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.
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.
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6 Unusual and Spooky Vacations

From Island of the Dolls to the Whaley House, here are six of the spookiest and creepiest vacation and holiday ideas.
Surfing is better than just sitting on the beach

Learning Vacations: Why Not Learn a New Skill When You Travel?

Learning vacations have become popular for good reason – learning something new is a great adventure. Here are six different learning vacations.
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.
Relax after a long day of adventuring in the Strawberry Hot Springs just outside of Steamboat Sprins

Following the Colorado Hot Springs Loop

Thermal hot springs and exhilarating experiences are tucked away in the Rocky Mountains. A new 720-mile Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop combines them.
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Viewing the Northern Lights: Churchill, Manitoba

Want to see the Northern Lights? Head north to the auroral oval in sub-arctic Churchill, Manitoba.
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.
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is known for its pristine sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.View of the range looking south from Catnip Reservoir.

A Safari Across Nevada’s Remote Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

Located in the Northwestern corner of Nevada by the Oregon border, the park appears lunar and sterile, yet conceals many surprises.
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...

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