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How I Reinvigorated Long-Time Friendships With A Guys' Weekend

Mike Bushman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Celebrating 50th birthdays together with two men who have been my best friends since high school, we came for a weekend to Iron Mountain on Michigan's upper peninsula to celebrate in style. We wanted to try something new. Pasties were only an added reward.

7 Tips for Whitewater Rafting

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

During my most recent visit I couldn't resist the opportunity (or the peer pressure) to join in one of the adventure travel experiences that has helped to make this Central American nation famous.

Come Heck or High Water: It's Whitewater Season in Montana

Mike Harrelson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Harrelson

As the sun heads higher into the sky each passing day and daylight stretches into the evening hours, it's time to heed David Byrne's (Talking Heads) seminal call to action - "Take me to the river... drop me in the water."

The Dangerous First Descent of the Zambezi

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Some 350 feet below the bridge we were driving over, a mighty river coiled and cursed through a dark basalt gorge. I could see two rapids interrupting the otherwise peaceful stretch. They were pieces of effervescence, feather-white, inviting.

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

WHERE | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

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.

UK Mountaineer Who Climbed Mt. McKinley Dies in Alaska Whitewater Rapids

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

An English mountaineer who stood atop Alaska's Mount McKinley only days ago is dead as the result of an accident during a weekend rafting trip hundred...

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

WATCH: Wandering Wisconsin's Tribal Lands

Peter Greenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The state of Wisconsin has an impressive number of state and national parks, but what you may not know is that some of the most beautiful natural places are actually located on Native American lands.

PHOTOS: Adventurous Travel Around The U.S.

G Adventures | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
G Adventures

There are vast patches of North America that are still left to be discovered, so gear up and prepare for an adrenaline rush.

PHOTOS: Running A River In Ladakh, Kashmir

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Walking down a vacant road on the way to Padum, capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, about five kilometers off the river, I pass a Tibetan monk with his distinctive red kasaya wrapped obliquely about his shoulders. He stops, and in halting English asks my age. When I tell him, he looks me in the eyes and says, "Ah, you have short life left." It's a daunting thought.

PHOTOS: 12 Spectacular Rafting Rivers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The world is full of breathtaking mountains, pristine valleys, thundering rivers and waterfalls - and what better way to explore these scenic locales ...

Colorado River Bill Moves Through Senate Committee

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Kayakers, anglers and all variety of private and commercial boaters could gain the right to float through private land after a state Senate committee ...


Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Lawyers, rafts and money: Those are the debates in store for Colorado's water community this year at the Legislature. A Pueblo Democrat wa...

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Bill Seeks To Ease Tensions Between Landowners, Rafting Industry

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The stories have reached almost rural-myth status in Colorado's high country: rocks being thrown at paddlers, wires strung across rivers at head heigh...

Colorado Legislative Session: Which Bills To Watch In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When the 2010 Colorado Legislative Session convenes on Wednesday, the most pressing issue facing the General Assembly will unquestionably be how to cl...

Valleys: Episode 2 -- "A Cruel Joke"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Each cancer story begins with a diagnosis, but after that each individual's story ebbs and flows like the twists and turns of a mighty river. The participants are swept along, never knowing what they will encounter around the next bend. In Valleys, this metaphor is made literal.

Valleys: Episode 1 -- "A Two-Edged Sword"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

When my brother-in-law Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in his 40s, his life, along with his wife (my youngest sister) and their three young children, was turned upside down. The cancer wave rippled out from there. It was a wake-up call for friends and family.