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Channeling Edward Abbey in Arches National Park
Channeling Edward Abbey in Arches National Park

62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out....

12 Best Speakeasies in Paris
12 Best Speakeasies in Paris

When we travel around the world, one of the coolest Adventure Activities and Experiences, we love is finding a local speakeasy! Perhaps this is because....

When Alpinists Go Rogue
When Alpinists Go Rogue

In 1981, alpinists Jim Donini, Jack Tackle, Greg Thomsen, Jim Kanzler, and Kim Schmitz traveled to China to summit Mount Siguniang. Their attempt was fraught with complications, high....

The Thru-Hikers Who Finished the AT During the Pandemic
The Thru-Hikers Who Finished the AT During the Pandemic

Andrew Underwood knew that if he was going to finish the Appalachian Trail without involving the police, he couldn’t afford to sleep in. Over almost four months,....

Why You Shouldn’t Move to a Big City
Why You Shouldn’t Move to a Big City

Big City life is overrated. There, I said it. When I was growing up in a small town in Wyoming, moving to the big city....

We Can No Longer Take Breathing for Granted
We Can No Longer Take Breathing for Granted

Human lungs look like two hooded monks in pink billowy robes, bowing toward the heart that beats between them. If you could roll a pair....

Capitol Reef Is the Most Peaceful of Utah’s Mighty 5
Capitol Reef Is the Most Peaceful of Utah’s Mighty 5

62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out....

A Close Encounter with the Real Moby Dick
A Close Encounter with the Real Moby Dick

For a good number of travelers, the ultimate bucket-list experience is swimming with whales. There’s something about the idea of being in the water with these....

Exploring the Cliffs of Owey, Ireland
Exploring the Cliffs of Owey, Ireland

A Feather in the West, from Coldhouse Collective and Pertex, follows a group of elite European climbers to northwest Ireland, where they prove you don’t always have to....

You Should Camp Alone At Least Once
You Should Camp Alone At Least Once

My journal entry on the night of my first solo backpacking trip reads: “Just heard a loud cracking noise, followed by some heavy thumps. It....

Visiting The UK Once Lockdown Is Over
Visiting The UK Once Lockdown Is Over

At the moment, a vacation may feel like a faraway dream. With strict quarantine procedures in place for 2020, the chance of jetting off is....

7 Islands in the Northeast That Are Worth a Visit
7 Islands in the Northeast That Are Worth a Visit

No yacht? No problem. Sure, the Maine coastline alone has some 3,000 islands you can’t set foot on without a watercraft and some navigation skills,....

A Local’s Guide to Maine’s Katahdin Region
A Local’s Guide to Maine’s Katahdin Region

Even if you’ve never set foot in New England, you probably know Katahdin by its reputation: Maine’s highest peak, the storied terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the....

Eat Your Way Through Maine on a Lobster Roll Road Trip
Eat Your Way Through Maine on a Lobster Roll Road Trip

Put down the cracker and bib—in the past few decades, the lobster roll has usurped the old-school shore dinner as Maine’s big prize for traveling....

Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild
Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild

The abandoned Fairbanks city bus that Christopher McCandless lived and died in has been removed from the Alaska backcountry. Photos that went viral on Facebook on....

The Cave Kingpin Buying Up America’s Underground
The Cave Kingpin Buying Up America’s Underground

The cave’s entrance was a rusting, three-foot-tall, red casing pipe rising out of the ground behind a Minnesota farmhouse, surrounded by a quiet, flat stretch....

In Defense of Crocs, the Perfect Outdoor Shoe
In Defense of Crocs, the Perfect Outdoor Shoe

When I first saw Crocs in a store, hanging on a rack like a cacophony of ugliness, I swore I’d never own a pair. The company....

How to Validate Yourself
How to Validate Yourself

Welcome to Tough Love. Every other week, we’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and....

36 Quotes to Inspire Your Bucket List
36 Quotes to Inspire Your Bucket List

The start of 2020 has surely been tough on a lot of people for different reasons. But for me, it has been wrought with challenges....

This Fantasy Book Was Written by a Park Service Ranger
This Fantasy Book Was Written by a Park Service Ranger

When Emily B. Martin was a kid, she had lots of dream jobs, including writer, illustrator, and National Park Service ranger. But all three at once? She never imagined....

Sudden Solitude on One of the World’s Busiest Mountains
Sudden Solitude on One of the World’s Busiest Mountains

The first mountain I ever climbed was Snowdon. I can close my eyes now and see the view from its peak. Ireland floats far away across....

The Outdoor Chair That Saved My Quarantine
The Outdoor Chair That Saved My Quarantine

I am writing this review from a camp chair in my backyard. Three months ago, that sentence might have read like a thinly veiled humble....

The Pandemic Is Forcing Ski Towns to Rethink Tourism
The Pandemic Is Forcing Ski Towns to Rethink Tourism

Jeffrey Bergeron’s phone started ringing at all hours the third week of March, soon after his adopted hometown of Breckenridge, Colorado, shut down due to....

What Shoes Should You Be Hiking In?
What Shoes Should You Be Hiking In?

Eric Hanson has spent over a thousand nights backpacking all over the world, and he’s tried nearly 75 pairs of hiking shoes. In his latest video for Backpacking TV, he....

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