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.
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.
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.
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.
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.