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10 Amazing River Trips in North America

WHERE | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
WHERE

Whitewater rafting can spice up any trip, whether you're looking for a pleasant family float or a white-knuckle reunion of college friends. Here's what you need to know as you plan your next raft trip.

The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Oyster | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

If your idea of summer bliss involves hiking, biking, and swimming, these gorgeous resorts should be just the ticket. And if exotic scenery is a must, you'll be happy to know that great mountain escapes can be found in tropical locales, too.

How Can You Not Be Watching the Tour de France?

Stu Kreisman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

If all you know about cycling is that Lance Armstrong doped his way to seven titles, then you're missing out on an extraordinary sporting event.

Great American Day Hikes

The Active Times | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

At its best, a day hike gets straight to the essence of the place. t takes you inside the canyon, beneath the waterfall and delivers you straight to the wildflower-strewn clearing at the mountain's peak.

Latin America Adventure Land

minube | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
minube

For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty riv...

Live Vicariously

Liftopia | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Liftopia

Who you should be following on Instagram for breathtaking pictures from the slopes to the surf.

The Essential "Optional" Trekking Accessory

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

Packing guides will often list trekking poles as "optional," but they are lying to you. They are as important as a backpack, if not more -- after all, backpacks can't really double as lightsabers to aid in the settling of disputes.

St. Lucia - Come for the Jazz & Arts Festival, Stay for the Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

When they weren't listening to toe-tapping music on Pigeon Island National Landmark, festivalgoers dined out, went sailing, sightseeing, beach hopping, zip lining or hung out at a diverse range of resorts that offer travelers very distinct vacations.

What's So Great About the End of Ski Season?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Although we love to ski and can't wait for the next season to begin, we don't want to wait as long to come back to America's mountain resorts. One of its best-kept secrets is that when the snow disappears, the fun doesn't.

Chairlift Pick-Up Lines For Single Skiers

Liftopia | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Liftopia

You've got 'em cornered and they can't even throw a drink in your face.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: The Italian Alps

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

Looking for a cozy place to vacation? This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Darby Roach. "As I rode my bicycle down from the Brenne...

POLL: Does This Mount Need A New Name?

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 04.01.2013 | Travel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's senior senator has once again introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley, Denali. Sen. Lisa Murko...

One Year After Epic Snowfall, A Lackluster Ski And Snowboarding Season for Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Rain drizzled down at Alyeska Resort on Monday afternoon, putting a further damper on what has so far shaped up as the ski year from hell. Though it w...

PHOTOS: The Top Of The Top Of The World

Rachel Stern | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

She pressed the back of her hand to her forehead, feigned collapsing on the ground and then looked up, smiling. She spoke in English. "I'm tired," she said.

Where To Ride Moguls This Year

Liftopia | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Liftopia

There you are, sitting at the top of your favorite mountain. On your right side is the comfort and ease of a nicely groomed run, and on the left is a difficult and exhausting mogul run -- what do you do? Shake and bake baby!

PHOTOS: Where Architecture Meets Geology

Trippy | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel
Trippy

From a modern hotel in an ancient land to a centuries-old monastery, these attractions show what happens when ingenious peoples are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

PHOTOS: Castles Can Be Cliffhangers Too

Trippy | Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel
Trippy

Time to take out the hiking boots.

Adventure In The Midi-Pyrénées

Samantha Hiew | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Samantha Hiew

A vast majority of the land is untouched, and in such a fecund part of the world, you can expect abundances of wild flora, fauna and insects. The pictures say it all but in case you're still curious, this is the land of cattle, dreamy cheeses, foie gras, plenty of organic foods, tasty wild fruits, miles of rejuvenating countryside walks and the Tour de France.

Exploring The Alluring Caucasus

Tara Isabella Burton | Posted 09.10.2012 | Travel
Tara Isabella Burton

Svaneti, the most famous and far-flung of Georgia's mountain provinces, has come to represent an idolized version of what is typically Georgian: a land of folk-heroes and strange mists, of crumbling towers and sacrificed goats.

PHOTOS: Tennis In Vermont

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Whether you're a beginner or advanced player the summer tennis camps/programs at the Drysdale Tennis School at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Vermont can help you hone your game -- and there are fringe benefits.

What's Up With Rifugi In The Alps?

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

The term "rifugi" translates to mountain refuge, and the Dolomites offer a vast network of these mountain huts located throughout the region.

In Newfoundland, Explore The Wonders Of Canada

iLoveInns | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
iLoveInns

Moose, mountains and mankind. I recently experienced all that and more as my wife and I explored the wonders of Newfoundland.

Films for Your Soul: Plugging in to Limitless Power (WATCH)

Marlowe Brown | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlowe Brown

Press "Play" in this week's "Films for Your Soul" excerpt below and experience the limitless power of glaciers so deep you can fit a skyscraper into their caverns, and mountains so high you would be the size of a pinhead next to them.

5 Things They Don't Tell You About Kilimanjaro

Ben Colclough | Posted 07.26.2012 | Travel
Ben Colclough

It's been written about countless times, but Kilimanjaro still holds some secrets.