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The World’s Best Destinations for Rock Climbing

Whether you’re new to bouldering or an experienced traditional climber, adding a bit of rock climbing to your vacation is a good way to get out in nature and have a solid and thrilling workout. While there are thousands of great slabs worth climbing, here are eight of the world’s top destinations for rock climbing.

14 Stunning Fall Foliage Train Tours in the U.S.

Aaaah, fall. The time of year that’s all about enjoying the cool, crisp air, watching the world transform into a canvas of brilliant colors, and of course, indulging in pumpkin spiced lattes. There’s no better place to see the pageantry of the great outdoors than aboard a scenic excursion train, which often goes where cars…

10 of the Best Small Towns in Maine

It’s unavoidable, really. Anyone who visits Maine becomes crazy about the state. Famous for whale-watching, lighthouses, and blueberry whoopie pies, the state draws tourists and seasonal residents in droves during the summer and early fall. The appropriately nicknamed “Vacationland” offers ample opportunities to hike, bike, boat, swim, leaf-peep, and, of course, eat lobster rolls. Cities…

10 of the World’s Newest Hiking Trails to Discover

Dingoa/Wikimedia Commons In an increasingly connected world, where speed is at a premium, walking is probably the ultimate slow travel experience. What better way to get in touch with nature, soak in breathtaking scenery, and create a memorable experience than by embarking on a long-distance hike? In the past three years, a number of long-distance…

Best Gear for Day Hikes

Patagonia view at the Llao Llao Hotel and Resort, Golf-Spa/Oyster From the Grand Canyon‘s South Rim and Acadia National Park in Maine, to Mount Esja in Iceland and Torres del Paine’s Mirador Ferrier, some of the most beautiful hikes can be done in a day. While planning and packing for a day hike is less…

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…

The Best Sunscreens for Your Vacation

Beach Access at the Hotel Due Mari/Oyster One of the beauties of travel is the opportunity it gives us to disconnect from our everyday routines. Maybe we push back our usual wake-up time a couple of hours or indulge in a pre-dinner poolside cocktail or three. However, the regular application of sunscreen is not one…

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…