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The 25-Year-Old at the Helm of Lonely Planet

Last year, a media-shy billionaire bought the flailing Lonely Planet travel-guide empire, then shocked observers by hiring an unknown 24-year-old former wedding photographer to save it. Charles...

What Quirky Races Should I Add to My Running Bucket List?

The first criteria for a quirky, fun event is that it has to be one-of-a-kind. A race series that’s organized by some for-profit company in multiple cities across the country is automatically disqualified for being too antiseptic. Locally-based races, on the other hand, usually take full advantage of the hometown scenery and vibe, are embraced by the area running community, and generally benefit a specific charity that’s meaningful to the people there. The second criteria is that it has to make your friends jealous when they hear you’re running it.

Active Cities: Escape from L.A.

Visiting the City of Angels and in desperate need of exercise? Here’s our guide to getting outside.

How Should I Prepare to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Hiking even a short section of the Appalachian Trail can seem a daunting prospect. After all, the AT is a 2,184-mile footpath is comprised of flat sections, scrambles, steep inclines, challenging descents and more. You might wonder whether you have the strength or stamina to even venture a hike.

Where Can I Go Black-Water Rafting?

Black-water rafting is essentially cave tubing, and it involves all manner of climbing, rappelling, and floating subterranean rivers—whether freely (in the safety position, feet downstream) or in inner-tubes.

What Are the Best City Guide Apps for my Phone?

Today we have city guide apps that offer instant, and constantly updated, information on what to see and do in foreign lands, along with where the hottest restaurants are, and how to find the best budget hotels. These five are the handiest.

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