South America

Walking Jaguars in Bolivia

OF THE WORLD'S 36 SPECIES OF WILD CATS, none has a more powerful bite than the jaguar. Its skull, wide like a cinder block and wrapped with muscle, is engineered to crush. Its...

Batman Returns

Near dusk on our first night in the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo, my dad stood outside out hotel watching the sky fill with bats. I took this as a sign that they were generally thriving,...

Do the Darwin

Conveniently, 2009 marks both the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. This has fur-and-feather nerds...

What Itinerary?

For years, adventure-travel outfitters have used so-called exploratory trips to work out kinks in new offerings. Veteran guides suss out routes, lodging options, and, say, the local yak-butter...

The Brazilian Amazon

When contributing editor Stephanie Pearson traveled to the Amazon to investigate the conservation plans of expat John Cain Carter (The Texas Chainsaw Stopper,

Bolivian Confluence Hunt

Photographer Paolo Marchesi captured candid portraits of Aymara Indians and scenic shots of the Bolivian Altiplano for the June 2008 feature "Because It's There. (Sort Of)." All while following...

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