Africa

Close Encounters

EXPLORING REEF AND RAINFOREST [BELIZE] Mingle with everything from crocs and tapirs to jabiru storks and hawksbill turtles on this eight-day whirl through Belize. After three days on the...

It's Only Natural

RAFTING THROUGH THE RÍO PLÁTANO BIOSPHERE RESERVE [HONDURAS] Hail the monkey god on this 12-day rafting expedition through the R'o Pl‡tano Biosphere Reserve...

Cautionary Trails

When it comes to foreign travel, how risky is too risky? It's hard to know. But the best place to start researching is the U.S. State Department (

The Deep End

SAILING ON THE ECLIPSE [PALAU] Captain John McCready's 48-foot Eclipse—outfitted with a compressor, dive tanks, sea kayaks, and rigs for trolling—is...

On The Beaten Track

THE REGION ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT, NEPAL HOW IT RATES Conservation Efforts C Community Involvement B- Outlook

Most Likely to Succeed

SURFING THE WILD EAST [EL SALVADOR] Though the civil war ended 11 years ago, it's been difficult to access El Salvador's remote eastern point breaks on your own. Now you can hook up for...

Chumbe Island Coral Park

THE HANDFUL OF SNORKELERS who swim Chumbe Island's coral reefs will eventually meet Oscar, a three-foot potato cod, and Louise, a hawksbill turtle. Chumbe, the world's first privately managed...

Tassia Lodge

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, indigenous small-scale tourism has been providing an alternative to the traditional luxury safaris run by old colonialists and staffed by underpaid tribespeople. Set on a...

I Poached the White Elephant

FATE HAD ITS WAY WITH ME. I did not choose to write my name in the history books, would never have imagined joining the pantheon of great adventurers—Polo, Magellan, Lindbergh, Hillary,...

Fresh Tracks

Treetops of the Sierra Madre USUALLY ASSOCIATED with margaritas and high-rise hotels, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has taken ecotourism to new heights with a canopy tour in the nearby...

GO FAR: 10 New Outfitted Trips for Families

Yoho National Park Mountain Hut Trip MINIMUM AGE: All ages welcome DESCRIPTION: Who better to introduce kids to backpacking than a naturalist who was a teacher for 27 years? The...

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