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The Active Times aims to be the world's best source of authoritative, inspiring, enlightening content for living the active, adventurous life. Whatever your passions in outdoor and endurance sports, travel and adventure, The Active Times provides the tools and information you need to do your best -- and enjoy the ride. We tell the stories, recruit the experts, and assemble the information you need to get motivated and do it right. We're passionate about great gear, expert technique, interesting people and amazing venues close to home and around the world. We bring them all together -- and connect the community -- in a smart, visual, accessible way.

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National Parks With the Absolute Best Beaches

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 8:42 AM

When you think of national park getaways, what comes to mind?

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Maybe your mind goes to epic hikes in Yosemite, paddling the coast of Acadia or camping out under the stars in...

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The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 8:46 AM

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?

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If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you...

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The World's Most Terrifying Roller Coasters

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Outlandish loops, tummy-turning drops and wicked-fast speeds; these are just a few of the thrilling features that characterize some of the world's most terrifying roller coasters.

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Sure, there's the excitement of adventurous endeavors like...

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The Best Places to See Sharks... From Behind a Cage

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Equal parts terrifying and exhilarating, sharks have long been some of the most intriguing creatures to cruise the deep, blue sea--so much so that on TV, we've dedicated an entire week to every frightening and fascinating aspect of this fish for 28 years.


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The Most Dangerous Beaches for Shark Attacks in the U.S.

(15) Comments | Posted July 5, 2015 | 7:10 PM

Let's get this out of the way: shark attacks are extremely rare. The odds that you'll be attacked by a shark are precisely one in 11.5 million, according to the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File.

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The Best Places to See Fireworks on the 4th of July

(10) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 10:14 AM

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright.

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Places Where People Live the Longest and Their Secrets to a Longer Life

(6) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 10:20 AM

What's one of the biggest differences between an average American's day and a typical day in the life of someone who lives in one of the world's Blue Zones?

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Summer Dangers You Need To Know About

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2015 | 7:31 AM

Summer is here and that means more people enjoying the outdoors. Kids are out of school, adults might be taking trips and visits to the hospital are sure to rise.

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The summer months are...

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Places You're Most Likely to Be Struck by Lightning in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 11:26 AM

When you think of summer, you probably imagine the sunny days you'll spend outside from sunrise to sunset and overlook the chance of storms until they're looming overhead. You might think that people don't actually get struck by lightning, so why worry about it, but you should take a closer...

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사라지기 전에 가야 할 곳 5

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 1:54 AM

옛말 중 "유일하게 꾸준하게 일어나는 것은 '변화'뿐이다"라는 말이 있다. 지구가 태어난 이래 계속해서 변화해 왔다.

하지만 지구의 변화가 항상 자연스러운 흐름을 타고 이뤄지는 것만은 아니다. 우리가 지금까지 봐온 아름다운 풍경과 삶의 터전은 이상기후로 그 모습이 변하거나 아예 사라져버릴 수도 있다. 환경 문제는 오랜 시간을 거치며 정치적인 문제로 자리 잡았다.


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America's Fittest Cities 2015

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 10:10 AM

Parks, farmer's markets, bike commuting, golf courses and swimming pools... these are just a few of the characteristics that contribute to a city's fitness.

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And those are just environmental factors. Of course, you can't judge the...

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Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 4:49 PM

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.

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5 Ways Exercise Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

(7) Comments | Posted June 14, 2015 | 12:07 PM

There's no denying that regular exercise brings many physical benefits -- it's recommended by medical professionals, health organizations and governments as a key part of a healthy life -- but physical fitness isn't the only benefit of exercise.

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지금 당장 머물고 싶은 여행지 5

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 2:27 PM

어느 날 밤 TV 앞에 앉아 별 생각없이 채널을 돌리고 있다. 뉴스와 리얼리티 쇼 사이에 당신과 크게 다르지 않은 사람들이 믿기 힘들 정도로 멋진 일을 하고 있는 걸 본다.

당신이 가봐야 할 멋진 곳 전체 목록을 보려면 여기를 클릭.

한 채널에서는 거대한 빙하 위를 걷는 사람들이 나오고, 다른...

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The Incredible Places In The World We Would Rather Be Today

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 11:48 AM

You're sitting in front of the TV one night, absent-mindedly flipping through the channels. Between the news broadcasts and reality TV shows you see people, not unlike you, doing some incredible things.

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Secluded Beaches Worth The Trek

(10) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 10:36 AM

What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore, feel white sand shifting beneath your feet? Maybe there are even a few surfboards or kayaks waiting nearby.

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Places You Need to See Before You Die

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 12:43 PM

So much to see, so little time--there are no shortage of amazing sights on this planet and you probably won't get to see all of them, so how do you decide which ones to visit?

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Survival Myths that Could Actually Kill You

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 12:19 PM

You might like to think that you have what it takes to survive even the most overwhelming odds. Even if you don't know all that much in the area of survival skills, you'd make it through, right?

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Easy Ways to Kick Start Your Metabolism Every Morning

(7) Comments | Posted May 10, 2015 | 7:54 AM

When someone says they want to "boost their metabolism," what they usually mean is that they want to burn more calories as part of an effort to lose weight.

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Group Exercise Workouts Taking the Nation by Storm

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2015 | 11:20 PM

Just like with fashion or technology, trends within the world of fitness come and go.

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There was Jazzercise in the '70s, aerobics in the '80s and Tae Bo in the '90s....

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