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9 vintage National Park Service posters that will inspire you to get outside

Some of the best places for those restorative expeditions are the national parks, which all together include 84 million acres of protected land spread out across the country, in all 52 states.<p>This week or weekend is the perfect time to go, as entry to those parks is free through April 24 as part of …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Exploration

10 Essential Hiking Tips Every Beginner Hiker Should Know

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun.<p>Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, …

Backpacking

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Top 10 wildlife encounters

Do you have wildlife wanderlust? It’s that feeling you get when you spot a wild animal on your travels – the one that leaves you mesmerized and …

Wildlife