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Fun Facts About All 59 U.S. National Parks

Uncover lesser-known secrets about these iconic landscapes.<p>Plenty of people still think the National Park system is, as writer Wallace Stegner put it, “America’s best idea.” Over the last year alone, its 84 million acres were visited over 331 million times. But this vast network still has plenty of …

National Parks

This Mountain Runner Scaled Everest Twice in Under a Week

Fueled by a love of the mountains and a drive to push his physical limits, Kilian Jornet achieved what no other mountain runner has before—two Everest summits without oxygen in about five days.<p>Kilian Jornet arrived to Everest base camp with the goal of setting a Fastest Known Time (FKT) for a …

Mountaineering

Discover the Seven New Wonders of the World on this ultimate bucket list trip

If you have a travel bucket list the length of your arm and are hoping to make a big dent in it … then this trip might be the answer. The 31-day tour takes trippers on a whistle-stop tour of the Seven New Wonders of the World and the last standing ancient wonder.<p>The trip is being organised by On …

Tepui Tents Roadtrip Giveaway

Year of Endless Adventure Campaign<p>The rooftop tent company is staying core to their roots and launching a giveaway to promote roadtrips. The company …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

AMAZING 10 INCREDIBLE HIKING TRAILS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

If it was my last day here on earth, I hope I go out trekking up the most incredible hiking trails and enjoying the views from some of the most …

Hiking

The Most Epic and Incredible Hikes To Take In Northern California

Northern California is known for its magnificent mountains, gorgeous redwood forests and oasis-like lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for a …

The 10 Best and Amazing Hiking Spots In LA

Hikes in LA consist of beautiful rolling hills, breathtaking views of the beach, and awe-inspiring city lookouts. We’ve compiled a list of remarkable …

Dyneema Composite Fabric / Cuben Fiber and Backpacking

Dyneema Composite Fabric, often shortened to DCF and previously referred to as Cuben Fiber, is a fabric made from Dyneema fibers that are embedded in …

Backpacking

Top 10 Best 2-Person Tents for 2018

(ALPS Mountaineering)<p>Whether you’re backpacking through remote wilderness amongst bears and mountain lions, or just camping out in the back yard with …

Backpacking

The Best Women’s Hiking Boots, According to Hyperenthusiastic Amazon Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Hiking

12 Best Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a 2,600-mile contiguous hiking trail that stretches from the border of California and Mexico to the …

Hiking

Canada's 14 Most Beautiful Places You Need to See

Canada encompasses scenic coastlines, sprawling prairies, imposing mountains, and untouched forests. The different landscapes and cultures found …

Canada

28 Best Hiking Apps, Offline Maps, and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation — …

The Travel Gear That Hasn’t Let Me Down

When I went on my Nepal trek last year, there was a lot of travel gear carnage on the trail. Someone’s backpack strap broke. My hiking boots …

Backpacking

These Are the Best (and Cheapest) Times to Visit Alaska

Most Americans, upon first traveling to Alaska, are shocked to realize just how big the state is. Yes, it’s part of the United States, English is …

National Parks

12 incredible moments you’ll have on a trip to Arkansas

Arkansas may be nicknamed the Natural State, but this year-round destination is also packed with historical attractions, award-winning foodie …

Hiking

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

North America

Lunar Eclipse over Death Valley

Lunar eclipse sequence over the Mesquite Flat Dunes, January 31st, 2018, Death Valley NP, CA, USA<br>As I thought about locations to photograph last …

Landscape Photography

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …

Hiking

My Evolving Gear List: How my Pack Lost 10 Pounds

When I began backpacking, about a year and a half ago, my base weight was around 23-25 pounds. I’m saying around because I never actually weighed my …

List-Worthy

A Winter Hike in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta

<b>A visit to Drumheller, a town in the Red Deer River Valley in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta,</b> <b>offered a few surprises on a recent January weekend.</b> …

5 Inspiring Quotes from Adventurous Women

These Women Know the Importance of Adventure<p>I've gathered 5 of my favorite quotes from women adventurers. I love these quotes not only because the …

HERE 15 BEST HIKES IN ZION NATIONAL PARK UTAH

Zion National Park is great to drive through. There are tons of pull offs with short, easy hikes for the whole family. We’re not hardcore hikers, and …

This is the No. 1 most-loved product at Trader Joe’s

Somebody’s got a hankering for Chinese<p>You’ll eat this information right up.<p>While Trader Joe’s isn’t America’s favorite grocery store — that title …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

University of Michigan

3 Pieces of Gear that Changed my Hiking Life!

SOCK LINERS: I think I first heard of these from a Following Bigfoot video. I hiked and backpacked over 100 miles wearing sock liners in 2017 and was …

Backpacking

Best Hikes in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park<p>Olympic National Park encompasses nearly one million acres of Washington wilderness, making it a perfect choice for many …

National Parks

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking