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Up Close & Personal with Thailand Elephants

While elephant tourism is often cruel, Thailand's Elephant Nature Park allows visitors to spend time with rescued elephants through thoughtful and responsible programs. Read More

Grand Canyon Rafting: 6 Side Hikes

Whether you join a private rafting trip in the Grand Canyon, or go with a commercial outfitter, you’ll likely leave the boat occasionally to explore side canyons and nearby bluffs. Read More

The Top 5 Ways to Ward Off Ticks

Experts say the ticks are bad this year, so follow these 5 tips on preventing bites. Read More

5 Great Adventures for Spring & Summer

If you haven't booked your vacation, consider these top trips that range from whitewater rafting in Oregon's wilderness to cycling in Spain's wine country. Read More

Glutes on Fire on Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail

The Kumano Kodo network of trails in the remote, mountainous Kii Peninsula of the Kansai region of Japan, were established as pilgrimage routes in the 10th Century. Read More

Teacher Chad Savage is raising funds to send students with learning disabilities to Outward Bound and NOLS courses. Read More

We Said We’d Always Be Blood Brothers

On a hot summer hike, my best friend Evan and I became blood brothers and sealed a lifelong friendship. Read More

The Good Life in Alaska

The spectacular Tutka Bay Lodge made the perfect home base for three days of kayaking and hiking on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Read More

Chile’s Mapuche People & the Trail of the Spirits

We hiked through Chile’s Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve to hear tales about Mapuche spiritual beings and mythological creatures. Read More

Exploring the Chattahoochee Valley Blueway

The Trust for Public Land aims to improve access to Georgia's Chattahoochee River, from West Point to Columbus. Read More