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Unexpected Adventures in Wild, Rugged Iceland

Ski down volcanic mountains, surf the North Atlantic swells, and hike over tundra in search of Arctic foxes in the far corners of this ancient island.<p>A handful of farmers picked their way along the shore on the far western fjords of Iceland, shepherding a score of sheep down from the highlands for …

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 …

Luxury Travel

Best Diving in Japan: Into the Deep with Tips from a Local Diver

Descending into the warm waters off Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island, I might almost have been diving off Thailand or the Philippines. Below was a pinnacle …

30 Terrifying Trails

The Narrows, Longs Peak, Colorado<p>The “Keyhole” is the route of choice for most Longs Peak climbers, but it’s also no stranger to fatalities.<p>Half Dome …

Denali National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Denali, encompassing 6.2 million acres, is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the U.S.<p>Denali National Park and Preserve was originally …

National Parks

US national parks can hire for summer, despite Trump freeze | CNN Travel

National Parks

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Purse Storage Options to Buy or DIY

(Image credit: Refinery29)<p>I am not a purse fiend, by any means (although I pass no judgement on those who are. I have collected many things that are …

Extreme Sports

Want to Travel More in 2017? Here Are 12 Cheap Trips You Can Take Now

Get started on your 2017 travel goals for less than $400 round-trip.<p>If you resolved to travel more in the New Year, now’s the time to start …

Flying

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

10 health rules to live by in 2017

Imagine believing a vibrating belt was the best way to tone your abs. (Hey, it was all the rage in the ’60s.) Or being told that Snackwell’s Devil’s …