Sometimes there's only one thing that works to bring sanity back into my life, energy back into my soul, and balance back into my body--and that is ...
Ancient Mayans gave cenotes their name and thought the formations worthy of praise and sacrifice. Filled with ground-filtered rain water, the naturally formed pools of cenotes are super clean and clear, but also scrotum scrunchingly cold.
Protecting the environment is important to a lot of ski areas (as well as to most of their customers), and many have taken steps to reduce their energy consumption, increase recycling, and improve their overall environmental sustainability.
Many people don't even know that the cheetah, the world's icon of speed, is actually racing against extinction. And it's a race that the cheetah will lose without our help. The biggest threat to the cheetah is no surprise. It's us. Humans.
This holiday, I encourage you not only to give store-bought goods but to share meaningful experiences in nature -- a hike in the woods or a walk in the park -- with your friends and family.
Holidays can be a stressful time. Every time I am in a parking lot of a shopping mall and see people fighting over the last parking spot, I think we need to all remember this is supposed to be a joyous time. I have discovered 5 ways that keep myself less stressed and I hope they help you too.
Peru's Sacred Valley is a special place in so many ways. The site of so many Incan ruins, it holds the remains of a civilization, adding the sense that we were trespassing on something special.
ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.
What happened to the concern for the lands that belong to all Americans?
Africa's elephants face an unprecedented poaching siege. It's a crisis of global significance that the U.S. government is taking action against -- and one in which safari ecotourism plays an important role, undergirding the value for local communities of keeping elephants alive.
Since inspiration is the first step in any unforgettable journey, we've looked at recommendations from our community of travelers to find those far-flung cabins, huts, lodges, and tents where you can shack up far from the worries of the outside world.
The End-of-Life meeting at the nursing home was held in the Serenity Room at noon. We were summoned, my mother and I, by the team who have been caring for my father for five years in the dementia ward. We showed up late, my mother and I, arm in arm, like diminished Rockettes.
The past two weekends I have had two experiences that have firmly cemented in me that the primary reason I run is to immerse myself in nature and explore the scenic beauty of the wild as fast as possible under my own manpower.
From the inaugural Storytelling Theme on Maptia, we bring you the inspiring tales of thirteen mountainous adventures from all over the world. You can see them laid out on the map below.
Pilgrims, pumpkins and holly jolly. For that brief moment, the first snow stopped meaning wet shoes, messy floors and runny noses and instead I allowed myself to see it through my children's eyes. To the kids the first snow meant surprise, smiles, imagination and bright-eyed wonder.