Take a Hike

Would you be interested in an ecologically sound pastime that's mostly free of charge, adventurous and helps you lose kilos in the process? Then get your boots on. Hiking may smack of church camps or high school geography clubs, but vistas like that of Canada's Kootenay Lake Forest, pictured, can be just the thing for restoring the jaded traveler's sense of wonder. Here are four other sensational hiking destinations.

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THE TYROL, AUSTRIA: Hiking in the Austrian Alps leaves you spoiled for choice. There are 600 peaks topping the 3,000-m mark, 15,000 km of trails and hundreds of...

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