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Eight best backpack trips to plan for summer outings in Oregon, southern Washington

Someone asked me about bear problems on these backpacking trips. There are no grizzly bears in any of these areas, and I didn't see any black bears. …

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 …

10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

There's never a bad time to visit America's amazing national parks, but with 58 of them in total, not to mention more than 100 national monuments, the decision of which one to visit can feel overwhelming. To make it easier, we've handpicked 10 bucket-list national parks--with new facilities, …

12 Reasons Visiting South Africa Is The Vacation Of Your Dreams

Looking for the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, and adventure? Meet South Africa — it's the vacation you've been looking for. ;)

Rome Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Rome—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>Pantheon</b> <br>"A magical space, expansive, evocative, and peaceful."—Ann Wise, Rome-based journalist. Rome's most intact ancient monument; a massive sphere designed as a pagan temple by …

Italy

Scenic day-long hikes: walking in New Zealand

New Zealand may be justifiably famous for its Great Walks and other multi-day hiking trails, but don’t break out the cooking stove and sleeping bag just yet. Much of the same wilderness can be explored on day hikes, which means less gear, less effort, and quite possibly more fun.<p>1. Twilight–Te …

Top 10 Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

Your tent can make or break a backpacking trip. But with all the options out there now, which ones are the best backpacking tents for your needs? Do …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

National Parks

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking