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Gear of the Year: Fall/Winter 2015

The Season's Best New Gear Traditionally, fall and winter are when you give up your “summer” sports. The bike gets a tune-up, three-season tents and bags get washed, and the trail runners go on the shelf until the snow melts. But, wow, have things changed. Fat bikes extend adventure cycling to four …

Heart Rates

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

10 Secrets to Ultra-Cheap Travel

<i>(Photo: Woman with Elbows on Overflowing Suitcase via Shutterstock)</i><p>Seasoned budget travelers aren't "cheap" in the traditional sense of the word -- they're just good at stretching every dollar. Here are 10 secrets every budget traveler should know about seeing the world on the cheap without …

The Best Hostels in Europe

The last time I wrote about great hostels in Europe was in 2011, and since then, I’ve stayed in many, many new hostels. Some were wonderful; others I …

SPITI -: Trekking, Home Stays and Facts

Hi All,<br>MUSE is an organisation working in Spiti towards sustainable tourism development of this fragile land .... They recently provided me an update …

Hayuilang (72 photos)

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Costa Rica

Take A Hike: 30 Most Jaw-Dropping Hiking Trails Around the Globe

Need a vacation? Experience nature and leave your everyday stress behind with an epic hiking trail. Whether you’re a skilled backpacker or an average …

How To Be A Better Swimmer (We’ve Taken The Lessons So You Don’t Have To)

Whether you're training for the Swimathon 2015 (17-19 April) or just trying to get in shape for summer, we've taken lessons in all the strokes to …

Swimming

A Race with Time on Deathway of Kinnaur Valley

The Journey so far…<p>White Spiti Valley in March – Itinerary, Road Conditions & Updates<br>• The Easy Drive of NH-22<br>• The Deadly Drive to Nako<br>• Freezing Nako & …

Best Tours in North America 2015

From Traveler Magazine's 2015 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Alaska: Conquering Kenai</b><p>This condensed grand tour of the “last frontier” has you circumnavigating Fox Island by kayak, scouting for puffins and sea lions on a fjord cruise along the rugged coastline, trekking Exit Glacier, and learning how to mush …

Travel Photography

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …