Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:07:23 GMT
(image) The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:12:47 GMT
(image) Len Stanmore, 60, has climbed the Seven Summits, skied to the North and South Poles, run 150 miles in seven-day races across deserts, and is currently racing across the snowy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:12:35 GMT
(image) Driving around looking at the gorgeous amber, orange and sunset-colored leaves of deciduous trees is a familiar fall road trip, but a handful of enterprising boat companies now offer traffic-free foliage tours by water.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:09:15 GMT
(image) Travelers these days can experience autumn foliage in a mind-boggling number of ways: climbing into the treetops, paddling kayaks down rivers and lakes, or ziplining high above the forest floor.
Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:51:29 GMT
(image) Wine regions from Africa to Argentina are opening new cycling paths and offering programs for bike enthusiasts — a cleaner, healthier and more in-depth way to taste the terroir of a region.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:10:54 GMT
(image) In need of some motivation to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling? You could find a running buddy or join a local gym. Or you could compete in a 5K obstacle course while being chased by zombies.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:41:12 GMT
(image) Looking to add a little zip to your summer vacation plans? The zip line industry feels your ennui. From the cypress forests of central Florida to the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska, zip line operators are offering experiences that are higher, faster and wilder.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:56:21 GMT
(image) When you want more out of your trip than just a beach and a book, try some of these adventure destinations.
Wed, 16 May 2012 20:49:00 GMT
(image) After months of training and shelling out $55,000, Joe Martinet’s dream of climbing Mount Everest ended abruptly when the guide service he was using canceled the trip because of safety concerns.
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 06:35:00 GMTActive-duty military personnel and their dependents will soon be able to enter every national park for free as part of an effort to thank service members and their families for the sacrifices they make, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:27:04 GMT
(image) Imagine swimming in crystalline ocean waters shot through with sunlight when one of Earth's most notorious predators swims into view — a very close view.
Fri, 9 Mar 2012 22:19:58 GMT
(image) No doubt you’re familiar with Street View, the Google Maps technology that lets you travel along city streets via your computer or smartphone screen.
Thu, 1 Mar 2012 22:59:00 GMTFor years, hikers across the country have had to pay a fee to park at U.S. Forest Service sites and trail heads but that's now under review.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:44:03 GMT
(image) Think about the tallest, wildest roller coaster you've ever been on. If a Southern California design firm has its way, you haven't felt anything yet.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:28:14 GMTYosemite National Park officials say lowering the number of permits to Half Dome is the best option for maintaining the wilderness character at the popular hiking spot.
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:24:05 GMT