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Your Backpacking Trip Should Be Spontaneous, Except For Hitting These 7 Spots

Thrillist | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Barbara Woolsey Credit: Flickr/Giuseppe Milo Backpacking through Europe is about being impulsive, right? It's about train-hopping and wand...

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, redwood forests, pristine beaches, and out-of-this-world desert landscapes, there are more than enough reasons to pack your bags and head to the Golden State.

Traveling Is the Hardest Therapy I've Ever Had

Melissa Giroux | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Melissa Giroux

Some of them are jealous. Others tell me I'm lucky. Optimists say that my life is a dream. Realists say that I should have different ambitions. I ...

5 Lessons I Learned By Traveling Solo

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

I took the leap two years ago. I decided that my white college apartment was getting too stuffy for the dreamer inside of me. I needed an adventure to challenge myself and find some direction.

5 Amazing Adventures For Your Southeast Asia Bucket List

The Outbound Collective | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Southeast Asia is an adventure traveler's dream destination. You can eat like a king for a few bucks, explore unbelievable landscapes, and see remnants of some of the planet's most ancient civilizations.

6 Life-Altering Things We Only Learn From Backpacking

Colleen Berge | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
Colleen Berge

Traveling takes us from the security of the known to the excitement of the unknown. Put into new situations, we can learn to see ourselves in a different light. Each trip we take has the potential to teach us and mold our characters and thoughts.

The Cheapo Alternatives To Buying Travel Gear When You're Dead Broke

Map Happy | Posted 11.17.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Before I cared about $200 suitcases, I was mostly interested on traveling on what I could.. which was, well, nothing. Even the backpack I used was a c...

Why I Decided To Hike The Appalachian Trail At Age 55

Michelle Martin | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Like many women who watched the movie 'Wild,' I was inspired by Cheryl Strayed's courage and how she was able to turn her grief and desperation into triumph. And I wondered if I could do something similar.

5 Must-Do Hikes in The Hudson Valley

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Photo: Shaun O'Neil Some fresh air, a flowing waterfall, vibrant fall foliage...it can do wonders for the soul. If you're a New Yorker in need of a...

5 Unbelievable Norway Adventures You Need To Experience

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Photo: Ben Ashmole Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-...

The Challenges of Climbing Mount Everest

Quora | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
Quora

While individual legs aren't all super complicated, the facts that you're operating on much less oxygen in your blood, way below freezing, with gear that weighs you down, in clothes that encumber you, and on little sleep after weeks of getting there, conspire to make an Everest summit super hard.

Turning 50 Can Be an Adventure

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Michelle Renee

I turn 50 in four days. I remember being in my 30's thinking, wow, my 40's are going to be amazing. I find myself saying the exact same thing but with a different number just up ahead of me.

You Won't Believe The Views You'll Get On These 5 Adventures

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

It's tough to even pick your next adventure travel destination when there are so many deserving options, but this time around, it was a no brainer for me. The Canadian Rockies have been showing up left and right and every single shot left me in awe. I had to go see it for myself and let me tell you, you need to too! These five adventures have views that you won't believe.

How to Skip Winter Without Missing Ski Season: Get on a Plane to New Zealand Right Now

Emily Hill | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Emily Hill

A land of tree roots and butterflies and sea cliffs: not only is New Zealand a volcanic dreamland, it's also one of the safest and socially progressive countries in the world. Until recently, however, this island country has been inaccessibly expensive for budget wanderlusters like myself.

5 Reasons You Need To Visit The Swiss Alps

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Got mountains on the mind? So do we. The Swiss Alps are perhaps the most iconic and stunning mountains on the planet and we've got five adventures that are more than enough reason for you to start making your plans to visit. We know you bucket list is long, but these need to be added...and probably pushed to the top.

5 Breathtaking Day Hikes In New Zealand

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You might think you need to go on an epic, multi-day backpacking trek to get a glimpse of these incredible places - and in some cases, you'd be right - but you'd be surprised by some of the unbelievable views you can catch with just a few miles of hiking.

Travel Solo Because #Euronlyoungonce

Nishima Gupta | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Nishima Gupta

A year ago, I would have never imagined going on a backpacking trip through Europe alone. But time changes everything. Time changes who we are as individuals, and things you could not imagine yourself doing, suddenly become your intended reality.

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
Gogobot

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.