Alison Kelman

World Cup Adventures

In preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa is building six soccer stadiums, investing some $2 billion in transportation upgrades, and assigning 40,000 police officers to babysit the...

World Cup Adventures: Port Elizabeth

The country's watersports capital, Port Elizabeth (pop. 237,000) is located at the eastern end of South Africa and a cheap hourlong flight from Cape Town. Base yourself in historic Richmond Hill, at...

World Cup Adventures: Johannesburg

The World Cup begins and ends in Jo'burg; so do most South African safaris. The majority of lion-peepers head to vast Kruger National Park. Instead, take an hourlong charter flight (from $570 round-...

Hotel Surazo, Chile

HABITATS In the Clear Chile's year-old Hotel Surazo, a glass-and-wood surf lodge 2.5 hours southwest of Santiago, in the sleepy coastal village of Matanzas, offers lessons, two hot tubs under the...

Spring Break: Hike Arches

Scenario: PBS Keeps Airing Ken Burns's The National Parks Due to its proximity to Moab, Arches National Park has seen a steady increase in visitation since the eighties. This year, expect a deluge...

Be a Hero: Get an Audience

Want a louder voice for your cause? Make a movie. Big River Man, the documentary about Martin Strel, has spread the word about his swims. "Having something tangible to show is the best way to present...

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