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Review: The Best Electrolyte Drink for Dehydration: 7 Top Picks

Any outdoor or fitness enthusiast knows that hydration isn’t just about quenching thirst. It’s primarily about staying healthy and safe, and keeping your body functioning as optimally as it should. When we’re well-hydrated, we function better overall, especially when it comes to participating (or competing!)…

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Which National Parks Require Reservations in 2022?

America’s National Park Service is truly a national treasure, protecting some of our most precious and spectacular natural resources. From the most iconic to the smallest and lesser-known, you’ll find breathtaking natural landmarks, diverse wildlife, and endless adventure inside national park boundaries. In recent years,…

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6 Ways to Volunteer in The Great Outdoors

We often head outside to unplug and unwind from the stresses of daily life, to improve our mood, get some exercise, or connect with others. Interestingly, these are some of the exact same benefits you get from doing volunteer work. So why not give back…

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6 of the Best Things to do in Badlands National Park

The Badlands in South Dakota is easily one of the most underrated national parks in the U.S. Despite its unwelcoming but well-deserved name — summers are extremely hot, winter brings intense winds and extreme temperatures, and there’s practically no water — Badlands National Park has…

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Packrafting 101: How to Get Started

When you’re a true adventure lover or outdoor enthusiast, most — if not all — days tend to be filled with some sort of excitement, even if only for a few minutes. But sometimes you just crave those bigger, more epic, memorable adventures. That’s where…

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5 Best National Parks for Fall Color in the Western U.S.

When you think of the western United States, what comes to mind? It’s likely vast deserts, impossibly steep canyons, soaring mountain ranges, enormous and unusual rock formations, and colorful sunsets. While seasonal fall foliage may not be at the top of that list, it would…

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5 Best National Parks for Fall Color in the Eastern U.S.

There are a lot of things to love about autumn: just-about-perfect weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, flannel and chunky sweaters, apple cider and, of course, colorful fall foliage. Who can resist those vibrant, multi-hued shades of orange, red, and gold? It’s hard to imagine a better place…

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Review: 8 of the Best Night Hiking Trails in the U.S.

If you already enjoy hiking or trail running, you’re probably familiar with all the physical and mental health benefits. It strengthens your muscles and core, improves balance, helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels, boosts your mood, lowers anxiety and reduces the risk of…

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