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Therapeutic Salt Caves
By Courtney Helgoe
Halotherapy has been used for centuries around the world. Its healing benefits have sparked a new interest in salt pools, flotation tanks, and caves in the United States.
Scott Kranz
By Scott Kranz
Pursuing a newfound love of the outdoors motivated one attorney to rethink his career path.
Purposeful Movement
By Kara Douglass Thom
A veteran athlete learns the value of reintegrating nonexercise movement into her life — and how doing so yields surprising benefits.
The Personal Pilgrimage
By Heidi Wachter
Pilgrimages — religious and otherwise — can connect you with the past, forge new relationships, and help you feel part of something greater than yourself.
Vacationing in Quebec
By Sarah Tuff
These Canadian outings will inspire you to break out of hibernation and enjoy the season.
Rest and Reflect
By Regina Winkle-Bryan
These three retreats are designed to help you celebrate the holiday season, reconnect with your partner, or rediscover yourself and your purpose.
Wanderlust
By Kaelyn Riley
An Experience Life editor tackles a "mindful triathalon" — and finds a little peace of mind along the way.
Cassie De Pecol at Experience Life cover shoot
By the Experience Life Team
Go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with Cassie De Pecol and learn how to pursue your passions at your own pace.
Cassie De Pecol
By Heidi Wachter
Globetrotter and peace ambassador Cassie De Pecol shares how following her dream led to the adventure of a lifetime.
Charleston, SC
By Kelle Walsh
This charming Southern town offers antebellum architecture, friendly locals, and one of the country's best culinary scenes.
Santa Cruz, CA
By Kelle Walsh
This idyllic seaside community provides year-round fun for families.
South Dakota
By Kelle Walsh
This underrated travel spot is home to some of America's most revered monuments and offers some of the best road and trail riding in the country.
family biking through grass
By Kelle Walsh
Three uniquely American destinations that offer fun, adventure, and history to delight travelers of all ages.
yellowstone
By Heidi Wachter
A new book highlights the diverse group of humans — including maintenance crews, wranglers, and scientists — that protect and conserve America’s first national park.
Tsh Oxenreider is shown with a copy of her new book.
By Heidi Wachter
Writer Tsh Oxenreider traveled the globe with her husband and three kids for nine months — and learned that shared wanderlust creates stronger bonds at home.
Close to nature
By Laurel Kallenbach
These tips can help you spy wildflowers, bees, and butterflies near you.
hiking
By Heidi Wachter
Heather Balogh Rochfort shares insights from her new book, Backpacking 101, on planning the ultimate backcountry trip — and 10 essential items to pack.
How to Pack a Backpack
By Kaelyn Riley
Carry and access all your gear more easily with this efficient, ergonomic approach.
Adventure Apps
By Heidi Wachter
These four adventure apps cover everything from hiking trails to geocaching to star-gazing.
Wildflower Festival
By Laurel Kallenbach
The annual 10-day festival offers abundant opportunities to nurture your love of nature.
rebecca-rusch
By Heidi Wachter
In 2015, ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch set out to find the place where her father’s plane was shot down during the Vietnam War and, in the process, found a new purpose.
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