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8 Incredible Beaches of Southeast Asia That Haven't Been Ruined by Tourists (Yet)

8 Incredible Beaches of Southeast Asia That Haven't Been Ruined by Tourists (Yet)

- Southeast Asia has been a popular destination for backpackers, digital nomads, and soul-seekers alike for quite some time and for good reason—it’s magical. But with popularity, comes droves of tourists. And with droves of tourists, come crowded beaches. Not to mention, movies like Leonard DiCaprio’s ‘The Beach’ have made SE Asia’s beaches the “it” place to take those Instagram photos (#beachlife).

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The 20 Best Dive Bars in San Diego

The 20 Best Dive Bars in San Diego

- Sometimes (err…often) you just want to throw on some flip flops and head to a local watering hole. Fortunately, if you get this urge in San Diego, there are lots of spots to choose from. From Oceanside to Chula Vista, San Diego has dozens of dive bars, each with their own neighborhood flavor, but all with cheap drinks, friendly locals, and a laid-back vibe. Here are 20 of the best dive bars in San Diego.

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Scenic US Half-Marathons You Won’t Want to Miss

Scenic US Half-Marathons You Won’t Want to Miss

- Pick the right course, and the miles can fly by on a half-marathon. Here are some of the most scenic races to run in the United States. Whether you’re looking for coastal views, trails through the forest, or vast desert expanses, check out the best half-marathon courses.

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The Science Behind These Productivity Hacks You Can Use Anywhere

The Science Behind These Productivity Hacks You Can Use Anywhere

- Ever had the feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? There is a solution, and it doesn’t require knowledge of quantum physics or time travel. The secret is in hacking your productivity to maximize your efficiency. It’s about using technology to take back time and fine-tuning your habits to streamline your performance. You can get started tomorrow.

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Best Freeze-Dried Foods to Take Into Space

Best Freeze-Dried Foods to Take Into Space

- The food you’ll need for your next space trip is probably in your cupboard already, or no further away than your local grocery store. Overthinking the mission is an easy mistake to make. After all, the journey from launchpad to orbit will take you only around 250 miles from earth, so you’re barely leaving the neighborhood. In theory, you could travel light and lift off with a pack of trail mix and some power bars, but there’s no need to leave your favorite dishes behind. Here are some of the best freeze-dried foods to pack...

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How Much Time Should You Spend In The Sun To Get Vitamin D (And Avoid Skin Cancer)

How Much Time Should You Spend In The Sun To Get Vitamin D (And Avoid Skin Cancer)

- The advent of summer, in theory at least, brings with it the glory of sun-filled days filled with barbecues, trips to the seaside and all manner of other enjoyable outdoor pursuits. It seems churlish to dampen any enthusiasm for that time spent in the sunshine, but as with almost everything, there are health concerns to consider. Chief among which is the time-honoured battle between your vitamin D requirements and the risk of skin cancer.

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How to Go Beach Backpacking

How to Go Beach Backpacking

- Camping on the beach doesn’t work like camping in the woods. Rather than a hole carved out among the trees, an entire swath of land appears, at least at first glance, to be ready for pitching a tent. Then just camp anywhere? Not quite. Just like when you’re pitching your tent in the forest and you look up to find dangerous tree branches or other debris, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind on the beach, as well.

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How To Treat Sunburn

How To Treat Sunburn

- If you are someone who has succumbed to sunburn, then after scolding yourself for being so careless it’s time to consider some treatment options. We asked dermatologist Dr Stephanie Munn from Bupa Health Clinics for her top tips for soothing sunburn. Take it away, Dr Munn.

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10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

- Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back at the trailhead, preparing for the long drive home and wondering how you’ll get through five more days before your next big adventure. Here are 10 amazing thru-hikes across the country that can all be done in a month or less.

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Backcountry Bartender: Searching for the Best Ways to Booze on the Trail

Backcountry Bartender: Searching for the Best Ways to Booze on the Trail

- If you wake up early enough in any national park, you can bear witness to a unique ritual: Employees meeting before sunrise in the staff cafeteria, drinking coffee and making last minute changes to the contents of their backpacks. During my first season working in Glacier National Park, I would come to witness this and participate in it many times, eventually learning which items were essential and which ones weren’t. One item which always made the essential list? Alcohol.

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