Hiking in Maui

Paradise Lost: Unexpected Adventure in Maui

It was supposed to be a fun afternoon hike through the rainforest. But then our adventure lead us right into the path of danger.
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Whitewater Fun: Riverboarding in Golden, Colorado

Clear Creek Whitewater Park is known for its kayaking, but a newer sport is also taking hold.
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Video: Ice Climbing in Ouray, Colorado

Ouray, Colorado may be tiny, but the ice climbing here draws climbers from around the world.

Snorkeling with Belugas in the Arctic

The icy waters near Churchill, Manitoba are home to beluga whales and polar bears.
Kayking on the Bay of Fundy

Exploring Canada’s Bay of Fundy

With the Bay of Fundy’s extreme 53-foot tides, you can explore the ocean floor first on foot and then by kayak just a few hours later.

Stargazing in New Mexico

Many of our outdoor activities take us far from civilization, far from the hustle and bustle – and far from the light of the city. When you find yourself there, look upward into the...
Canoe trip in Colorado. Photo by Janna Graber

Canoe Trip on the Colorado River

Exploring the Colorado backcountry by river.

Hiking Shadow Canyon 

Boulder, Colorado rests at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is continuously ranked as one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities and health. Boulder has many trails to hike...
Budget ski vacations in Colorado

Free Activities in Colorado Ski Country

Ski vacations in Colorado don't have to break the bank. Check out these free offerings at Colorado's top ski resorts.

Is Corporate Sponsorship the Answer for America’s National Parks?

The United States National Parks system is celebrating its 100th birthday in a state of disrepair, starved for funding and considering a potential sellout of the country’s finest natural features to corporate sponsorship. The...
The Ice Restaurant at Snow Village

Stay at an Ice Hotel: Snow Village in Montreal

Ice and luxury combine in a unique hotel experience at the Snow Village in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau.

The Hemingway Experience in Key West

Ernest Hemingway was not just a great writer, avid sportsman and fisherman, but a lover of animals too. His former residence in Key West, overrun by his cats, continues to be a draw for...
Leopard sharks gather along the La Jolla Shores in California. Photo by San Diego Tourism

Leopard Sharks Gather near La Jolla, California

Each July to September, leopard sharks congregate along the La Jolla Shores in California. Here's how you can see the harmless sharks up close.
Granite Rapid, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Motors or Muscles? Journey through Arizona’s Grand Canyon

Four ways to explore Arizona's Grand Canyon by boat.
Tips on how to hitchhike in America

14 Tips for Hitchhiking across America

If you're tempted to hit the open road, here's what you should know about hitchhiking across America.

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