For Alex Simpson, there’s something inherently wrong with luxury cruise ships, equipped with spas, gourmet dining halls, and workout rooms, sailing into polar landscapes immortalized by hard-ass explorers like Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott. There’s also something horribly hypocritical about hundreds of people, paying tens of thousands of dollars, traveling aboardContinue Reading

If sleeping on the ground isn’t your thing, but you still want to enjoy the outdoors, you’re in luck. Perched on the Big Sur cliffs in California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you’ll discover one of the most unique camping areas ever: Treebones Resort.   All the comforts you’ll need. Photo:Continue Reading

National parks are set aside for a good reason—they’re the most spectacular places in the country—but that means that they’re often overcrowded and teeming with tourists. Utah’s Zion Narrows Trail Will Be Open to Hikers Forever, Thanks to a $1.5-Million Agreement There are good reasons why people flock to theContinue Reading