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The World's 15 Most Amazing Waterfalls

Thrillist | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

It's with the same passionate spirit of adventure and danger that we're proud to introduce the most treacherous, powerful, and enormous waterfalls that TLC would be wholly against chasing.

Avalanches in Paradise: An Alaska Heli-Skiing Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

The helicopter buries its skids into a knife ridge no wider than a snowboard is long. This first attempt marks the landing zone high up in Alaska's Chilkat Range, north of Haines, Alaska, and not far from the Canadian border.

John Muir Was Right: Climb the Mountains

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

Halfway up an erupting volcano, I remember I am afraid of heights. Thousands of feet up and hanging on, there is no time like this for thinking about ...

That Scary Thing Around the Corner

Terri Britt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

This is what we do to ourselves. We get caught in the fear of what's around the corner and get frozen. But if we'd simply trust and take those first few steps, we would realize there is nothing to fear except the tricks our minds play on us!

Strange But True: 8 Out of the Ordinary Ski Areas

Liftopia | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

If you are looking for something a little different on your next ski holiday, check out one of these out-of-the-ordinary ski areas that are out there waiting for you!

The Immersive and Minimal Black & White Mountain Landscape Photography of Scott Rinckenberger

DL Cade | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

I spent a solid hour browsing through a single photographer's account on 500px last night. This, for a photo editor who spends all his time looking at...

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

Oyster | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Looking for a cliffside massage with a dramatic view? It's going to be tough to top this spa palapa at the Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse is a holistic haven, with gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa and no kids under 12

35 Photos to Spike Your Adrenaline and Spark your Wanderlust

DL Cade | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

Each year, thousands of people start off the New Year determined that, this year, they'll travel. This year, they'll live life to the fullest and stop...

'Ja-Pow' Means Powder Skiing in Japan

Liftopia | Posted 04.18.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation's international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge leap in the past 10 years.

#AlohaHuffPost Roundup: Take A Hike!

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 02.08.2015 | Hawaii

Based on the wonderful world of Instagram, we've come to the conclusion that Hawaii's residents are kind of insane. (In a good way, of course.) Whethe...

World's Most Terrifying Ski Slopes

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Strapping yourself onto two tiny pieces of wood--or one thick one--isn't terrifying enough; that's why daredevils brave cliffs, chutes, and iced-over moguls. These near-vertical runs are within recognized ski areas, proving you can be on-piste yet still out of your mind.

Nature's Law: Run Fast or Die

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Ambrose

We recently arrived at our mountain cabin in central Idaho and discovered a flock of eagles eating the bloody carcass of a deer. The raw, vivid scen...

7 Seattle Secrets From 7 Savvy Local Instagrammers

trivago | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
trivago

Seattle locals love to talk about everything that makes their city so incredibly unique; spectacular mountain vistas, a city surrounded by water, and more than 200 breweries for a quaffing good vacation.

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

Off-Season Mallorca: In Praise of Quiet Landscapes

Katy Miller | Posted 01.31.2015 | Travel
Katy Miller

Valldemossa provides a great base for hiking and is famous for its Chopin connection, while Deià has long been home to expat artists and provides sweeping sea views from its hilltop setting. Here are a few things to look forward to if you decide on a visit.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

Oyster | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey together -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy mountain cabin or ski chalet.

Climbing the Eighth Highest Mountain in the World

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

I took a deep breath, sipped on my tea, and realized it was finally that moment for which I had waited so many years -- my first 8,000-meter summit journey.

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

Beyond Skiing Everest: Enduring a Bigger Challenge

The Surf Channel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt and Jim Gile have over 25 years of expeditions to some 40 of the highest peaks in the world, without Sherpa, oxygen, drugs and all the amenities.

Zoomed Out: An #AlohaHuffPost Roundup

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.28.2014 | Hawaii

Hawaii is ready for its close up, that’s for sure. With its alluring flowers, diverse wildlife, and welcoming people, there is every reason to explo...

5 Reasons to Visit Snowdonia, Wales' Oldest National Park

Katy Miller | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Katy Miller

I lived in Manchester for the past year and explored North England's gorgeous countryside from there, but I also found time to squeeze in a couple of jaunts to nearby Wales.

5 Ways Mountains Can Help You Lead A Happier, Healthier And Longer Life

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living

"The mountains are calling and I must go," naturalist John Muir famously wrote back in the 19th century. And while he set off to create and protect on...

Around Colorado: Bear Grylls Courses Teach Survival Skills for (Almost) All Ages

Joshua Berman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

"Looks like your shelters are about to be tested!" our instructor says as the temperature drops and a massive front rolls off the Continental Divide. The air fills with ozone as eight of us run into the forest to gather and stack more pine boughs atop the lean-tos we constructed an hour earlier.

Highs and Lows, Skies and Surf in Rio

Fathom | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Rio is visually dazzling. A natural wonderland where mountains meet ocean, bays and inlets beg to be Instagrammed, and scenic palm fronds frame the whole gorgeous scene.

The Mountain of Athens

Michael Schuermann | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

After your first day's obligatory ascent of the Acropolis and a second day of more ruins scattered among 1970s residential homes, you may yearn for something completely different. A mountain, for instance?