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The Best Countries for Ecotourism

The Best Countries for Ecotourism

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

Shy Tigers and Kung Fu Elephants: An Inside Look at Conservation Biology in Kaziranga National Park

Shy Tigers and Kung Fu Elephants: An Inside Look at Conservation Biology in Kaziranga National Park

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 [...]

Best Night Skies in the United States

Best Night Skies in the United States

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

Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts and Hotels

Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts and Hotels

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.

5 Places to Deep Water Solo

5 Places to Deep Water Solo

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

Skiing and Snowboarding in 5 Surprising Countries

Skiing and Snowboarding in 5 Surprising Countries

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.

Seven Strenuous Hikes Found ‘Round the World

Seven Strenuous Hikes Found ‘Round the World

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.

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

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.

British Traveler Visits Every Country In The World Without Flying

British Traveler Visits Every Country In The World Without Flying

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,

6 of America’s Most Hidden Hot Springs

6 of America’s Most Hidden Hot Springs

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