Bagging Peaks by Train in the Colorado Rockies

A couple finds adventure in the backcountry of Colorado, riding an 1890’s steam train to access pristine mountains near Durango.
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.
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.
Northern Lights Manitoba

Viewing the Northern Lights: Churchill, Manitoba

Want to see the Northern Lights? Head north to the auroral oval in sub-arctic Churchill, Manitoba.

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...
Las Vegas has a lot to offer families.

Things to Do with the Family in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is famous for its casinos, hotels, shows, and exhibitions, but it also has a lot for families.
Estes Park, Colorado Near Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is great for hiking, and it offers access to pristine landscapes of the high alpine, even without long hikes.

Snorkeling with Belugas in the Arctic

The icy waters near Churchill, Manitoba are home to beluga whales and polar bears.
Canoe trip in Colorado. Photo by Janna Graber

Canoe Trip on the Colorado River

Exploring the Colorado backcountry by river.
Arches National Park trail marathon

Moab’s Trail Marathon

The Moab Trail Marathon runs every November in the San Raphael desert of southern Utah, Here's what it's like to run the race.
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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.
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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.
Polar bear viewing in Manitoba

Polar Bears: Up Close and Personal

The icy waters of Hudson Bay in Manitoba are home to the world’s largest terrestrial predator.
Transamerica trail touring bike

Crossing America by Bicycle: TransAmerica Trail

The TransAmerica Trail runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, allowing travelers to see America in one of the most direct ways possible – bicycle touring.

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...

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