How to Introduce a Loved One to Adventure Travel

How to Introduce a Loved One to Adventure Travel

"Are you crazy?" my friend exclaimed. “He’ll never want to travel again!” I simply smiled. We were catching up and discussing my upcoming travel plans, which involved a multi-day jungle trek with my city-slicker brother in tow. I’m

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene mountain lake, a secluded old-growth forest. The only problem is that all too soon you’re back

10 Best Bike Tours in the U.S.

10 Best Bike Tours in the U.S.

When it comes to two-wheeled adventuring, sometimes self-guided exploration is part of the thrill. Other times, you’d rather leave the wayfaring to an experienced guide so you can focus on soaking up the scenery as well as the eats (and drinks)

An Insider's Guide to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

An Insider's Guide to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1991, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge consists of just under 72 square miles of protected land, designed as a refuge for two highly endangered migratory bird species—the black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler

How to Take a Mini Sabbatical With Your Family

How to Take a Mini Sabbatical With Your Family

Last year, my husband and I made everyone we know jealous by announcing that we were moving to Hawaii. The punchline is that we only moved there for a month. Many of us assume that travel falls into a couple of categories: a week of vacation