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LOOK: Couple Reunites After 30 Years, Weds In Amazing Setting | Natasha Burton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Weddings

Though Larry Cooker, 54, and Debbie Pray, 50, felt a connection when they dated 30 years ago, they ended up marrying other people. But after rekindlin...

After Arriving in London, I Reflect on My Journey

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

I feel fortunate to have a knack for intrinsic motivation, but it's something everyone can do. The road will have its tight turns and dead ends, but will also have its clear straights. As I continue to grow as a person and an athlete, I'll find different inspirations.

Looking to the Past and the Future of My Sport

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

We still need more girls, and getting to know and influence the next generation of athletes helps secure the future of the women's kayaking program.

Why You Should Question Your Continental Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

On our kayak expedition, we had trouble identifying the source. In theory, it should be easy. To kayak source to sea, you find the river's start and follow it until it ends. On the upper Colorado, however, matters quickly become more complicated.

PHOTOS: In The Hudson Valley, A Room With A View

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

A weekend getaway at Diamond Mills is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore Saugerties and the surrounding region, which offers abundant activities year-round -- including hiking, bicycling and rock-climbing.

Gearing Up for the Olympics

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

While at home I did not really recognize that I had earned the chance to compete at the Olympics. Little by little though it's hitting me.

Lake Powell to Lake Powell: The Journey Down the Colorado Begins

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

As we take our first steps towards the sea in a landscape almost as wild as it was in J.W. Powell's day, the thrill of the journey ahead, the thin mountain air and the landscape all leave me exhilarated.

PHOTOS: The Unexpected Beauty Of Poland's Vistula River

Natalie Hill | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Natalie Hill

Poland isn't, in my mind, a country associated with stunning beauty and points of magnificent nature -- yet the places we're passing, the scenery and landscapes are breathtaking.

Wild Near the City

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.31.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Want to get away from it all but only have a few hours on a summer afternoon? Just a short drive away from that impossibly packed calendar are places of incredible wild beauty that offer a respite from the frenzy of daily life in D.C.

PHOTOS: A Wild Trip To The Sea Of Cortez

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

An impromptu trip to the Sea of Cortez finds wildlife galore.

PHOTOS: Beginning An Epic Journey Down The Erie Canal

Richard Harpham | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Richard Harpham

The plan is to kayak along the Erie Canal to Albany and then join the Hudson River and paddle down to New York in just 21 days.


Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

The same week news broke that Facebook would acquire Instagram, two travelers used the app to shoot their Baja California expedition, capturing a $1 billion memory of a gorgeous wilderness.

WATCH: 7 Ultimate Kayaking Trips

Ben Colclough | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Tourist boards seem to wheel out the kayaking photos whenever they want to promote a place as an aspirational destination, often regardless of the reality on the ground.

7 Weekend Warrior Getaways For The Kayak Set

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel

There's vast amounts of prime paddling water within a few hours drive of the country's major cities and plenty of space and quiet to go around. And...

Get Out, Get Fit: Outdoor Workouts in Los Angeles

| Katie Bain | Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles

If you haven’t yet started your summer workout regimen, don’t fret. Swimsuit season is just getting started, and there are plenty of places in Los...

Boating Middle Earth

Zand B. Martin | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel
Zand B. Martin

New Zealand is not a large place, but acre for acre few places can match as a boater's paradise; the combination of rainfall, topography, enlightened conservation, and infrastructure is just right.

Kayaking U.S.A.: A Push for Possible Paddlers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.18.2011 | Travel

There are vast amounts of prime paddling water within a few hours drive of the country's major cities and plenty of space and quiet to go around. A...

The Greatest Adventures On Earth

Ben Colclough | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

I suffer from an addiction to travel and adventure. So this post is in essence adventure geekery, an attempt to define the undefinable -- the best adventures on Earth.

Life's a Liability Release -- (Soft) Adventuring Around the Globe

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

The last conversation a 60-hours-a-week Microsoft developer wants to endure is one wrought with tales of single track mountain biking, heliskiing, and snorkeling.

PHOTOS: 9 Places To Spot California Sea Lions And Seals

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By Megan Cytron With a population of 238,000, there are enough California sea lions to populate a slippery city the size of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cali...

PHOTOS: 11 Spots To Birdwatch Near LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text by Megan Cytron, courtesy of Trazzler. Southern California's warm weather and primo location on the Pacific Flyway, makes it one of the top bird...

169 Ways To Tackle California's State Parks

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

While America's national parks get the full Ken-Burns treatment, state parks protect vast swaths of the country's natural and historic treasures witho...

America's Whitewater Playgrounds

Kraig Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kraig Becker

2010-07-20-Picture21.jpgThe U.S. is blessed with spectacular kayaking destinations spread out across the entire country, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Cascades, with plenty to enjoy in between. Here are a few of the best rivers.

PHOTOS: Scavanger Hunts, Berry Picking And 7 Other Awesome Summer Activities

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We all want to live greener lives and what better way to do so then to green our summer fun? From the extra boost of vitamin D to the jolt of exercise...

What's Worth It: Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Aaronson

If Robinson Crusoe had been marooned here he probably wouldn't have been so keen to escape... A paradise island, only accessible by boat or seaplane. ...