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Taiwan's Natural Side

Jeanine Barone | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Silence reigns as black swans glide on a creek-fed pond, walkways zig-zag this way and that, and elaborately carved wooden pavilions provide much welcome shade. Walking to the garden's upper level provides a sweeping perspective of this idyllic arrangement.

Get Fit In These Top Metros For Apartment Fitness Amenities

Courtney Craig | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

So where will you find the most apartments with basketball courts, fitness centers, etc.? Here's how the Apartment Guide data shakes out.

How to Plan a Heritage Trail in 7 Steps

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Emily Potter [Preservation Tips & Tools] Seven Steps to Plan a Heritage Trail from PreservationNation Great heritage trails are more th...

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat with "Gringo Trails" Director Pegi Vail (Part 1 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

"Perhaps the time has come that guidebooks highlight newer destinations in favor of one that's overrun to allow them some breathing space."

LA's Runyon Canyon -- What's the Big Deal?

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

It must be said that Runyon Canyon is known as a prime spot to see celebrities and, well, it can be a bit "sceney." But that's only a fraction of the perspective. There is so much more to LA's quintessential urban hike.

LOOK: Proof Fall Is The Most Beautiful Season

Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Hikes To Ruins In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past.

All Aboard! Abandoned Railroad Tracks Gain New Life as Green Trails

Adrian Benepe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities large and small across the nation, there are efforts to transform abandoned rail lines, including some that are elevated or even below street level, into parks and trails.

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.

5 Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 02.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

During the winter months, the California desert becomes a cooler place to visit (literally), making it an ideal time to take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Roughly two and a half hours from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is the closest national park to L.A.

5 Hikes in Malibu Creek State Park (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Malibu might be known for its beaches, but you should trade your wet suit for hiking boots to enjoy Malibu Creek State Park. A variety of short and long hikes within the park lead to pools, peaks, lake views, and even famous film sets.

Controversy Gears Up After Trails Accidentally Open to Mountain Bikers

Seth Smigelski | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

While not every Los Angeles trail should be multi-use, it is important that the governing bodies balance out interests and make room for each form of recreational use as they ensure the preservation of the land.

My Hike Across America: Why I'm Taking Gadgets Into The Wilderness

Martin J. Bernstein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Martin J. Bernstein

When I tell people I'm about to spend a year hiking trails from New York to San Francisco with my two dogs they shake my hand, wish me luck and congratulate me for living out my dream. But brows furrow and jaws clench when they realize I'm bringing a smart phone.

Summer Begins! 5 Ways to Enjoy Free National Parks

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | Travel

Tuesday is not only the longest day of the year, the solstice, and the official start of summer, but also on of the few days a year that the National ...

PHOTOS: Ditch Your Car And Take These 5 LA Walks

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.08.2011 | Los Angeles

The old adage, ("adage" meaning the 1983 Missing Persons song, "Walking in LA"), goes that "nobody walks in LA." Some are adamant about this fact. Oth...

Feels Like the First Time (Because It Is): Skiing in Hunter, NY

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

This past weekend, I went skiing for the first time, and I'm delighted to say I didn't embarrass myself that much. The reason is quite simple: it's where I skied.

Announcing the 2011 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that C...

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.

Earth Day at 40 In Brooklyn

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

These are the people and groups who toil, every single day, for a better environment, no matter what. Here in Brooklyn, we are taking out some time on this environmentally symbolic day to honor some of those groups and people.

Don't Get Rattled: Avoiding and Treating Rattlesnake Bites

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

We are now entering the peak of rattlesnake season. In fact, there have been eight rattlesnake bites in LA County since April, according to the County Department of Public Health.