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Hikers in the Cares Gorge in Spain's Picos de Europa National Park.

The Best 5-Day Hike in Spain’s Picos de Europa Mountains

By Michael Lanza Minutes into our hike through the jaw-dropping Cares Gorge in northern Spain’s Picos de Europa National Park, we come upon several chamois grazing beside the trail. A deer-like animal about the size of a goat, chamois are the emblematic fauna of the Picos, regularly seen in the alpine areas of these mountains. As my family aims cameras …

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A backpacker on the Teton Crest Trail, North Fork Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park.

13 Photos From 2019 That Will Inspire You to Get Outdoors

By Michael Lanza What adventures did you take this year that inspired you? The 13 photos in this story are favorite images from several wonderful trips I took in 2019—and perhaps you’ll want to take. They include a few enduringly favorite places: backpacking in the Grand Canyon and running the canyon 42 miles rim-to-rim-to-rim in a day; backpacking the amazing Teton Crest …

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A hiker on the Tour du Mont Blanc in Italy.

15 Adventures on Earth That Will Change Your Life

By Michael Lanza Can travel “change your life?” How many experiences have such an enormous impact? I can name several that shifted my perspective, or expanded how I view the world and other people. Exploring the surreal landscapes of Iceland and Patagonia. Walking among Earth’s highest mountains in Nepal, through remote villages where people live much as their ancestors did for centuries. …

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