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Take A Hike! (For National Trails Day)

Take A Hike! (For National Trails Day) American Hiking Society The American Hiking Society has declared today National Trails Day across the U.S. in an effort to encourage all of us to get outside and visit our favorite trail. This annual celebration of the outdoors serves as a reminder of the fantastic natural...

Summer County Fairs Showcase Local Community Spirit

Summer County Fairs Showcase Local Community Spirit randychiu/ Flickr County fair season is coming up quickly, showcasing the work of local farmers and ranchers around the United States. Prize livestock and winning agriculture entries will be on display, but many visitors to county fairs have little interest in that sort of...

Gorizia: Italy's Overlooked Historic Border City

Gorizia: Italy's Overlooked Historic Border City Sean McLachlan Visitors to Italy tend to skip Gorizia. Tucked away at the northeast edge of the country on the border with Slovenia, this small city tends to get bypassed on the way to Trieste or Slovenia. I would have never gone there myself except that I was a guest...

Video: Red Bull's Cliff Diving World Series Kicks Off In France

> For its fifth year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has begun, offering daredevils around the world the chance to compete for a championship title and bragging rights. Held for the fourth time in La Rochelle, France, the competition lasts for five months and...

Learning To Dance In St. Petersburg

Learning To Dance In St. Petersburg Flickr, dobrych Twenty-seven steps. That's how far I make it from the St. Petersburg train station before I have my first regrets about visiting Russia in January. In those 27 steps, I slip and stumble and soak both my feet and my suitcase as I drag it from puddle to...

Mesilla, New Mexico: Discovering A Different Side Of The Southwest

Mesilla, New Mexico: Discovering A Different Side Of The Southwest Alex Briseño, Flickr A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to El Paso on short notice for a magazine assignment. I found it enjoyable, but on my final day, I was itching to get out of the city limits and explore before my evening flight. Every local I talked to gave me...

Amazing Time-Lapse Video Of Vivid Sydney Light Show

"TIMELAPSE - Vivid Sydney 2013 Launch" from Vivid Sydney on Vimeo. The video above captures an incredible light show happening at the Sydney Opera House as part of the fifth annual Vivid Sydney festival. The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern...

Australia's 2013 Great Victorian Bike Ride Heads Down The Ocean Road

Australia's 2013 Great Victorian Bike Ride Heads Down The Ocean Road Great Victoran Bike Ride We've noted before just how popular cycling holidays have become in recent years as active and adventurous travelers look for new ways to explore their favorite destinations. Few of those holidays can rival Australia's annual Great Victorian Bike...

Coney Island 2013: Weathering The Storm

Coney Island 2013: Weathering The Storm A photo of Coney Island from May 2013 When the first structures were being built in Coney Island in the 1840s, the surrounding community was in uproar. Residents wanted to preserve the land's natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the City of New York endeavored to condemn...

Bun Snatching At The Bun Festival In Hong Kong

Bun Snatching At The Bun Festival In Hong Kong istolethetv, Flickr On May 17, a good chunk of East Asia had a day off to celebrate the Buddha's birthday (Southeast Asia will celebrate it next week). It happens that in Hong Kong the Enlightened One's birthday coincides each year with a Taoist celebration called the Bun...

Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City

Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City Outdoor Rise Residents of New York City who are looking to put a little outdoor adventure into their lives will be pleased to learn of an upcoming event that aims to help them do just that. The first ever Outdoor Rise festival is scheduled to take place June 17-23 and will...

The Late Night, Free Cultural Event Extravaganza: European Night Of Museums 2013

The Late Night, Free Cultural Event Extravaganza: European Night Of Museums 2013 Nuit des Musées, Facebook Budget traveling night owl alert: if you're in Europe right now you don't want to miss out on the ninth annual European Night of Museums this Saturday, May 18. The idea is simple: open up museums way past their general closing hours, cut...

World Streetfood Congress To Be Held In Singapore, May 31-June 9

World Streetfood Congress To Be Held In Singapore, May 31-June 9 Laurel Miller, Gadling Does the mere thought of street food set your stomach to rumbling? If so, you'll want to get yourself to Singapore– the world's unofficial street food (or, technically, hawker centre)– capital. The city is hosting the World Streetfood...

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday xcode, Flickr AKA: Vesakha, Vesak, Wesak, Visak, Vixakha and many more derivatives. When? The second Sunday in May OR the day of the full moon in May OR the Sunday nearest to the day of the full moon in May OR the eighth day of the fourth lunar month OR if you've decided...

Recovery Vacations A Hit With Soldiers Returning From War

Recovery Vacations A Hit With Soldiers Returning From War Troop Rewards provides recovery vacations to returning U.S. soldiers and their families who served overseas. To do that, Troop Rewards relies on hotels and private vacation property owners to donate unused inventory, sort of like a hotel might release a number of rooms to...

Summer Travel Idea: Heritage Trips

Summer Travel Idea: Heritage Trips Summer travel season is upon us, and while many consider a week at the beach a worthy summer vacation, we have another suggestion. The National Park Service's African American Experience Fund (the only nonprofit partner of the National Park Service) offers a number of...

Mountain Travel Sobek Launches 5-Day Flash Sale Monday

Mountain Travel Sobek Launches 5-Day Flash Sale Monday Adventure travel company Mountain Travel Sobek will launch a flash sale starting Monday that will offer substantial savings on some of their more popular trips. The five-day sale will feature a different discounted itinerary each day, giving travelers just 24-hours to grab...

Memorial Day Travel Events Bring Discounts

Memorial Day Travel Events Bring Discounts As Memorial Day approaches, travelers are taking advantage of some special offers and events exclusive to the three-day weekend that officially begins on Friday, May 24. Discounts, special offers and events this year are available at a number of locations around the United...

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement There's a lot of talk about bikes these days. From single speeds in New York City to nighttime tours in Guatemala City and the bike share in Paris, the discussion of bicycles as a real means of alternative transportation is taking hold in a big way. But talking about...

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike Are you one of those adventure travelers who has pretty much gone everywhere and done everything? Have you already climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the length of the Himalaya and run an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert? Are you looking for a new challenge that will motivate...

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