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14 incredible national parks around the world

From the grassy planes of the Serengeti to the Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, these are the parks that are worth traveling the world to see.

18 Epic Photos That Prove Adventure Doesn't Live On A Screen

Thanks to Street View, online virtual tours and that gosh darn Oculus Rift, most travelers have "seen" the world without actually <i>seeing</i> the world. But don't be fooled: An epic adventure via screen is not the same as an epic adventure in real life.<p>We asked the photographer community at EyeEm for …

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Langkawi, Malaysia: The Island Jewel of Southeast Asia

Travelers to Southeast Asia often flock to Bali or Phuket, in search of great food and picturesque beaches, but Malaysia has an underrated island that's been called the "Jewel of Kedah"—and its popularity is on the rise. Here are a few reasons why Langkawi should be your next stop.

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These Sky-High Camping Spots Are America's Best Kept Secrets

The next time you plan a camping trip, aim high -- as in 55-feet-above-the-mountains high.<p>There are cabins perched on summits offering unobstructed 360-degree views of the American West that can be yours to use, and you don't need AirBnB to find the lowest price. They're part of the U.S. Forestry …

Costa Rica's cloud forest

The cloud forest in Monteverde is a forest reserve and an outdoor lover's paradise. It sits 4,662 ft above sea level and is home to a diverse …

landscapelifescape: Kafjord, Norway Night lights by Kiredjian Joris

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

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Wyoming: See Yellowstone on a kayaking and camping adventure

Paddle into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park on a five-day kayaking adventure that explores the park and Yellowstone Lake, one of North America's largest high-country lakes. The Spring Creek Ranch tour, which is available through mid-October, offers participants a chance to see wildlife …

This Mega-Size River Cave In Laos Is Stunning To Explore Via Kayak

Take a deep breath, because things are about to get <i>epic</i>.<p>The Xe Bang Fai River cave in central Laos is considered to be one of the largest known river caves in the world. Find the upriver entrance -- which is a forest-covered sinkhole, mind you -- and you'll journey on an underground river about …

A New Park for Lake Superior

With the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale and Pictured Rocks, the U.S. shoreline of Lake Superior is no slouch when it comes to wilderness sea kayaking. …

Where To Find The Best Destinations For White Water Kayaking

Where To Find The Best Destinations For White Water Kayaking<p>Whitewater kayaking has many excellent destinations around the world for both new and …

Shallow Crankbait Season

This is my favorite time of the year for bass fishing. With the ice just recently breaking loose on the Northeast’s freshwaters, small-pond …

Chatterbaits For Big Bass

When North Carolina pro Bryan Thrift won a Stren Series event on Lake Okeechobee in 2006 with a lure few anglers had seen, rumors quickly spread …

Jeff Elliott’s Tips For Great Summertime Bass Fishing On Busy Inland Lakes

Many northern states are full of small, natural inland lakes. I grew up in an area of southeast Michigan that was absolutely full of them. I could …

10 Ultimate Solo Travel Experiences

The world's ultimate travel destinations are too good to miss just because you're travelling solo. Here are my 10 places you should see before you …

At Crater Lake, Ore., sky and water become one, bathed in blue

The California border was just behind us, and Times photographer Mark Boster and I were roaring up a rain-soaked Oregon highway past fog-shrouded forests and green-stubbled boulders.<p>About an hour outside Ashland, Ore., the road began to climb. Pretty soon we were 7,000 feet above sea level and …

When to Visit Alaska's First National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: Alaska<br>Established: February 26, 1917<br>Size: 6,075,029 acres</b><p>On any summer day in Denali, Alaska's most well known national park, hundreds of people see sights that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Perhaps a golden eagle will soar off the cliffs at Polychrome Pass, or 20 …

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Jasper National Park

Travel<p>This Alberta park—the largest in the Canadian Rockies—is wild in every sense of the word. Its local residents include grizzly bears, moose, and elk.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta<b><br>Date Established:</b> 1907<b><br>Size:</b> 2,774,500 acres<p>The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of …

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Top 15 Bass Fishing Lakes: #1-5

Over the last several weeks, we have been rolling out our Top 15 Bass Fishing Lakes. We’ve finally come to our top five. Keep reading to see what we …