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  • Top 10 famous Food Trucks in USA 2022

    Food truck USA 2022

    Grab-and-go meals have become an integral part of modern life, and food stalls and vendors sprung up everywhere to cater to the pangs of hunger. Each destination has its own unique personality that embodies through its food culture. Asian and Middle Eastern countries showcase it through their street food markets and bazaars. America on the […] More

  • 10 Places to Go RV Camping in California • The Blonde Abroad

    10 Places to Go RV Camping in California • The Blonde Abroad

    This post was sponsored by Outdoorsy. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. What’s better than jet-setting across the globe to some far-flung locale? Sometimes, your own backyard! As I’ve spent the last couple of years sticking closer to home, I’ve discovered the incredible wonder of natural beauty just […] More

  • Your Complete Guide to Mystic Hot Springs, Utah

    Your Complete Guide to Mystic Hot Springs, Utah

    Heated by geothermal activity under the earth’s surface, the water that bubbles up at Mystic Hot Springs starts at 168 degrees Fahrenheit and gradually gets cooler as it tumbles down into the pools below. Maybe you’ve seen photos on social media of people living their best lives, soaking in the bathtubs that make these springs […] More

  • The History of Cheese

    The History of Cheese

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | Player.FMCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript It can be consumed blocks or wheels, strings or curds, slices or cubes.  It can be soft or hard, fresh or old, and it can even be consumed if it smells bad […] More

  • NM+ Update: Mexico Edition

    A golden sunset over the skyline of Mexico City

    Posted: 1/22/22 | January 22nd, 2022 On Monday, I’m going to Mexico for six weeks. I’m heading to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico City, and then Chiapas before heading to Guatemala for a couple of weeks. This trip is the last big trip before I come back to Austin and buy a house. Yup, that’s right, […] More

  • The 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai Eruption

    The 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha?apai Eruption

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | Player.FMCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript On January 15, 2022, one of the biggest geologic events in the last 30 years occurred.  The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the nation of Tonga erupted. It wasn’t just a volcanic […] More

  • Sweeney’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg, Scotland

    sweeny's both weekend cabin

    King Sweeney was a nudist, exiled Gaelic royal from the 7th century, who lived as much with nature as his human frailties would allow. He wrote poetry celebrating the beauty and isolation of the land, the flora, and the animals. Were it not that he might have had a solid dose of crazy in his […] More

  • 7 Best Things to Do in Lake Mead National Recreation Area » Local Adventurer

    things to do in lake mead national recreation area

    You can bring your own or rent kayaks, canoes, SUPs, or jetskis in most marinas or even do a tour. Since living in Vegas, Emerald Cove has been on our bucket list, and we finally got to go with Evolution Expeditions. We loved our guide, who made sure the group stayed together, gave us insight […] More

  • Greenlanders, From Their Own Perspective

    Greenlanders, From Their Own Perspective

    Inuuteq Storch is a photographer from Greenland who has been amassing photos of his island’s history from the perspective of Greenlanders themselves, not those who came there looking for adventure or resources. It’s a project he calls ‘Porcelain Souls’ and in this short film Storch shares the importance of Greenlanders getting to tell their own […] More

  • Clean Up Trash at Your Trail, Get a Discount on Bike Gear

    Clean Up Trash at Your Trail, Get a Discount on Bike Gear

    Well, now this is awesome. Dyed in the Wool, a bike bag maker in Poland, is offering discounts to anyone—no matter where they live and ride—if they submit proof they’ve picked up trash at their local trails. You get 5% off for every two garbage bags of trash you collect, up to a maximum of […] More

  • The Man Who Bought An Empire

    Didius Julianus: The Man Who Bought An Empire

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | Player.FMCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Throughout the history of the Roman Empire, there were 96 men who are considered to have been Roman Emperors from Augustus to Romulus Augustulus. Most of them came to power via being […] More

  • VW Says Electric Microbus Reveal Will Be March 9—Really, They Swear

    VW Says Electric Microbus Reveal Will Be March 9—Really, They Swear

    After what seems like at least a decade, the all-electric VW microbus will finally be revealed in its real, not-rendered, production-model form, on March 9th. Of course, nobody knows when, or if, it will be available in the US. Europe gets first dibs, as 1) the Old Country gets all the best vans, and 2) […] More

  • Galen Rowell, the Light Bringer

    Galen Rowell, the Light Bringer

    Walking down the hot and dusty main street in the little cowboy town of Bishop, California, your eye will be attuned mostly to passing cars, tourist storefronts, and a diaspora of climbing bums from all corners of the planet circling around gear stores like flies at a bug zapper. But look closely. You may see […] More

  • 25 Things to Do in Idaho

    idaho road trip redfish lake

    Do you have those bands that you love but don’t want to get popular, so that they can be your little secret forever? That’s how I feel about Idaho. Most people skip over Idaho in favor of more popular places like Utah and Washington. After all, why would someone want to visit Idaho? Well for starters, […] More

  • Bikepacking, With Castles

    Bikepacking, With Castles

    Well, not like, with castles on your bike of course. But rather through south-central France, Nice, through Entrevaux, and up to Saint Julien du Verdon. Medieval towns, castles, forts, ruins, wines, cheeses, rivers, spokes, hubs, and shifters. Who’s ready for spring? sheesh. Source link More

  • 18 Unusual Things to Do – Uncornered Market

    18 Unusual Things to Do – Uncornered Market

    You are here: Home » Travel » St. Maarten Travel Guide: 18 Unusual Things to Do Many people travel to St. Maarten / St. Martin for its Caribbean white sand beaches. While they are beautiful and all that you would expect, there’s so much more to explore and experience on the island as you’ll see […] More

  • Dresden Green Vault Burglary

    Dresden Green Vault Burglary

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | Player.FMCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast transcript In the early morning of November 29, 2019, a team of thieves broke into the Green Vault Museum in Dresden, Germany.  Their target was jeweled treasures of Saxony which were some of […] More

  • How To Become A Professional Nanny (And Live Abroad)

    Become an Au Pair or Nanny

    How To Become an Au Pair or Nanny Learn what it takes to become a professional nanny or au-pair for rich families living overseas, while making up to $100,000 a year. Where to find jobs, qualifications needed, and more. Looking to change up your job this year? Maybe find one that lets you travel more? […] More

  • The Best Beaches on Naxos, Greece • The Blonde Abroad

    The Best Beaches on Naxos, Greece • The Blonde Abroad

    Naxos is a true hidden gem when it comes to places to visit in Greece. While locals are *in the know* and flock to the island, Naxos is often overlooked in favor of Mykonos and Santorini. Don’t get me wrong — I absolutely love both of those islands…but if you’re looking for something a little […] More

  • How ‘Adventure’ Aaron Carotta Paddled 5,000 Miles On Box Wine and SpaghettiOs

    How 'Adventure' Aaron Carotta Paddled 5,000 Miles On Box Wine and SpaghettiOs

    It’s fair to say that Aaron Carotta was in a bad place when he started down the Missouri River. After a cancer diagnosis in 2008 he’d remade himself as “Adventure Aaron,” traveling to more than 80 countries, sharing his travels on social media and parlaying them into self-produced television programs in New Zealand and the […] More

  • If the Dress Code Doesn’t Make Room for These Down Pants, We Can’t Come

    If the Dress Code Doesn't Make Room for These Down Pants, We Can't Come

    The neighborhood loved them right away. My wife—not so much. We have a rule that the non-pregnant, non-on-maternity-leave-and-breastfeeding-all-day members of our household should not wear sweat pants and the like around the house, unless it’s to sleep. Gotta maintain at least some magic in the relationship, you know. I broke that rule right away when […] More

  • The Self-Actualized Man and the Sea

    The Self-Actualized Man and the Sea

    Derek Hynd might be the most self-actualized human being on the planet. He could be 60 by now, must be, in fact, but I wouldn’t be surprised if even Hynd doesn’t know his own age. Can’t imagine he cares much. Australian by birth, South African by choice, he lives to surf one wave and one […] More

  • Your Guide to Kirkham Hot Springs, Idaho

    idaho hot springs

    Idaho is definitely an underrated state full of natural beauty and open roads perfect for road-tripping — and its many hot springs are the cherry on top. I’ve been to quite a few of them. Kirkham Hot Springs has to be one of the most popular — and for good reason. This is your complete […] More

  • The Antikythera Mechanism

    The Antikythera Mechanism

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript In the year 1900, a crew of sponge divers was looking for sponges off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera. While they were searching, they found the remains of an ancient shipwreck. The […] More

  • Free Days At National Parks Start Today

    Free Days At National Parks Start Today

    In 2022, there are five days you can get into the parks with no admission fees. Free days kick off today, in recognition of MLK Jr. Day, with the next coming in April. Here’s the list: • January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.• April 16: First day of National Park Week• August 4: Anniversary […] More

  • A Reminder That Outdoor Culture Demands Environmental Stewardship

    A Reminder That Outdoor Culture Demands Environmental Stewardship

    A new video released by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox argues the big, semi-annual trade show called Outdoor Retailer should come back to Salt Lake City. This is despite opposition from leading brands, resorts like mine in Aspen and many nonprofit groups over the state’s environmental policies. Oh, Utah! Will you ever learn? You can’t have […] More

  • In Which a Land Rover Driver Learns the Importance of Snow-Friendly Tires

    In Which a Land Rover Driver Learns the Importance of Snow-Friendly Tires

    We just covered a set of lovely Nokian all-terrain-lite tires that do exceptionally well in the snow. Too late, unfortunately, for this spinning-out Land Rover driver who was, no doubt, pushing all sorts of buttons on the dash and infotainment screen, searching for the right software coding that would give their poor all-season tires some […] More

  • Saguaro National Park Beckons With Stunning Vistas, and, Er, Prickly Arms

    Saguaro National Park Beckons With Stunning Vistas, and, Er, Prickly Arms

    Arizona’s Saguaro National Park has been occupied by humans for at least 2,000 years. Most recently by park rangers and tourists and adventurers. It’s been a national park since 1994, after a few decades as a national monument. Trip through the place in this three-minute video from More Than Just Parks and Visit Tucson, and […] More

  • Top Christmas Events and Activities in San Diego • The Blonde Abroad

    Top Christmas Events and Activities in San Diego • The Blonde Abroad

    From mulled wine by the fire to ice skating under the stars, there’s nothing better than being home for the holidays. Now that I’m based in San Diego full-time, I’ve fully embraced the seasonal vibes. I’m ready to hang the mistletoe as soon as I take off my Halloween costume! While we might not see […] More

  • Sports Curses

    Sports Curses

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript What do a goat, Babe Ruth, a witch doctor, the city of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and a Japanese statue of Colonel Sanders all have in common?  They are all supposedly responsible for curses placed upon […] More

  • Love in Los Cabos at the Viceroy

    Love in Los Cabos at the Viceroy

    Whitney Spielfogel With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to show that special someone how much you care about them. While chocolate and cards are nice, how about an incredible over-the-top getaway to prove your love and affection?! This year, go all out with a romantic getaway complete with stunning views, memorable meals […] More

  • Kalimera! Discovering Crete, the Richest Island in the Mediterranean Sea

    Kalimera! Discovering Crete, the Richest Island in the Mediterranean Sea

    Part 1 Richness is not always about money. It’s about abundance. And when it comes to a richness in history, culture, beautiful nature, and enriching experiences, arguably one of the wealthiest destinations in the world is Crete. Another thing you’ll notice on your first visit to Crete is that the people have a well-placed sense of […] More

  • 10 Places to Visit in Maui (That Aren’t Lahaina)  • The Blonde Abroad

    10 Places to Visit in Maui (That Aren’t Lahaina)  • The Blonde Abroad

    Famous around the globe for its truly dazzlingly natural beauty, Hawaii is probably already on your travel bucket list. And, it’s a place I get a lot of questions about! We’ve talked about deciding on the best Hawaiian island to visit, but that’s just the beginning. Each island is a treasure chest of wonders. Maui […] More

  • 12 of the Best Idaho Hot Springs in 2022 (and Where to Find Them)

    12 of the Best Idaho Hot Springs in 2022 (and Where to Find Them)

    <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> I have a secret that only locals and a few well-informed tourists know: Idaho is stunning and chock full of enchanting hot springs. After soaking in the hot springs in Sun Valley a couple of years ago I vowed to return and see more […] More

  • Prime Numbers

    Prime Number

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Prime numbers are considered to be the building blocks of mathematics. Every natural number can be broken down into the constituent prime numbers that make it up. Prime numbers have been known since antiquity […] More

  • The Mandarin Class and Chinese Imperial Exams

    The Mandarin Class and Chinese Imperial Exams

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript In the year 607, the Emperor Yang of the Sui dynasty implemented a reform whereby a series of exams would be administered throughout the empire to create a bureaucratic elite that would administer the […] More

  • Best Things to Do in Vegas in February 2022 + What to Pack + More

    Local Adventurer » Travel Adventures in Las Vegas + World Wide

    Average Temp in Las Vegas in January: high of 66° F, low of 33° F Rainfall: 0.7 inches Humidity: 40% Believe it or not, the weather is not hot year-round in Las Vegas. Although it’s very mild compared to what our friends get in the northeast, it’s still cold, especially after the sun goes down. […] More

  • 15 Best Places to Visit in February USA Edition 2022 » Local Adventurer

    15+ best places to travel in february in usa

    Looking for the best places to visit in February in the USA? These are the places you want to travel to this month, whether you’re looking for winter adventures, special events, or escaping the cold. Winter adventures are in full swing, and it’s time to start tackling your winter travel bucket list. Source link More

  • Relax Far Away from the Noise of the City

    Relax Far Away from the Noise of the City

    Shutterstock – Champs-Elysees at night France remains one of the world’s top tourist destinations. With its unparalleled beauty, world-class gastronomy, and captivating culture, it’s a country that can’t be missed. France is open for international visitors, and from late 2022 travelers will be able to enter the country using the ETIAS France. True to its […] More

  • Escaping the Icy Grip of Fear in the Mountains

    Escaping the Icy Grip of Fear in the Mountains

    During a two-week mountaineering trip many summers ago, a member of my group tripped and fell head-first off a steep switchback while descending from a peak attempt. It was the type of fall that could have resulted in a spinal cord injury, so the incident ended in a helicopter evacuation early the next morning after […] More

  • The Patagonia UltraAlpine Down Crew Asks: Why Zippers?

    The Patagonia UltraAlpine Down Crew Asks: Why Zippers?

    Of all the, let’s say, experimental outdoor clothes I wear, including a pair of hiking boots with uppers made from Dyneema that look more appropriate for Mars than our planet, none have received more remarks from randoms, mostly compliments, than my Patagonia UltraAlpine Down Crew. Why? Because it’s a down jacket without a zipper. A […] More

  • The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

    The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript In the aftermath of World War II, the newly formed United Nations placed a group of Pacific Islands into a trusteeship that was to be administered by the United States.  After several decades, that […] More

  • 12 Women, 40 Days on the River, and Some Very, Very Heavy Canoes

    12 Women, 40 Days on the River, and Some Very, Very Heavy Canoes

    Wood On Water is a documentary chronicling a long, slow, river trip consisting of twelve women, nine of which are teenagers, traveling 40 days on the water deep in the Canadian wilderness. Lots of laughs, even more bug bites, plenty of boggy muck, and a lifetime of skills learned and memories cemented. Source link More

  • UK’s Dacia Duster 4×4 Gets Dealer Mud Bath Because Drivers Don’t Off-Road

    UK's Dacia Duster 4x4 Gets Dealer Mud Bath Because Drivers Don't Off-Road

    The Dacia brand might be known to you if you are, or were, a fan of the UK’s Top Gear show, with Clarkson, May, and Hammond playfully mocking Dacia for being a maker of boring, cheap vehicles in Europe. But the Duster, it’s rugged little 4×4 crossover that only costs roughly £14,000, is beloved by […] More

  • Long Before McCandless, John Hornby Tested Himself in Northern Canada—and Failed

    Long Before McCandless, John Hornby Tested Himself in Northern Canada—and Failed

    In early spring, caribou cows from the Barren Ground herds migrate from the boreal forests of Canada to their calving grounds on the northern, open tundra of the Northwest Territories and flanks of the Hudson Bay. The bull caribou set a more leisurely pace north, with less to lose and more energy to protect themselves […] More

  • The 12 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Arizona

    The 12 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Arizona

    From the legendary Havasupai Reservation to the depths of the Grand Canyon and over to enchanting Sedona, Arizona is a treasure trove of gorgeous waterfalls. The otherwise arid landscape might make it sound unlikely that Arizona has such abundant waterfalls, but thanks to flowing rivers and rocky cliffs, you’ll find plenty. Some of these are […] More

  • North Coast 500 Campsites and Glamping Sites Guide & Directory

    North Coast 500 campsite guide - Kylesku bridge sunrise

    We have travelled Scotland’s North Coast 500 route numerous times in all conditions. It’s a spectacular route with epic scenery and a lot to see and do along the way. One of the more popular ways to experience the route, especially in summer, is to camp. This might be in a tent, a motorhome, or […] More

  • Rare Earth Elements

    Rare Earth Elements

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Podcast Transcript Modern society is completely dependent on a set of technologies that include computer chips, fiber optic cables, lasers, video screens, electric motors, and batteries.  All of those things are dependent on a small category […] More

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