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5 National Parks With Gorgeous Fall Foliage

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.09.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are so many amazing places to view the changing colors of fall leaves, it can be tough to choose. We decided to make a list of five of our favorites to help you narrow things down. Some are more under the radar and might surprise you.

5 Reasons Why Treehouse Point Is Your Perfect Glampsite

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Grown ups can actually do what they want and you know you still want to realize those dreams. Here's your chance!

5 Reasons Why The Unlucky Ones Travel

Melissa Giroux | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Melissa Giroux

For a long time, I have made my decisions based on my fears. Change is scary, but also refreshing. Since that day, I try the best that I can to make my decisions based on what makes me vibrate. They tell me I'm lucky. I'm telling you that I challenge and defeat my fears.

23 Must-Do Hikes In The National Parks

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking trip.

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

Six Great Solo Travel Destinations

Gogobot | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel

Aside from full-fledged itinerary freedom, traveling "alone" allows you to meet new people, immerse yourself in local culture, and push your own boundaries. Your experience just might be life-changing.

The 6 Best Spots For Fall Foliage In Colorado

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Many of us are excited about the arrival of autumn and all that comes with it -- the crisp air, cool temperatures, bluebird days, and perhaps most important of all, mountainsides turning gold. The fall colors in Colorado are very different than many of the places to the east. In Colorado, there is one main color, aspen gold.

8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.24.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are so many things we love about this time of year...the leaves changing, fewer crowds at our favorite destinations, and the cool crisp air of autumn. The down side is that that cool air can turn freezing at night when you're out camping in the wilderness.

Nature and Human Flourishing

Brad Stulberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Nature affords us so much more than its aesthetic beauty. It is critical that we protect it from all the outside forces that have encroached on so much else in the world, and in doing so, that have encroached on our ability to truly express ourselves.

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America and start making your plans.

The Myth of Authentic Travel

David Sze | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
David Sze

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities without a single tourist.

To Defy Mount Defiance!

Carla Moreno | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel
Carla Moreno

One of our toughest climbs was about to begin and this time we were exposed to the elements. It was hot and we were carrying 20 pound backpacks. With nothing but steep switchbacks, I was starting to feel the pain.

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing or fishing, there is something for everyone on this list.

10 Things I Won't Tell My Parents About My Nomadic Life

Melissa Giroux | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Melissa Giroux

1. Dad, yes, I have hitch-hiked. I also became a pro. "Why take the bus, if I can go there for free" has become my favorite transport quote. Yes, sometimes, I have been afraid. Yes, I'm still alive. Yes, I plan to do it again.

The 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

The Outbound Collective | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American campsites.

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

How People Successfully Lose Weight

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

In my 20 years of writing, discussing, and counseling people on weight loss, I have pondered, why are some people successful in losing weight and oth...

23 Things You're Going to Forget on Your Wedding Day

Glamour | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weddings

By Kim Fusaro, Glamour Your wedding day is going to be one of the most highly orchestrated days of your life. From your hair to your heels to your un...

18 Gorgeous Beach Camping Spots You Can't Miss

The Outbound Collective | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You can't beat a day at the beach in the summertime. Actually, you can. Spend the night at one of these beautiful beaches, wake up to sound of crashing waves, and you'll know exactly what we mean.

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

The Outbound Collective | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.

7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

The Outbound Collective | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park..

10 Essential Hiking Tips Every Beginner Hiker Should Know

Liftopia | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel

Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, sometimes unpredictable, variables. Of course, these variables are part of what makes it so enjoyable! Use the following hiking tips to make your first treks successful.

16 Idyllic Hot Springs for You to Relax In

The Outbound Collective | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Can you think of a better way to revitalize yourself than soaking in a natural hot springs in the great outdoors? Neither can we. Here are 16 hot springs that are ideal for that much needed rest and relaxation.

One Way to Find Out Whether Someone's Got Your Back

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The Appalachian Trail is 2,175 miles long and runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. The trail was finished in 1937 and in 1...

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful and refreshing swimming holes.