Melissa Raue

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Icelandic Trifecta

We're making our way to Corsica through July. First stop: Iceland.<p>I'm usually so clear about where to go and what to see when we travel. Not so with our visit to the Land of Fire and Ice. There are so many options, many of them far flung, and I'm completely baffled. I just don't know where to start.<p>…

European Travel

Explore Snæfellsjökull National Park

Amazing views of Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano with pristine fjords. Way less frequented than other parts of Iceland.<p>When I planned my road trip …

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Louvre

As the land of fire, ice, Northern Lights, and cheap flights, it’s no wonder Iceland has become one of the world's most popular destinations. From …

European Travel

Putty Exercises for Stronger Hands and Fingers

Simple putty exercises strengthen small but important muscles<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p><i>This article originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of our</i> …

Climbing

How to (Finally!) Do a Pull-Up

Check this (challenging!) basic move off your fitness bucket list<p>Pulling your body weight up from a dead hang is no joke. But that's why being able …

Journey Through the Largest Cave in the World

Changing Planet<p>Sơn Đoòng Cave—the largest in the world—wasn’t discovered until 2009. Now, National Geographic grantee and photojournalist Martin Edström, takes us deep inside Sơn Đoòng as he tries to capture its overwhelming size and beauty in 360 degrees.<p>The effort to share Sơn Đoòng (also known …

9 Gorgeous Beaches in Utah You Have To Check Out This Summer

Visit Rendezvous Beach at Bear Lake State Park to enjoy the sand and the azure waters of Bear Lake.<p>This little man-made lake in Herriman has a nice, …

Chicks Tech Tip: Cleaning An Anchor and Rappelling

Top 5 Places to Watch a Sunset in Utah

It's romantic. It's awe-inspiring. It's better than going to the gym. It's better than streaming a new series on the Internet. It's even better (dare …

Short, easy hike near Dutch John offers spectacular view of Flaming Gorge

Geoff Liesik<p>Short, easy hike near Dutch John offers spectacular view of Flaming Gorge<p>By | Posted May 30th, 2016 @ 11:29am<p> 4 photos<p>8<p>DUTCH JOHN, …

Explore Five More: Hidden Treasures Near Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park, a natural amphitheater that holds the largest collection of hoodoos in the world, becomes the new favorite park for many …

Onsight Climbing Tips for Sport Climbers

An onsight is successfully sending a route on your first try without any information/beta. In most cases, you will onsight only climbs that are easy …

Climbing

5 Northern Utah Swimming Holes For Your Bucket List

These 5 northern Utah swimming holes need to go on your summer bucket list ASAP! Want a swimming hole with a waterfall? How about one inside a …

11 Secret Places In Utah's National Parks That Will Blow You Away

The Needles is one of the more remote districts of Canyonlands National Park. The area requires a four-wheel-drive vehicle or some backcountry hiking …

Are electric bicycles difficult to maintain?

If you are reading this article then you are most likely worried about how difficult it is to maintain an electric bicycle. An electric bicycle looks …

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

15 Epic Outdoorsy Things Anyone In Utah Can Do

This paved walkway is a two-mile round trip. You’ll see those incredible towering cliffs that Zion’s famous for, and end up at the Virgin River. You …

Hiking

Bike Frame Size Guide • Average Joe Cyclist

There are three crucial things to get right when you buy a bike. One of these is your <b>bike frame size</b>. If you get this wrong, the bike will NEVER be …

Road Biking in Dinosaur | Road Biking Utah | Biking National Parks

Dinosaur Country Cruise<p>The Dinosaur Country Cruise is a 48.1-mile out-and-back ride over gently rolling hills and false flats. The ride journeys from …

Hidden Secrets

Discover the less-visited trails of Arches and Canyonlands national parks and stay the night in a unique setting that feels like camping yet is …

Hiking

8 Amazing Places To Stay Overnight In Utah Without Breaking The Bank

Surrounded by the Ashley National Forest, Defa’s Dude Ranch is picturesque. On weekends, you’ll pay $40-$50 per night for cabins, but on weeknights …

Moab Hiking | Best Hikes in Moab | Hiking Utah

<b>Hidden Valley Trail</b> | 4 miles<br>A steep hike leads to a hidden valley high above Moab and Spanish Valley. After climbing quickly to the valley, the …

Explore Five More

<b>Venture Out of the Well-Traveled Zone & Explore Five More</b><br>The national parks in our area draw millions of visitors from around the world each year; …

The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

Well, hello, crop top.<p>It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The …

Save Yourself! A Guide to Self-Rescue

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>You’re belaying your partner while he leads the sixth pitch of a cruiser 5.8 in the Cascades with two easy pitches left. It’s a …

On the rocks, with ice: Utah’s national parks just as spectacular in the offseason

By Elizabeth Zach<p>Among the many photos I have from a recent vacation to Utah, one shows me at Canyonlands National Park, cupping my hands around my eyes and peering into the Island in the Sky Visitor Center. It was closed for the winter, and I was forlorn that I could not get a stamp in my National …

National Parks

It's how hot?! You need to be outside, preferably under a waterfall!

Here are 3 waterfalls ready to hike now!<p>I had to put sunscreen on yesterday! Sunscreen! The forecast is showing 80 degree temperatures, so I wanted …