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Learn to Fly September 2004, the FAA has offered a Sport Pilot certification for less than half the time and money (20 hours and $3,000) it takes to earn your traditional general...

The Blue Train: Cape Town to Pretoria, South Africa

Miles: 1,000 It's a day-and-a-half journey from Cape Town's white-sand beaches to Pretoria's jacaranda-scented interior. On this trip, soaring Table Mountain gives way to valley...

Raising the Dead

Ten minutes into his dive, Dave Shaw started to look for the bottom. Utter blackness pressed in on him from all sides, and he directed his high-intensity light downward, hoping for a flash of...

Where the Zoo Comes to You

As our Land Rover climbs the steep road out of Kenya's Rift Valley toward Aberdare National Park, the switchbacks become tighter and Dixon Kariuki, our driver-guide, shifts into a lower gear....

The Perfect 10: Adventure Lodges We Love

LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE Lake Manyara, Tanzania By the time you arrive at Tanzania's Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, in Lake Manyara National Park, jostling in a truck for two hours after the...

The Future Looks Wild

THE ANTARCTICA On this 19-day February whirlwind tour of the Falkland Islands, the South Orkneys, the South Shetlands, Elephant Island, and South Georgia Island, you'll be hanging with the...

The High Road

Kenya and Tanzania Safari Through Masailand Price: $3,750 Difficulty: Moderate In partnership with the Masai Environmental Resource Coalition, a network of...

Giving Large

It might be a reaction to the unsettling state of world politics, but we at Outside have noticed a renaissance of creativity and innovation in our world as travel outfitters, gear...

Making It Real

WE ALL HAVE A PLACE WE DREAM OF. We've visited it many times without ever having set foot there. It's someplace far away, someplace exotic. Although we've never seen it, we know what it looks...

Red Island Revival

RAFT MadaMax (011-261-20-22-351-01), Gilles Gautier's company, charges about $90 per person per day, all...

Red Island Revival

A CLUSTER OF VILLAGERS has gathered at the brink of a stair-stepping, 20-foot cataract on Madagascar's Ikopa River. Sensing the intentions of extreme kayakers Brad Ludden, 23, and his teammates&...

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