Thursday, May 22, 2014

America's 100 Best Adventures (According to Nat Geo)

National Geographic Adventure is back with another great list today, this time giving us their picks for the Best Adventures in America. The list consists of 100 must-do escapes, as compiled by a list of experts, who selected the best places to hike, bike, ski, climb, and paddle in the U.S. For visitors to the country, this is a great introduction to everything the States have to offer in terms of adventure sports. For Americans themselves, it is a good reminder of how great we have it here at home. There is no passport required for all of these great options.

The list includes a fantastic photo gallery with some of the top adventures shown in all of their glory. Those include mountain biking the Tahoe Rim Trail, hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park, and skiing the 10th Mountain Division huts in Colorado, amongst others. An interactive map also displays all 100 adventures, giving you an idea of where they are located. Unsurprisingly, the American west is well represented here. Nat Geo also offers a state-by-state list for those who just want to go looking for specific options in a certain area as well.

With Memorial Day weekend approaching in just a few days, we'll be officially kicking off the summer travel season here in the U.S. If you're looking for a some destinations to keep you busy in the months ahead, this list will certainly come in handy. Of course, there are plenty of classic adventure options to be found here, but there are also some excellent lesser known adventures too. Find a couple that appeal to you, and then get started on checking them off your bucket list.

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