Ryan Laubscher

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14 of the world's most incredible islands

Crowd-free crescents, UNESCO-listed dots, the map's hardest-to-reach corners... We've scoured the globe to find the most enchanting islands you've …

How to Build the Ultimate Bikepacking Rig

There’s no one right way to bikepack. I’ve seen everything from dirtbags on antique, rigid mountain bikes with hand-sewn packs and sleep kits to yuppies aboard state-of-the-art carbon bikes loaded with the full complement of new gear—and all of them were having a good time. No matter what your …

10 Great Pleasure Hikes in the U.S.A.

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Hiking is one outdoor activity that just about anyone old enough to walk can enjoy. Some trails, however, are more challenging than others.<p>If you’re new to the world of hiking—or are a seasoned pro hoping to introduce the younger generation to the joys of walking in the …

Trails

Women's Camping Equipment: Best Gear For Women

Long gone are the day when <b>camping equipment</b> was made solely for men. Women's gear is now available across the UK - from down jackets to sleeping bags.<p>…

How to book campsites at Botswana’s national parks

It can be tricky to book public campsites in <b>Botswana’s national parks and reserves</b>. Some campsites are run by private operators, some by the Botswana …

Why the Orange River is one of the best family trips in the world

James and Chris were 18 when they were kings of the river – guides in charge of taking groups down the Orange River. Now almost 50, the two men take …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Parks

26 Best Waterside Campsites in South Africa

Summer is almost upon us and you all know what that means, right? It’s time to haul out the camping gear, dust off the old skottel braai and head …

Yellowstone Guided Backpacking Tours - Black Canyon of the Yellowstone

<b>Black Canyon Itinerary</b> <b><br>Day 1 - Moderate - 5-8 mi</b><br>This backpacking trip begins high above the Yellowstone River at the Eagle Creek Campground just north …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

National Parks

The 21 Best Places to Camp in the U.S.

Camping is one of the most American activities you can do. While it might not have been invented in the colonies, the wide prairie ranges, open …

Campgrounds

27 of the most incredible natural wonders in Europe

Art and architecture dominate in cities, but venture into the wilds and you'll discover the rock towers, soaring arches, and cathedrals of ice that inspired ancient civilizations.<p>Here are 27 incredible natural wonders worth the wander in Europe.<p><b>More from Smarter Travel:</b>

Europe's best campsites by lakes and rivers

From France’s Lake District to the wilds of Slovenia, staying in yurts, wooden caravans and treehouses, here are some of the best places to enjoy the great outdoors.<p>Müllerwiese, Germany<p>A family-run, family-friendly oasis, Müllerwiese is a small but perfectly formed operation that’s been running …

Take a hike: 8 of the world's greatest treks

The very best treks aren’t just about putting one foot in front of another—they’re about stepping into a destination’s culture and history. Still, …

12 remote camps and cottages around South Africa

Looking for a holiday where you can have a digital detox? We found 12 remote accommodation options to get well and truly away – check out the …

Beef trinchado potjie recipe

This beef trinchado potjie is one of my favourite Portuguese meals on the fire!<p>How to make beef trinchado potjie<p><i>Serves 6 to 8</i><p>Beef trinchado …

Affordable bush holidays for winter

Looking for a bush break this winter? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We scoured all of the places we reviewed in <i>Getaway</i> magazine over the last …

Top 10 Hiking Trails in the World

Whether you are a professional climber or a passionate hiker, here are ten spots to consider. Some of them are not as challenging as others, but all …

Where to go stargazing in South Africa

South Africa has its fair share of superstars – the Big Five, Robben Island and Charlize Theron – but its real fame is found twinkling above the most …

South Africa

What Locals Love About Cape Town

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I fell in love with <b>Cape Town</b> at first visit, on the Tree Canopy walkway at Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden.<p>For Sarah Khan, a former New Yorker who moved to Cape Town and married a local, it’s all about the views. “Biases aside, it’s just the most beautiful city in the …

Best Summer Trips: @NatGeoTravel Twitter Chat

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Looking for a little summer travel inspiration?</b> Join <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> for our next Twitter chat to get the scoop on the best places to visit this season.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i>‘s own <b>Susan O’Keefe</b> (on Twitter <b>@sokeefetrav</b>) will be discussing our brand-new <b>Best Summer Trips …

9 of the wildest experiences in Southern Africa

Scott Ramsay has been to some of the most untouched regions on the planet. In all his years of exploring, he counts his visits to the national parks …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.<p>From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just …

National Parks

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …