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How to Train for (and Hike) Mt. Whitney, the Tallest Peak in the Lower 48

How do you prepare for Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48? At 14,505 feet, Mt. Whitney is one of the most ventured peaks in the …

Hiking

Step up: eight epic hikes of the world

Hiking is about more than exercise, pleasant scenery or getting from A to B; putting one foot in front of the other for hours, days or even weeks on end creates a special sense of connection to a place.<p>Lonely Planet’s new book, <i>Epic Hikes of the World</i>, contains 50 of the best routes suggested by our …

Things to do in Cape Town: 30 best ideas | CNN Travel

Cape Town

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

1 of 50<p>Šolta, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>Grenada<p>3 of 50<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 50<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 50<p>Archipelago Sea, …

This 'Sled Hotel' Takes You Straight to the Best Views of the Northern Lights

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is certainly a magical experience. But getting to the ideal location to see them — which is often very …

16 Facts About Antarctica That Will Make You Say, "Whaaat?!"

Mind blown.

Deserts

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data)

All the folks who tell you to say you're a 'team player' are dead wrong. Here's why.<p>Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on …

Top Backpacks on the AT: Results from the 2017 Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2017 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and shake downs. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and …

19 Bathtubs Around the World With Breathtaking Views

You'll want to spend the entire day soaking in these incredible landscapes.<p>There are several things that can make or break a trip: airport …

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

I finished my Pacific Crest Trail thru hike almost six weeks ago, whilst I once held lofty aspirations of blogging whilst I hiked (and told everyone …

The biggest injuries from NFL preseason Week 3

Preseason injuries took a serious turn in Week 2 when New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an ankle sprain that has jeopardized his …

These Ice Hotels Are Definitely the World's Coolest Places to Stay

Spend a night in a real-life frozen igloo ... brrr!<p>For a truly one-of-a-kind winter experience, consider a stay in an ice hotel. A what? Yes, a hotel made of ice! These frozen igloos are located in frigid regions like the Arctic Circle, and they feature dozens of hotel rooms, restaurants, and bars …

Hotels

Do you really need travel insurance — or is credit card coverage enough?

When you’re booking a flight, a cruise or making other travel plans, you may have the option to buy insurance in case something goes wrong with your trip.<p>Coverage varies by policy but here are some of the situations that may be covered:<p>If you’re booking your trip with a premium rewards credit card …

Camping Season Never Really Ends

I’m no stranger to rain. I grew up in Western Washington, where the trees are forever green and the sky is a misty gray for eight months out of the …

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A peek at emerging products on the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.<p>Paramotor Enables Instant Flight<p>Put it on your back …

Base Camp

Soak up the southern hospitality at Mulberry Gap<p>Two hours north of Atlanta, in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike …

How to Make an Insulated Backpacking Meal Cozy

Perfectly Rehydrate Backpacking Meals with this DIY Cozy<p>It happens to the best of us. You spend a long day hiking with a full pack and when you get …

How to Build the Perfect Survival Camp

+++ Mixed Signals<p><b>1 |</b> Build a fire in an open area, such as a ridgetop. Stack green boughs beside it so you’ll be ready to make a smoke signal to …

The Short Hike Bag

Hitting the forest for a quick jaunt in the woods doesn’t require a ton of prep, but you still don’t want to go in empty handed. Everyday Carry …

A Community-Oriented Vacation Rental in Panamanian Paradise

Casa Comunal, a passion project begun by an avid surfer and his friends, is a new Caribbean getaway that embeds travelers in the local culture and promotes a cooperative mindset.<p>If sun, surf, and socializing are part of your vacation agenda, then put Casa Comunal at the top of your list for places …

Gripsher Compact Multitool

The Gripsher ($35) packs 20 tools—from the ubiquitous bottle opener and screwdriver to more specialized ones like a wire cutter and slot wrench—in a package small enough to fit on a keychain.<p>Filed To: Multi-Tools / Gear

Go Stargazing in Snøhetta’s Towering Addition to Sweden’s Treehotel

Guests can now book a stay in the 7th room, a cabin that seems to float in a pine canopy with views of the Lule River and the northern lights.<p>An extension of Treehotel’s mission of bringing modern design to a serene natural environment, the 7th room is a cabin lofted among the treetops that blurs …

Hiking Resources

Welcome to the Hiking Resources page at The Adventure Junkies.<p>This is a complete list of all the backpacking resources available on our website, from …

14 Route 66 Attractions to See on Your Next Road Trip

<i>Ready to have a good ol' fashioned road trip? Consider your travels planned with this excerpt from Drew Knowles's Route 66 Adventure Handbook, featuring quirky roadside attractions and facts you won't want to miss.</i><p>America's iconic highway is still alive and definitely worth incorporating into your …

RVs

6 Spiritual Adventures to Challenge the Mind and Body

Adventure<p>Adventurous souls and spiritual seekers can find peace, and a challenge, on these spiritual hikes.<p>A quiet walk in the woods can be a spiritual experience, and countless hikers head to redwood groves and high places to find a sense of awe. But if following a dirt track is a kind of …

Not A Creative Person? Meditation Will Change That

<i>By Paul Harrison</i>Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.Creative people. They’re the rock …

A letter from Svalbard’s dwindling sea ice - Arctic and Ice - Ice

Greenpeace’s Larissa Beumer on board the Arctic Sunrise in the Spitsbergen archipelago. (Pic: Nick Cobbing, courtesy of Greenpeace).<p>The Arctic sea …

Ford's Thoughts On Visiting The Arctic

It all began when SAS opened up business class award space between Los Angeles and Stockholm on their new daily flight… Ben seized the opportunity to …

European Travel