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By Laurel Kallenbach
A trip that combines cooking and outdoor exploration is a recipe for adventure — whether you travel far afield, or stick close to home.
kids on sail boat
By Laurel Kallenbach
Plan an educational adventure that will have you and your kids learning from nature — not just about it.
Clean Getaway
By Kelle Walsh
A refreshing departure from vacation over-indulgences, a detox retreat leaves your mind clear, your body restored, your daily habits reconsidered. Here's how to find the right one for you.
By Laurel Kallenbach
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill and Hurricane Katrina may no longer be making front-page headlines, but the region still needs help. Taking a Gulf Coast volunteer vacation empowers you to play a part in its recovery.
By Laurel Kallenbach
What happens when you actually do the thing you always wanted to do? There's only one way to find out.
Joy-Ride
By Sarah Tuff
Roll right over the winter blahs by heading south for a warm-weather bike tour.
utah
By Laurel Kallenbach
Can mountains and deserts really impart healing energy? Escape to a wellness spa near Santa Fe and Taos to find out.
man on mountain
By Kelle Walsh
Explore the nation’s most pristine long-distance hiking trails - and discover your inner strength along the way.
rock climbing
By Caren Osten Gerszberg
Via ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) is a mountain-climbing method that lets less experienced climbers enjoy views and adrenaline rushes usually reserved for the pros.
No-Fuss Getaways
By Laurel Kallenbach
Yearning for a taste of the great outdoors without the camping hassles? Residence-based vacation packages combine the comforts of home with the thrill of a new locale.
An Island Over Here
By Bob Cooper
You don’t have to travel beyond our borders to find the perfect island getaway. These secluded isles deliver a little bit of paradise your whole family can enjoy.
By Sarah Tuff
Get past the stereotypes of snow and ice, and you’ll discover a warmer side of Canada - one that’s ideal for outdoor adventures of all sorts.
Adrenaline Rush
By Laurel Kallenbach
Challenge your physical and mental strength by making extreme sports part of your next getaway.
Unplugged Vacation
By Laurel Kallenbach
Want to come home from your next vacation feeling more deeply revived? Leave your tech gadgets—and habits—at home.
By Sarah Tuff
Test your physical strength on a trek below the rim of one of America’s most challenging natural wonders: the Grand Canyon.
By Laurel Kallenbach
Looking for the perfect getaway? Choose from an à la carte menu of activities and therapies offered at today’s leading spas and wellness centers.
surfer
By Kelle Walsh
Athletic fantasies become reality at these sports-immersion schools.
Ride Away
By Laurel Kallenbach
Looking for an exhilarating way your whole family can explore the great outdoors together? Consider an unforgettably fun horseback-riding adventure.
Disappearing Places
By Laurel Kallenbach
Many of the world’s most spectacular landscapes are vanishing because of climate change, spurring concerned visitors to experience and protect them before it’s too late.
person looking out on desert scene
By Laurel Kallenbach
Build your outdoor survival skills — and reconnect with nature — on an educational wilderness adventure.
Staycation
By Kelle Walsh
Sometimes the best vacations are staycations. Here’s how to find active adventures in the place you call home. 
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