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How to trek Patagonia on the cheap

If you’ve traveled through other South American destinations, especially Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, your wallet will notice the difference when you …

Hiking

Twin sisters known for battle with debilitating OCD die in possible ‘suicide pact’

Sara and Amanda Eldritch sometimes took showers that lasted upward of 10 hours. The inseparable identical twin sisters from Broomfield, Colo., would go through five bottles of rubbing alcohol every day, disinfecting their skin until it burned. They hardly ever left the house. When they did, they …

Mental Health

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

Going it alone: top trips for solo travel

The notion of travelling solo can be a daunting one for the first-timer, raising a number of unsettling questions: will I be safe? What route should I follow? Who will take photos of me staring off into the distance atop scenic vantage points?<p>A major factor in mastering the art of solo travel is …

Travel

Non-awkward ways to meet people on the road

Arguably the biggest anxiety for the first-time traveller is the thought of being lonely – visions of cold evenings curled around a flickering bedside lamp sobbing into a dog-eared copy of <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> as a soundtrack of general debauchery from the downstairs party reverberates through the …

Travel

Right to Roam: In Scotland, Hikers Can Go Anywhere

The U.S. may have pioneered land protection, but Scotland leads the charge when it comes to accessing wild terrain. Can we learn from one of the most …

Thrilling Adventures To Try In Your Lifetime

The world has never been more accessible. From the Great Wall of China to the Galapagos Islands, from Himalayan peaks to the Caribbean, from the …

Hiking

The 2018 Adventure Bucket List

Stay in a PurePod in New Zealand<p>Expert: Contributor Jen Murphy<p><b>The Draw:</b> These eco-friendly one-bedroom structures with glass walls are plunked down in some of the most stunning, off-the-grid woodlands the Kiwi kingdom has to offer. It’s like bivying, but with a flush toilet and a hot shower. There …

National Parks

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

The 18 best trips for 2018

2017 was the year of traveling fearlessly. In a world so often portrayed as risky, dangerous, the reality is that when you actually get out there, …

National Parks

5 Great Winter Hikes in Pennsylvania

If you're a hiker in Pennsylvania and you're not hitting the trail during the winter months, you are truly missing out. The state has more than its …

Video: Iceland - Tears of Heaven

After posting a great video from Iceland yesterday, I would typically wait a bit before sharing another clip from the same country. But this one is …

How to Build Your Brand by Ben Von Wong

What a difference 5 years can make. Reconnected with Ben Von Wong after meeting him as a budding photographer in 2012.<p>Fast forward to today and he's …

What inspired you to travel the Pan-American Highway?

6 International Overlanders Tell Their Stories<p>We asked fellow international overlanders “What inspired you to travel the Pan-American Highway?” We …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Asia Travel

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

Samuel Massie wasn't superstitious until the day he saw the crows. Two of them, gliding above the Antarctic Plateau. Sure, he’d hardly slept in 48 hours, and it was 60 below, and he was 18 years and three months old, which is to say he knew nothing, and he hadn’t heard from his three shipmates in …

Paragliding

The Case for Camping Alone (Sometimes)

For the last week, I camped alone in the high mountains of Colorado. It might sound weird or misanthropic to go camping solo, but I’d prescribe it every time over antidepressants or a shrink.<p>My wife, Jen, had to return to Santa Fe for physical therapy following a second surgery on her infernal …

Santa Fe

Watch: Behind the Trip That Changed Chris Burkard’s Life

Chris Burkard wasn’t always about far-flung travel. His career started on the crowded beaches of well-known surf destinations, where he shot …

I Quit My Job At 43 To Hike The Appalachian Trail—And Totally Reinvented Myself

Through exhilaration, hardship, discomfort, and perseverance, I learned more about myself in 71 days than I had in my entire life.<p>Another gnat buzzes in my ear, wings whirring like tiny helicopter blades poised to cut. I raise my arm to wave it away but really, what’s the point? They’re everywhere. …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

The 30 Most Scenic Hiking Trails in the U.S. So You Can Get That Instagram

Here's a riddle: If a bunch of friends go on an epically scenic hike and don't Instagram it, did it really happen? OK, trick question. It doesn't …

Hiking

5 Exhilarating Hiking Movies to Inspire Your Next Trek

There is no adequate substitute for spending time in the great outdoors. Anyone who enjoys hiking, camping, climbing, or any other activity that …

Hiking

Mile 1565.9 - Mile 1747.7

Mile 1580.5<p>This morning I walked 2.5 to the town of Dalton, MA. I headed straight for the coffee shop for a breakfast sandwich, muffin, and a …

Hiking

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

Asia Travel

'I Nearly Died Hiking In The Grand Canyon—And It Totally Changed My Outlook On Life' | Women's Health

We headed first for Zion National Park to hike Angels Landing, a five-mile and about six-hour escapade. Staring at the 270-million-year-old rock layers from the trail, I remember thinking there's no better way to see the world. I was already looking forward to conquering my next big climb! The …

25 of the Best Hikes in Canada's North

It might possibly have been easier for our writer Doug O'Neill to complete the Cirque of the Unclimbables than assemble <i>25 of the Best Hikes in</i> …

Hiking

12 of South America's Most Epic Hikes You've Never Heard of

You may have heard of Patagonia’s W Trek in Torres del Paine and odds are you’ve even completed the Inca Trail to Peru’s Machu Picchu, but South …

South America

A bulletproof 5-day itinerary to Norway’s fjords: Where to hike, stay, and eat

IF YOU’VE MADE it to 2017 without Norway’s fjord region being on your gotta-see list, you obviously never wiled away an afternoon Googling the …

Halong Bay

5 Favorite Walt Disney World Menu Items "Disney Addicts" Can Make at Home

All <i>Disney Addicts</i> have favorite meals and snacks that they must have every time they visit Walt Disney World. Luckily you don’t have to wait until …

Walt Disney Company