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How to avoid death by not becoming lost with your cell phone

It’s really easy to become lost in the woods, become hypothermic, and die. Especially when there’s snow and you have no way to communicate that you’re in trouble. I found a Backpacker ...

Is This Best-Selling Author Worth Your Time?

Map of Bones by James Rollins is an entertaining roller coaster of a book. But is it worth purchasing and reading? This review delves into a few of the peculiarities of the book and discusses if it’s worth ...

Is This America’s Bravest Explorer?

John Wesley Powell may be America’s bravest explorer. With only one arm and a motley crew, he set to row three boats from Green River, Wyoming to the southern exit of the Grand Canyon in 1869. No one knew ...

Is This Purple Mountain Majesties?

Grand Teton National Park is the epitome of purple mountain majesties from the song America the Beautiful. Rising over 7,000 feet from the valley floor, the cathedral group has no foothills from the Jackson ...

Prettiest view from a National Park Lodge

Jackson Lake Lodge has the best view in the entire National Park system. Situated inside of Grand Teton National Park, the lodge is tucked into the trees and hidden off the road. You can sit in the comfort of ...

Is Balboa Park Better than Central Park?

Is Balboa Park in San Diego better than Central Park in New York City? You can argue that one after you watch the video. But Balboa Park is 50% bigger than Central Park and that’s a fact. There are well over ...

Cheget Russia: A hamlet in the Caucus Mountains

If you plan to climb Mt. Elbrus (5,642m), the tallest mountain in Europe, you will certainly visit and stay in Cheget, Russia. This little mountain hamlet is situated near the end of the valley at the base of ...

What’s Seaport Village in San Diego like?

Tired of the same old shopping mall experience? Have you seen all of your favorite brands here, there, and everywhere? Then you need to visit Seaport Village, the charming waterfront village with unique shops ...

The Most Beautiful Bay in America: Mission Bay

Visit Mission Bay in San Diego, the major crown jewel of the city’s park system. Mission Bay has a dedicated bay for sailing and non-powered sports and the east side of the bay is for anyone. You can ...

What is La Jolla like?

Travel with Aaron Linsdau, polar explorer and motivational speaker, to La Jolla, CA. This small beach community is inside of San Diego and is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the county. The best ...

How to make big progress slowly

How do you conquer climbing a mountain or completing a huge project? What’s the best way to go about it? People, including me, like to rush at the last second, taking the heroic approach. But is that ...

Suffer-fest to the North Pole

What is it like to take 8 humans and mush dozens of dogs to the North Pole, one of the most inhospitable places on Earth? You can find out in the book North to the Pole by Will Steger and Paul Schurke. In ...