The Magic of Bora Bora Bora Bora (or Porapora, in the traditional Polynesian spelling) must be one of the most celebrated islands in the world: a place that embodies many people’s ideal of a tropical paradise. And boy, it’s tough to argue with that perception when you see this magical place in the flesh. [...]
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Positano Amalfi Coast Campania Italy Not many seashores claim the kind of prestige enjoyed by Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the Sorrentine Peninsula’s southern riviera along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Dreamlike towns—Positano, Amalfi, Ravella—drape themselves over sharply plunging slopes; tawny beaches shimmer in cliff-walled coves; shady lemon groves make a hillwalker’s mouth water for a little post-ramble taste [...]
Camping Glacier National Park Information Camping Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park, together with the adjacent (and smaller) Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, encompasses some of the most gorgeous mountain scenery in North America. The heart of the so-called "Crown of the Continent" ecosystem in the Northern Rockies, one of the most pristine and [...]
Camping Yellowstone National Park Camping Yellowstone National Park; Yellowstone may well be the most famous national park in the world; in any case, it can proudly lay claim on being the oldest, established back in 1872 to protect its geological wonders. Of course, this hefty park—the second-largest in the Lower 48 and core of [...]
Guide to Building Core & Leg Strength Imagine walking 30 miles over a few days. No big deal, right? Now imagine walking 30 miles over a few days, with 30 pounds on your back. That’s backpacking. There is nothing more peaceful than carrying everything you need on your back and just heading out to [...]
Useful Tips for Cardio Training for Hiking Hiking is one of the few outdoor activities that nearly everyone can do and only requires that you get out and try. Hiking makes everything better. It helps your blood pressure and lowers your risk of heart disease. Hiking helps you build strength, improves balance, [...]
The Importance of Nutritional Balance While Training Nutritional balance means your diet consists of the right number of calories and mix of nutrients needed to sustain your activity. Ideally, balance is hit when you get all the nutrition you need without eating more calories than you need. How do you know if you’re in [...]
Experience the Thrill of Grand Canyon Camping Grand Canyon Camping; The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, the crowning landform of the breathtakingly scenic Colorado Plateau, ranks among the largest and most awe-inspiring gorges on the planet. The splendor here comes at all scales: from the bowl-you-over skyline of the ravaged chasm (revealing several [...]
Cabin in the Redwoods Deep in the forest, along a path few know, a cabin sits between the redwoods. It may look small compared to the towering trees, but inside it is spacious and airy. Its minimal design concept allows you to focus on the view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows which let in floods [...]
Earth Gear Guide to Outdoor Living Areas Creating perfect outdoor living areas can be difficult and expensive but by far one of the most rewarding endeavors you can undertake. Whether you are single and living urban or have eight kids and have a house out in the suburbs or country, [...]