregon. Soak up the sunshine at these 16 jaw-dropping destinations in Oregon that are perfect for a summer day trip or …

Measuring Loudspeakers, Part One Page 3

<b>Voltage Sensitivity</b><br>A loudspeaker's sensitivity appears to be universally confused with its efficiency. Efficiency is strictly defined [6, 7] as how …

12 Amazing Trails That Every Oregonian Must Hike This Spring

The buds are beginning to blossom, the sun is peaking out from behind the clouds… Spring is coming around the bend and we couldn’t be more excited. …

This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State

And how much it costs to visit.<p>This summer, get yourself, your family, or even your pet outdoors and explore the hidden natural wonders in your own …

National Parks

Wanna Innovate? 3 Reasons Why You Should Implement Power-Law Distribution

Statistics uses small samples to predict how phenomena behave in the real world. Many management tools with the aim of maximizing efficiency (ex: Six Sigma) attempt to decrease variances using a statistical analysis method called ANOVA (analysis of variance). The familiar bell shape of the normal …

Top 5 Hiking Trails In America’s West

Throughout the history of America, the West has been a source of legend and wonder. It’s the site of our Manifest Destiny, a place of palatial …

The best camping spots in every state for a cheap summer vacation

Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep patterns.<p>But camping isn't just a prescription for dealing with urban angst and anxiety. It's also a joy in its own right — an excuse to go to bed …

National Parks

28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists

Everyone’s heading to Montauk, and Cape Cod, and Italy. Poor Italy. But wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you’re escaping the zinc-nosed hordes without having to head to Tuvalu? (Psst. It’s a remote island in the South Pacific.) We asked our team of travelers to name the place they’d go that still …

National Parks

The Best Group Tours For The Solo Traveler Who Wants Out Of Her Comfort Zone

Everyone's talking about solo travel these days, and I can totally understand why. On the one hand, solo travel gives you the opportunity to …

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling …

National Parks

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed’s Wild has probably envisioned themselves heading out into the woods with little but a tent, a water bottle, and …

Review: KEF's LS50W are the best gateway to the world of hi-fi speakers

Few hobbies exemplify the law of diminishing returns like audiophilia. Buying $500 speakers may be a clear upgrade from a pair that cost you a benjamin, but the more money you spend, the less obvious those improvements become. As you venture into the world of hi-fi, the requirement of a decent …

Audiophile

Tiny camper pod expands to 3 times its size in seconds

It can even sleep a family of four<p>The camper industry may still sell a fair number of giant RVs, but people are increasingly foregoing luxury behemoths for compact Class B vans and trailers. Smaller campers and trailers allow for easier travel, are more economical, and can be a good option for …

RVs

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $50,000

Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $50,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.<p>Buying a franchise doesn't have to break the bank. Below you'll find the top franchises that can be started for less than $50,000, ranked …

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The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

From the Columbia River Gorge to Mount Hood, the greater Portland area features rich ecosystems and an abundance of campsites to explore. Choose your …

The Best 12 Hikes In America

America is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and while we definitely plan to indulge in the hot dogs, fireworks, and …

The Best 20 Hikes In America

America is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and while we definitely plan to indulge in the hot dogs, fireworks, and …

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Apps