Zachary Schlaefer

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7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

National Parks

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

Mountain Bike the Tahoe Rim Trail, California/Nevada

See trip details for mountain biking the Tahoe Rim Trail in California and Nevada, one of 100 best American adventure trips from National Geographic.<p>Encircling the largest alpine lake in North America, the 165-mile (266-kilometer) Tahoe Rim Trail just may be the singletrack with the greatest view …

8 Exotic bucket list travel ideas — and how much they really cost

Whether you're seriously shopping for a vacation or if you just prefer to dream, consider adding one of these itinerary items to your travel bucket …

Tree-O Hammock Frame creates a cozy dangling hammock community

Treble Hammocks' original hammock is a triangular piece of fabric with straps at each corner. It's easy to see how that design helped inspire the …

18 Gorgeous Beach Camping Spots You Can't Miss

Photo by Karyna Wilkerson, an Explorer for The Outbound<p>You can't beat a day at the beach in the summertime. Actually, you can. Spend the night at one of these beautiful beaches, wake up to sound of crashing waves, and you'll know exactly what we mean.<p>1. Assateague Island<p>Maryland | Car Camping | …

Hiking

SylvanSport's ultra-versatile camping trailer GOES solar

SylvanSport offers outdoor enthusiasts some of the lightest, most versatile trailers in the business. Now it's teaming up with Goal Zero to bring …

Camping

10 Dream South America Adventure Travel Expeditions

An expedition is more than just a trip, it’s a journey undertaken for purpose of exploration. It’s a way to experience the world in a new way and …

Trail Report: Salida, Colorado - Mountain Bike Review

Views make all the hard work, heavy breathing, and hypoxic fits well worth it. Plus, afterwards you can brag to your friends about how amazing the …

Choose Your Own Adventure

13 Pieces of Gear Every All-Around Adventurer Should Have

Normally I use this space to talk about not buying a bunch of shiny new gear, to sarcastically review entire…

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

Hiking

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …