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...
Canoe trip in Colorado. Photo by Janna Graber

Canoe Trip on the Colorado River

Exploring the Colorado backcountry by river.

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...
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.

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.
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.

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