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Hiking the Appalachian Trail

By Heidi Wachter

No matter how far you hike, the Appalachian Trail serves as a reminder that any journey begins with a single step.

How to Build a Campfire

By Kaelyn Riley

A few basic instructions are all you need to light up your next outdoor adventure.

Why Halotherapy Is Worth Its Salt

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’s Success Story

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.

Rejuvenating Retreats

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.

Letting Go at Wanderlust 108

By Kaelyn Riley

An Experience Life editor tackles a “mindful triathalon” — and finds a little peace of mind along the way.

Behind the Scenes With Cassie De Pecol (Video)

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.

Broader Horizons: 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.

Classic Family Vacations: Charleston

By Kelle Walsh

This charming Southern town offers antebellum architecture, friendly locals, and one of the country’s best culinary scenes.

Classic Family Vacations: Santa Cruz

By Kelle Walsh

This idyllic seaside community provides year-round fun for families.

Classic Family Vacations: 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.

Classic Family Vacations

By Kelle Walsh

Three uniquely American destinations that offer fun, adventure, and history to delight travelers of all ages.

Behind the Scenery: People of 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.

The Best of All Worlds

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.

Find Nature Near You

By Laurel Kallenbach

These tips can help you spy wildflowers, bees, and butterflies near you.

Backpacking 101

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.

What to Try Now: Adventure Apps

By Heidi Wachter

These four adventure apps cover everything from hiking trails to geocaching to star-gazing.

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