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The Best Hikes in America

As famed writer Wallace Stegner once said, America’s national parks are “the best idea we ever had.” And with warmer weather approaching, now’s the …

National Parks

Wanderlust explores some of the world's most beautiful trails

Time to get out there.Whether you want to admire from afar or want to plan your next big hike, Gestalten offers up a world of options in …

The best US tours to explore all of America

Though organized tours can cost a fair amount of money on the outset, considering what you and your travel companions will save on transportation …

National Parks

It’s Now Incredibly Easy to Find the Least Crowded Trails in All of the National Parks

Hiking on the most popular National Parks trails can feel more like being in line at an amusement park than exploring a pristine landscape. Just …

National Parks

Central America's luxury trio: Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

While Costa Rica has been a well-known tourist destination for more than a decade, its neighboring countries Nicaragua and Panama are still a mystery …

Central America

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

Adventure Travel

The best place to camp in each Western state

Know where to pitch your tent in the glorious landscapes of the West<p>Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the …

Cuba

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

Trails

California is about to explode with a spectacular wildflower display

California's parched, drought-stricken landscape was soaked this winter by ceaseless storms, creating the perfect conditions for a spectacular floral display.<p>In coming weeks, wildflowers will bloom in colorful profusion, carpeting the state's undulating hills and grassy valleys, especially in …

North America

An Epic Adventure Bucket List to Complete This Summer

Can you complete them all?<p>There's nothing wrong with a summer spent at the beach. But if you want more than tan lines and sand-covered clothes, …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep …

60 reasons to explore the rest of the Americas

WE HERE AT MATADOR ARE baffled by the depiction of countries south of the US border as dangerous, scary places. Just last May, we hung out together …

South America

You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to …

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

There are few more rewarding feelings than pitching your tent and spending the night beneath the stars. Whether you want to escape to a remote …

7 must-see destinations to visit while you still can

Rising sea levels, air pollution, and deforestation are hurting the planet. What you know the world to look like today may be completely different than what your grandchildren and their kids could see in the future.<p>The landscape is changing and the big adventures you are planning for the future …

6 Hikes That Will Take You Around the World

Machu Picchu’s Inca Trail isn’t the only scenic hike worth traveling and trekking up a mountain in order to document on Instagram.<p>For anyone who …

A 25-year-old spent $250 turning his truck into a camper van to travel across the US

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• John Charles Putrino built a bed and storage unit into the back of his truck.</b><b><br>• He's driving to national parks across the US.</b><b><br>• It took some getting used to, but he enjoys the solitude of low-maintenance travel.</b><p>John Charles Putrino wanted to keep his cross-country trip …

Meet the Mayans: a tour of the real Yucatán, Mexico

Escape the fleshpots of the Yucatán coast and head inland – you’ll find people eager to share their jungle home with visitors, and a world of hidden temples and natural pools<p>After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all the clamour of the jungle night. We talk about the big hotels …

Travel

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan Irish, and NASA employee, Stephanie Payne, embarked on a journey to see all of …

Seven incredible adventures you can have in a weekend

Have your weekends been a little lacklustre of late? You don't need to use up all your annual leave to have a real adventure – you'd be surprised how much you can squeeze into a couple of days.<p>From bear watching to bobsledding, these trips will do the trick. They start on a Thursday or Friday and …

Rent Your Own Private Island Off the Coast of Belize for Less Than $500

BRB, texting all possible travel buddies.<p>Ever wanted an entire island to yourself? Turns out you can rent one on Airbnb.<p>Bird Island, an atoll off the …

Travel

8 Hammocks for the Modern Backpackers

Backpacking is marvelous. It’s a recreation all of us must experience some time or the other. But a true backpacking bliss lies in a hammock. If your …

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

Adventure Travel Experiences that take you to Thrilling New Highs

We bring you a list adrenaline-pumping, thrilling adventure travel ideas in nature to give your green travel a bold makeover. Look no further than …

I Went to a Forest-Therapy Session, and It Wasn’t Weird at All

We’ve come to an opening in the Monrovia Canyon trail. A bed of fallen leaves pads the ground, and the air smells of subtle decay. Ben Page, my …

Meditation

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

Want to move abroad? Try here

We talked to residents in the top-ranking countries for expats to find out what exactly makes their adopted country so special.<p>As the world becomes more connected, the number of people living outside their home country is on the rise – more than 244 million globally, estimates the United Nations, …

Travel

Get Paid To Travel: the 12 best jobs in travel – and how you can do them

From travel writing and photography to being a pilot or working with animals, getting paid to travel is many people’s dream job. Here, 12 experts in …

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