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The world’s longest trail will be completed next year with nearly 15,000 miles of paths — here’s what it looks like

The Great Trail, an extensive network of paths that spans the country from north to south and east to west, is set to be complete by the end of 2017, the year of Canada's 150th anniversary. The project has been in progress since 1992, and will connect a whopping 14,828 miles of hiking and biking …

Canada

This is a 'beginner' trail? Testing acumen and bravery in the mountain biking destination of Moab, Utah

When Thelma and Louise drove their T-Bird off a cliff in the final seconds of the same-titled movie, audiences thought it was into the Grand Canyon. But as epic as that giant chasm looked, the characters were driving off a cliff in Dead Horse Point State Park, about 30 miles southwest of here.<p>I was …

National Parks

Fare Alert United $494 LAX to Dublin May, Aug-Oct

United and Air Canada offer a $494 round trip fare from Los Angeles to Dublin, Ireland for departures in May, September and October. There are only …

The 8 Most Breathtaking National Parks in America

1 of 8<p>Yellowstone<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Acadia<p>3 of 8<p>Kenai Fjords<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 8<p>Channel Islands<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 8<p>Yosemite<p>Advertisement<p>6 of 8<p>Hawai'i …

Bolivia's cholita climbers scale highest mountain yet: 'I cried with emotion'

Two years ago, 11 Aymara indigenous women who worked for mountaineers decided to do their own climbing and have since tackled five peaks near La Paz<p>Bolivia’s cholita climbers conquer highest peaks near La Paz – in pictures<p>For years, Lydia Huayllas, 48, has worked as a cook at base camps and …

John Muir Quotes That Will Make You Want To Get Outside And Go Hiking

by Austin Campbell April 19, 2016<p>John Muir Practically Invented Hiking<p>John Muir spent much of his life advocating for wilderness and writing about …

Patagonia: Thoughts on Getting Offline and Trying to Camp

I came to Patagonia to tune out, clear my mind, hike, and learn to camp. I hate camping, though, and can count on one hand the number of nights I’ve …

Bhutan: Things you may not have known about the country

<b>Nestled between India and China, Bhutan is hosting some of its highest profile visitors, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drop by after visiting India.</b><p>The tiny Himalayan Kingdom is little known by outsiders, so here's a Bhutan primer:<p>It is isolated, but less so than it used to be<p>Bhutan, which …

India

Yeti Cycles: New Zealand. Proven Here

From the tangled sheep paths of the tussock grasslands to purpose-built trails snaking through the sharp mountain peaks, New Zealand ’s varied …

69-year-old Aleksander Doba announces plans to kayak across the Atlantic for a third time

On May 29th, 2016, Aleksander "Olek" Doba will begin his third Atlantic crossing in the 21-foot yellow kayak he calls ‘Olo.’ Unlike his two previous …