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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...

Abandoned Coal Mines Of West Virginia

West Virginia has been defined by the coal industry in many ways. While the industry still employs miners all over the state, abandoned coal mines are remnants throughout the area of a booming past. Exploring the abandoned coal mines is highly dangerous, but the hobby...

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...

Sports Map Of America

Sports Map Of America The talented illustrator Jess Fink over at Slate worked with Chris Kirk on interactive design to create the sports map of America. The map shows which sports are most popular in individual U.S. states with graphics. The full sports map, which can be seen here, includes...

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...

Shutdown Won't Stop Travel: Tourists Are Sneaking Into Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks

Shutdown Won't Stop Travel: Tourists Are Sneaking Into Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks Stuart Seeger, Flickr Not allowed to go where you want to on account of the government shutdown? That doesn't pose a problem for some. Because hey, if you've traveled far to see a certain landmark, you're going to do everything in your power to see it. Or at least that is...

5 Easy Ways To Stay Active When You Travel

5 Easy Ways To Stay Active When You Travel Ed Yourdon, Flickr Traveling doesn't mean having to give up your regular workout routines, even when you're on vacation and letting yourself relax a little. There are plenty of travel specific workouts to be done, from CrossFit to general hotel gym repetitions, but the...

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps

Hiker Finds Over $300,000 Worth Of Buried Treasure In The Alps Tom Fahy, Flickr It sounds like something out of a movie, but a mountaineer scaling the Alps has come across a valuable stash of jewels including emeralds, sapphires, and rubies, buried in the snow -- a treasure trove estimated to be worth $332,000. The French climber...

Newlywed Shoves Husband Off a Cliff in Glacier National Park, Charged with Murder

Newlywed Shoves Husband Off a Cliff in Glacier National Park, Charged with Murder dancingnomad3, Flickr What better way than to spend your honeymoon in the great outdoors? And if you don't have time for a honeymoon, how about a nice weekend hike? Unfortunately, when newlyweds Jordan Linn Graham, 22, and Cody Lee Johnson, 25, headed to Glacier...

Marietas Islands: The Mexican Government's Bomb Testing Created This Unreal Hidden Beach

The Marietas Islands (Islas Marietas) are located off of the coast of the state of Nayarit on Mexico's west coast, just above Puerto Vallarta. The islands are uninhabited and flush with marine life since hunting and fishing is forbidden on the islands. While staying at...

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...

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer MicroTherm Down Hoodie

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer MicroTherm Down Hoodie Eddie Bauer One look at the calendar (not to mention the thermometer) will tell you that we are most definitely in the dog days of summer. But it won't be long until the mercury begins to drop and we'll start planning our cold weather adventures. The key to enjoying those...

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...

Hiker Killed By Cow In French Pyrenees

Hiker Killed By Cow In French Pyrenees pablofausto, Flickr Backpacking in Yellowstone? Be aware of grizzlies. Vacationing in Florida? Look out for pit vipers. Exploring the Australian Outback? Know your venomous spiders. Hiking in the Pyrenees? Stay away from cows. That's the lesson learned recently...

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...

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt

Aspen's Rio Grande Bike Trail: Burgers, Bourbon And Basalt Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson I can probably be kicked out of Colorado for admitting this, but I'm just not that into bikes. Don't get me wrong: I've been lugging my vintage, fixed-gear cruiser around for over 21 years. Even though I rarely ride it these days because I live in...

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