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Plan your next trip now with exclusive savings on adventure-travel vacation packages and gear. This week: Utah's Canyonlands, Europe,  Southeast Asia, more.

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This month's reader photos have it all—from inspiring locales to travel tips to take you there. Plus: Enter our Action Photography Contest.

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Our Travel Directory is now available online. Plan a trip with information from 51 outfitters, sorted by region.

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Alive Expedition Photo Gallery
See breathtaking photographs from the first retracing of the Alive Andes escape route.
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This Month in National Geographic ADVENTURE
Adventure Trips

Photo: Man with Map Instant Expert: Map and Compass
A compass can help you only if you know how to use it. Here's our primer in backcountry navigation »
Illustration: Antelope Canyon

Southwest Game Plans
A formula for Four Corners bliss: super slots, a great granite wall, and two new trails »

Running Shoes + Gear 
Jump-start your routine with the latest spring-training running shoes »

Adventure Travel
World Class: Dubai, Fiji, Panama »

Action Islands: Escape to the Caribbean »
South Carolina Road Trip
From tupelo swamps to some of the tallest trees in the East, let the land of southern hospitality be your springtime getaway.

Carolina road-trip map

Illustration: Dr. ExtremeAsk Dr. Extreme

Q: Is hypothermia
a threat on a spring paddling trip?

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