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Adventure Travel

When you think of taking a vacation do you dream of relaxing on a beach? Or does your mind turn to something a little wilder -- an African safari or agritoursim chores?

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7 Wild and Scenic Rivers You Should Totally Check Out

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act into law in 1968 to protect U.S. rivers for future generations. Here are seven fabulous rivers you should check out.

Deerlick Astronomy Village Lets You Really See the Stars

Some folks love stargazing so much, they're willing to build their lives around it. Welcome to Deerlick Astronomy Village, where you can live the astronomical life full-time — or just visit for a dark sky party.

5 Frigid Facts About the Taiga, the World's Largest Terrestrial Biome

The taiga biome stretches from Alaska to Mongolia, and it's super-cold. You can totally live here, though not too many people do.

Siberia's Lake Baikal Is the World's Oldest and Weirdest

Lake Baikal is a massive, ancient lake in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia. It's home to nearly 4,000 different species, earning it the nickname the 'Galapagos of Russia.'

Fenn's Treasure Has Been Found!

A reclusive millionaire hid a treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border in 2010. Some lucky hunter finally found it.

A Guide to the Serengeti, Home of the Great Migration

The Serengeti in Africa is famous for being home to the "big five" and the annual migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeest. We'll tell you what else makes this place so special.

What Does It Mean to Be an Explorer Today?

It sometimes seems that, with Google maps and GPS and every-step-you-take tracking, there couldn't possibly be an unturned stone anywhere on the planet, but that's far from true.

Get to Know Denmark's Gorgeous Faroe Islands in 11 Stunning Facts

People around the globe are just beginning to discover the beautiful Faroe Islands. With little crime, lovely scenery and lots of puffins, here are 11 things to know about this unique destination.

Lapland Is the Land of Eight Seasons

Four measly seasons may not be enough. The Sámi people of Lapland say their region's eight seasons better express their lifestyle and the cycles of their land. So, what are these seasons?

Hiking el Caminito del Rey, Once the World's Most Dangerous Trail

Our writer shares her experience of hiking Spain's el Caminito del Rey, once considered the world's most dangerous path. It was closed for 15 years after five people died on it and reopened in 2015 as a new, improved attraction.

Snake Island: A Viper-infested Hellscape

The island of Ilha da Queimada Grande off the coast of Brazil is home to an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 venomous snakes, which translates to about one snake every 3 feet. Watch where you step.

HowStuffWorks: Get Hooked on the Extreme Sport of Zip Lining

HowStuffWorks heads to Historic Banning Mills, the world's largest zip line canopy park, to learn the science behind how zip line courses speed through the trees.

5 Treasures People Are Looking for Right Now

Treasure hunting may be dangerous, but it sure is super exciting. Here are five treasures people are hunting down right now.

More Women Traveling Solo for Personal Growth and Adventure

Solo travel is on the rise ... and it's mostly women on the go.

How New Zealand Became the Home of Extreme Sports

New Zealand's public accident insurance fund has made the country a magnet for extreme sports and adventure seekers.

Millennials Say They Have No Time for Vacation

Don't believe the hype: Not all millennials are entitled. A report on vacationing shows their age group is the most vacation-deprived of any.

Can You Be Addicted to Travel?

Many articles have been written about the positive effects of travel. But can it also be too much of a good thing?

Scientists Reveal What Living and Working in Antarctica Is Really Like

The most inhospitable continent in the world can be a surprisingly normal at times. But then you have to mail your poop home.

Sailing Around the Globe With a Pet Chicken Named Monique

Frenchman Guirec Soudée is sailing around the world by himself. But since everyone needs a first mate, he enlisted a laying hen.

10 Eerie Abandoned Cities You Can Visit

There's something about abandoned cities that makes you curious about what happened. Here are 10 where you can satisfy that curiosity by taking a visit.

Everest: Still Tough to Conquer Decades After First Summit

Thousands have summited the world's highest mountain since Hillary and Norgay made their historic climb in 1953. What's changed about that formidable trek?

Mesmerizing Drone Footage Shows Eerily Abandoned Chernobyl

Photographer Philip Grossman used drones to capture these amazing shots of the nuclear meltdown site and abandoned city of Pripyat.

Japanese Corpse Hotels Arise in Response to Super Busy Crematoriums

Cremation in Japan is pretty much a nationwide tradition. That means you may have to wait days or weeks before your loved one is cremated. What to do in the meantime?

Cathartic 'Rage Rooms' Grow More Popular, But Could Actually Increase Aggression

The "rage room," where people can buy incremental time to smash household items and office products, is a European craze that may be coming to a city near you.

One Crazy Odyssey: Traveling Around the World … on Foot

Sometimes you need to take a walk to clear your head. For one man who circumnavigated the globe, that walk lasted more than a decade and stretched nearly 50,000 miles.

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