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Ecotourism Myths: Busted

ecotourism

Ecotourism. It’s one of the new catchphrases in the travel industry with Hollywood celebs frolicking to ecolodges and elephant sanctuaries across the globe. But what is it? In a nutshell, ecotourism is any type of responsible travel to natural areas that helps preserve the environment and the indigenous people. Too complicated? Try this: travel that helps protect both locals and […]

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Travel Expectations: When a Trip Doesn’t Go as Expected

Travel expectations

Let’s be honest – when you’re deciding to travel to a new place your number one reason isn’t usually to broaden your already deep understanding of the region and its people – it’s because you were lured in. Maybe it was a YouTube video of someone whitewater rafting down the Colorado River or climbing some monumental slab of vertical rock. […]

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5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Reduce Your Pack Weight

pack weight

When it comes to backpacking, weight is everything. The lighter the backpack the faster and further you can go without injury or exhaustion. Check out these 5 surprisingly easy ways to reduce your pack weight before you hit the trail this summer and you’ll surely have a great adventure. 1. Bring Items That Can Be Used in Multiple Ways – […]

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Which is the Best National Park?

National Parks

Whether it’s for the trails, rivers, lakes, mountains or another attraction, public lands can be an amazing place to visit. We’ve featured many different national parks as part of our Mystery Destination Game but now we want to hear from you. Yes, your opinion counts. We want to know what you think is the best national park? Seriously, we want […]

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Tips for New Roadbikers

New Roadbikers

Thinking about getting into road biking? Good! I’ve got a few tips for you, which I’ve gleaned from my three years being involved in the sport. I don’t race, I just ride and have fun keeping up with my super speedy girlfriends who train a lot harder than I do! 1. Buy the best bike you can afford. I give […]

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Teva Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

Teva

Summer requires comfortable footwear. Whether you are playing in the river, taking a short hike or hanging out in town, Teva sandals are the way to go. Keep reading to learn more about this brand or skip to the bottom and enter to win our Teva giveaway. Teva was created in the early 1980′s when a raft guide was looking […]

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Getting into Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater Kayaking

I never really thought about whitewater kayaking until I went rafting one day with a few friends.  We went through the first rapid and there were these tiny boats everywhere, people surfing waves, people swimming, it looked like a lot of fun. And it is.  I went out the next day and bought myself a boat.  Kayaking sort of changed […]

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Find Adventure in Everyday Life

sky photo

**This is a guest post from Adam Nutting of Hiking the Trail. Join us at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT Thursday for our weekly #TrailTime Twitter Chat. This week we’re talking about keeping adventure alive!** So many of us who love the great outdoors struggle with a simple little issue that keeps us from getting outdoors as much as possible…life. Where we […]

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Best Campsite Dessert Ever

Campsite Dessert

Last weekend I went camping with my family. We usually go with other families so the kids have friends to keep them busy. This time it was just us. I decided I’d better take the campsite dessert up one notch to ensure the kids had something to look forward to (or was it just because I have a sweet tooth?). […]

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A Spectacular Canyon Cut into a High Plateau

The Monument

We love getting outside and exploring new areas. Unique geologic areas are always a draw for outdoor adventurers. This week’s mystery destination is one of those areas. Read the 5 clues below, take a look at the photos then see if you know the area we are talking about. This week’s correct answer is the name of a national monument. […]

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