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These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

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10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

National Parks

National Parks That Excel During Winter

Compiling a list of America’s prettiest national parks is no small task. Even if limiting yourself to the winter season and excluding all national …

National Parks

The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

You Need To Check Out These Hiking Trails Before You Die

<b>7. North Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa</b><p>This hike is a long, backcountry excursion that winds through two countries – South Africa and Lesotho – …

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The Best of Big Sur: Hiking, Camping, Beaches, and Waterfalls

Big Sur is one of the country's most iconic road trips. Some folks wing it, driving the 90-mile stretch of California coastline between San Simeon …

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Death Valley National Park

<b>Location: California & Nevada<br>Established: October 31, 1994<br>Size: About 3.4 million acres</b><p>The largest national park south of Alaska, Death Valley is known for extremes: It is North America's driest and hottest spot (with fewer than two inches/five centimeters of rainfall annually and a record high of …

National Parks

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

10 of the best hiking trails in the US

All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery.<p>And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young and old.<p>Here are 10 of the best day hikes in the country that don't require an Olympian level of fitness, but will still reward you with incomparable …

11 Breathtakingly Beautiful Campsites That Also Serve Really Delicious Food

Why yes, I'll have a lobster delivered to my tent.

Trails

15 Cauliflower Recipes To Keep You Healthy

Looking for a delicious, healthy substitute for carbs? Look no further. These fantastic recipes are sure to satisfy your tastebuds and your …

What's New in Camping? Gear and Gadgets You Need to See

Outdoorsy gadgets and gear just keep on coming onto the market.<br>There is always someone thinking up a new way to experience the outdoors, make it more …

Top Gear

11 reasons why Olympic National Park is the most underrated place in the US

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK’S 1,440 square mile landscape is one of the most diverse cultural and geographic regions in North America, a designated United …

Hiking

10 Essential Camping Items you shouldn't leave home without!

After more than 40 years of camping experience, and fresh from 2 weeks of camping in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, I got thinking about what camping …

A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts

Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America. And out in the wilds under the big Rocky Mountain sky, you’ll find a remarkable system of remote huts that provide the opportunity to go further into the backcountry than you ever imagined.<p>Colorado’s hut …

Following a Poorly Blazed Trail

I’ve hiked a lot of trails in New England where the trail blazing is erratic. Sometimes this is due to a shortage of tail maintainers and sometimes …

Sleeping Bags, Adventure Tents & Accessories | Hotcore Products Canada

Tarps make campsites better-like this three-metre-area, seam-taped, waterproof­-coated, 75D polyester unit from Canadian company Hotcore. It comes …

Camping

Fantastic Hikes of the Bay Area

Bay Area hikes provide a healthy way to get out of the city for a few hours and recharge in nature. The diverse flora and fauna of various Bay Area …

5 of Northern California’s Best Day Hikes

Northern California offers some of the most scenic day hikes in the country, ranging from easy nature walks to challenging workouts. There is no …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

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Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

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