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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.
woman walking in the woods
By Kara Douglass Thom
A shinrin-yoku retreat provides opportunities to rebuild a healthy connection with nature and improve your well-being.
Campfire Bibimbap
By Kaelyn Riley
Yes, you can camp out and still create healthy, whole-food meals.
group shot of people backpacking
By Heidi Wachter
Service trips benefit others — and they leave you with a rewarding experience.
Kayak in lake at sunset
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor picks up a kayak paddle to explore one of her favorite vacation areas in a new way.
map and post it notes
By Karen Olson
Thinking of taking some time off? Here are six tips to actually make it happen.
woman on sabbatical
By Karen Olson
Sabbaticals aren’t just for college professors anymore. Many workers are taking time off to pursue a creative project, build a skill, or simply expand their horizons.
standing on rock ledge
By Heidi Wachter
Our staff writer explores the natural and cultural wonders of Bears Ears National Monument and the political tensions surrounding them.
suitcase with weights and tennis shoes
By Jon Spayde
Our fitness editor offers ways to get moving on a plane, train, or bus.
Bill Weir outdoors
By Heidi Wachter
Journalist Bill Weir on how storytelling can break down barriers and connect us all.
A couple in a car driving
By Caren Osten Gerszberg
Committing to an annual trip can help couples rediscover what brought them together in the first place.
Joshua Tree State Park
By Courtney Helgoe
An Experience Life editor travels to Joshua Tree in search of quiet. She finds something else.
audrey-sutherland
By Heidi Wachter
New editions of kayaking pioneer Audrey Sutherland’s classic books provide inspiration for anyone looking to make a solo journey.
Field Trips
By Karen Olson
Edu-ventures are fun, enriching activities, no matter your age or background.
hiking-outdoor-nature
By Heidi Wachter
Heading out for an adventure? Here’s how to ease your footprint on the landscape.
Traveling through Berlin by Bike
By Heidi Wachter
Our globetrotting staff writer shares fun ways to explore Berlin by bicycle.
Person Stand-up Paddleboarding
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Can’t afford to take a vacation this summer? Here are some simple ways to turn your hometown into a vacation destination.
Different travel styles
By Jon Spayde
In any relationship, says a couples' mediator, it's important to celebrate differences and find common ground.
biker in moab
By Heidi Wachter
Our staff writer shares some popular trails in this mountain-biking mecca.
hiking the appalachian
By Heidi Wachter
No matter how far you hike, the Appalachian Trail serves as a reminder that any journey begins with a single step.
A picture of a roaring campfire next to a river.
By Kaelyn Riley
A few basic instructions are all you need to light up your next outdoor adventure.
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