Adventure Travel

Prehistoric-looking critter found 4 miles offshore is saved by kayaker; video

A kayaker was on his way back from an offshore trip in the Florida Keys when he spotted in the distance a weird-shaped object floating in the …

Nature

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

<b>Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado</b><p>I have been looking forward to writing this entry for months! (picture me dramatically coming in like Risky …

Colorado

Meet the first blind rock climber to summit the tallest peak on every continent; video

Summiting the tallest peak on every continent is no small task. As a rock climber, it is certainly a very nice feather in one’s cap. But to do that …

Outdoors

East Canyon and Rice Canyon Trails to Mission Peak

An out-and-back trail with two canyon routes and the option to continue on to Mission Peak. Rice Canyon trail follows a creek and ends with a vista …

Outdoors

Pop-up camp project Camp Rockaway operates NYC’s only beach camping option

For 8.5 million New Yorkers, quick access to viable camping is a bit of an issue. Despite plenty of coastline and beaches, New York City doesn't …

Camping

Hikes of the Week - The Salt Lake Tribune

Most people have seen the winter tube slide track at Gorgoza Park in Parleys Canyon. Just east of the track, the park offers several trails for …

Outdoors

Video: Rafting and Mountain Biking in the Remote Backcountry of British Columbia

Here is one of the coolest adventure video's I've seen in some time. It tells the tale of a team of mountain bikers who traveled deep into the …

Mountain Biking

Stop Babying Your Dog

I wrote a review of a grill last week that included a photo of my dog eating a piece of steak. So far, so formulaic. But man, some readers got pissed. Why? Well, he was eating that steak off the tip of a knife.<p>Is that really so bad? I don't think so, but my view of dogs might fall outside of the …

Outdoors

How to hike Machu Picchu: Everything you need to know

You may only hike Machu Picchu once in your life so you should try to plan for the best experience. Here is everything you need to know before hiking …

Travel

A Final Interview With Junko Tabei

On October 20, 2016, mountaineering lost one of its most important figures—77-year-old Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the top of Everest and to climb the Seven Summits.<p>Early last year, several months before her death, I contacted Tabei, hoping to speak to her about her 1975 Everest …

Outdoors

Long Term Review: iOverlander Travel Resource App

In the fall of 2014 I wrote a small review of an upstart web and app based travel resource called iOverlander. At the time it had equal potential to …

Mobile

Ben Saunders on His Hardest Mission Yet

“Dragging heavy things around cold places.” That’s how British polar adventurer Ben Saunders describes his chosen career. Saunders, who set the record for the longest polar journey on foot in 2014 while retracing Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated 1912 attempt, is clearly in the right line of …

Nat Geo Presents the Most Epic Day Hikes in the World

There is nothing like backpacking through remote locations, spending days on the trail, and camping in the backcountry each night. But sometimes you …

Backpacking

How to go Glacier Kayaking in British Columbia

Glacier kayaking in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia is a surreal experience. Most of us don’t put snow and kayaking together, but Nick …

British Columbia

The First-Ever All Women’s Big-Wave Competition Comes to Waimea Bay

Men have been competing in The Eddie at Waimea Bay—a big wave competition in honor of legendary Hawaiian surfer Eddie Aikau—for over 30 years. Now, …

Outdoors

Rescuing a Fancy Chicken on the Appalachian Trail

Heather Bolint was halfway through her thru-hike when she came across a misplaced rooster.<p>Heather Bolint has been thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail …

Culture

7 Easy Tips for Responsible Travel in Ladakh. - Soul Travel Blog | Responsible Travel Inspiration

<i>The Smallprint: Some of the organisations mentioned in this post hosted me during my time in Ladakh in exchange for a fair review. As always, the</i> …

Asia Travel

New John Muir Trail speed record has been set by 2017 UTMB winner

Francois D’Haene, 31, the 2017 UTMB champion, has set a new record of 2 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes on the John Muir Trail, as reported by Gear …

Trails

The best walks in South America (that aren't the Inca Trail)

The best walks in South America (that aren't the Inca Trail!)<p>Inca history, alien landscapes and little-trodden trails: South America offers hikers …

South America

Volunteers complete major work on Coast to Coast path | The Great Outdoors

20th October 2017<p><b>A 220m-long flagged path has been laid across a badly eroded section of the C2C trail</b><p>It’s one of the biggest rights of way …

Backpacking

The best Denver-area accessible hiking trails for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers

Topher Downham has some particular rules for hiking trails. He likes the feel of fine gravel and he prefers that the grade doesn’t get steeper than …

Colorado

Chimney Tops Trail reopening in Smokies should be place of reverence

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Price tag for the record-setting fall fire season in Western North Carolina? Almost $40 million.<p>Things seem so still this fall.<p>It’s …

SURFER now has an apparel collection with help from United Surf

Very few institutions in the world of surfing hold the same historical and cultural relevance as SURFER — a source of inspiration for the surf …

Extreme Sports

Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel

Make sure you're secure before leaving the house.<p>When you're traveling, you rely on your trusty smartphone to navigate, translate, and stay in touch with friends. But on the road, you may face challenges like insecure or nonexistent Wi-Fi and a scarcity of places to charge your device. Before you …

Wi-Fi

Where to Eat When Visiting These 5 National Parks

Maybe you’ve just summited Mount Rainier, biked the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, or hiked for miles in Zion. Either way, you deserve a good, hot meal. Skip the overpriced burger in the restaurant near the park’s visitor center and dine at one of these eight must-visit eateries in or near some …

National Parks

Pick your peak: discovering Nepal's best treks

With front-row seats for the world’s highest mountains, Nepal is a country-sized adventure playground for lovers of the great outdoors. In the Nepal Himalaya, trekkers can clamber over creaking glaciers and tie prayer flags atop knife-edge mountain passes, before stopping for the night in ancient …

Outdoors

Your Stunning Photos of ANWR

One of the last and largest pristine habitats in the U.S. is under threat. The Senate is currently trying to pass a budget deal that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling, which could threaten the region's wildlife and ruin one of the country's last truly wild …

Outdoors

It’s Not Too Early to Be Thinking About Snow Chains

Yes, 90 percent of Adventure Journal readers probably own Subarus with all-wheel-drive and happily motor through snow and ice with little thought to …

Outdoors

Responsible trekking: tips for minimising your footprint in Nepal

Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, this mystical mountain nation has proved irresistible to travellers, adventurers and mountaineers. Today, legions of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking, following ancient caravan routes and the …

Sustainability

How to Get From Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon

Williams, Gateway to the Grand Canyon<p>If you’re not staying at the Grand Canyon, then Williams, about 60 miles away from the South Rim, is the best …

Outdoors