Elaine Matucan

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Canadian Rockies: From rugged hikes to upscale resorts

CANMORE, Alta. — Canada’s stretch of the Rocky Mountains is an outdoor paradise with something for everyone: upscale resorts surrounded by jagged …

Hiking

Science, Solitude And The Sacred On The Appalachian Trail

This week, you can't reach me by email, or text, or Tweet.<p>This week, I'm not taking anyone's calls, either.<p>That's because I'm walking the Appalachian Trail — alone. And while I am, without doubt, scared of being eaten by a bear, I'll be out there looking for that most precious of possibilities: …

Hiking

The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

South America

A network of trails that spans the country

The National Trails System, by the numbers.

Finding peace through mindful running

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marty Kibiloski is a competitive guy -- in sports and life.<p>As a runner, he snagged an athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia. He placed 56th in the Boston Marathon when he was 22 years old, finishing in just 2 hours and 23 minutes. He competed in the Ironman World Championship …

Mindfulness

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

Urban nature: What kinds of plants and wildlife flourish in cities?

Biodiversity refers to the variety of all living things on Earth, but people often have very specific ideas of what it means. If you run an online …

China’s expertise in fighting desertification can help others | Weekend Argus

China’s Kubuqi Desert, the seventh biggest in the country, earned its reputation as “the sea of death” because of its harsh conditions and the abject …

Deserts

10 Amazing Asian Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Your dream trip is cheaper than you think<p>Looking for a budget-friendly vacation with a big wow factor? Head to Asia.<p>This is one of the best regions …

Utah Hike of the Week: Mary Jane Canyon near Moab

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

Mindfulness

The Dangers of Arming Autocrats

Weapons sales to Saudi Arabia may be aimed at restoring balance to the Gulf. But they come at a steep price.<p><i>This post was updated on Wednesday, June 14.</i><p>On June 8, while official Washington sat captivated by the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, a small group of bipartisan senators …

Human Rights

7 Difficult Treks in Maharashtra, India That Will Delight Adventure Travel Enthusiasts

<b>Maharashtra</b>, the land bestowed by the mighty western Ghats is surrounded by hillocks and mountains. Western Ghats with its enthralling biodiversity …

Best Places to Go Camping in the South

Add some fresh air to your next vacation.<p>While we love to sip a gin and tonic in one of the South’s grand hotels, we’re just as happy with a bottle …