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Video: One Day In Yosemite National Park

On June 26 of last year, 30 filmmakers descended on Yosemite National Park to take part in a very interesting project. They spread out across the park's 761,000 acres in an effort to capture the essence of a single day in that iconic place. They shot footage of the...

The Best Of The West: Classic Ski Lodges

The Best Of The West: Classic Ski Lodges Despite deceptively balmy temperatures in parts of the U.S., there's still plenty of ski season left. Why not spend it staying at a classic ski lodge or chalet out West? These regal or groovy remnants from the early-to-mid-20th century are a dying breed, although some have...

Gadling Gear Review: Brooks Range Mojave Waterproof Down Jacket

Gadling Gear Review: Brooks Range Mojave Waterproof Down Jacket Anyone who enjoys cold weather adventures probably already knows that down is the best insulator for keeping us warm when the mercury begins to drop. Lightweight and comfortable, down can be used in a variety of products that help us enjoy the great outdoors, even in extreme...

80-Year-Old Sets Sights On Everest Summit

80-Year-Old Sets Sights On Everest Summit Eighty-year-old Japanese skier and mountaineer Yuichiro Miura has announced his intentions to attempt a summit of Mt. Everest this spring, returning to a mountain that made him famous back in 1970. If successful, Miura would become the oldest person to ever climb the...

Food And Wine Bike Tours Visit Italy's Dolomite Mountain Range

Food And Wine Bike Tours Visit Italy's Dolomite Mountain Range Food and wine may already be an embedded focus of vacation plans for many travelers. It's not something to put on a to-do list, pencil in on an itinerary or even think all that much about when traveling. But maybe it should be. Travel companies feature and package food...

Hiking Arches National Park In Winter With A Pair Of Worn Out Sneakers

Hiking Arches National Park In Winter With A Pair Of Worn Out Sneakers How did I end up on the ass end of the famous Delicate Arch rock formation at Arches National Park in Utah? That's the question I asked myself one afternoon last week as I was standing on the slippery base of the arch in completely inappropriate sneakers, looking down at the...

Want A National Park All To Yourself? Visit Canyonlands National Park In Winter

Want A National Park All To Yourself? Visit Canyonlands National Park In Winter It was 12 degrees as we stood before the Mesa Arch in Utah's Canyonlands National Park early on a Monday morning in January waiting for the sun to rise. But we weren't complaining because we knew that we had this wild and magnificent place almost all to ourselves. ...

Polar Explorer Attempting January Denali Summit Again

Polar Explorer Attempting January Denali Summit Again There are two things you can say with certainty about polar explorer Lonnie Dupre. The man is certainly persistent in his pursuits and he has an undeniable affinity for the cold places of our planet. For the third straight year, Dupre has ventured to Denali (also known as...

Celebrity Climbers Summit Kilimanjaro For A Cause

Celebrity Climbers Summit Kilimanjaro For A Cause A group of celebrity climbers topped out on the highest peak in Africa earlier this week in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of clean drinking water in developing nations. The group reached the 19,341-foot summit of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro on Friday after...

Trek To Everest Base Camp To Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of The First Summit

Trek To Everest Base Camp To Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of The First Summit On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hilliary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to summit Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. Their daring and historic climb ended a decades-long quest to conquer the 29,029-foot mountain and by accomplishing that task, the two men became instant...

The Ouray Ice Festival Begins Today In Ouray, Colorado

The Ouray Ice Festival Begins Today In Ouray, Colorado North America's largest ice climbing competition gets underway in Colorado today with the start of the Ouray Ice Festival. The event is held annually at the Ouray Ice Park and pits the best climbers in the world against one another in a host of challenges designed to test...

Global Giveaway Sends Students Traveling Worldwide

Global Giveaway Sends Students Traveling Worldwide In July 2012, People to People Ambassador Group sent students to Japan for the first time since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011. Partnering with MTV, People to People also ran an Act for Japan contest to give away one full tuition travel scholarship....

Gunnison's Wanderlust Hostel Offers $35 Crested Butte Lift Tickets

Gunnison's Wanderlust Hostel Offers $35 Crested Butte Lift Tickets While I was enjoying a few days of Nordic (read: free) activities in Crested Butte last week, a local let me in on a secret. "You can get deals on lift tickets everywhere. You just need to know where to look." And then she passed on some intel to me. In that spirit, I'd...

Accident On The Trail? Science, Nature To The Rescue

Accident On The Trail?  Science, Nature To The Rescue On the trail, adventure travelers know the importance of basic first-aid skills when thousands of feet up on a climb, camped miles from nowhere or hiking off the beaten path where a call to 911 brings help. When an emergency happens, knowing what to do can mean the...

Durango, Colorado Inspires Dreamers, Even When It's Minus 9

Durango, Colorado Inspires Dreamers, Even When It's Minus 9 It's nine degrees below zero Fahrenheit and I'm the only soul out for a walk in downtown Durango on a Friday night. Everyone else in this idyllic town of about 16,000 in the southwest corner of Colorado is sensibly rushing into and out of businesses and some leave their cars...

National Park Service Puts Permanent Caps On Half Dome Hikers

National Park Service Puts Permanent Caps On Half Dome Hikers Yosemite's Half Dome is one of the most popular and iconic sites in the entire U.S. National Park system. It is so popular in fact that in 2010 the Park Service was forced to institute a provisional set of guidelines that required hikers to have a permit before attempting to...

Pinnacles National Monument Set To Become National Park

Pinnacles National Monument Set To Become National Park California's Pinnacles National Monument is set to be promoted to a national park after a bill to that effect passed through the U.S. Senate on Sunday. That same bill was approved by the House of Representatives in July and now only waits for President Obama's signature to...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that...

Cenotes And The Maya: When Sinkholes Become Sacred

Cenotes And The Maya: When Sinkholes Become Sacred The Yucatan peninsula lies on limestone bedrock. Water erodes passageways through limestone in a sporadic sort of way in this area. Andrew Kinkella, a Maya archaeologist, describes what happens as a "Swiss-cheese effect underground." Some of these eroded passageways have...

Cruise Line Adds Photography- And Biology-Themed Sailings

Cruise Line Adds Photography- And Biology-Themed Sailings Travelers can know more about biology and photography by sourcing knowledge in a variety of ways. Online research leads to entire websites devoted to teaching us both. Locally, area colleges and universities will have lab-grade biology experiences as well as hands-on...

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