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It may not be the flashiest snow sport, but snowshoeing is quickly becoming a popular (and affordable) way for nature lovers and subtle thrill-seekers to get outside during winter.
Just hours from Santiago, Valparaiso is a colorful coastal city that calls to everyone from surfers and history buffs to foodies and art lovers.
Basich got himself a trailer, and then custom built one of the most shred-worthy tiny houses we’ve ever seen.
Of the hundreds of hotels you’ll find in Santiago’s city limits, here are 3 of Active Junky’s top picks.
After four trips to Chile in the past four months, the Active Junky team has a few tips to keep you traveling strong, seeing more and returning home ready for everyday life—that is, if you decide to return at all.
Puerto Varas isn’t known for its mountain biking—at least not yet.
Abundant wildlife, golden beaches, pristine estuaries and granite cliffs make New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park one of the country’s most popular adventure destinations.
If you’ve always dreamed of a yearlong ski season, read on and consider booking the trip of a lifetime to Valle Nevado, Chile.
We spoke with John Rathwell, a respected outdoor photographer, who is kicking his dreams into gear with a 1991 VW Westfalia and a 2-year continental road trip itinerary.
3 questions to ask before you take off on an epic climbing trip.
Want to ride a reindeer-powered sleigh in Finland? Ice fish in Siberia? Run the world’s coldest marathon? Try something different this winter and tackle one of these wild winter adventures.
Life is good when your backyard is the backcountry, which is why we love winter ski huts.
So whether you’re on the hunt for untouched pow or a fun family getaway this winter (why not both?), these 15 ski areas will do the trick.
Hot springs only get better as the temperatures drop. Here are ten of Mother Nature’s finest spots to warm up and chill out from all around the globe.
Rest days, being a tourist and looking beyond the climb.
Over our 4-day trip, we took a crash course, one you could call “Bikepacking 101: Broken Spokes, Oceans of Mud and Endless Elevation Gain.”
Nature’s nightly fireworks shows, sunsets are undeniably beautiful—but they only get better if you’ve got the right seats.
These ten retreats – from mellow surf outposts to adventure-oriented spas – will leave you rejuvenated and rested
Weather Channel's named it the driest place in the world. Welcome to the Atacama Desert, where your rain gauge only needs to measure 4 inches – every 1,000 years. Few outside of Chileans and intrepid explorers know it exists, much less have journeyed to this unearthly place.
Venture through 16 of the world’s coolest caves and you might just find your next dream destination.
Here are some of the longest rivers in the U.S. Are you familiar with all of them?
In the remote Atacama Desert, where thin, clear air and high altitude make for some of the best stargazing on the planet, stands history’s biggest on-the-ground astronomical workstation: ALMA.
Canyons offer a backcountry experience unlike any other—but they’ll punish the unprepared adventurer without mercy.
A small town of 3,000, Raglan’s known for its environmental activism, laid-back beach culture and, above all else, surf.
Planning a climbing trip? Going international? Follow these tips and you’re sure to have an experience of a lifetime.
Here are eight canyons that, while not the Grand Canyon, are grand nonetheless.
Tips and trails, parks and markets: sample a few of the crew’s favorite spots on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Those familiar with such sacred AM reveries don’t mind setting alarms, knowing that adventure is at its finest in the AM.
Whether you’re a diehard fan of foliage or simply looking for a fall drive with a view, these spots prompt autumnal adventure.
There are secret Gardens of Eden across North America as the formula persists: the more remote the location, the more amazing the adventure.
Wherever you land on the hike-camp-pack continuum, three elements transform your trips into days of wonder, lasting memories rooted in deeper connections with nature – and each other.
Another dispatch from our favorite below-the-border wanderers: Colby and Alita.
The Island’s uninhabited and empty, except for a 24-hour ranger station and small, scattered ranch buildings—carryovers from private ownership. Here, off the coast of southern California, dreams of a “private island” feel tangible.
On the west side of the Big Island, the district of Kona has a few surf spots worth hitting up.
Compass fundamentals are imperative in any backcountry endeavor. Silly as it sounds, accelerated compass competence begins with a rhyme.
The Big Island of Hawaii boasts 266 miles of coastline with a plethora of great snorkeling spots, each filled with colorful coral reef, jagged lava rock and a fish for every shade in the rainbow.
Top mountain biking destinations feature bountiful trail systems catering to a variety of skill levels, not to mention the town is a destination in and of itself.
Hitting the road doesn’t mean leaving convenience behind. From buffalo jerky to Bluetooth speakers, carry these five products to travel strong in 2015-16.
Castle Valley is the heart of tower climbing in Utah, immediately east of Moab along River Road (Utah Rt. 128).
One of North America’s most unique landscapes, the Mojave Desert is home to desert tortoises, bighorn sheep, and a wide array of rare and unique species.
These three tried-and-true travel bags are strong haulers, from North to South America, Europe and home again.
After 8 weeks of climbing in this incredible country, an Active Junky writer illuminates some “dos and don’ts” that he learned the hard way.
With these three picks, selecting proper apparel turns theory into amazing reality as Active Junky discovered in recent real-world testing.
Driving south from Oregon to Argentina, this adventurous duo navigates the Americas in a vintage, refurbished Toyota Land Cruiser.
Congratulations. You’re finally going to make that international climbing vacation happen. Wisely, you’ve selected Thailand, home to spicy food, pristine waters, deep water soloing and jagged limestone.
Pack the usual suspects for sport climbing: rope, shoes, harness, 15 quickdraws, belay device, chalk bag and a personal anchoring system.
Truly a stronghold of the wild, here are five reasons to go backpacking in the Wind River Range.
Gold Butte Canyons, one of five unique settings, combines timeless canyon lands with the primal artistry of Native American petroglyphs.
Slugging through traffic is far from extraordinary. For the strange, dangerous and epic, take a look at these 19 mind-bending commutes. Time to rethink your drive.