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Colorado Ups Recreation Game With Statewide Trail Map

Colorado must be feeling pretty good about things right now. When the outdoor industry gathers in Utah for its annual trade show in late July, the …

7 CrossFit moves, demystified

Curious about the moves but too intimated by the gym to learn more? We've got you covered.<p>Are you curious about CrossFit but too intimated by those …

25 Ways to Win Over Your Depression Thoughts for Good

You're reading 25 Ways to Win Over Your Depression Thoughts for Good, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …


10 Awesome Outdoor Documentaries to Watch Now

Sometimes I find myself perversely wishing I’d get sick enough to sit in bed all day, watch movies, drink tea, and not feel one bit guilty about …

Adventure Travel

A kid-friendly guide to Yosemite

My 5-year-old is so giddy, he’s doing a happy dance atop his father’s shoulders. It’s a crisp Saturday morning, and we are standing before Yosemite’s …

National Parks

How to Take a Toddler Backpacking Without Losing Your Mind

The trail can be a challenging place for parents and kids. Set aside your expectations of how a hike should go and learn what you can.<p>1.2K<p>SHARES<p>There …


Best snowshoeing in Colorado: 5 hikes for beginners

Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post fileA trio of snowshoers make their way along the trail toward a 10th Mountain Division Hut outside of Leadville …


Map: America's Best Long Trails

Plan your next big hike with this map of America's most-loved long trails.<p>38K<p>SHARES<p>Creating a thru-hike-worthy trail ranks as one of the hardest …


Snowshoeing: Your Guide to Winter Hiking

One of the first secrets to understanding snowshoeing is this: if you can walk, you can snowshoe. All it takes is a dozen perfectly normal strides to …


The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

This is not a drill.<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation …

US Virgin Islands

I Heart My National Park: Glacier

Montana’s <b>Glacier National Park</b> is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to …

National Parks

Ask a Thru-Hiker: Planning a Mid-Career Thru-Hike

Quitting your job for the trail doesn't necessarily spell doom for your career.<p>550<p>SHARES<p>Thinking about your next thru hike? Plan and execute the hike …


Isle Royale: Untamed and Undisturbed

2016 marked the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Irish celebrated by visiting every U.S. national park throughout the year. Follow his travels as he visited 59 parks in 52 weeks.<p><i>Jonathan Irish traveled to Isle Royale National Park from June 10, 2016, to</i> …

National Parks

How to Plan a Family Trip to Hawaii

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Big Secret, Big Bend National Park

Tucked like a secret into a sweeping bend of the Rio Grande is Big Bend National Park, a hiker’s paradise, birder’s mecca, stargazer’s heaven, and …

Christchurch to Queenstown

The drive from Christchurch to Queenstown is one of the great drives, filled with some truly eye-catching landscapes. If you drive without stopping, …

New Zealand

How to prepare for a hiking trip to Zion's Narrows

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What to See and Do in Zion National Park

Zion was Utah’s first national park, and thanks to that heritage it remains popular as ever. In fact, the first thing Aly Baltrus, Chief of …

10 Perfect Peakbagging Trips (Destinations Stories)

[caption id="attachment_15250870" align="alignnone" width="750"] Photo by Chris Kimmel / Alpine Edge Photography[/caption] There are few things in …


Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …


Epic Road Trip: Southern Utah & Northern Arizona

Westward, ho! From admiring the incredible red rock views at national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon to snapping the perfect Forrest Gump photo …

National Parks

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.


8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

Adventure Travel

National Geographic Travel

A Salary Isn't the Whole Picture

Everyone’s job has some sort of expense associated with it.<p>For example, my current work pretty much requires me to have an internet connection at …


60 Rules For Personal Finance

Personal Finance