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Tighten those Laces and Mark Your Calendars for 2018’s Most Extreme Races

If you're tired of running your local marathon and want to step up and truly challenge yourself, why not sign up for an extreme race? From running an African desert to pedaling a mountain divide, this list has all the best extreme races for 2018.
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Here are the 6 Snowiest Places on Earth

Time to break out the skis, crank up the snowmobile, or just throw another log on the fire — it’s about to get deep. Here are the five snowiest places on Earth.
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Visiting Southern Greenland, a Land of Vikings and Icebergs

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Pack Your Bags: These are the Top Travel Destinations for 2022

As an international travel insurance brand, World Nomads knows where adventurers are planning to go in 2022. Are these top travel destinations on your list?
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Why the GoPro HERO6 Black is Totally Worth the Price Tag

The GoPro HERO6 Black may look and feel a lot like its predecessor, but this new action camera features a bold processor with better video capabilities.
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High-Altitude Hotels: Best Resorts for Ski Junkies and Snow Bunnies Alike

From base to peak, high-altitude hotels take snow sport enthusiasts to great heights. Here are three resorts that will get you high and slopeside.
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Hit the Slopes at the Best Ski Towns in the United States

Our list of the eight best ski towns has it all, including historic mines, high altitude distilleries and breweries, art galleries, and zip-lines.
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Don’t Leave Home Without a Pair of the Best Travel Underwear for Men

These aren't your dad's tighty-whities — these are our favorite pairs of travel underwear for keeping your business happy and healthy during long trips.
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Our Favorite Travel Socks for Work and Trail

When you spend all day on your feet, a good pair of socks makes all the difference. Here our favorite travel socks that work in the office and on the trail.
Luxury African Safaris

4 Luxury African Safaris that Redefine Glamping

Adventure to Tanzania’s Serengeti, Kenya’s Masai Mara, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, or Kruger National Park in South Africa on a luxury African safari.
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Get In-Vested this Season: Our Favorite Men’s Vests for Functional Fashion

You want your wardrobe to be both functional and fashionable. The casual vest is perfect for that. Check out our picks for the best men's vests this winter.
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Teton Brothers is the Japanese Backcountry Brand You Need to Know

There's no better Japanese brand for winter wear than Teton Brothers. Don't believe us? Check out outdoors writer Clay Abney's three favorite TB products.

Snow Peak is Japan’s One-Stop-Shop for Outdoor Gear (and You Can Get it in the U.S.)

The Japanese know good design. Clay Abney outlines our favorite Snow Peak products currently available from this nearly 60-year-old outfitter.
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Japan-based Goldwin Ski Apparel Crafts Olympic-level Sportswear

Goldwin ski apparel is one of the leading brands on the slopes. The Japanese company gained notoriety during the 1960s at the Olympic Games.
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Quiksilver’s New Airlift Vest Will Make Big-Wave Surfing a Little Safer

Quiksilver's Highline Airlift vest is an inflatable, CO2-powered life jacket specially designed to improve the personal safety of big-wave surfers.
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6 Iconic Bridges Spanning the Globe

The world's most iconic bridges are not only engineering marvels, but also works of art that have become iconic landmarks in their own right.
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Step On Up: Burton Snowboards Announces New Boot-to-Binding Connection System

Three connection points on the new Burton Snowboards Step On system will help deliver better board control by locking the boot directly to the binding.
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Perfect Shot: 4 Best Travel Tripods For Your Next Adventure

The best travel tripods are compact, portable, and easy to use. Here are four great options for your next epic trip.
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Take a Peek at these New Burton Jackets Before Snowboarding Season Arrives

Snowboarding and skiing season is approaching. Here's a look at the newest Burton jackets, which will be available in time for opening day on the slopes.
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We’re Inclined to Check Out the World’s Best Funiculars

Funiculars, or inclined railways, are a rare sight thanks to modern transit technology. Here are the best remaining funiculars around the world.

Highway to Hell: Four of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

If you're the kind of guy who likes a good white-knuckle drive, check out four of the world's most dangerous roads to get your motor running.
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Rack It Up! Getting to the Trailhead with Ease with these Five Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks

Here is our list of five hitch-mounted bike racks to get you, your bike, and the rest of your gear to the trail head this season.

The Most Dangerous Countries in the World: Five Places You Shouldn’t Visit

These five most dangerous countries in the world for traveler's should definitely NOT be on your bucket list. Unless you're a mercenary...then you're good.
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Shed the Weight and Rise Above with the World’s Lightest Hammock

Whether you are a diehard music festival goer or a minimalist backpacker, this ultralight hammock from Sea to Summit is sure to become a staple.
24-Year-Old James Leitner is Walking Across America for Clean Drinking Water

24-Year-Old James Leitner is Walking 3,000 Miles Across America for Clean Drinking Water

Last month, 24-year-old James Leitner embarked on a 3,215 mile walk across the country to raise awareness about clean drinking water.
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Wanderlust: A Guide to Living the Van Life

If you're doing to ditch your job and responsibilities and live the Van Life, here's what you're going to need to be at least moderately comfortable.
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Discovering Norway by Sea: The ‘Fast Route’ From Kirkenes to Bergen

Ever wanted to visit Norway? The best way to see this long coastal country full of fjords is by sea. We took the Fast Route from Kirkenes to Bergen.
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Urban to Trail: Lifestyle Apparel for the Adventurer

City to Trail: Lifestyle Apparel for the Adventurer. Your guide from underwear to outerwear and footwear to eyewear for those who seek adventure.
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All Aboard: Adventure at the bottom of the world!

Discover an Antarctic adventure on the southernmost continent aboard an expedition cruise through the south polar seas.
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Walking in the Footsteps of the Inca

Hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is both challenging and life-changing. Yet, there is nothing more awe-inspiring.
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Rolling Luggage for the Long Haul

Finding the best rolling luggage for any adventure.

Essential Gear for the Intrepid Adventure Traveler

Choosing the right gear for your next trip is essential to a great adventure. You will want gear to keep you safe and comfortable every step of the way.
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Karl Meltzer Sets New Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Today we speak to ultrarunner Karl Meltzer about his new speed record on the Appalachian Trail.