Hiking

Semi-secret Alpine huts: Where hard core hikers party

Semi-secret Alpine huts: Where hard core hikers party

Lens-popping mountain scenery! Vodka clear lakes! Marmots! You get it all -- with cheap prices -- at Europe's best hiking huts
7 gorgeous Korean mountain hikes

7 gorgeous Korean mountain hikes

Hiking some of Korea's mountain tracks is a visual treat in fall and winter
Traveling alone is the only way to travel

Traveling alone is the only way to travel

This lone -- but never lonely -- traveler avoids companions and fellow tourists for the serendipitous and non-judgmental moments of solo travel
How to find a great escape in the Great Wall

How to find a great escape in the Great Wall

Just two hours from Beijing, travelers can spend a night in a Ming watchtower
Officer plunges to death rescuing hiker

Officer plunges to death rescuing hiker

Policeman slips from harness while freeing man trapped in Nevada canyon
Mount Aso and me: How I risked death on a Japanese volcano

Mount Aso and me: How I risked death on a Japanese volcano

Postcards from the edge of a hardcore hike into the danger zone
Triceps and flip-flops: Gunung Rinjani’s porters

Triceps and flip-flops: Gunung Rinjani’s porters

Tough yet threadbare porters take the strain on a trek up an active volcano on Lombok
Escape summer in the city and head to the hills

Escape summer in the city and head to the hills

Beat the heat with these highland hikes, all within easy reach of Tokyo
10 trips to soothe your soul

10 trips to soothe your soul

Visit a shaman or drink from a healing waterfall -- alternative vacations can be life-changing
Mount Miwa: The holiest hike in Japan

Mount Miwa: The holiest hike in Japan

Forget Everest, ignore K2, for a truly spiritual mountain experience try Miwa-yama
Best place to jump off a cliff: Sheung Luk stream

Best place to jump off a cliff: Sheung Luk stream

A walk to a secret scenic spot turns bloody good
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World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city