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Tips and products to make your stay in the terminal a whole lot more bearable when your flight gets canceled
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Car rental companies have been struggling post-pandemic with a surge in demand and limited supply—but don’t let that stop you from going on the trip you’ve been dreaming about during lockdown

Don’t be afraid of ice climbing. It’s a fun winter skill to pick up, and we’ve got all the intel on how to get started.

Whether you want to explore public or private lands, these maps demonstrate landownership lines for the entire U.S.

Take these steps to ensure you know what you’re getting before clicking the reserve button on that cute mountain cottage or condo by the sea

At trailheads and on city streets, thieves are stealing more gadgets than ever. Here’s my solution for stopping them.

Pursue your favorite activities with color-coded trails in Gaia GPS’s U.S. Forest Service roads and trails layer

Whether you’re on a road trip or backpacking through Europe, download these apps to learn more about the culture, weather, and even history of the places you’re visiting

Sometimes paying for camping is necessary, but Gaia Topo helps you find free alternatives that you won’t find with Google

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When you combine stellar terrain, world-class amenities, and spectacularly uncrowded slopes, you get a mountain experience like no other

This feature from Gaia GPS allows you to search recent satellite images for the best leaf peeping in your area 

Vanlifers share their secrets for fending off the stink (with or without finding a shower)

There’s a lot to know before parking your van or pitching a tent on public lands. Here’s how to do it right.

Here are some foolproof ways to ward off ticks, no-see-ums, mosquitos, and fleas—and to find relief if they get you anyway

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These six scenic byways will bring you across the most beautiful destinations on the East Coast

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All the inspiration and know-how you need to make the most of adventures on the open road

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

Crowds, lines, and permits. Here’s how to visit a park this summer without melting down.

Photographer James Barkman has been living in his 1976 VW Westfalia van for seven years. The lessons he’s learned can help you on your long-weekend road trip, too.

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