National Parks

5 Amazing Overnight Backpacking Trails in National Parks

Sometimes we need to go deeper into the woods—farther off the proverbial beaten path. The only way to accommodate this is to plan for an overnight …

Adventure Travel

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

Camping

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Top experts—from trail runners to CEOs to beloved authors—reveal the trails that fuel their dreams.<p>1. TE ARAROA TRAIL IN NEW ZEALAND<p>New Zealand is …

Outdoors

Grand Canyon has easy time with Little Rock, wins 76-51

Joshua Braun scored 22 of his 29 points in the first half and Grand Canyon cruised to a 76-51 victory over Little Rock on Saturday night.<p>Braun didn't …

College Basketball

How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have seen the COP23 climate summit?

How would Bonn's prehistoric residents viewed the UN's climate conference from their clifftop lookout over the Rhine? Looking back 14,000 years, Ian …

World News

A brief tour of Apple Park’s new visitor center [Video]

Apple Park’s Visitor Center opened to the public for the first time on Friday, and we’ve already shown you photos from the line, a look at the exclusive merchandise available for purchase, and the immersive AR experience you can try out if you visit. For those unable to visit, we’ve brought you a …

Technology

Long Read: Good Luck, California (part 1)!

Come and wander.<p><b>We sat around the table</b> at a deli in a strip mall that looked like every other strip in Southern California. There wasn’t a …

Mount Rainier

North St Bags Pioneer 8 Hip Pack review

Several months ago, while reviewing North St Bags Pioneer 12 hip pack, carrying and using what was essentially a big fanny pack for a few weeks …

Outdoors

Saturday's letters: Edmonton needs more Indigenous names

Someone is offended that we have finally used an Indigenous name for a street in Edmonton.I love Edmonton; I just don’t love winter, so my wife and I …

Canadian News

Five Restaurants To Try on a Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

A meal with a world-class view<p>From the right spot on Fremont Street, it’s possible to witness a strange sunset ritual. Helicopters appear on the horizon, hovering in a perfectly straight line on their way back to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon. For most people, the Grand Canyon is a bucket list …

Outdoors

On A Hike Through Utah's 'Mighty Five,' The Rocks Are Surreal But The Anvils Are Imaginary

Arches. Bryce. Canyonlands. Capitol Reef. Zion.<p>The mere mention of their names evokes images of Technicolor desertscapes, vermilion cliffs and vivid sunsets. They are Utah's "Mighty Five" national parks.<p>"Is that an anvil up there?" asked my 11-year-old daughter, as we passed under a particularly …

Outdoors

Best Gifts for Adventure Sports: Camping, Hiking, Skiing, and Paddling

U.S. national parks offer epic experiences for adventurers of any skill level—and, for each one of these activities, you’ll need a different set of gear.<p>This season, with the help of professional athletes, National Geographic Explorers, and adventurer photographers, we're showcasing items to help …

Backpacking

For Small Towns, National Parks Are a Buoy and a Burden

Visitors are flocking to the vistas and valleys. That’s not always great news for the tiny cities near the entrance.<p>Imagine you’re about to take a road trip that you’ve been planning for months, to one of the most iconic places in the West: Utah’s Zion National Park, home to towering sandstone …

Outdoors

This is the Island Jordan Fisher Wants You to Know About

Imagine going to an island with no cell service. Being left without your Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat personas—you stop playing the role of your own paparazzi to just live for a minute. Forced to take in what’s around you, no screens attached.<p>Welcome to Channel Islands National Park, hidden …

Outdoors

Fly round-trip from LAX to Phuket, Thailand, for $400 on China Southern

You can fly to Phuket, Thailand, for $400 round-trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees, on China Southern, using the money you save on airfare for a splurge at the island resort in the Andaman Sea.<p>The fare, subject to availability, is for travel Jan. 17 through May 3. You must stay at least …

Travel

40 Landscape and Nature Photographers to Follow

At Loaded Landscapes we hope to provide exposure for talented photographers, to help you find inspiration from others, and to allow photographers to …

Photography

Winter is Coming: Where to Experience the Best Winter Safaris

For most travelers, the quintessential safari daydream consists of roaming the African savanna in a rugged Land Rover in search of The Big Five. …

Iceland

How to Find the Perfect Cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

To see the Smoky Mountains, opt for a cabin rental in nearby Gatlinburg.<p>Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the best spots to rent a cabin for travelers …

Travel

WASU : Overall thoughts

My <b>Walk Across Southern Utah</b> is complete.<p>In twenty-four hours, I went from hitching on the side of the road to picking up my rental car at the Grand …

Backpacking

Lyons 'deeply concerned' about steep Rocky Mountain National Park fee hike

Lyons Mayor Connie Sullivan has asked the National Park Service to reconsider a proposed fee hike at Rocky Mountain National Park because, she …

Outdoors

Thru-hiking 101: The Loowit Trail around Mount Saint Helens

30 miles around an active volcano sounds exactly like my idea of a good time.

Adventure Travel

This stunning Swiss city is the most Instagrammed place in the world in the winter

• <b>Bern, Switzerland is the most Instagrammable winter city.</b>• <b><br>The city even beat out the Northern Lights over Tromsø, Norway.</b>• <b><br>Bern’s Christmas markets and</b> …

Europe

'Cemeteries of the Smokies' is more than a guidebook

From solitary, unmarked burials to church graveyards crowded with more than 100 monuments, cemeteries of Great Smoky Mountains National Park are …

Outdoors

Top 10 winter vacation destinations, according to Instagram

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 17, 2017 - 2:10 PM<p>Loading...<p>Snow? Check. Breathtaking mountain views? Check. Historical city charm and Instagram-worthy photo ops? …

Determine

Winter Guide: A little cold weather won't interrupt these outdoor adventures

PORTLAND, Ore. – Temperatures continue to drop in the Pacific Northwest as winter draws closer. But for those who love being outdoors, the cold …

Portland, OR

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<b>Washington •</b> Congress is pushing back on an Interior Department proposal to more than double entrance fees at peak times in some national parks and …

Ryan Zinke

Education Coordinator at C&O Canal National Historical Park Receives Prestigious National Park Service Award - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

<b>News Release Date:</b> November 17, 2017<p>The National Park Service announced today that Hollie Lynch, the education coordinator for the Chesapeake and …

Outdoors

Stop the assault on U.S. national monuments

There is no broad public mandate for reducing the size and scope of U.S. national monuments or opening them up to commercial activity. There simply …

Ryan Zinke

Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Posted by Jeff on Nov 18, 2017 @ 12:32 pm in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: November 17, 2017<p>Great Smoky Mountains National Park has …

Backpacking

Boots, shoes and more for men, women and kids

Nov 12, 2017 // Community / Conservation<p>2017 KEEN Effect Grantees: Fostering future stewards<p>With all of the issues surrounding environmental …

Education