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16 Best Mount St. Helens Hikes

The West Side: 2 Hours from PDX<p><b>←Coldwater Lake</b><p>On the morning of May 18, 1980, Coldwater Lake was just a creek. By nightfall, the eruption’s …

Greek island holidays: The Crete escape

Driving out of Chania in the golden light of late afternoon, I became aware of a cloud bank on the southern horizon. When I looked again, the clouds had lifted, revealing a majestic range of snow-covered peaks.<p>The Lefka Ori – the White Mountains – are an incongruous sight in the eastern …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

You Have To See These Superb Drawings Representing Every NBA Playoff Series

These drawings are pretty awesome. Each features a literal translation, or approximation of the team logos they represent. So for the above, it’s a Warrior attacking a Pelican. The first set were originally shared by the artist’s boyfriend on Imgur, the image-hosting site, a couple weeks ago — with …

National Park Coastlines

See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

I Heart My National Park: Glacier

Montana’s <b>Glacier National Park</b> is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to …

National Parks

In Focus: The Beauty Of Our U.S. National Parks

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Cougar Crest Mountain Bike Trail in Big Bear City, California

Intermediate<p>3<p>miles<p>Singletrack<p>↑ 0 ft<br>↓ 1,000 ft<p>7,659<p>elevation (ft)<p>Out & Back<p>Trail Description<p>About this <b>trail</b><p>Cougar Crest is a rocky, technical trail …

Two Striking Deserts Meet In This Popular Park

Arid low desert and vegetated high desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park, offering visitors stunning vistas and rewarding hikes.<p><b>Location:</b> California<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1994<b><br>Size:</b> 794,000 acres<p>Two desert systems, the Mojave and the Colorado, abut within Joshua Tree, dividing California's …

National Parks

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

European Travel

Photo of the Day: Best of March

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from March.<p>“I had driven to the Grand Canyon in anticipation of the storm,” writes Your Shot member David Stoker of the above photograph. “I remember the morning being particularly cold as I …

Nature

The Best National Park Road Trips in the U.S.

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. Here are the 12 most road trip-worthy. …

North America: Spectacular West Coast Destinations to Visit Before You Die

The United States is a country full of awe-inspiring natural wonders, and come Wednesday April 8, we take to the road to experience them all (well, …

Hike Oneonta Gorge

So Much Fun!!<p>This short hike is a blast! Make sure it's warm when you go because the water is chilly and when I went I had to go through water up to …

Hiking

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

Hiking

Canadian Rockies Hiking: Banff, Jasper, & More

Join REI for breathtaking scenery while hiking and rafting the Canadian Rockies. Visit the stunning sites of Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise.

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Stunning Backcountry Campsite Photos

48<p>SHARES<p>7<p>Gallery<p>7 Images<p><i>This roundup of some of the world's most beautiful campsite photos brought to you in partnership with Tandem Stills + Motion,</i> …

Nike Free Trainer 5.0 - Ape to Gentleman

Adaptability is key to effective training. Scheduling, weather, location and coaching are constantly changing. Nike is focused on providing one …

Top National Parks for Paddling

As the national park system approaches its 100th birthday in 2016, the following is an alphabetized list of the top national parks for dipping a …

These Crappy VHS Cases For Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, And Other Modern Shows Look Like They Came Out Of A Time Machine

The fetishizing of the 1980s may have kicked off in earnest with the 1998 Adam Sandler hit, <i>The Wedding Singer</i>. It has not died down one bit. We may also turn a nostalgic gaze to the ’90s these days as well, but there’s something people find delightful about that final moment just before the …

Picture of the Day: Northern Guangxi Province, China

In this jaw-dropping panoramic by Trey Ratcliff, we see the incredible landscape of the northern region of Guangxi, just to the south of the Guizhou …

China

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.