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Hike it, climb it, bike it, pitch a tent and camp it. America’s outdoors are calling. Explore adventures by region that take you to the highest highs in national parks, the lowest lands, preserves and monuments and more national heritage sites and state parks than you can hike in a year. No matter what name they go by, we’re celebrating America’s parks.

Top Outdoor Adventures

The Ultimate Outdoor Guide to Memphis

Home of blues, soul and rock n’ roll, Memphis is a southern destination known for its live music scene and delicious BBQ....

Myths of the Ozark Region

A visit to the Ozark region could mean stumbling across flooded cemeteries, swimming with piranhas and coming face-to-face with a howling horned...

The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Road Trip In Arizona and New Mexico

There’s nothing quite like packing up the car and heading out on a road trip. And when four-legged friends are involved—it’s even...

Most Underrated States for Hiking

By Bradley O'Neill Hiking is one of the great American passions and there’s plenty of reasons why. It’s free,...

Fall Foliage at its Peak in New England

There's almost no region better than New England for bright fall colors and cool, crisp autumn evenings. This six-state region (any guesses which six?) in...

Explore a Lunar Landscape Right Here on Earth at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Look up at the night sky in south-central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and you’ll feel yourself a...

Utah’s Dark Skies: Canyonlands National Park

Take in the skies while floating and hiking in Labyrinth Canyon. Sights include towering canyon walls, remnants from early river runners...

Wildlife Viewing in Denali National Park

America’s National Parks offer up some of the most spectacular natural landscapes and wildlife viewing available in the country, but they can...

Unique National Park Adventures

The Great Grand Canyon Debate

I don’t like answering a question with more questions, but when friends ask me which rim of the Grand Canyon is better,...

Twentynine Palms: Gateway to Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve

You’ve probably heard of Palm Springs, California—a midcentury design giant and popular hangout for well-heeled celebs, retirees and hip millennials seeking a...

Travel that Heals in Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, Arkansas

These days, we’re all looking for safe spots that provide respite from the everyday routines, same-ole sights and cabin fever that our...

The Most Isolated National Park in America

Over 4,000 acres of this national park is underwater. The other 9,000 acres...

Western Region

Gateway to Yellowstone Park: An Outdoor Escape Away from it All

By Michael Huseby A scenic five-hour drive from Yellowstone National Park takes you across the jagged Beartooth Pass to...

Explore a Lunar Landscape Right Here on Earth at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Look up at the night sky in south-central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and you’ll feel yourself a...

Step Back In Time and Into the Wild with a Trip to Orcas Island

The benefits of travel go far beyond a simple change of scenery or the ability to engage in non-routine activities. One of...

Utah’s Dark Skies: Canyonlands National Park

Take in the skies while floating and hiking in Labyrinth Canyon. Sights include towering canyon walls, remnants from early river runners...

Eastern Region

5 Ways To Experience Florida Like An Eco-Tourist

Adventure parks, posh boutiques, shimmering cities . . . Florida has them all. But if you’re a...

Edge of the Continent: Take a Road Trip to Lubec, Maine For a Restorative Vacation

Lubec is the easternmost town on the continental United States. These days, it seems more and more people are...

Finding Prince: Dog-Friendly Road Trip in West Virginia

West Virginia is a pet-friendly paradise with outdoor adventures and scenic road-trip routes. It’s also where one sweet pooch found his way...

Unique Outdoor Experiences in Delaware

Here’s the thing about Delaware: All of the outdoors is well within reach, from the hilly woodlands of Northern Delaware, to Central Delaware’s wildlife...

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Midwest & Southern Regions

Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge – A Little-Known Wildlife Gem

Whisper quiet and lithe, the ocelot hunts prey on the coast of Texas. An endangered population of this small wildcat live in...

Travel that Heals in Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, Arkansas

These days, we’re all looking for safe spots that provide respite from the everyday routines, same-ole sights and cabin fever that our...

The Most Photo-Worthy Pit in America

A little-known town in the Heart of Dixie is about to jump to the top of your travel bucket list.

10 of Colorado’s Best-Kept Secrets

Think “Colorado” and what likely comes to mind is powder-dusted ski slopes, frosty pints of craft beer and the wild beauty of...

More Outdoor Adventures

RVing Explained: An Insider Look from an RV Travel Expert

We wanted to know what the #rvlife is actually like so we turned to an RV expert for some insider tips on...

5 Places in the US I Need to See Again, Differently

Two things came to mind when I opened a letter from Avis and read that I was being banned from renting any...

Hiking The Wave — One of the Most Astounding Places You’ll Ever See

Jaw-dropping scenery in a remote desert location combined with extremely limited access make The Wave, located on the border between Arizona and...

Seven Continents in Seven Days – with a Twist

For years I had fantasized about visiting all seven continents on a once-in-a-lifetime-trip, but until recently it remained an elusive journey. Then the stars...