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Lonely Planet Releases Top 10 Cities for Travelers

Lonely Planet recently released its Best in Travel 2014, which includes a list of the top 10 cities for traveling. These cities are spread across the globe and include classics as well as cities that are just coming into their own as traveler destinations. The Lonely...

The Government is Back Up and Running, and So Are the National Parks

The Government is Back Up and Running, and So Are the National Parks Grand Canyon National Park, Flickr Everyone rejoice: now that the shutdown is finally over, government employees can get back to work and the rest of us can go out and explore any National Park that we feel like. No sneaking around with the risk of getting fined, you can...

Shutdown Status: States Pay To Reopen Some National Parks

Shutdown Status: States Pay To Reopen Some National Parks Flickr, David Yu We're going on two weeks of government shutdown, with tourists hoping to see national parks having to sneak in or go home. Thousands of park workers have been furloughed and local businesses who generate income from tourism are feeling the pinch. Several...

Utah To Reopen National Parks By The Weekend

Utah To Reopen National Parks By The Weekend James Gordon, Flickr There's finally a bit of good news for travelers impacted by the Federal Government shutdown with the announcement that Utah will reopen five of its national parks despite the ongoing closures around the country. Utah made a deal with the government...

Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers from Campers, Gets Drunk, Fights Cow

Pig in Australia Steals 18 Beers from Campers, Gets Drunk, Fights Cow Craig ONeal, Flickr Forget crocodiles and snakes, the real animal threat in Australia is wild pigs. At least if you're camping. At a campground in Western Australia over the weekend, a feral pig guzzled down 18 beers that had been left out improperly secured. And just...

U.S. National Parks Try New Ways To Appeal To Minorities

U.S. National Parks Try New Ways To Appeal To Minorities Flickr, Sam Garcia for the City Project While U.S. national parks see millions of annual visitors, only 1 in 5 are non-white, and Hispanics (the fastest-growing demographic in America) account for only 1 in 10 visitors. The New York Times just reported about programs hoping...

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Idaho Backcountry Where Hannah Anderson Was Found

A 16 year old named Hannah Anderson was abducted by a family friend last week in a series of events that left both her mother and brother dead. Her saga began in Southern California and ended far away, in the wilderness of Idaho, when she was rescued by FBI agents over...

NeighborGoods Allows Travelers To Borrow From Locals

Gone are the days when travelers have to pack bulky items. Now they can just borrow instead. NeighborGoods is changing the face of consumption, facilitating a borrowing and lending culture within neighborhoods. This is great for people who want to meet their neighbors...

At The Aspen Animal Shelter, You Can Rent-A-Pet On Your Vacation

At The Aspen Animal Shelter, You Can Rent-A-Pet On Your Vacation Courtesy of Aspen Animal Shelter If you're a frequent traveler as well as an animal-lover, there are two scenarios that likely describe you: petless and sad about it, or pet-owner, but usually forced to leave it at home or board it. Neither is a happy option, but the...

Will Fatberg Hunting Be The New Glamping?

It's always good to learn a new word every day, and today's word is fatberg. A fatberg is exactly what it sounds like--a giant mass of fat. In this case, a giant mound of fat blocking up one of the world's largest sewer systems. So what does a fatberg look like? Watch this...

The Plague Closes Los Angeles Forest

The Plague Closes Los Angeles Forest CDC Officials evacuated and closed parts of the Angeles National Forest after finding a dead squirrel that was infected with bubonic plague, the BBC reports. Scientists are currently examining the squirrel to see if it died of the disease or of other causes. Park...

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park Flickr, Sarah Ackerman High Manhattan hotel prices ruining your summer travel plans? If you'd like to try urban camping -- sleeping under the skyscrapers of New York City -- you can try your luck for a spot at one of the city's summer Family Camping sessions. The Urban Park...

The Latest In Budget Friendly Glamping: Can A Mini Compete Against An Airstream?

The Latest In Budget Friendly Glamping: Can A Mini Compete Against An Airstream? BMW Group There are many ways to road trip. The first is in a car, paired with dodgy motels along the highway. The second is more picturesque and for the outdoor lover, packing a tent in the trunk and pitching it at camp sites along the way. The third is a combination of...

Photo Gallery: Flowers From Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Photo Gallery: Flowers From Michigan's Upper Peninsula Michigan's Upper Peninsula is lined with beaches along Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the south. The Keweenaw Peninsula in the greater U.P. is also lined with Lake Superior beaches to the east and west. Views from each side vary, but are beautiful across...

Campers Could Soon Charge Cell Phones With Pee

Stuck in the woods with no way to charge your cell phone? Soon, you might be able to solve the quandary with your own urine. Researchers in the United Kingdom have figured out how to use waste-eating bacteria to produce enough electricity to send a few text messages and...

Welcome To The Jungle: Thailand's Khao Yai National Park

Welcome To The Jungle: Thailand's Khao Yai National Park Adam Hodge, Gadling I was 12 years old when I discovered the jungle wasn't for me, and I hadn't even been to one yet. It was "Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World" that did it for me. Enthralled though I was by the idea of a Professor Challenger-esque expeditionary jaunt...

Photo Of The Day: Summertime Exploring

Photo Of The Day: Summertime Exploring Adam Baker, Flickr Warm days, balmy nights and time off. Summer is prime time for getting outdoors and exploring. Backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, walking, running; whatever your sport of choice, this is the season to be doing it. Need some inspiration? This photo taken...

Don't Burn Toilet Paper While Camping, Experts Say

Don't Burn Toilet Paper While Camping, Experts Say Wikimedia Commons Camping is a fun summertime activity, and everyone who cares about the outdoors wants to reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible. That's why many people burn their used toilet paper. Dirty toilet paper is ugly and unhygienic. It takes...

Is 'Cabineering' The New Glamping?

Is 'Cabineering' The New Glamping? Courtesy of Delaware North Parks & Resorts Love the outdoors but roughing it, not so much? A new movement called cabineering might be for you. The term was coined by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, which operates historic and scenic properties throughout...

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer Expedition Flannel Shirt

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer Expedition Flannel Shirt Eddie Bauer In the world of outdoor and travel apparel there are few names as recognizable as Eddie Bauer. For more than 90 years the company has specialized in making clothing that is designed for travel and adventure, outfitting some famous explorers and mountaineers along...

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