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Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Easy Upgrades

Kick it up a notch with these quick fixes.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook

Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.

Gear Review: Eagle Creek Mobile Locker

Don't let a bike commute cramp your style.

Higher Calling: Adventure in Valencia, Spain

Spain's little-known Valencia region beckons the mountain-minded adventurer with dramatic topography, sun-drenched hiking and biking, and sumptuous end-of-day feasts.

3 Ways to See: The Dakotas

Think the Dakotas are just endless prairie? Get ready for climbing, backpacking, and biking of the highest order.

60 Minute Fixes: Minneapolis

Three ways to hike, bike, and paddle your way to freedom in the Twin Cities.

PERFECT DAY: Olympic National Park

In the Elwha Valley, tidal rivers collide with towering old-growth forests, creating an outsized multisport playground. You'll need a bike, a kayak, and a boatload of stamina to join Sara Gagnon, an area native and co-owner of Adventures Through Kayaking, on this rollicking tour.

SOLE Signs On As Title Sponsor of Baja Travesia Adventure Race

SOLE, makers of performance custom footbeds, socks and sandals, has inked a deal to be the title sponsor of the third annual Baja Travesia Adventure Race.

60-Minute Fixes: Pittsburgh

Hike, paddle, or ride in America's favorite steel town.

60-Minute Fixes: Salt Lake City

Hike, bike, and climb in this Utah gem--much more than a skier's paradise

Backpacking, Paddling, and Biking at the Delaware Water Gap

Foliage, lazy canoe waters, and high-ride hiking make the Delaware Water Gap a prime fall destination.

Backpacking, Kayaking, and Mountain Biking in the Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula has way more than big lakes. Explore it all by foot, paddle, or pedal.

Hike, Bike, and Row in Phoenix

Prolong summer weather by planning a vacation to the mountains and waters of heat-blessed Arizona. You'll soon understand what makes Phoenicians so proud.

Backpack, Paddle, and Mountain Bike along California's North Coast

See all (or any) of northern California's three faces.

Boston: Hike, Bike, and Paddle

Beantowners are seeing the light at the end of the Big Dig tunnel, and it's a beautiful shade of green.

Hike, Paddle, and Bike in Denver

Feel mile-high by hiking foothills, paddling downtown, and pedaling Mt. Falcon Park.

Hike, Bike, and Paddle in Minneapolis

Big currents flowing down the Mississippi, recently-blazed trails, and howling coyotes make up only a few of the many attractions that draw crowds to this city's outskirts.

Backpack, Bike, and Climb in the Dakotas

You'll never confused Plains with plain after exploring these hard-changing hiking, biking, and climbing routes.

Mountain Bike from Telluride to Moab

Prime time in the Rockies to explore the San Juan Hut System

Guide's Choice: Hiking, Biking, Paddling, and Sledding Adventures

From paddling Lake Superior to glacier-hopping in Alaska: 6 hair-raising, lung-busting adventures from America's top outfitters

Boot Review: Garmont Nagevi XCR

You won't find a better all-purpose lightweight boot.

Biking The Colorado Trail

Mountain vistas: the ups and downs of a mountain-biking/hiking paradise.

Utah: The White Rim, Canyonlands

A bit of nerve opens up the stunning canyonlands made famous by Wile E. Coyote.

Lake Pillsbury, Mendocino National Forest, California

Hiking and backpacking at its finest, through pastoral grasslands and forests of pine and fur.

California's Smith River National Recreation Area

You're as likely to bump into Sasquatch as another human.

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