It all started with The Call of the Wild.

Spencer Bruggeman was 11 when he read Jack London’s classic tale about a sled dog in gold rush-era Alaska. London’s stories have inspired generations of young readers, so he probably wasn’t the first kid to finish the book and ask his...


Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a rate six times higher than the national average.

That’s thanks in part to dedicated greenways like the Burke-Gilman Trail, an old rail line that the...

Photo of a kid on a playground

More than 11,000 Philadelphians live within a 10-minute walk of Lanier Playground, a 4-acre city park that The Trust for Public Land helped rebuild in 2018.