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5 Lesser-Known Long Distance Hikes

5 Lesser-Known Long Distance Hikes

Sometimes you just want to walk a really long distance without many other humans polluting your scene, disturbing your wa. This is not an unreasonable desire, nor an unusual one. It’s why we flock to

8 Hut-to-Hut Ski Trails for Overnight Skiers

8 Hut-to-Hut Ski Trails for Overnight Skiers

Nothing can keep a true adventurer from responding to the allure of a multi-day backpacking trip in the American wilderness. There’s something within hikers that compels them to blister their feet, burn out their legs,

The Rooftop Garden Hall of Fame

The Rooftop Garden Hall of Fame

Aesthetics aside, rooftop gardens are highly beneficial to urban areas. They regulate temperature inside their buildings using organic means, absorb carbon emissions from traffic below, provide

Climbing the World’s 7 Summits

Climbing the World’s 7 Summits

Summiting the tallest mountain on a continent is one of the world’s greatest achievements, but completing all 7 is rare adventure only for the most daring of people. Here is a list of the tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents.

The 5 Friendliest Cities for Cycling (and 2 That Are Downright Rude)

The 5 Friendliest Cities for Cycling (and 2 That Are Downright Rude)

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, cyclists play a key role in today’s urban dynamic. A handful of American cities have taken proactive measures to ensure cooperation between those who travel on two wheels, two axles and two

How to Explore the Alps in Style

How to Explore the Alps in Style

In the U.S., the only beer you’ll find in the backcountry is the one you bring with you. In Europe, however, you can hike for hours, stumbling along rugged terrain and narrow footpaths carved intothe side of the rock, and then suddenly turn a bend and find a mountain hut [...]

American Foliage: 20 Colorful Images of Autumn in the USA

American Foliage: 20 Colorful Images of Autumn in the USA

Sure, the fall season typically brings gloomy skies, chilly breezes and relatively high heating bills. But as a trade-off, autumn months in the United States are arguably the most vibrant, picturesque time of year. And as this list proves, the phenomenon is not limited to New England.

5 Insane Corn Mazes People Actually Built This Year

5 Insane Corn Mazes People Actually Built This Year

Whether it’s hot apple cider and pumpkin pie or the chance to dress in the most ridiculous outfits imaginable, the autumn season has special significance for everyone. For explorer types, nothing is more appealing about fall than the opportunity to navigate a corn maze.

3 Great Hikes for Kids in the Northwest

3 Great Hikes for Kids in the Northwest

The summer is over and a new school year has begun, but the fall season shouldn’t stop you and your little ones from squeezing in a couple more day hikes (especially while the weather is pleasant). The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of kid-friendly excursions

5 Treks That Will Make You Wish You Had a Time Machine

5 Treks That Will Make You Wish You Had a Time Machine

This week we’re going back in time! Traversing our way across the space-time continuum and through the fabric of history, we are setting our sites on continents and decades that may seem just out of reach.