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Off the Grid in Big Pine Lakes, Inyo National Forest

Off the Grid in Big Pine Lakes, Inyo National Forest

Going “off the grid” to some means turning off their cell phone for a few hours. For me last fall, it meant driving 9 miles up a mountain road with absolutely no cell reception, staying in a Wi-Fi-less cabin powered only by hydroelectricity and then hiking 10 miles farther into the wilderness.

Camping Under the Stars in Big Sur

Camping Under the Stars in Big Sur

When you visit Big Sur, leave the smartphone, the laptop, the iPad and all other technology, save for a camera, at home. There simply cannot be any trifling distractions to alter your experience of the Central Coast region. I grasped this fact as soon the stunning terrain came into view during my first visit to Big Sur in February 2013.

Been There, Do This: Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Been There, Do This: Diving in the Galapagos Islands

If you’re going to cut costs on a Galapagos Islands trip, don’t skimp out on a guided diving trip. As bumpy as my Galapagos adventure was (due to a choice to explore the islands without the comfort and convenience of a live-aboard boat), the few hours I spent underwater were unbeatable.

Snowshoeing in Vail

Snowshoeing in Vail

TravelAge West contributor Chelsee Lowe takes in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains while snowshoeing in Vail.

Rappelling Into a Pirate’s Cave

Rappelling Into a Pirate’s Cave

I am a little bit of an adventure junky, so when asked if I wanted to rappel down a 130-foot sea cliff above the opening of a pirate cave landing onto a boat in the ocean, I had to say yes. I was at Roca Partida, a coastal area in Los Tuxtlas, located near Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach here is known for a sea cave that locals say was used by pirates as a hideout for their ships — the cave looks exactly like a cookie-cutter cutout of a ship, so it’s an easy story to believe.

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

On a recent trip to the famed Galapagos Islands, I was determined to stick to a strict travel budget. I had traveled abroad on the cheap many times before – through China for three weeks, around Japan for two, and so on – and I saw no reason why the Galapagos Islands could not be similarly planned.

Catching my First Waves in Kauai

Catching my First Waves in Kauai

During my last visit to Kauai, I finally had the chance to take a proper surf lesson with Kauai Surf School, and it made all the difference. I went from fumbling in the waves to actually hanging 10 in just under two hours.

Surf’s Up in Los Cabos

Surf’s Up in Los Cabos

Surf culture and Los Cabos are a perfect match. Not only are there great surf breaks, there’s also an over-the-top nightlife scene that supplies an adrenaline rush after the sun goes down.