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Vancouver Island: Trauma on a West Coast Trail Backpacking Trip

Vancouver Island and I are on a collision course for a rematch. Here's a story about my recent trials on a West Coast Trail backpacking trip.The post …

Hiking

Anchorage, Alaska: Your Jumping Off Point to Glaciers, Rails and Trails

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, has long been a hub for adventure, situated among towering mountain ranges, massive glaciers, vast protected lands …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

Southern Homes With The Best Curb Appeal of 2017

Total eye candy.<p>You know those houses that just stop you in your tracks? The ones that make you forget your manners and straight-up stare? Maybe …

The Best and Worst American States for Road Trips

When the summer season kicks off across America, there’s only one thing that’s better than hitting the beach or a barbecue. Yes, that’s right – I’m …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains

8 Reasons You Should Travel Around Europe by Train

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Europe<p>Why You Should Travel Europe by Train<p>8 Reasons You Should Travel Around Europe by Train<p>Shares<p>Next time you visit Europe, it's …

This man sought the meaning of life by isolating himself in the Scottish Highlands. Here’s what he found.

“I WANTED TO SHUT OUT the world of materialism and gain a sense of clarity about what the significance of life really is all about. And I think …

Scottish Highlands

A requiem for the overnight sleeper - and a European way of life | Andrew Martin

The cross-border overnight train services are dying out. We are losing a way to forge links with the neighbours just when we need them the most<p>If you read European railway timetables from the decades before Britain joined the EU, you notice how much more foreign “the continent” seemed to be. In the …

Trains

Ultimate beginner’s guide for planing a two-week trip to Nepal

The deadly earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015, not only killed and injured thousands of people, but also wrought a major …

National Parks

8 Things To Love About Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

<i>Everyone should visit the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado at least once in their lives, if for nothing else than to see some variation of this beautiful scene at Dream Lake... they obviously call it "Dream Lake" for a reason! Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>70 miles northwest of Denver, …

The Most Epic Long Hiking Trails In the U.S.

If you’re looking for some true outdoor adventure, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles.<p>The folks at Backpacker …

Hiking

The 50 greatest train journeys on Earth

Unless you are one of the poor souls condemned to the purgatory of Southern Rail, train travel as a rule is something that, almost two centuries after Robert Stephenson’s invention of the Rocket, remains one of the most civilised ways of getting from A to B.<p>It offers the opportunity to admire …

I Photographed the Wonders of North America on a 15,000 Mile Trip

Back in September 2016, I decided to fulfill my dream of traveling and photographing North America. Without any set itinerary, I hit the road and …

National Parks

Santa Maria dell’Isola Monastery

A fairytale-like medieval church perched atop a rocky cliff on Italy's "Coast of the Gods."<p>High on a rocky promontory on the breathtaking coast of …

Italy

Canada travel: See the national parks in 10 unforgettable photos

<i>Canada Travel:</i> Home to national parks, glittering lakes, craggy mountains – here’s the astonishing beauty of wild Canada’s picture-perfect landscape …

Banff: Escape to the Rugged Beauty of Canada's First National Park

A traveler finds peace—and herself—in Alberta's wilderness.<p>The maple leaves are everywhere: red ones on white T-shirts, white ones on red T-shirts. They’re screen-printed on bunting, chalked onto sidewalks, painted on faces, emblazoned on dog collars.<p>It is July 1 in Banff, Alberta, and residents …

camping in Alabama

With four national forests and 22 state parks, Alabama offers infinite opportunities to spend a weekend in the great outdoors—whether you prefer to …

The European train trip that every family should take

As a child I used to stand beside my dad in the corridor of the overnight car train from Calais to Narbonne in southern France. We’d watch fields of sunflowers shoot by while freight trains roared past like angry dragons. Lost in a reverie, his hair tangled from the rushing wind, my father rarely …

The Ultimate Southern Adventure: West Virgina

Explore your favorite food, music, parks, and more in West Virginia.<p><b>Experience the Culture</b><p>Discover West Virginia’s rich railroad, riverboat, and Civil War history in the Wheeling National Heritage Area. Wheeling, home to the state’s birthplace—West Virginia Independence Hall—is located on the …

Camping in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Known as much for its majestic beauty as for the fact that it’s one of the biggest protected areas in the Eastern U.S. for black bears, Great Smoky …

Hiking

The Best Mountain Bike Trail in Each US State for Beginners - Page 5 of 6

South Dakota: Kiwanis<p>The 4-mile Kiwanis trails in Mitchell, South Dakota are flow trails beginners and intermediate riders alike will enjoy. This …

A 10-Day Itinerary for Iceland in Winter (Without Renting a Car)

The country of Iceland has shot from relative obscurity to bucket list favorite in the last couple of years, catapulting it to the top of many travel …

4 of the most beautiful mountain bike routes in California

LOOKING TO GET OUT mountain biking while in California? Here are some favorite spots.<p>Downieville<p>Marc Wentworth<p>A historic gold rush town turned …

New Zealand: Five ways to see the world's best country

For the fourth consecutive year, New Zealand has been named the world's best country by readers of Telegraph Travel.<p>If you are planning to visit soon but are confused by the vast array of tours on offer, we've handpicked some of the best itineraries which take in the country's most beautiful stops, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Cycling Around the World

Taking a tour of the world by bicycle comes with its ups and downs.<p>It wasn't until I was sitting in dirt on the side of a road in Malaysia, sobbing …

Cycling

Redwood National Park

<b>Location: California<br>Established: October 2, 1968<br>Size: 131,983 acres, including 3 state parks</b><p>Sometimes, when the morning fog caresses the great trees, you can imagine the past flowing through the long, misty shadows … Vast redwood forests flourishing across a lush and humid North America … After the …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Hiking

Budapest to Berlin: stranger on a train

Returning home from a beery few days in Budapest, Ed Cumming decided to try the train. Soon he was lost in Berlin<p>In early June, when everyone in Britain was arguing about Europe, I found myself in Budapest. I had fond memories of my only previous visit, in 2013, when I’d been there for a literary …

European Travel