Adventure

This Fiji Resort Leads the Way in Sustainable Travel

This Fiji Resort Leads the Way in Sustainable Travel

With its warm, turquoise waters, gently undulating palm trees and sunny climate, it’s not hard to see why Fiji is such a popular travel destination. This group of islands in the South Pacific encapsulates the idea of tropical paradise and today over a quarter of the economy stems from travel. While the economic benefits of […]

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    Pedal-Assisted E-Bike Makes Commuting Fun and Easy

    Pedal-Assisted E-Bike Makes Commuting Fun and Easy

    Call me lazy, but one of my favorite things about electric bikes is that you don’t have to work very hard to get very far. For throttle operated e-bikes—where you twist the grip like a motorcycle or continually push a button for some juice—you can cruise as long as you hold onto the throttle. Of […]

    Outdoor Industry Leaders: ‘Enough Is Enough!’ Protect Our Public Lands

    Outdoor Industry Leaders: ‘Enough Is Enough!’ Protect Our Public Lands

    The most anticipated outdoor recreation event of the year just finished in Salt Lake City, Utah, where hundreds of outdoor brands from small business outfitters to industry pioneers like Patagonia and Black Diamond Equipment gathered to witness the cutting-edge in outdoor gear. OMG! Land Grab Congressman Now Wants #Trump to Abolish National Monuments https://t.co/ZdmAJo7HsN @CenterForBioDiv […]

    10 Amazing Photos of Trail Runners

    10 Amazing Photos of Trail Runners

    By Joe Spring Photographer Alexis Berg discovered trail running in 2013, when he filmed his brother in the Diagonele des Fous, a 100-mile ultramarathon on Reunion Island. Almost immediately, he decided he wanted to create a photo book that his brother, Frederic Berg, could write. When he found no other coffee table book on the […]

    Join the Sustainable Tourism Revolution

    Join the Sustainable Tourism Revolution

    I was shocked when I found out the travel industry generates nearly 10 percent of the world’s GDP and rising each year. People are travelling and travelling more often. Tourism employs 1 of every 11 people in the world. Along with economic impact, travel presents opportunities for growth, learning and the exchange of ideas. Travel […]

    Obama Designates Two New National Monuments, Protecting 1.65 Million Acres

    Obama Designates Two New National Monuments, Protecting 1.65 Million Acres

    President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect two large areas in the western U.S. The new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah preserves 1.35 million acres containing 100,000 significant Native American sites, while the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada sets aside 300,000 acres, also home to Indigenous archeological sites. Protection […]

    Is Zion National Park Being Loved to Death?

    Is Zion National Park Being Loved to Death?

    By Melanie Haiken I’m looking up at the final ascent to Angels Landing in Utah’s Zion National Park, trying to work up my courage to scale the Dr. Seuss–like series of sheer climbs and even sheerer drops, the canyon 1,500 feet below me on either side. My biggest fear isn’t a misstep—though the highly eroded […]

    This Pipeline Would Cut Through America’s Most Celebrated Hiking Trail

    This Pipeline Would Cut Through America’s Most Celebrated Hiking Trail

    By Caroline Mosley The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline would carry natural gas 300 miles from northwest West Virginia to southern Virginia, crossing the Appalachian Trail and clearing trees on its way. Cutting through one of the most celebrated hiking trails in America, the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens wildlife habitat, recreational lands and the health […]

    Nation’s Longest Rail-Trail Now Links St. Louis to Kansas City

    Nation’s Longest Rail-Trail Now Links St. Louis to Kansas City

    You can now walk or cycle across most of the state of Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon has opened a 47.5-mile extension to the Katy Trail, effectively creating one continuous hike-and-bike path from the St. Louis area to the outskirts of Kansas City. “You’ll be able to go 287 miles on an incredible asset,” Nixon told […]