8 Winning Images Capture The Beauty Of Protected Lands

See breathtaking images of Glen Canyon, Death Valley, Yellowstone, and more. Starry Night Erik Fremstad won in the night skies category for this photo of the Badlands of South Dakota. Though the image is breathtaking, Fremstad says “photos cannot express the awesomeness of seeing it in person.” Canyon Sunrise Grand-prize winner Yang Lu took this…

The Best Beaches In The United States

Twelve beaches from Alaska to Florida to bliss out on. Americans love the beach. We plaster oval stickers across our cars to declare our allegiances, track the sharks encroaching on “our” surf, and release new songs every year about beach cocktails and sand beneath our toes. We childishly hoard our favorite spots so they won’t…

The Best Places To Travel For Christmas

There’s no place like home for the holidays—unless you’re going somewhere insanely cool. Winter travel can be tough when you’re trying to decide on a spot where the weather won’t totally kill your vacation, but some of these places are even more magical in the snow than they are in the summer, and they’ve got…

The World’s 7 Most Amazing Forests

These pockets of arboreal wonder are guaranteed take your breath away – and put you back in touch with the natural world. 1. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica Named after the nearby town of Monteverde, this 26,000 acre forest reserve sits high in Costa Rica’s legendary cloud forests. The Reserve consists of 6 ecological…

7 Dreamy Summer Cabins To Book Right Now

From pop-up bungalows in the woods to durable bubbles on a vineyard, these cozy abodes offer real escape The perfect summer cabin has plenty to do outside, like rock climbing, sea kayaking, or hiking straight from the door. But when the cabin itself is as cool as these—tiny homes with secret locations or sleek huts…

14 Of The World’s Most Iconic Mountains

1. Uluru, Australia Uluru is a tor, an isolated mass of weathered rock, and is the second largest monolith in the world after Mount Augustus in Australia. 2. Mount Cook, New Zealand Due to rockslide and subsequent erosion, the height of Mount Cook slowly decreases. 3. Grand Teton, Wyoming Grand Teton National Park offers opportunities…