Cool fall weather makes everything more enjoyable- especially running. It’s the perfect season to sign up for a marathon. Here are 6 fall races you don’t want to miss. U.S. Air Force Marathon Located in Dayton, OH this annual 26.2 mile loop kicks off in September. 15,000 runners made up [...]
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“Cross-country skiing is not all uphills and flats and hard work,” Andrew Newell, a member of the U.S. Cross-Country Team who competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, recently told NBC News. “This sport can be fast and gnarly if you know where to go.” Our thoughts exactly. Here [...]
Thanks to the massive popularity of rock climbing, you can find decent climbing walls all over the world. Most man-made walls stick to traditional features ― uneven surface, standard holds ― designed to mirror the experience of climbing outdoors, but the entries on this list have taken this concept to [...]
Fall is around the corner, the best time of the year to slow your roll and enjoy the changing landscapes of the land with some of the most gorgeous trails exploding with color. It’s time to get out and get walking – here are 6 U.S. hikes that stand out [...]
There’s something special about laboriously searching for a shiny, centuries old rock that’s been waiting, buried in the earth for you and only you to uncover. The U.S. is brimming with public locations that not only offer a day in the great outdoors, but allows access to mining precious metals [...]
The dog days of summer are beginning to dwindle, and though we will miss the beach and tan lines (maybe not so much tan lines), there’s cooler temperatures and impossibly beautiful autumn colors just around the corner. It’s time to lace up those hiking boots, break out the jackets and [...]
The biggest challenge (and likely the thing that’ll keep you from the most physical harm or even death) of descending over a waterfall in a kayak—besides, you know, psyching yourself up enough to do it—is staying in once you’ve gone over. And when you’re dropping over 100 feet, it’s no [...]
So they tell you not to go here or there…”it’s sooo dangerous,” “you WILL die if you go there.” Well, I say all the reason to go. A little bit of treacherous trekking is good for the soul and opens up doors to extraordinary cultures and natural landscapes untouched by [...]
Whether you prefer a challenge, an easy paddle or you’re more focused on the scenery, there are some rivers that rise above the rest when it comes to kayaking. Some are for the more experienced kayaker, with rough whitewater sections and class V rapids, while others are perfect for the [...]
If you think that hunting for Easter eggs and sitting down to a dinner of ham is the best way to spend your holiday, you’re wrong. There are dozens of ways that cultures celebrate this time of bunnies and commercialism that tosses the U.S. of A. out of the ring. [...]
In the 1990′s, ecotourism — the environmentally responsible management of tourist areas located in pristine areas — emerged as a hot new trend. Today, it’s a full-fledged industry — and some countries in particular have excelled
Recently, OurAmazingPlanet published a fascinating interview with Firod Ahmez, a full-time tiger-tracker and conservation biologist for Aaranyak, a non-profit organization based in Assam, India. One of his typical work days involves a trip to Kaziranga National Park. This protected area is home to the world’s highest concentration of wild tigers, and other park [...]
Night skies have forever been a source of wonder and amazement to many cultures and people. Stargazing, spotting comets, and viewing the Milky Way has awed generations and inspired imaginations. Unfortunately, many dark night skies
It’s not always possible to camp out in the backcountry and as so, if you’re going to be booking a room, it may as well be the best of the best. These 10 luxury ski resorts hotels are for the VIP’s, special events, and whatever occasion brings you into town.
The climber’s fingers slip on the small ledge. She desperately searches for the next hold, but the rock is blank, her arms quiveringly tired. No rope secures her to the wall – besides a chalk bag
The slopes of the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, and an elite handful of other nations are world-renowned. But as these five countries demonstrate, sometimes all you need is a snowy hill and some grooming equipment to serve the ski and snowboard crowd.
Hiking is a blissful experience, especially when the challenge treats you to a rewarding, scenic view. For those who enjoy a heart-pumping experience and international scenery, these trails feature nothing but stimulation for the senses.
Though the practice of ice climbing dates back to 19th century European mountaineering techniques, the activity has generated a sizable following in the United States. Here are some of the premium ice-climbing locales found west of the Atlantic.
33-year old Graham Hughes has managed to accomplish something that few of us could ever hope to dream of. Over the past four years the British man has spent the majority of his time traveling the globe,
The steam rises up into the forest as you breathe in the vapors of the natural pool you lay in, gazing into the mountains. There’s nothing quite like finding a hot spring in the middle