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Travel Tip: Watch Towers
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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…

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
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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…

Hidden Gems: Bermuda, Off The Beaten Path
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Hidden Gems: Bermuda, Off The Beaten Path

Bermuda is an archipelago of more than 120 small islands, which have some of the country’s richest national resources. There’s Nonsuch Island, the whole of which is a wildlife sanctuary…. Read More…

Martha's Vineyard at sunset
Adventure Travel & Sports / Beach Vacations / Destinations / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / Northeast / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA / Water sports

Car-Free Martha’s Vineyard Vacation: Biking, Rowing, Beating Traffic

When a U.S. president travels, gridlock is almost guaranteed to precede the nation’s chief executive’s arrival and congestion seems to envelop that location. What happens when a U.S. president vacations?… Read More…

A replica of the Greek statue, Victorious Youth, discovered by Fano fishermen, is at the end of Fano’s seawall promenade. - Photo credit: Bob Cooper
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Art & Culture In Italy’s Marche Region

While most tourists visiting the Italian countryside head to Tuscany, a few smart travelers aim for the region next door. It’s called Italy’s Marche region (or “Regione Marche” in Italian)…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Low-Key Fall Foliage Experiences
Fall / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Low-Key Fall Foliage Experiences

It’s that time of year when people hit the road to see the leaves change. But if you don’t want to break a sweat, but you can find fall foliage… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bicycling Apps
Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Bicycling Apps

A bicycle may seem like a technology-free zone, but there are several online services that can help improve the biking experience. Not all streets are created equal for biking and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Outdoor GPS Gadgets
Hiking & Biking / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Outdoor GPS Gadgets

Even if you like to get away from it all, no one wants to actually get lost in the wild. The good news is with GPS technology out there, outdoor… Read More…