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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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Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the World

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:54 PM

The setting sun is more than just a daily ritual -- it's an example of just how beautiful the natural world can be.

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When people are lucky enough to marvel at...

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Trainers Share the Worst Fitness Advice They've Ever Heard

(7) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 10:56 AM

It's a familiar scenario for many: you're at the gym when you unintentionally overhear the two nice women on the treadmills next to you discussing the parameters of their exercise routines, or a trainer doling out a piece of fitness advice to their client.

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The Best Energy-Boosting Yoga Poses

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 8:04 AM

In a day and age when the most extreme and intense exercise styles are constantly touted as "the best," therapeutic workouts like yoga are often overlooked for their energy-boosting benefits.

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Of course, depending on what type...

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Ways to Get Strong Without Lifting Weights

(8) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 10:16 AM

In a perfect world, we would always have easy access to all the fitness equipment we need, but for most of us that's just not reality.

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Whether it's a long day at work...

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The Best Places to Soak in Hot Springs Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 2:14 PM

There are few things in the world more relaxing than a soak in a hot spring.

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These earthly wonders are rich in minerals, warm to the touch and both legend and some recent...

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Tips and Tricks That Help Make Eating Healthy Easier

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 3:30 PM

In theory, maintaining a healthy, wholesome diet on a regular basis is simple, but of course, doing so doesn't come without plenty of obstacles to conquer.

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"We make over 200 food...

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The Top Adventure Destinations of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 10:27 AM

There are trips, retreats and vacations--and then there are adventures.

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Adventures are the experiences that can't quite be put into words, despite your best efforts. They bring on a series of transcendent moments--you are...

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The Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives in the World

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 10:07 AM

What could be more thrilling than diving deep into the ocean among sea creatures and exploring sections of the earth few have seen before?

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Well, if you ask some professional divers, there...

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America's Best Gyms 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 1:52 PM

What makes an exercise space exceptional? How can you tell if a gym is "good"?

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The answers to these questions are different for everyone.

We often forget that as individuals, we each have...

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Superfood Swaps: Healthy Alternatives That Won't Break the Bank

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:13 PM

Rene Ficek, a Registered Dietitian and the Lead Nutrition Expert at Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating agrees, a shopping cart full of fancy superfoods can really break your budget.

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You head out to the...

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6 Spectacular Places to Visit in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 2:03 PM

A new year means new resolutions; this year you should resolve to travel more.

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As we all know a resolution or goal is much more successful when it is as specific as possible, so...

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The Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Change Your Life

(9) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 6:30 AM

Because of the way "meatheads" and "gym bros" are portrayed in popular culture, weight lifting and even gym culture in general seems pretty intimidating, especially to newcomers who are unfamiliar with the environment.

Yes, the gym, and especially the weight section, can be an intimidating place, but the benefits that...

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Overrated Exercises, And The Moves You Should Do Instead

(4) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 8:50 AM

No doubt, any exercise is better than no exercise at all.

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So, while it's silly to say that an exercise is "useless," it's not unfair to say that some exercises are...

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The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.

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The World's Most Incredible Hotel Pools

(3) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 12:29 PM

The typical hotel pool might bring to mind images of rowdy kids, tiny towels and water all over the floor. Not exactly a relaxing experience--and swimming laps? Good luck.

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It can be tough...

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The Best Health and Wellness Vacations for 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 5:01 PM

For some, "getting away" not only means venturing to a quiet, calm and secluded retreat, but also letting go of everything.

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Total relaxation; working up a sweat is out of the question and...

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15 Tips for Getting Fit in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:46 AM

So, the New Year is finally here and (like many others) your resolution for 2015 is to get in shape. That's great, because really, what's more important than your health and wellbeing?

What I should tell you first, though, is that you never need to wait...

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Tropical Vacations Perfect for Escaping Winter's Wrath

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 12:27 PM

No matter how you plan on traveling to your holiday destination, the fact of the matter is that getting from one place to another will likely involve a little bit of stress.

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While...

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The World's Most Secluded Beaches

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 8:30 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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Tips for Making a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 8:35 PM

Perhaps it's the perception of starting out with a clean slate, or maybe it's because you can usually get a better deal on a gym membership -- for a whole slew of different reasons, the beginning of a new year is easily the most popular time for setting weight loss...

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