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This New App will Book You Dinner in a Stranger's Home

We use Airbnb so we can experience the lesser-known side of a city; the side that usually only locals get to see. Such has since inspired a new …

What You Need to Know About the Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu

Last summer, three friends and I went to Machu Picchu. I got overwhelmed at the options and information out there. So many different prices, lengths, …

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for two days and a man stopped on the side of the road and began …

Fill your new year with beaches, caves and treehouses: 17 destinations for 2017

Here are 17 destinations that look especially fetching right now. The list includes cities, countries, islands and national parks on five continents; bohemians and Slovenians; spherical Canadian treehouses; vast Vietnamese caves; train tracks at 14,000 feet; and the mother of all Marimekko …

2016 Winter Gear Guide: The best in travel bags

Finding a great travel bag is something of a right of passage; it can take years of suffering through back pain and poor design before you find the …

Move over Airbnb: Vacation rentals with hotel amenities are available for check-in

Move over Airbnb: Vacation rentals with hotel amenities are available for check-in.<p><b>Name:</b> sonder.com<p><b>What it does:</b> The accommodations booking website caters to travelers who want the space a vacation rental provides, but with hotel amenities. Available in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, …

We built the largest map of "holes" in the universe to prove Einstein was right about gravity

Since its discovery in 2008, astronomers have been puzzled by a cosmic mystery so vexing that it has even led some to question whether the general theory of relativity—Einstein’s masterpiece theory of gravity—is wrong on cosmic scales. The trouble is that light travelling through the universe does …

Dark Matter

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10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

The World's Dumbest, Greatest Adventure

Mongol Rally participants drive 10,000 miles across Europe and Asia without a clue<p>Every summer, hundreds of thrill-seekers flock to Goodwood Motor …

Not-So-Beaten Paths: 11 Lesser-Known Hikes in Popular National Parks

Hit the trail and avoid the crowds! NPCA staff selected 11 lesser-known hikes in some of the country’s most popular parks.<p><b>1. South Fork Skokomish</b> …

National Parks

8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …