Stephanie Pearson

These Ski Resorts Are Perfect for Summer

Ski resorts take on a secret life in warmer months. Fewer crowds (with some exceptions, like Jackson Hole) and warmer, longer days to enjoy the ponderous beauty of the mountains make almost any ski...

The 5 Best Travel Guides

A good guide is a jack-of-all trades—so personable they could be your best friend, an expert on the terrain's gear and safety, and able to elevate an adventure destination beyond the usual tourist...

The 70-Year-Old Night-Canoeing Explorer

In late March, polar explorer Will Steger will embark on one of his trickiest expeditions to date: a 200-mile, month-long solo voyage through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and...

The First Comprehensive Cycling Map of Route 66

Thirty years after it was officially decommissioned comes Bicycle Route 66— the first ever all encompassing cycling map of the iconic byway. So finally, you can ditch the car and explore the most...

America’s Nordic Skiing Meccas

Nordic skiing began about 8,000 years ago in Scandinavia but it’s taken until now for the sport to start really catching on in the U.S.

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’...

Drop Anchor at a Balmy Island This Winter

From nearby to far-flung and exotic, we've got eight islands to cure your winter wanderlust. Turns out one of the most spectacular is right around the corner.

Why Duluth is the Best Town in America

The finalists in our Best Town Ever competition have a lot in common: Thriving food scenes, walkable neighborhoods, and, of course, incredible access to trails, rivers, mountains, and lakes. But no...

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