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Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails
CBS News / Hiking & Biking / USA

Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails

Many of America’s railroads began their decline in the 1960s, leaving behind thousands of miles of abandoned and unused tracks. But thanks to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, started in 1986, these… Read More…

Travel Tip: More River Cruises Add Biking to Their Itineraries
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Hiking & Biking

Travel Tip: More River Cruises Add Biking to Their Itineraries

If you thought taking a cruise was synonymous with sitting around the Lido deck with a Piña Colada, think again. Smaller river cruises are actually incorporating on-the-ground biking trips into… Read More…

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro At Any Age
Senior Travel / Hiking & Biking

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro At Any Age

Have you always wanted to hike Mount Kilimanjaro, but felt too intimidated by the climb? Contributing writer Joseph Seldner climbed the tallest peak in Africa in his 60s—with an artificial… Read More…

6 Biking Apps to Download This Summer
Summer / Apps & Technology / Hiking & Biking

6 Biking Apps to Download This Summer

May is National Bike Month, and we’ve rounded up the best biking apps to help you get the most out of your time on two wheels. Read on to see… Read More…

How to Walk across the United States
Travel Tools / Adventure Travel & Sports / Health & Fitness / Hiking & Biking / USA

How to Walk across the United States

A cross-country road trip is a time-honored tradition, but it doesn’t necessarily mean driving. Alex Thurnher introduces five travelers who actually walked across the country and what inspired them to… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia–Wild Tasmania
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Hidden Gems: Australia–Wild Tasmania

Looking to find a Hidden Gem of Australia? Sometimes you need to bypass the major cities of Sydney and Melbourne and travel to where Australians actually visit–down south to Tasmania…. Read More…

Off The Brochure Travel Guide: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Caribbean / Hiking & Biking / Off The Brochure / USA

Off The Brochure Travel Guide: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Five million or so tourists pass through San Juan, Puerto Rico every year, but relatively few bother to stay and look around. Lynn Langway shows them what they’re missing in this… Read More…

Travel Deals: 2012 Savings July to December
Destinations / Budget Travel / Travel Deals / Romantic Travel / Hiking & Biking / USA

Travel Deals: 2012 Savings July to December

Looking for the perfect vacation to round out the summer as we coast into the second half of 2012?  You can spend a couples’ vacation on Hawaii’s beaches, take the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotel Bike Programs
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Travel Tip: Hotel Bike Programs

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—in some cities, getting around by bicycle is the best way to immerse yourself while covering a lot more ground than on… Read More…

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Voluntourism Spotlight: The American Hiking Society

In this week’s Voluntourism Spotlight, we look at the American Hiking Society’s work to maintain U.S. hiking trails and this summer’s voluntourism trip in Washington. Check back every Wednesday for… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Warm-Weather Winter Vacations
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Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Warm-Weather Winter Vacations

Did you know that today is National Escape day? In honor of this January day, why not plan a winter escape from the cold?  Kerri Zane’s Window Seat or Aisle… Read More…

Travel Tip: E-Bikes
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Travel Tip: E-Bikes

You’ve heard of electric cars, but what about electric bikes? That’s right, this eco-friendly trend is growing rapidly in cities around the world. E-bikes involve battery-powered vehicles so you have… Read More…

Athletic Voluntourism: Travel, Compete & Give Back!
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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
Videos / Hiking & Biking / Video Travel Tips

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
Travel Tips / Hiking & Biking

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
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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
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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…