North & Central America

Border Line Amazing

From the red-rock vistas of Abiquiu to the dunes of White Sands—with a few shots of tequila mixed in—New Mexico is another world. Try these 12 perfect days in the Land of Enchantment...

Tenthouse Suite

AH, THE CHALLENGES OF CAMPING: How much to pack? Where to pitch the tent? Sushi or steak? And what bottle of wine to order with dinner? I've wrestled with these questions the past two days while...

Wild Wild West

KERN RIVER, CALIFORNIA: At the southern edge of the Sierra, the Kern runs through Sequoia National Forest, east of Bakersfield, California. The three main sections of the Kern—...

Wild Wild West

GREEN RIVER, UTAH The Green River begins in Wyoming, meets up with the Yampa at Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument, and then continues rolling towards the Colorado where their...

Wild Wild West

UPPER ANIMAS RIVER, COLORADO: With over 100 rapids—continuous Class III with intermittent Class IV and V—packed into 26 miles, and a 9,000-foot put-in in Silverton,...

The Hudson Runs Through It

Thirty-three years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, New York's 315-mile Hudson River, long an icon of industrial and municipal pollution, is running clean enough that native fish...

Heavy Water

Go in search of the epicenter of summer soul and you'll eventually wind up at Hanalei Bay, in Kauai, Hawaii. Among this tight-knit community of surfers, the days revolve around the sun, the wind...

Water Beds

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Fl This 28-bungalow retreat is as off the grid as it gets—120 watery miles south of Miami, accessible only by boat or floatplane. Snorkel and kayak...

Rubber Soul

The Pacific stretching westward, rolling hills, empty beaches inhabited only by sea lions—there's no getting around it: The West Coast's Highway 1/101 is the classic summer drive....

Fuel Up on Fresh Air

Two Lights Lobster Shack, Cape Elizabeth, Maine Just south of Portland, on the tip of Cape Elizabeth, this landmark New England seafood stop sits on the rocky shoreline below one of the...

Hot Rocks

If there's a deal breaker to a climber's summer dream scene, it's rock that's scalding to the touch. Fortunately, Estes Park, Colorado—a town of 6,000 at 7,522 feet in the Rockies&...

Lazy River

It's no secret that Boulder, Colorado, offers the best urban inner-tubing in the States, possibly the universe, as locals cool down and bruise themselves "floating" more than a dozen...

Wheels Up

With enough vertical feet and hundred-mile views to keep your blood pumping for a week, the Telluride-to-Moab mountain-bike route stands handlebars and stem above your usual summer ride....

Rapid Transit

Flush with western Montana's signature sapphire runoff, the upper Middle Fork of the Flathead is the best float trip you've never heard of. Geography is the Flathead's own permit system&...

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