Active Vacations

Yosemite's Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limited

The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.


Retiree spends golden years as adventure traveler

Len Stanmore, 60, has climbed the Seven Summits, skied to the North and South Poles, run 150 miles in seven-day races across deserts, and is currently racing across the snowy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.Len Stanmore, 60, has climbed the Seven Summits, skied to the North and South Poles, run 150 miles in seven-day races across deserts, and is currently racing across the snowy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Enjoy fall foliage by boat

Driving around looking at the gorgeous amber, orange and sunset-colored leaves of deciduous trees is a familiar fall road trip, but a handful of enterprising boat companies now offer traffic-free foliage tours by water.Driving around looking at the gorgeous amber, orange and sunset-colored leaves of deciduous trees is a familiar fall road trip, but a handful of enterprising boat companies now offer traffic-free foliage tours by water.


Get out! 5 leaf-peeping adventures

Travelers these days can experience autumn foliage in a mind-boggling number of ways: climbing into the treetops, paddling kayaks down rivers and lakes, or ziplining high above the forest floor. Travelers these days can experience autumn foliage in a mind-boggling number of ways: climbing into the treetops, paddling kayaks down rivers and lakes, or ziplining high above the forest floor.


World's most bikeable wine regions

Wine regions from Africa to Argentina are opening new cycling paths and offering programs for bike enthusiasts — a cleaner, healthier and more in-depth way to taste the terroir of a region. Wine regions from Africa to Argentina are opening new cycling paths and offering programs for bike enthusiasts — a cleaner, healthier and more in-depth way to taste the terroir of a region.


Obstacle races feature mud, fake blood — and zombies

In need of some motivation to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling? You could find a running buddy or join a local gym. Or you could compete in a 5K obstacle course while being chased by zombies.In need of some motivation to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling? You could find a running buddy or join a local gym. Or you could compete in a 5K obstacle course while being chased by zombies.


New adventure venues put the 'zip' in zip lining

Looking to add a little zip to your summer vacation plans? The zip line industry feels your ennui. From the cypress forests of central Florida to the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska, zip line operators are offering experiences that are higher, faster and wilder.Looking to add a little zip to your summer vacation plans? The zip line industry feels your ennui. From the cypress forests of central Florida to the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska, zip line operators are offering experiences that are higher, faster and wilder.


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