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3 Ways to Avoid Total Running Burnout

Maybe you spent thousands of miles chasing a Boston Marathon-qualifying time and finally crossed that finish line elated, but tired, and mentally fatigued. Maybe you’ve been chasing a PR at your local 5K or 10K. Whatever you’ve been up to, the daily grind of hitting mileage goals and specific paces …

The Best Short(er) Thru-Hikes in America

If taking a crack at the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail has been on your mind of late, you’re not alone. But reality check: Most of us are not in a position to hike for five months straight. So don't. There are shorter thru-hikes that can be bagged with significantly less time off work, like …

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Lessons from Wildlife Photography Guru Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen grew up on Baffin Island in Canada without television or radio. He spent his days outside where the world felt authentic and he could sit and observe wildlife. His love of animals led him to a career in wildlife biology studying species like Canadian lynxes and polar bears. Unsatisfied …

The Daredevil Photographer Who Gets to Places Nobody Else Can

In second grade, Scott Rogers won $500 in a photography contest. With a disposable camera, he captured a friend in midair while jumping on the bed, hair standing straight up, a look of joy on his face. Rogers wouldn't think much more about photography in the coming years, but he did get serious …

3 Ways to Maximize Your Strength Workout

The Instagram Life: Road Trips, Camper Vans, and Sunsets

The Best Adventure Photography: Exposure 2015

The 6 Sharpest-Looking Smartwatches

Most fitness bands have a problem. Two problems, actually. They're ugly. And they're uncomfortable to wear. And that's costing wearable tech companies business.<p>It’s true: Beauty matters and <i>sells.</i> Worldwide annual watch sales total $50 billion—a huge business that Apple wants a part of. But the …

Wearable Tech

10 Tech Gadgets I Never Travel Without

This week, we’re talking all about travel technology. We’ve shared our packing list with you, now it’s time to spill the beans on what technology …

Gear & Gadgets

The 5 Best Pieces of Gear for the Road

Going light is rule number one when it comes to packing, and that means taking only the essentials. Whether it’s strong but easy-to-carry luggage that’ll protect your valuables from the toils of travel or a camera that can put your shots over the top, the best travel gear can seriously upgrade your …

Travel Gear

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …


10 places to see before they change forever | CNN Travel


Arabian sights: road-tripping in Oman

Oman is hot right now. Not as in boiling (although it can be at the height of summer when the mercury touches 40C); hot as in 'of the moment'. Its star has risen steadily thanks to a carefully nurtured tourism industry and a growing appreciation for its natural and cultural riches.<p>After all, where …


TripAdvisor's picks: World's top 25 destinations | CNN Travel


The 30 Best Things About Winter

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When Rock Climbing and Terrorism Collide

<i>In August 2000, a year before the September 11 attacks, American climbers Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason Singer, and John Dickey were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamic militants while climbing Kyrgyzstan’s famous Yellow Wall. Greg Child told their story in the</i> Outside <i>article “Fear of Falling”</i> …


The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to the popularity of movies featuring thru-hikes, like <i>Wild</i> …


Six of the Best Emergency Safety Tools

No matter what adventure comes next, the right safety tool makes life a lot easier. Our picks are small enough to fit in your pocket, and more importantly, won't let you down when disaster strikes.<p>SOG PowerLock Traveler ($108)<p>(SOG Knives)<p>SOG redesigned its original PowerLock—one of the sturdiest …