I was in the sixth grade at Henry Nash Elementary School on the West side of Chicago, and my class had gotten the opportunity to get away from daily life and dive into nature for two weeks.
Well, guess what--since the last time you were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, the rustic s'more has gone haute.
Why do we strive so hard never to be lost? Why is it that we think that being predictably on course is the "best" way to get somewhere? Why do we choose to bypass our personal navigation systems -- ignoring gut feelings, discounting hunches, and over-looking what we see, hear and feel?
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.
Three Utah trail running veterans recently invited me on a life-changing adventure: a 20-mile run/hike through Utah's Buckskin Gulch, the longest and most narrow slot canyon in the world, followed by a 15-mile hike through the lesser known Bull Valley Canyon.
Grown ups can actually do what they want and you know you still want to realize those dreams. Here's your chance!
Our generation is getting older later in life. It's hard to feel old when you have kids in elementary school. I notice I am getting older. I've started having to move the screen in and out to focus on the words in front of me, but I'm not panicking about it.
I'm not afraid to travel solo, because I've done it a ton of times. But camping solo? You've got to be out of your freaking mind! Then I realized that that's how I used to think about traveling solo, and how after I tried it, I freaking loved it!
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.
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.
In Italy, Domodossola is mainly known for two things: secondly, as a hub for north-bound rail traffic (it is the first Italian town of note you will reach coming from Zurich, Geneva and Lyon), but above all as the stand-in for "D" in the national version of the phonetic alphabet.
Here are six perfect fall places for fall camping trips -- including a basecamp hotel options for our glamping friends who enjoy a few extra amenities.
Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?
Out of my awareness, my thoughts are turning inward. My mind drifting fast through space to the future and the past. It doesn't matter which way I turn, an inner voice is commenting, analyzing, planning.
New York City's Pizza Rat stole hearts and minds recently when he attempted to carry a piece of pizza down a flight of stairs into the subway.
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.