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Photo: Bikes Illustration: Festivals Map Photo: Patagonia

The Versatility Factor
Four rides that eat up the terrain, whether you're into mountain or road biking, but not your budget. 
Mountain + Road Bikes

American Escapes
'Tis the season for outdoor celebrations! 
Our coast-to-coast  poster features 13 lively outposts with everything from BBQ to microbrew.

Find the Festivals

Essential Travel Guide
Plan a trip or find a  destination with info from more than 50 outfitters, sorted by regions like Africa, Patagonia, and 
New Zealand.

Travel Directory
Photo Galleries
Rafting the Middle Fork 
Photographer Woods Wheatcroft captured a dynamic gathering of the generations to float the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

View the Photo Gallery

This Month in National Geographic ADVENTURE
Adventure Trips

Photo: Bear Instant Expert: Bearproofing
How to avoid close encounters of an ursine kind. Use these expert tips to avoid attracting bears »
Illustration: Pelton Robert Young Pelton: Kidnapping
Getting kidnapped on your vacation can happen. Pelton shows how to sidestep getting held for ransom »

Sebastian Junger
Hard-won lessons from the road by author Sebastian Junger »

Wild Roads: Free Map 
Who knew the East's last frontier was only hours from NYC? Take a
Pennsylvania road trip »
Where Next: Greek Islands
Here's the plan for your week-long, multisport sailing odyssey. Leave tourist- clogged beaches in your wake.
Greek Islands vacation




Illustration: Dr. ExtremeAsk Dr. Extreme

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




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