The summertime is notorious for outdoor getaways, but you’d be missing out if you overlooked some of the most-popular national parks during the holiday season. Sprinkled snow, morning fog, and a wide-open sky make national parks ideal for hitting up during the holidays.
Winter snow brings a fresh crop of sporting possibilities, and ski resorts around the United States are filling up with downhill enthusiasts. To get out of line and into the great wide open, we suggest strapping on the skinny skis and hitting up these five places for cross-country skiing in a more serene environment.
Surprise! America's national parks are open for business during winter. Sure, your options may be a bit different than in the popular summer months, but adventurous souls will be mightily rewarded for their efforts.
The gear experts at ActiveJunky.com, a partner of GORP.com, know the outdoors like the back of their hands. Here they guide you to six great city hikes across the country, with gear recommendations for each spot included.
Northern California has it all: a wild coast dotted with picture-perfect beaches; rugged granite peaks topped with snow; and primeval forests bristling with ancient trees. Of course, Northern California also has San Francisco, but you knew that already. Here are six top spots in NoCal that are easy to pair with the City by the Bay, or enjoy as trips in their own rightno city required.
The gear experts at ActiveJunky.com, a partner of GORP.com, know the outdoors like the back of their hands. Here they guide you to seven great free campsites across the country, with gear recommendations for each spot included.
You don't get out there very often, so make the most of your time on the open road. Bag two national parks in one trip with these five scenic drives that start and end in some of the best spots in the West.