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Hot Stuff! Hot Sauce Designed for Adventure

The company de Mars LLC is working with a local Seattle factory to produce Expedition Sauce, a hot sauce in a 3-ounce aluminum tube that's suitable for extreme travel. Read More


Part 4: Planning an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike – Logistics

The fourth installment in our series on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail focuses on logistical planning, including a day-by-day trail itinerary for download. Read More


Exhibit Reveals Previously Unseen Shackleton Expedition Photos

One of the greatest photographic records of human survival is on display in a new exhibit at the Royal Geographical Society in London through Feb. 28, 2016. Read More


Part 3 in our series on planning an Appalachian Trail thru-hike focuses on everybody's favorite topic: choosing the right gear. Read More


Flying from the U.S. to Cuba Just Got Easier

While U.S. citizens still can't travel to Cuba purely as tourists, they're now allowed to take commercial flights to Cuba, rather than just charter flights. Read More


The second in a multi-part series on planning a thru-hike of the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail, focuses on budgeting, including on- and off-trail expenses, transportation, and the occasional unexpected surprise. Read More


Part 1: Planning an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

The first in a multi-part series on planning an thru-hike of the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail, including tips on finances, gear and logistics, as well as mental and physical preparation. Read More


A Taste of the Smoky Mountains

Work up an appetite with these classic day hikes, and then feast on Gatlinburg’s finest food and drinks. Read More


Expert Tips on Traveling in Cuba

Robin Weber Pollak, president of Journeys International, shares expert advice on visiting Cuba, one of the biggest travel hot spots Read More


The Most Dangerous Games

Citing the Postgraduate Medical Journal and other sources, a new infographic shows the odds of dying during certain activities like mountaineering. Read More