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  1. Thru-Hiking With Your Significant Other: Tips on Staying Happy (and Together)

    Here, a firsthand look at the challenges (and joys) of thru-hiking with your significant other.

  2. How to Get Started with Triathlons in Alabama

    Follow these basics to join the 4 million Americans competing in triathlons each year.

  3. An Ode to Alabama’s Great Outdoors

    From its rivers and mountains to its Gulf Coast, Alabama is not only beautiful, but also ecologically diverse.

  4. How to Introduce a Loved One to Adventure Travel

    Ready to make some unforgettable memories with a loved one? Here's how to introduce them to adventure travel.

  5. 6 Best Stargazing Spots in the Southeast

    Come marvel at the night sky at these 6 amazing stargazing southeast destinations. From Virginia to Georgia, here are the best places to see the dark night come to life.

  6. How to Get Your Kids Skiing at an Early Age

    The younger you get them started, the sooner you can be ripping up the slopes together. Here, insider tips on how to get your kids skiing at an early age.

  7. Ales to Trails: Pair Local Craft Breweries with These Outstanding Knoxville Trails

    Knoxville features 50 miles of trails in the Urban Wilderness, an in-city trail system, and several other preserves and natural areas to explore. Pair them with a city filled with craft breweries and you've got the perfect combination for outdoor fun.

  8. Why the Holidays are One of the Best Times to Visit Knoxville

    From an Elf on the Shelf Challenge to urban trails and snowy mountain hikes, Knoxville offers lots of ways to enjoy the holiday season.

  9. Diversity, Ego, and Mileage: The Struggle for Inclusivity in the Thru Hiking Community

    The exploding popularity of thru hiking has exposed some dark sides in the long-distance hiking community. Here, we look into why it's crucial to address those issues and create a more supportive, inclusive environment.

  10. A Captivating Look at Alabama’s National Forests

    Alabama's four national forests make the state one of the most ecologically and geologically diverse areas in the world.

  11. The Unsung Heroes of Alabama Mountain Biking

    Hard-working Alabamians give back to mountain biking and the state by volunteering their time and energy to build and maintain trails.

  12. Are You Addicted to Nature?

    There's a growing body of research digging into what outdoor enthusiasts have known for a long time: the correlation between nature and overall well-being.

  13. 33 Years of Discovering Alabama with Doug Phillips

    Dr. Doug Phillips, has probably done more than anyone else to raise awareness about protecting the land, water, wildlife, and rural way of life in Alabama.

  14. Aspen Snowmass—Colorado's Best Big Mountain

    Snowmass is Colorado's best big ski mountain. From long runs to wild terrain, this iconic resort turns 50 in 2018 and the fun gets better every year.

  15. 4 Great Washington D.C. Hikes that Showcase the Importance of Public Lands

    Our nation's capital may be most known for its museums and historic sites, but there are plenty of options for outdoor enthusiasts, too. These 6 great hikes in Washington D.C. are a great place to start.

  16. 5 Creative Outdoor Date Ideas in and Around Charlotte

    Think out-of-the-box this year to hike, bike, and romance your way into your Valentine's heart.

  17. How to Get Started with Trail Running in Alabama

    Beginner trail runners in Alabama should follow these tips on getting started in the sport.

  18. A Quick & Dirty Guide to North Carolina Ice Climbing

    Ice climbing in North Carolina is more accessible that you might think.

  19. Winter Cragging at North Carolina’s Sauratown

    Sauratown in North Carolina is home to some of the best winter climbing in the Southeast.

  20. 10 Awesome Outdoor Documentaries to Inspire You to Get Outside

    When the weather is nasty, sometimes you need a shot of inspiration to get after it. These incredible outdoor documentaries do just that.

  21. How the Shenandoah Valley Shines as a Leading Food Capital of the Country

    With an abundance of farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, breweries, and locally grown specialties, Virginia's Shenandoah's Valley is filled with options for those who love fresh, creative food and craft beer and wine.

  22. 10 Unique Places to Stay the Night in Shenandoah Valley

    The Shenandoah Valley is filled with adventurous options to enjoy during the day—here's a quick sample of the best places to stay for the night on a weekend getaway to one of Virginia's most scenic regions.

  23. Curling in the Carolinas

    Curling is a unique combination of athleticism, balance, strategy, and teamwork, and it's catching on in the Carolinas.

  24. Keep Your Gear Like New: Cleaning, Repair, and Storage Tips

    As any outdoor enthusiast knows, gear is expensive. Here's how to keep yours like new, with pro tips on cleaning, repairing, and storing it.

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