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Stranded Travelers In The Arctic Receive Emergency Supplies From Canadian Military

Earlier today the Canadian military conducted an operation to deliver emergency supplies to a group of stranded travelers that are adrift on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. The supplies were dropped onto the ice via a C-130 Hercules cargo plane and included life-rafts...

5 Alternatives To Car Camping This Summer

5 Alternatives To Car Camping This Summer Jason Jones, Flickr If you're the outdoorsy type, it's hard not to enjoy car camping, as long as you find a destination and campground that are compatible with your interests and needs. Not that I'm speaking from experience, but ... let's just say the romantic, roughing-it...

Gadling Gear Review: Westwater Roll Top Duffel By Fishpond

Gadling Gear Review: Westwater Roll Top Duffel By Fishpond Fishpond Choosing the right bag for an active, adventurous escape can be a real challenge. On the one hand, you need something with plenty of room to haul all of your gear but then again you don't want something too large and bulky either. It should also provide a good...

Need Some Fudge? Visit The Wisconsin Dells, The Midwest's Most Delightfully Tacky Resort Town

Need Some Fudge? Visit The Wisconsin Dells, The Midwest's Most Delightfully Tacky Resort Town You don't have to leave the Midwest to catch a glimpse of the Roman Coliseum, the White House, the Kalahari Desert and the fabled windmills of Mykonos. Nope, all you have to do is take a road trip to the Wisconsin Dells, one of America's delightfully tacky resort towns,...

#OnTheRoad: Gadling Instagram From Lake Michigan

#OnTheRoad: Gadling Instagram From Lake Michigan Adia WellsMichigan's Grand Haven State Park Come on in, the water's - well, it's freezing. (Seriously, the girl in this photo is nuts.) But that isn't keeping me away from my first trip to the breathtaking shores of Lake Michigan, also known as the country's Third Coast....

Mammoth Mountain Summer Camp Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again

Mammoth Mountain Summer Camp Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again Mammoth Mountain Remember when we were kids and summer camp meant hiking in Yosemite, whitewater rafting and camping under the stars? Yeah, me neither! My summer camp wasn't nearly half as cool as that! Those are exactly the kinds of activities that Mammoth Mountain will...

Hiking in Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Hiking in Triglav National Park, Slovenia Sean McLachlan We've been talking about Slovenia for the past week here on Gadling. It's got everything you'd expect from a European country: beautiful architecture, medieval churches and castles, world-class museums, a distinct cuisine ... but every European country can...

Coopers Rock: Morgantown, West Virginia

Coopers Rock: Morgantown, West Virginia I have lost count of how many times I have been here. I started coming to Coopers Rock State Forest in Morgantown, West Virginia, when my family first moved to the town, which was seven years ago. The 12,000-some acres of beautiful hiking trails begin just a couple exits...

National Park Service Adds Fish Tacos, Lentil Soup And More To Menus This Summer

National Park Service Adds Fish Tacos, Lentil Soup And More To Menus This Summer Libby Zay, Gadling Starting this summer, the National Park Service (NPS) won't just serve up greasy cheeseburgers with a side of fries. A new initiative is bringing healthy, sustainable options to snack bars and restaurants inside parks across the country. Camp staples...

Summer Travel: Luxe Hotels In Or Near National Parks

Summer Travel: Luxe Hotels In Or Near National Parks Flickr user YoTut Planning a trip this summer? Why not make it family friendly with at trip to a national park? While we love spending our days hiking, biking or riding the river, we're not always about camping out or grabbing the nearest roadside motel after a long day...

US National Trail System Expands By 650 Miles

US National Trail System Expands By 650 Miles Paulbalegend via Wikimedia Last week – just in time for National Trails Day – newly appointed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of 28 new National Recreation Trails located in 18 states across the country. These new additions...

Planning The Perfect Picnic (Food Poisoning Not Included)

Planning The Perfect Picnic (Food Poisoning Not Included) Trey Ratcliff, Flickr The solstice may be a few weeks off yet, but let's not kid ourselves: summer has begun. A favorite warm weather pastime the world over is dining al fresco. I first discovered the joys of the picnic, in particular, when I was 10, and my family spent the...

Tonke Campers Are The Modern Nomad's Motorhome

When I was 3 years old, my parents invested in a Roll-A-Long camper. It wasn't sleek, like the Winnebagos of the day. It was more like a super-sized camper shell mounted on the forerunner of a dually truck. It was badass, and survived innumerable family vacations and...

Gadling Gear Lust: Field Candy Tents

Gadling Gear Lust: Field Candy Tents Our battered Coleman tent has been through years of service and cost something like $80 at an end-of-season sale at the local Target. It's a workhorse and held up on gravel and snow and kept the campers inside it dry in pelting rain, letting in nothing more than a little...

$56 A Night To Pitch A Tent? Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

$56 A Night To Pitch A Tent? Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Since when did camping become expensive? I live in Chicago and have spent a ridiculous amount of time researching places to camp over the Memorial Day weekend in the last two weeks. If I had planned ahead, booking a campsite would be quick and easy but we tend not to plan...

Intoxicating Bend, Oregon

Intoxicating Bend, Oregon Who wants to move to Bend, Oregon, with me? Oh, I know what you're thinking. I already have a perfectly good place to live. Why would I need to move to a small city in Central Oregon? If you're asking yourself this question, you've probably never been to Bend, because it's...

New Long Distance Hiking Trail To Open In Africa

New Long Distance Hiking Trail To Open In Africa Julian Monroe Fisher If you've already crossed the Appalachian Trail off your bucket list, hiked the length of New Zealand along the Te Araroa and walked through the Alps on the Haute Route, then I may have found your next big adventure: a new long-distance hiking trail...

Nat Geo Television Stars Offer Alaska Travel Tips

Nat Geo Television Stars Offer Alaska Travel Tips There is no question that Alaska is one of the top adventure travel destinations in North America, if not the entire world. The brief Alaskan summer brings incredible opportunities for climbing, backpacking, camping and fishing, giving visitors a chance to explore everything...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden Known as the Venice of the North, Stockholm is a city defined by water; it's in the soul of the city's inhabitants. Cold and icy in the winter and ready for sailing and bathing in the summer, water is as much a symbol of Stockholm as Old Town and the Royal Palace. This...

Summer Travel Infographic: Scenic Highways And Byways

Summer Travel Infographic: Scenic Highways And Byways It's almost that time of year again – road trip time, that is. From a long-haul, cross-country road trip adventure to a weekend warrior trek, planning a road trip takes more than just great company and a killer soundtrack. The scenery must be equally impressive. We're...

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