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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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The Coolest and Most Unique Places You Can Actually Stay In Around The World

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 10:43 AM

It's February which mean that many people have already abandoned their New Year's resolutions and are possibly thinking of new ways to get back on track. How about set a new goal - one that you'll actually enjoy - such as travel more. And...

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The Most Dangerous Ski Runs in the World

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 10:59 AM

Although terrifying, every true skier needs to try at least one of these ski runs before they die. What better way to test your skills then sliding down a narrow mountain with extremely high winds, slick turns and ice patches?

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The Most Incredible Winter Road Trips in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:02 AM

Winter is finally here after a very slow start. Skiing, snowboarding and all kinds of other activities that require snow can finally begin. But why not consider an alternative this season? It could also turn out to be a lot cheaper, considering the record low prices...

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The Top 30 Adventure Destinations for 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 10:57 AM

Looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush? Take a vacation full of adventures this year! Whether you need to get away for the weekend or knock something off your bucket list - the world has so much to offer. Assimilating into the different rhythms and ways of an

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The Most Beautiful National Parks in the Winter

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 4:37 PM

Wondering how to beat the traffic of people, avoid the immense amount of tourists and enjoy your vacation at your leisure? Just visit National Parks during the winter.

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Adventure Destinations That Don't Require a Passport

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 10:51 AM

It's the holiday season and you are planning a rightfully deserved week-long trip abroad. All of a sudden your heart sinks when you discover that your passport has expired. No need to panic! You can access plenty of destinations without this official document.

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World's Epic Tree Houses You Can Actually Stay In

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 11:44 AM

Imagine spending the night surrounded by nature, sleeping in a comfy bed in a room with a magical view of a forest or an ocean...All of that while there is nothing but air beneath.

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Cities That Get the Most Snowfall

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 10:27 AM

Which cities do you think of when you hear the word "snowfall"? Perhaps Buffalo, N.Y. or somewhere in Switzerland? Did you know that the snowiest place on earth is actually Japan?

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The mountains there...

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National Parks to Visit in the Winter Instead of the Summer

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 12:07 PM

Just like public parks in major cities get crowded as soon as temperatures hit high 60s, national parks get busy during the summer. But consider the possibility of enjoying nature when it's a lot less packed and just as beautiful in the winter.


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The Best U.S. Cities to Escape the Snow

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Everything has a limit. Even the biggest winter lovers have had enough of snow at one point. Carrying 20 pounds of layers of clothes, hats, gloves, and big boots can be discomforting. Suddenly warm-weather trips for the holidays sound very appealing as opposed to going to a

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The Deadliest Mountains on the Planet

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 10:30 AM

Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, is the most talked about mountain. However, not the most dangerous mountain to climb. For decades, climbers have attempted, succeeded, and failed on their missions up these dangerous mountains. Yes, I said succeeded! Thinking about trying? Just remember, preperation is necessary. You don't just...

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Cities To Visit This Winter That Won't Break the Bank

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 1:11 PM

Whether you like the snow and don't mind the low temperatures that usually come with the winter, this is a season to travel. The peak times are relatively short - just around Christmas and New Year - and that means good airfare and hotel deals.


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The Exercises People Do Wrong Most Often (And How to Do Them the Right Way)

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 12:48 PM

Whether you're training for your first 5k, aiming to lose weight or working to alleviate age-related aches and pains, strength training is an important component of any exercise program.

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Healthy Hacks to Help Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track This Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 10:06 AM

Whether we're training for a race, aiming to lose weight or working at improving our eating habits, for the most part, we all go into the holiday season with the intention of sticking to our fitness goals.

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Nutrition Experts Answer the Most Common Questions About Diets and Eating Healthy

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 10:40 AM

If you're like most, sometimes figuring out what a healthy diet actually consists of might seem as confusing as trying to figure out how to put together a piece of Ikea furniture.

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Surprising Ways to Prevent the Cold and Flu

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Colder weather is setting in and with the change of seasons you might also notice more people coughing, sneezing and calling in sick. It's a harsh reality that these chilly months are strongly associated with the cold and flu.

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Adventurous Tropical Vacations for People Who Hate Winter

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:23 AM

Just because you love the holiday season, doesn't mean you have to love the blustery, bone-chilling weather that (for most parts of the U.S.) comes with it.

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Need-to-Know Survival Skills From a Former Navy SEAL

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:13 AM

For most, the word survival tends to conjure up thoughts of sparking kindling for fire, learning to build shelter from scratch or figuring out how to source clean water.

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Cities To See Before They Sink Beneath The Sea

(94) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Visit these coastal and river port cities around the world sooner rather than later. Among them are first-world cities like New York and Amsterdam. Others are in poor nations like Bangladesh. Many are in Asia. But all are exposed now more than any time in their history to rising oceans...

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Exercises That Fitness Trainers Would Never Do

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 1:09 PM

Regardless of your current fitness level, everyone has been in the position of not knowing what to do in the gym. Wandering among the machines, free weights and other more experienced gym-goers, maybe you chose a piece of equipment at random and started doing your interpretation of what...

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