Kyle Dickman

Freedom to Roam

New outfitted trips, streamlined permitting systems, and (thanks to the lagging economy) fewer crowds: there's no better time to explore our national parks than right now. Ten strategies to finding...

9. Don't Write Off the Gulf

The BP oil spill devastated much of the Gulf Coast, but Everglades National Park was unaffected.

1. Win the Lottery

Changes to the Grand Canyon's lottery system mean you have a good chance at a self-guided trip.

Outback Oasis

From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.