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A view of Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness Area from above. Photo by @tylermetcalfe http://instagram.com/p/tN4eQ3oMSa/

Top 10 Other Oktoberfests

Bavarian bashes brew worldwide, allowing stein-lovers to celebrate—wherever.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada</b> <br>www.oktoberfest.ca <br>Expect an authentic taste of Germany from a city that was named Berlin until 1916. Be transported by the …

15 Leaf-Blurring Adventures

15 Leaf-Blurring Fall Adventures<p>I like to stand around and stare at flaring orange maple trees as much as the next guy—I’ve even been known to climb up into them for the total color immersion experience. There’s no better time for aerobic activity than autumn, however, with its cooler temps and the …

Video: Above Sea Level (Climbing Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro)

Here's a fun and creative video that follows two climbers as they go up both Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro in Africa. The men carried a GoPro camera with …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Travel<p>Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres …

National Parks

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

Yellowknife and Great Slave Lake

Yellowknife, the capital of the <b>Northwest Territories</b>, is an isolated mining town built on gold and now sustained by diamonds—an outpost of civilization surrounded by a vast, austere landscape of rock and tundra and water—most notably, the enormous Great Slave Lake, on whose shore the city is built. …

Best National Parks: White-Water Edition

Rapids, whirlpools, and risky currents transform some national park rivers into raging infernos and white water. Rafts and kayaks are the best ways to experience the big thrills and spills. Most of these routes can be run in a half or single day, though some are a ripe two days of adventure with a …

#AdventureCompanion

We thought our followers were cool...but how about their dogs! Here's a collection of winning shots from our #AdventureCompanion Instagram contest.<p>Photo: @masonboring - "Gracie is slowly learning the seriousness of wood work. #atimetowork #atimetofetch"<p>@sweetwateroceans<p>Taking a break! Does anyone …

The Best Seeds to Add to Your Smoothie

Claims that <b>chia seeds</b> increase endurance have yet to be backed by research, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat them. Two ounces contains 360 milligrams of calcium—more than a full glass of milk.<p><b>Pumpkin seeds</b> are a terrific source of iron—a mineral often depleted during intense exercise—and …

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 …

Among Ancients and Elephants

Of all the places I have explored, Southern Utah remains for me the most captivating, the most diverse and exceptional of the regions easily …

Hiking

What are your plans this weekend?

Some of our team, Andre and Kelsey, are headed up to the NW Overland Rally June 26-29 in Plain WA. This is the last weekend to register at the discounted rate, at www.nwoverlandrally.com. We will have subscription specials and prizes at the Rally.

What is your vehicle of choice?

Experience is only gained through doing.

Campfires and friends is a pretty good combo.

What is the coolest camp spot you've found lately?

Utah: Sand and Mud

There are few places in the world quite as spectacular as southeastern Utah. Pinnacles of stone tower over a parched red desert floor, dusty …

Hiking

Featured Vehicle: Jeremy Williams’ G500

Ever since I received my learner’s permit many many moons ago, I’ve been fanatical about European vehicles. Seventeen of my previous vehicles have …

RVs

Longitudes: Adventure Photographer Keith Thompson

Adventure photographer Keith Thompson lives and plays well outside the urban interface. A resident of Alaska and a frequent traveler to the polar …

Serious Adventure

“The KTM sets the new standard for breadth of capability, being violently fast on the pavement, while still besting everything in this test on the …

Thomas Stevens: The First Man to Ride a Bicycle Around the World

If there is one unassailable truth to overlanding, it is that our community loves a good circumnavigation of the globe. What we may not be so quick …

San Francisco

Long Term Test: MSR Dragonfly Stove

Not too long ago while sorting through boxes of old backcountry gear in my basement, I came across a battered and dented MSR fuel bottle. I …

Adventure Interview: Jon Beardmore

<b>Q, Who is Jon Beardmore?</b><p><b>Jon –</b> <i>I’m an adventurous chap who recently completed a 30,000 mile solo overland vehicle expedition across Central Asia. Now</i> …

Natural Gas

Project Titan is Ready for Alaska

It’s more than just a great truck, it’s a unique project for a worthy cause. For the last two months, Nissan has worked in conjunction with their …

Nissan

An Open Letter to the Motorcycle Industry

<i>If you are an adventure rider, chances are you’ve heard of Noah Horak. For the last two years he has ridden his KTM 690 around the world by way of</i> …

Range Rover Number 001 Sells at Silverstone Auction

Call it a sign of global financial recovery, or just good old passion for cars, this past year has seen a number of surprising automotive sales. Not …

Land Rover Range Rover