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Athletic Voluntourism: Travel, Compete & Give Back!
Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking / Travel News / Voluntourism

Athletic Voluntourism: Travel, Compete & Give Back!

Last week over 190 charities participated in the New York City marathon, raising over $30 million for different causes, but athletic fundraising and voluntourism efforts don’t just happen one day… Read More…

Video Travel Tip: Bike Sharing Programs
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Video Travel Tip: Bike Sharing Programs

Traveling through a city can be difficult, especially internationally. Renting a car and then driving through an unknown place is not only expensive, but also stressful. And walking from one… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Towers
Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Towers

If you’re ready for a new and really different way to experience our national parks, I be you haven’t considered visiting a park’s watch tower. A good portion of the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cave Tours
Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Cave Tours

Around the world, there’s an experience that you might not have had. It’s about  going on a cave tour. Cave tours highlight everything from crystals and gems to bats. Cave… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Wales, Adventures in Wales
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Hidden Gems: Wales, Adventures in Wales

Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there’s nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country. In Wales, going off-the-beaten-path means literally going off-road, underground and even… Read More…

Travel Tip: Free Urban Biking Experiences
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Travel Tip: Free Urban Biking Experiences

Whether you’re a cycling fanatic or a total beginner, there are free experiences in cities around the country. And the good news is, even out-of-towners are invited for the ride. There are… Read More…

Travel Tip: Haunted Halloween Ideas
Culture / Family/Kids Travel / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Haunted Halloween Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, it seems like every destination suddenly has a resident ghost. But in some places, there are spooky spots to explore all year long. For decades, hikers… Read More…

Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico
Eco Travel / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / Hotels & Accommodations / Luxury Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools / West

Car-Free Ways to Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico

As fall cools the Southwest, now is the time to consider leaving your car behind and setting out on a walking, biking or even a completely car-free vacation. Jamie Stringfellow,… Read More…

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Uncovering the Isle of Man: An Anglophile’s Getaway

Smack in the middle of the Irish Sea, equidistant from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man remains a mystery to all but the most devout Anglophiles. Faery… Read More…

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Green Living and Travel in Hamburg, Germany

While it may be hard to imagine, industrial Hamburg is at the forefront of the green eco-movement. Dena Rochwerger-Braun investigates the brave new world of walking, biking and pedal boats… Read More…

Icarus Award: Snakes on a Plane, Bombs at Check-In, Nudists on a Mountain
Airlines & Airports / Australia & New Zealand / British Isles / Hiking & Biking / Northeast / South / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Icarus Award: Snakes on a Plane, Bombs at Check-In, Nudists on a Mountain

Hurricane Irene may have pre-empted last week’s Icarus Awards, but that only gave us an additional week to seek out the most outrageous travel failures. And what a week it’s… Read More…