Sea-Kayak: The rock-and-glide of open-water kayaking meets THE SWEET SOLITUDE OF UNTRAMMELED SHORELINE. We found your paddling paradise in Floridaplus perfect water in Alaska and Maine.
Fly In: It's simple. A ONE-HOUR FLIGHT EQUALS A DAY BY CAR, A WEEK BY BIKE, OR A MONTH ON FOOT. Sure makes an airtight case for the air-assisted outing.
Climb: LOOK UP: You've got your work cut out for you. Now LOOK AROUND YOU: You're in the perfect camp for the vertically inclined.
Hike: "THE SWIFTEST TRAVELER IS HE THAT GOES AFOOT," wrote wayfaring exemplar Henry David Thoreau. These treks put the pleasure back into going pedestrian.
Horsepack: HOW TO VISIT THE BACK FORTY WITHOUT ABUSING YOURSELF? BY HORSE, OF COURSE. Three equine outings that serve up the best of the American outback.
Canoe: In lake-and-river country, FLATWATER NIRVANA IS ONLY A PORTAGE (OR TWO) AWAY. Dip a paddle in these waters, all sure to please the adventuring open-boater.
Bike: Europe's not the only place for bike camping. Gear up for open spaces, vintage vistas, and BIKE MECHANICS WHO JUST MIGHT CROSS THE LANGUAGE BARRIER. Dude!
When the sea summons you, answer! Fourteen idyllic beach escapes, from Cape Cod to Sanibel.
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Family vacation tips from OutsideOnline.com's travel expert