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By Everett Potter As the travel world slowly emerges from quarantine, adventure travel companies are getting creative as they lure travelers back.  Getting outdoors and staying outdoors is what these companies are focusing on for the sake of social distancing. The focus is on trips based in North America. With

By Everett Potter When travel resumes, there are many observers who think that venturing into the great outdoors will have wide appeal. After all, hiking and backpacking are ready-made for social distancing. Even now, before restrictions have been lifted, people are heading off into the woods and mountains for some

By William C. Triplett Whenever I think of Austria, the first thing that comes to mind is an alpine country full of passionate, world-class skiers. I’ve long believed skiing is simply part of national DNA, and that each Austrian is required to be born in a downhill starting gate. It

Story & photos by Kim Brown Seely Most first-timers to Jordan make a beeline for Petra, then after spending a day or two exploring the site – an ancient metropolis carved from stone that’s like nothing else on earth – head off to float in the Dead Sea.  I prefer

By Everett Potter So you’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) but you just don’t have the time? Then speak with Jeffrey H. Ryan, the author of Appalachian Odyssey. His subtitle says it all: A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail. Your read that right. Of course, he hasn’t been

By Steve Jermanok I always bring hiking boots when traveling to Phoenix, because it’s arguably the best city in the country for day hikes. There are some 200 miles of trails in the Phoenix park system including short summits like Piestewa that are ideally suited for a 2-hour lunch break.

Story & photos by Jeffrey Ryan I recently returned home after my first visit to Sedona, Arizona. I was (and still am) enthralled by this enchanted place. The beauty alone would be enough to draw any traveler in, but if you enjoy exploring the world on foot, Sedona offers some

By Sara Hudston Hiking the steep climb up to Dow Crag in England’s Lake District, I nearly got left for dust by an 85-year-old. There were six of us on the trail high above Coniston Water on a trip organized by The Wayfarers Walking Vacations. It was the second day

By Steve Jermanok Come winter, Montreux serves as a base for skiers who want the cosmopolitan feel of a city after spending a day on the slopes. It’s only an hour train ride to the exclusive resort town of Gstaad, 90 minutes to Zermatt and the Matterhorn. If you want

By Steve Jermanok Come winter, Montreux serves as a base for skiers who want the cosmopolitan feel of a city after spending a day on the slopes. It’s only an hour train ride to the exclusive resort town of Gstaad, 90 minutes to Zermatt and the Matterhorn. If you want