National Parks

7 Beautiful Small Towns to Visit on Your Next Colorado Adventure

From the Great Plains, to the dramatic Rocky Mountains and the red rocks of the desert southwest, Colorado’s diverse scenery mirrors the varied …

Outdoors

Raging Wildfire Cuts Off Major Route Into Yosemite National Park

A wildfire burning largely out of control on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has killed one firefighter and shut down State Route 140, a …

Outdoors

The 15 Most Beautiful Day Hikes In The Us

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s …

Hiking

Injured British man saved by off-duty medical students after jumping from clifftop in outback Australia

A 25-year-old British man who ignored safety warnings and leapt into a natural pool from a 100-foot clifftop in outback Australia suffered multiple injuries but was rescued by a group of medical students who happened to be passing by.<p>Josh Jones, from Yorkshire, had reportedly drunk “about 10 beers” …

Medical School

Kilauea Volcano Destroys School With No Sign of Slowing Down After 10 Weeks

It keeps getting worse.<p>Kilauea’s fissure 8 continues to wreak havoc on the Big Island of Hawaii. More buildings met with the lava flowing from the …

Geology

Rocky Mountain National Park's 15 Best Hikes

It's no surprise that Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country. If you love mountains, this is the place for you. …

Hiking

10 Awesome Treks an Average Person Can Do

Hiking. Trekking. Tramping. It’s called many things depending on where you hail from. While some may think it’s necessary to live near the mountains …

Hiking

How Much Trash Is on Mount Everest?

Mount Everest has a mountain of a problem: human waste. And not just leftover camping meals, beer and fuel cans, but human poo, too.<p>So, how much …

Mountaineering

Almost every part of Canada's largest national park deteriorating: federal study

An exhaustive federal study of Canada's largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating.<p>The 561-page report …

Canadian News

Another Group Leaves Birthright To Visit Palestinians

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A group of American Jews visiting Israel on a free Birthright trip walked off the tour during a visit to the City of David in …

Israel

Kilauea Lava Forms New Island – Bloomberg

Kilauea Lava Forms New Island<p>Kilauea Lava Forms New Island<p>Kilauea Lava Forms New …

Kilauea

America’s 6 Most Amazing Hikes

1. Mahoosuc Notch Trail, Maine<p>Ditch the crowds in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and jump north a state to Maine’s Mahoosuc Range.<p>“Mahoosuc is …

Hiking

Floyd Collins' Ghostly Presence Haunts Mammoth Cave

As the tale of Floyd Collins, the man trapped for days in 1925, and the saga of the teens trapped in a Thai cave remind us, caves may be beautiful, …

News (U.S.)

Queens Garden Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park

Golden hour is special for any place with picturesque scenic beauty, especially if you also happen to like photography. There aren’t many places more …

Outdoors

In these parts of France, the Great War will never be forgotten

The last time I saw the Picardie region of France was in 1978. I was visiting an old family friend, who suggested we take a road trip to see the …

France

Planning a Dog Friendly Vacation?

If you're like me, you don't want to leave your pup home when you go on vaca. And lucky for us pet-lovers, pet-friendly establishments are becoming …

Pets

Turn On Your Auto-Reply: These Are the Best Places to Travel to in August

August is usually the time of year when panic ensues. Maybe it's a relic of childhood years when carefree summer days slowly came to an end to make …

Washington State

4 hikes to take in the Colorado Rockies

Summer is here, so why not pack the car and head to the Colorado Rockies?<p>You could also hop a two-hour flight to Denver, but who wants the hassle of …

Hiking

This is the Most Dog-Friendly Town on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a bustling mountain town that is known for its outdoor opportunities, quaint …

Hiking

The Heart of Fire Island

Geologically, it is just a sandbar—a 32-mile-long strip of a barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean that separates the sea from New York’s Long Island. …

Dining Rooms

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended …

Outdoors

Police say Fla. man plotted to ‘burn’ Jewish neighbors; man deported 11 times held in chain-saw attack on wife

FLORIDA<p>Police: Man plotted to burn Jewish neighbors<p>Police say a Florida man who was facing eviction was planning to set his building on fire and “burn” Jews on Friday.<p>Walter Edward Stolper, 72, was charged with attempted murder after detectives found 28 containers of gasoline and explosive …

News

Picture of the Week: Lake Crescent Long Exposure

<i>[note: links below may take you to affiliate partners who pay me a small commission should you make a purchase, thanks for your support!]</i><p>I was in …

Landscape Photography

Start your Monday smart: What's happening this week

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, are both overseas this week, where they will make headlines for very different reasons.<p>Here's what else you need to know to <b>Start Your Week Smart</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up …

Climate Change

An Incredible Mountain Drive Hidden in Plain Sight

I have some wonderful memories of Skank, the pea-green 1979 Ford Escort I bought from my great-aunt. But none more wonderful than the 1,000-mile road …

Hiking

Legend Says There's a Spiritual Danger Lurking Inside Thailand's Caves

You don't want to mess with the spirit lords.<p>After almost three weeks in the dark, 12 Thai boys and their coach, were rescued from a cave deep …

Heroism

Explore Arches' Fiery Furnace

Explore one of Arches National Park's unique adventures with no designated trail, but plenty to take in.<p>Arches National Park is an incredible place …

Outdoors

Take The Train To Seven Summer Events And Festivals In The Beautiful Hudson Valley, Near NYC

I lived and worked for many years in the Hudson Valley, just north of New York City. I would train into Grand Central Terminal just about every week to partake of New York City’s cultural feast, but was delighted to return home to what I think is one of the most historic areas of the United …

Hudson Valley

A Photowalk Through My Summer So Far: Venice, Iceland, Switzerland and More.

Some of my regular readers may have noticed that my blog has not been that active as of late. Let me explain: I have been traveling almost nonstop …

European Travel

Canyoneering All You Need to Know

There are several sports around the globe that are fun but do have their own risk at the same time. Canyoneering is among the list of these sports …

Camping