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19 Signs You Have An Incurable Case Of Wanderlust

There is no heart as restless as the traveler's. Curious explorers live in perpetual pursuit of the next adventure, whether it's merely skipping to the next town over in search of a new place to eat or traversing the globe to climb mountains that they've only seen in magazines.<p>Equipped with …

Climbing On Mount Denali

2014 Travel Awards: Best New Trail

Winner: Via Dinarica, the Balkans<p>The Dinaric Alps have 8,000-foot stegosaurus spines, fairy-tale meadows, and stone guesthouses. Decades of conflict made them tough to experience, but the area is amping up its tourist offerings, and access is improving on the new Via Dinarica. Our favorite stretch: …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Trek Fuel EX 29

Not long ago, Trek had few—if any—mountain bikes that excited us. The designs were aging, the aesthetics were dated, and the performance on many of the bikes was just meh! Someone in Waterloo must have taken note because in the last three to four years, the company has been slowly and quietly …

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Backpacking for Beginners

<b>Tent:</b> Plan to share because a two-person tent weighs less and is more economical than two one-person tents. Bring a tent rated for three seasons …

9 of South America’s most legit road trip routes

The Pan American Highway links Alaska with Chile — except for a small stretch between Panama and Colombia called the Darien Gap — and is a classic …

South America

LGBT Travel Is Changing, But Not Everywhere

The first time I went on holiday with my wife and children was in 2005, when we booked, with much excitement, a stay on a Caribbean island. We had …