How I Didn’t Hike the Pico del Teide

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At first, I thought I was going to Tenerife to sunbathe and read. Then I decided to climb a volcano… and nothing went to plan.

Stranded in No Man’s Land on the Pamirs

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The sun sank behind the snowy peaks in no-mans-land and the wolves began to prowl the wastes. How would I survive the night?

Golden Idol and Bloody Sacrifice above the Himalayan Clouds

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All in all, nothing that day went as planned. And I damn glad of it; it was the best mistake of my life so far.

3-Day Weekend in Washington State: Ocean, Rainforest, and Mountains

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My husband Kent and I, residents of America’s fly-over Midwest, had come to experience the wonders of nature itself.

8 Fabulous Mountain Peaks in Eastern Europe for Less Experienced Hikers

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Hiking is often mistaken for a strenuous outdoor activity, requiring years of experience. Lavinia Patrascu believes that, even though climbing a mountain should never be taken lightly, the reality is that almost anyone can embark on a memorable journey towards an imposing mountain peak.

The 12 Best Ski Resorts in North America

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Julie Blakley offers up the 12 best ski areas in North America for those who’d rather ride champagne powder than hang out in the champagne room-where it isn’t about glitz and glamour, but about fresh tracks and big mountains.

Trading Snow for Sun: Why You Should Visit a Ski Town in Summer

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While ski resort towns become hot destinations during winter, they tend to be forgotten about by most travelers come summer. But here’s a little secret: ski resorts don’t lose their luster when the snow melts. In fact, for non-skiers, they become even better during warmer months.

Nine Ways to Take in the World’s Most Beautiful Vistas

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Ask fellow travelers what the best view in the world is and you’ll not only be met with myriad answers and enthusiastic responses, but you’ll also create a heated debate with no objective way of being settled. While the quest for the most spectacular view is still entirely in your hands, we’d like to make your search a little bit easier by suggesting 9 ways you can search for, and hopefully find, some of the world’s most awe-inspiring views.

Touring the Arabian Shangri-La – Abha, Saudi Arabia

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“This green, mostly mountainous region is God’s own country… Asir is as close to Shangri-la as anything I have seen.”

Scenery Meets History in the Austrian Alps

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The Austrian Alps are popular with tourists, but not many visitors know about the stolen art the Nazis hid in a mine there or the capture of a high-ranking war criminal. If you like a bit of history in your travels, you may just choose to visit beautiful Altaussee and Toplitzsee, both in the Salzkammergut, a World Heritage site.