Adventure

Visting Iceland’s Food and Farming Community

Visting Iceland’s Food and Farming Community

By Karen Stillerman As a food lover and an agriculture geek, I frequently plan vacations around what there is to eat. This summer, I traveled to Iceland, ostensibly to admire its breathtaking scenery and ride its tough little horses. As a bonus, I escaped a couple weeks of DC’s stifling heat. But of course, I […]

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    Protecting Our National Parks for Another 100 Years

    Protecting Our National Parks for Another 100 Years

    By Jillian Mackenzie “Europe has cathedrals. We have national parks,” said Stephen Saunders, president of the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, neatly capturing the significance of these 59 national treasures, which include important monuments as well as parklands. But as we honor their majesty on this 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, we must also […]

    This Woman Is Paddling from Chicago to New Orleans to Fight for Clean Water

    This Woman Is Paddling from Chicago to New Orleans to Fight for Clean Water

    A New Jersey native and mother of two has set off on a two-month paddling journey from Chicago to New Orleans to raise awareness about water quality issues. Extreme distance paddler and clean water activist Margo Pellegrino.The Big Apple 2 The Big Easy Facebook Blue Frontier Ocean Explorer Margo Pellegrino set off via the Sanitary […]

    Talking With Wild Bottle Nose Dolphins Near Buck Island

    Talking With Wild Bottle Nose Dolphins Near Buck Island

    While making a documentary, Blue Centennial, with filmmaker Robert Nixon, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry and world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle, my son Finn Kennedy, 18, and his uncle Max impulsively dove from a speeding motorboat into a pod of wild bottle nose dolphins carousing in the bow wave. Three Mammals: Finn Kennedy while swimming with […]

    Nation’s Longest Bike Path Will Connect Maine to Florida

    Nation’s Longest Bike Path Will Connect Maine to Florida

    Stop and smell the roses or grab some food or chat with locals on the nation’s longest greenway. Soon, traveling from Florida to Maine and back won’t require a car. The East Coast Greenway will stretch from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, a 2,900-mile distance. The project will provide non-motorized users a unique way […]

    17 Spectacular Images of Earth From Outer Space

    17 Spectacular Images of Earth From Outer Space

    Wildfires, the lowest average extent of Arctic ice, remote villages in the Sahara desert and other striking images were captured by satellites to provide a space-eye view of the Earth during June 2016, compiled by The Guardian. As seen in the image below stagnant lakes stretch across the upper reaches of the Volga river delta […]

    11 Best Snorkeling Spots in America

    11 Best Snorkeling Spots in America

    For ocean lovers, there’s almost nothing more exciting than snorkeling and exploring underwater worlds. Most of the time that’s done in tropical places with vibrant coral reefs and colorful fish swimming around. Some of the places on this list are, in fact, exactly that, but there’s also a few that might surprise you. Here are […]

    The 9 Best Hot Springs on Earth

    The 9 Best Hot Springs on Earth

    There’s nothing better than soaking in warm water. Well, other than doing it with an awesome view. Hot springs provide both. Here’s a list of nine incredible hot springs around the world. 1. Hot Water Beach: Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand This beach got its name from the naturally heated mineral water that emerges through its […]