Brad Williamson

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The Definitive Guide to Visiting the Pacific Northwest

Get Soaked<p>(Ryan Creary/All Canada Photos/Alamy)<p>(Coldsmoke Apparel/Shayd Johnson)<p><b>Hot Springs Cove, British Columbia</b><p>Comprised of a half-dozen pools within 6,600-acre Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, Hot Springs Cove is nature’s way of telling us we’re loved. Most people visit as part of a …

25 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

8 outdoor adventures you had no idea were possible in Virginia

IN VIRGINIA, there’s nearly endless possibility for outdoor adventure. With a hugely diverse geography, 544 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 37 state …

Traveling in Iceland - The do's and dont's you should know!

There are so many things written about Iceland what to do and what not to do. Everyone has a different idea and expectation when they get there. We …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 2

I went to Iceland last month for a long weekend with my friend Stephanie. We flew WOW Air from Boston and I used Citi Thank You Points to get myself …

10 Hikes for the Best Fall Colors in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The leaves are turning in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Indeed, peak fall foliage color is nearly upon us!<p>It’s the perfect weekend to get outside, and we …

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The 6 Top Wellness Vacation Spots

The Ranch at Live Oak, California<p>This four- or seven-day program, which is actually housed at a posh Four Seasons an hour outside of LA, promises to …

Tai Chi

Thinking about going Rogue? Try this lodge-to-lodge trek along Oregon's big river

Mention Oregon's Rogue River to outdoor adventurers and they'll likely conjure images of rafts and kayaks plunging through Class III and IV rapids as the river courses its way through the Klamath Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.<p>But there's another way to experience the Rogue Canyon.<p>Hikers can trek …

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The 30-Minute Workout That Gives You a Great Muscle ‘Pump’

Use this highly-effective bodybuilding technique to get shredded from head to toe<p>The “pump”: It’s probably the single best feeling you can get from a workout.<p>Pump training involves higher-rep work with lighter loads and shorter rest periods, which causes your muscles to fill with blood, water, and …

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

Get ready to feel the burn throughout your core the entire time<p>One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.<p>This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> B.J. Gaddour.<p>So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear …

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

Photo: Daniel Brittain, Explorer for The Outbound<p>When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. We've got 21 unforgettable adventures that are the perfect way to do just that. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing …

Overnighter: Baker City, Oregon

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Every man I see is thickly bearded, save one with a goatee. And he runs the place. This I expect of Portland, where I live. But out here, among sage-country ranchlands on the cusp of the Oregon Trail?<p>“Yeah, I don’t know why. After a few weeks here you just end up with one,” …

The Most Spectacular Glamping Destinations in the U.S.

No one is really sure where the term "glamping" first originated, but what's mostly incontestable is that this luxurious and lavish style of camping is growing in popularity at a seemingly exponential rate.<p>According to Bare Bones Living blogger Mindy Burton, if you really want to get specific, …

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30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

The number of visitors to small, ravishingly beautiful Iceland is soaring – and Iceland’s news has been busy with stories of tourists getting into difficulties. When travellers get things wrong, it can be a matter of etiquette, or the destruction of the pristine environment. But it can also be …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Travel<p>Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight …

European Travel

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there -- if only so that when people ask me, "Where should I go for …

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The 10 Best New Boutique Hotels

Who doesn't love something shiny and new?! We're constantly on the lookout for hot new hotel properties, and we've noticed a recent trend: boutiques are in. While the definition of a "boutique hotel" varies slightly person to person, even within the hospitality industry, boutiques are part of a …

South Beach

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

Feel the temperature rise to ignite a burn in your six-pack<p>Not all core exercises <i>look</i> like they're blasting your abs. That's why after you finish blazing through this week's challenge, you'll feel a surprising sizzle in your six-pack.<p>"You might not realize it at the time—because you'll be focused …