Category Archives: Travel

6 Reasons Why Denver is the Best Basecamp for Outdoor Adventure

Few cities offer the same proximity to both outdoor adventures and vibrant urban experiences as Denver. Within a short drive of the city center, you can find four seasons’ worth of activities, including world-class climbing routes, fly-fishing oases, snowy slopes, and plenty of trails for hiking, biking, and trail running. And in town, you’ll find […]

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Hawaii Is Cleaning Its Beaches with a Renewable Resource: Tourists

Hawaii is known for its miles of powdery white, otherworldly black, and even red- and green-sand beaches. Kamilo Beach, on the Island of Hawaii’s southeast coast, boasts blue, green, purple, and pink hues. But the colors here are not natural—they come from plastic fragments mixed into the grains of sand. This stretch of shoreline is a […]

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These Texas Islands are a Nature Lover’s Paradise

Port Aransas is Texas’ greatest coastal paradise. With more than 18 miles of sandy beaches, hundreds of species of birds, and uber-easy access to world-class fishing, it’s the ultimate Gulf escape from city life. Port A, as locals call it, and San José Island—just a short boat ride away—are teeming with opportunities for nature lovers […]

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Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Beginner Thru-Hikers

Every afternoon near the start of my first thru-hike, I knew just where I’d to find the hiker named Poncho—and that he’d greet me with advice that would help me finish the Appalachian Trail. A few years earlier, Poncho, a fifty-something auto mechanic from Boston, had found his real home (and that nickname) on the […]

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