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A woman eating from a takeout container outside.
By Katie Knafla, RD, LD
Whether you’re on-the-go or out of town, use these dietitian tips to make healthier food choices.
stand-up paddleboarding on river
By Sarah Tuff Dunn
Embark on a local outing to rediscover your surroundings — and a new side of yourself.
A collage of pictures from a trip to Istanbul
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Separated by decades and thousands of miles, a family reunites in Istanbul.
An illustration of a kayak floating in heart shaped waves in the water.
By the Experience Life Team
No-cook summer meals, escapist reads, outdoor fitness — plus so many more ways to make the most of summer!
Sculpture gardens.
By Karen Olson
Art parks and sculpture gardens invite you to get into nature and move your body while enjoying their remarkable collections. Here are four to visit.
Mountain landscape
By Heidi Wachter
Derek Dellinger explored America's most awe-inspiring landscapes to help us all reconnect with nature.
Liz Clark collage
By Heidi Wachter
Captain Liz Clark shares what she's learned from her solo voyage.
A collage of American food.
By Laura Fogelberg
Here are four cities that aren't known for their food scenes — but ought to be.
Fishing rod and river
By Heidi Wachter
Fly-fishing is a meditative activity that deepens your connection with nature, fellow anglers, and yourself.
Mario Rigby
By Heidi Wachter
Mario Rigby shares what he learned from his long-distance treks to inspire others to become more adventurous.
Geese flying south during sunset
By Laurel Kallenbach
Each year, millions of birds engage in a remarkable feat of endurance as they fly from one continent to another. These six birdwatching hotspots offer the chance to see them as they rest during their journey.
Sara Safari walking across rocks
By Heidi Wachter
Human-rights activist and author Sara Safari hopes her unexpected journey from engineer to mountaineer will inspire others to reach for their wildest dreams.
Several heritage-travel sights are shown.
By Heidi Wachter
The National Park Service is known for conserving ecological wonders and recreation areas, but these six historical sites connect us with our past — and help us make sense of the present.
American Birkebeiner Downtown Hayward, WI
By Kara Douglas Thom
Sports travel lets you combine your favorite fitness passion with the opportunity to explore new places.
Yvon Chouinard welding by fire
By Yvon Chouinard
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard shares the wisdom of playing, working, and living simply.
Fat-tire bike
By Heidi Wachter
One of our senior editors shares the skinny on riding a fat-tire bike.
Horseback riding through the wildflowers in the Grand Teton Mountain range
By Laurel Kallenbach
Colorado's mountain dude ranches are dandy places to make four-legged friends - and reconnect with your own free spirit.
Parent and child sitting on side of the highway
By Karen Olson
These classic road trips are packed with history and adventure. You might just be inspired to spend more time out of your car than in it.
rope and rock climbing harness
By Sarah Tuff Dunn
Climbing does more than simply strengthen your body and help you explore new places.
Quiet lake and mountains
By Heidi Wachter
A project documenting the remotest spots in all 50 states highlights the effects of development on the environment and human health.
A picture of a landscape with blue sky and green trees
By Craig Cox
You don’t need to check off items on a bucket list to convince yourself that you’ve lived a full life. Some of the most memorable experiences occur with no planning whatsoever.
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