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9 Unexpected (But Amazing) Dive Sites in the U.S.

Many travelers flock to warm tropical shores for a chance to scuba dive among the world’s most vibrant coral reefs. There’s hardly an experience that can compare to diving beside whale sharks, witnessing the rich biodiversity of the Galapagos, or exploring the massive Great Barrier Reef. However, those lacking the time or budget for an…

The Best Places to Go Zip-Lining in the World

John Y. Can/Flickr While zip lines are often associated with military boot camps, the aerial runways are typically used by thrill-seeking vacationers these days. Folks choose to soar above trees and fly over beaches to feel like a superhero for a few minutes. And while the jolt of adrenalin may not be enough to plan…

Your Guide to Patagonia: 8 Places You Can’t Miss

To call Patagonia a place of extremes is a cliche that’s also an epic understatement. This wind-swept and wild region spans Argentina and Chile — from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans — and includes everything from barren plains to wildlife-packed coastal regions to some of the world’s tallest mountains. Part of the reason that…

Video: What It’s Like to Go Dog Sledding in Alaska

Brimming with mind-blowingly beautiful places (the magical Mendenhall Glacier and Denali National Park come to mind first), Alaska unsurprisingly figures on many a traveler’s bucket list. Though it’s largely uninhabited, the last frontier is packed with adventurous activities — many of which can’t be replicated elsewhere in the world (or captured in a photograph). Some…

Video: Ride a Hot Air Balloon Over Dubai

Dubai is a veritable playground for the wealthy, and its many attractions draw millions of visitors each year. The desert city is home to the tallest building in the world, the largest mall in the world, a massive indoor ski slope, and much, much more. But you probably already know all that. What you might…

8 Underrated Ski Destinations Out West

As the cold weather approaches, so do winter getaways. For many of us, that means a trip out west, where 18 of the 21 most-visited ski resorts await. But while Vail, Aspen and Jackson Hole get most of the attention, there are plenty of under-the-radar spots with all the powder you can shred. So for…

A 15,000-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened in Canada

Botany Bay in British Columbia. Tom Collins/Flickr. It’s been 25 years in the making, but Canada’s massive cross-country hiking trail, dubbed the Great Trail, has finally opened. Spanning nearly 15,000 miles, the trail isn’t actually one path, but 400 different trails maintained by different communities across the country. And, in fact, it’s not even just…

The 4 Best Hiking Backpacks

David Fulmer/Flickr Whether you’re a weekend trail warrior or are hitting the Appalachian Trail for a through hike, there’s no shortage of different hiking backpacks out there. The options can be overwhelming! We’ve rounded up a short list of our favorites, based on value, capacity, durability, and weight. Ready to hit the trail? Here’s a…

The 13 Best New York State Parks and Protected Areas

New York State is fortunate to have diverse picturesque landscapes — many of which are within protected areas like state parks. From the tip of Long Island to the northern Adirondacks to Western New York, millions of acres of forests, lakes, rivers, and wetlands have been granted protective status. Each and everyone one of New…