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Everglades National Park is turning 85 years old in 2019. Here's how to make the most out of a visit to one of the wildest places in the U.S., from kayaking to birding to fishing and so much more.

A national park conservation advocate shares his advice on how to avoid crowds, get off the beaten path, see wildlife, and find adventure

Heather Hansman’s new book is a must-read for anyone who loves rivers or is concerned about the future of the West

You don't need to destroy something to experience it

New Mexico lawmakers in pursuit of tourism dollars could help push the niche sport into the mainstream, as well as boost visitors to one of the country’s great, overlooked long-distance routes

For a picturesque Tibetan village, an increase in tourists represents a complicated past and an uncertain future

After three days of climbing and bolting in this area, we headed home, convinced that rural Indonesia has the potential to become a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts

In the wake of the widely publicized near-failure of the country’s tallest earthen dam last month, locals in Oroville, California, are wondering how to leverage the disaster as a tourist attraction

As Arctic sea ice melts, business for Alaskan passenger ships is booming. Can the fragile region handle the traffic?

Canadian Derek Kesek has set about making the first airplane made almost entirely of hemp. That’s right, Cannabis. (Don’t bother with the “flying high” jokes, he’s heard them all.)

Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.

The classic VW camper gets a futuristic upgrade.

Foil bike thieves while recording your commuting data.

That's what they call the southern Indian state of Kerala, a laid-back tropical paradise where you can paddle hidden backwaters, trek the rugged Western Ghats, look for tigers, indulge in Ayurvedic treatments, and chill out on unspoiled beaches. Just leave your manic Western self behind.

A nonprofit aims to publicize never-before-seen footage of marine life in its natural, undisturbed habitat. The goal? Develop the ultimate marine observation tool.

Can't get to the slopes yourself? There's a virtual reality goggle for that.

Canadian Kate Harris' sure-fire two-step guide on how to become a modern explorer.

Mountains, water, and Incan myths collide in this Peruvian playground.

From nearby to far-flung and exotic, we've got seven islands to cure your winter wanderlust. Turns out one of the most spectacular is right around the corner.

Think you know a deserving lodge, guide, or service? Show us your best.

Explorer Daniel Fox has paddled some of the world's wildest places in search of images that can reconnect us with nature—but not humanize it. His startling Wild Image Project brings wildlife up close and personal, asking viewers to reconsider their relationship with the environment. "Nature is raw, rough, cruel, pretty, beautiful, inspiring, but above all, a humble experience," Fox says. And that's a great thing.

For one young chief, protecting his people means embracing ecotourism.

Climate change is opening up more than ice fields—it's stoking a new tourism economy.

Think you're ready for the world's longest stand-up paddleboard race? We'll be the judge.

On the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition, a writer retraces the explorer's steps to one of the cruelest, most gorgeous wildernesses on earth.

I want to explore the best of what nature has to offer. Where can I find some up-and-coming ecotourism sites?

Click but don’t share when you’re on safari

A photo is only worth 1,000 words if you know how to capture the right one. These six programs can help.

If we’re actually concerned about climate change and our contribution to it, should we really be flying all over the world to visit places for fun? The simple answer is no. The International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit that helps transportation industries around the world become more…

The Pennine Way, England’s first national trail, turns 50 this year. Even if it’s literally over the hill, the 268-mile route of rolling terrain is as popular as ever, especially this weekend. July 12 marks the annual National Trails geocache release, during which new coins…

From long flights to backpacking treks, one of the ugly universal truths of travel is a condition known as stanky bottom. Toilet paper is no match for this. In fact, it often exacerbates the problem, causing chafing and other issues. When stanky bottom strikes—and strike it will—you’re going to need…

Ragsdale and her family find that it's impossible not to leave a trace in an isolated Amazonian village—and for the village not to leave something with them.

In the Sundarbans region of India and Bangladesh, some of the world's last wild tigers roam free and ravenous. An expedition to film these elusive predators is tricky business. You may not see them, but they almost certainly are watching you.

The most wholesome flip-flops in the world?

It’s true that Costa Rica stopped being a traveler’s secret sometime during the Reagan Administration. But who cares? Its relative popularity doesn’t diminish the untouched beauty and adventure that this Central American country offers travelers—especially if you go off the beaten path. Follow these tips for planning the ultimate…

Amy Ragsdale learns to appreciate life's simple beauties through her children's eyes

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