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Active Cities: Austin

Austin’s location in the Hill Country has turned it into the outdoor sports capital of Texas.

Everest Sherpas Issue Demands

The 2014 Everest climbing season is in limbo and will probably stay that way for the next few days, but it’s too early to hang a “closed for business” sign on the world’s highest peak. Though one...

How Do I Travel Internationally with My Dog?

Sometimes family vacations aren’t complete unless all the members—even the four-legged ones—are there. Preparing the documentation to travel internationally with your dog can take months, so it’s valuable to begin as soon as you make your plans.

14 National Park Week 2014 Events

The only thing better than adventuring in one of our country's national parks is doing so for free. And, it just so happens that as part of the annual National Park Week, put on by the National Park...

Baked Alaska: Surviving Aniakchak National Monument

The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and...

The Jihad Arrives in Timbuktu

Nobody goes to Timbuktu, right? Patrick Symmes did, to discover what happened when jihadi rebels set out to burn one of the world’s finest collections of ancient manuscripts. Bouncing around by...

What Are Some Inn-to-Inn Hikes in the Swiss Alps?

From late June to early September, walkers can explore alpine peaks, wildflower meadows, and crystalline lakes. Although day hikes abound, it’s also possible to string inn-to-inn treks into multi-day, budget-friendly trips.

The 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where...

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