Rick Rader

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10 Trails Every Passionate Hiker Must Trek

Lace up your boots and grab your walking stick. It’s time to climb!<p><b>1. Observation Point</b><br>With hikes like Angel’s Landing and the Narrows, Zion National …

The 36 Best Places to Pitch a Tent in the U.S.

After a day spent wandering wooded paths, admiring breathtaking views, and dipping your toes into a crystal clear creek, you huddle around a campfire …

National Parks

YOLO in Yosemite

“We’re all native to this planet, but we’ve made a mess of it by using our intelligence very unintelligently,” Ron Kauk said, as El Capitan towered over us. “It’s just mind boggling how we’ve managed to damage our own home,” he continued — not with condemnation, but a sincere concern for life in …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

Getting My Flat Feet Ready to Hike 2,650 Miles

White Mountains hikers often underprepared

In a new study based on surveys of hikers in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, researchers find that many people hit the trails without …

Best Safari? Botswana.

This year, my wife and I will be marking our 20th wedding anniversary – a fact to which our kids excitingly wanted to know, “where are we going to celebrate?”<p>Becoming an expert on family travel has pretty much mandated that we vacation with the children at every opportunity. Not that I’m …

Stargazing in Sedona

After a 13-hour drive from Sequoia to Sedona — during which I nearly ran out of gas on a beautiful but desolate stretch of highway 40 (if it hadn’t been for Max‘s hybrid endurance, I absolutely would have!) — I squeaked into Red Rock Country well past dark and barely in time for my star-gazing …

Amazing Road Trips

Travel Photography

Top 10 coastal hikes in California and the Pacific Northwest

Highway 101, which runs along America's west coast from Washington state through Oregon to California, offers access to some of the country's most stunning hiking routes<p><b>WASHINGTON</b><p>Shi Shi beach<p>The Olympic national park is famous for many things: dense temperate rainforests, America's largest herd of …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

Hiking