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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...

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...

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...

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...

How Long Does It Take To Paddleboard From Cuba To Florida?

Ben Friberg is a 35 year old musician from Chattanooga, Tennessee who recently became the first person to paddleboard from Cuba to Florida. According to a Reuters interview, Friberg's almost entirely stand-up feat last week was an endeavor to "promote peace and...

Politicians Will Do Just About Anything To Promote Tourism

Politicians Will Do Just About Anything To Promote Tourism Why would New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 71-year-old with a net worth of at least $27 billion, agree to compete in a whitewater-rafting race against the governor of New York? Andrew Cuomo and Bloomberg haven't always seen eye-to-eye but tourism promotion can make...

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...

Video: Dorset, England Now Has A Dragon Skull On The Beach

If you happen to be in the area of Dorset, England, in the near future, you might want to check out the giant dragon skull that is currently sitting on its Jurassic Coast. Blinkbox oversaw the skull-building project, which is, at its core, a celebration of the release of...

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...

Fireworks Ban? Try These Fourth Of July Alternatives

Fireworks Ban? Try These Fourth Of July Alternatives Ming Xia, Flickr With fireworks bans in place across parts of the Western U.S., it's going to be another Fourth of July calling for alternative celebratory activities. In Colorado, where I live, we've learned to accept this fact, and it doesn't stop the outdoor revelry. ...

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...

Vagabond Tales: Kayaking With Thieving, Soda Drinking, Bloodthirsty Monkeys

Vagabond Tales: Kayaking With Thieving, Soda Drinking, Bloodthirsty Monkeys Heather Ellison Most people who think monkeys are cute have more than likely never met a real monkey. Although they might be cute on television, as anyone who has actually met a monkey will tell you, their cuteness is simply a disguise for their evil. Yes, I'll say...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Darwin Awards Contenders Foiled By Observant Cafe Customer

Darwin Awards Contenders Foiled By Observant Cafe Customer Four men who could have become strong candidates for this year's Darwin Awards have been saved by a Good Samaritan who was enjoying some coffee nearby. The BBC reports that a customer at a cafe in Oxwich Bay, Wales, spotted four men in a dinghy clutching onto a buoy and...

Gadling Gear Review: ContourROAM 2 Action Camera

Gadling Gear Review: ContourROAM 2 Action Camera One of the fastest growing segments of the consumer electronics market over the past couple of years has been in the action camera category. These small, super-durable video cameras are used to capture footage of everything from family vacations to the latest crazy extreme...

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