5 Awesome Spring Rides Near Portland

When spring arrives, that's when the cycling starts getting good in Portland. True, there are tons of folks who ride year-round in Stumptown, but there's something about spring riding that's near impossible to beat. With no shortage of scenic loops to choose from, here are five perfect rides in Portland and beyond—along with what makes them so ...
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An Insider’s Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska

One of the Arctic's most unforgettable outdoor experiences takes place in the dead of night when the air is frigid and the ground frozen. But while the earth remains locked in winter’s grip, the sky comes alive in the vivid greens and reds of the aurora borealis. Known more commonly as the Northern Lights, these natural marvels top many travele...
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How to Have an Unforgettable Multi-Sport Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

Mid-century modern architecture, celebrity sightings, and sitting by the pool all come to mind when thinking about Greater Palm Springs. But you'll also find a treasure trove of outdoor activities to explore in and around the nine cities located within the Coachella Valley, surrounded by the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains to the west and ...
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6 Underrated National Parks and Monuments in the West

Sure, you could head down to Cancun or the Bahamas, and you could drink obscene amounts of tequila and wake up naked next to the hotel pool. But spring break doesn't have to mean "spring break", if you catch our drift. Here's an alternative guide to some of the Southeast's more adventurous (and less expensive) options that will surely make this...
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7 Excellent Spots for the Best Spring Skiing in North America

With the arrival of warmer temperatures and a more laid-back atmosphere, spring skiing is a magical experience: costumed characters barreling down the slopes, sundeck moments toasting the fun at all-day après, and savoring that seasonal favorite of conditions, corn. Whether you’re looking for family fun during a spring break with the kids or a ...
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Help Our Honeybees, Help Ourselves

Major declines in populations of bees in North America and beyond is a big problem for farmers who depend on this free natural pollinator to help fertilize their crops that end up as food on our tables. According to the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), $15 billion a year in U.S. crops—including apples, berries, cantaloupes, ...
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