Alison Kelman

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...

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-...

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...