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10 Small Towns With Huge Backyards

10 Small Towns With Huge Backyards

From Haines, Alaska to Davis, West Virginia, here are 10 of the best places to live and play--or at least be sure to visit--in the U.S.

Mountain Mindset

Mountain Mindset

With paddling, mountain biking, a hip downtown and reasonable real-estate, Morgantown, West Virginia is your next adventure town.

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Live + Play in Philadelphia

Live + Play in Philadelphia

Philly attracts urban expats with its local color and inner outback.

2 Nights and 2 Hikes in Lake Tahoe

2 Nights and 2 Hikes in Lake Tahoe

Brave the trail to the top of Mt. Tallac or make one of the lakes your destination for the day. Either way, you will not be at a loss for things to do in this mountain playground.

Live and Play in Lake Placid, New York

Live and Play in Lake Placid, New York

Three decades after Olympic history unfolded in its backyard, this winter-sports mecca deserves a medal of its own.

Wyoming's Backcountry Beckons

Wyoming's Backcountry Beckons

With prime off-piste routes just steps from the blacktop, western Wyoming makes it easy to go big. Really big.

Traveling Healthy in New Orleans

Traveling Healthy in New Orleans

Our Athletic-Minded Traveler takes you inside the best places to sleep, eat and workout in the Big Easy.

Life on the Boundary

Life on the Boundary

Not only is it nestled in Superior National Forest, it is also the gateway to the Boundary Waters but these aren't the only reasons world-renowned naturalists call Ely, Minnesota home.

Live and Play in Ellijay, Georgia

Live and Play in Ellijay, Georgia

This portal to the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains is an Appalachian Trail gateway that has long been ignored--and likes it that way.

How to Beat the Heat in El Paso

How to Beat the Heat in El Paso

The Athletic-Minded Traveler tells you where to eat, sleep and workout in this hot Texas town.

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