Africa

Foam Noir

LONG A FAVORITE DESTINATION among canyoneers, the French colony of Réunion, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, is nicked with dozens of tumbling whitewater slots that run from 10,069...

The Chosen Ones

Since 1972, UNESCO has bestowed 690 spots in 122 countries with the title "World Heritage Site," which translates to "a property of outstanding universal value." While 529 of these sites are...

Life's a Wild Trip

16. Get Culture Shocked Central African Republic / Tracking with Pigmies (New Trip) Put down your cell phone, pick up a spear, and spend five days in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park...

Across the Great Rift

It was late afternoon by the time we got out of the forest. The lush meadows at the bottom of Kenya's Orng'Arua Valley were awash in yellow light. Liz put the Pajero in low to ford a small river...

Life's a Wild Trip

22. Jump Down the Food Chain USA / Alaska / Grizzlies of Coastal Katmai Your expedition leader, naturalist and photographer Matthias Breiter, will tell you to bring your good...

Life's a Wild Trip

4. Live a South Seas Fantasy Micronesia / Chuuk, Palau, and Yap Snorkeling Micronesia's abundance of sea fans and staghorn corals makes for some of the world's best snorkeling,...

Life's a Wild Trip

7. See the World from Behind Bars Morocco / High Atlas Traverse (New Trip) Pedal from the colorful markets of Marrakech to the loftiest peaks in North Africa, the High Atlas...

Life's a Wild Trip

19. Swim with Sharks Costa Rica / Live-Aboard Off Cocos Island Bring courage and an empty logbook. With ten days on the live-aboard Okeanos, you'll need plenty of room to record...

Racing for the Hell of It

HE IS ALONE, but he is not alone. There are the schoolchildren by the road, waving shyly as he passes, and the idle men resting in the sparse shade. There's a yellow Mavic-sponsored motorbike...

Life After Everest

Director David Breashears is the James Cameron of the IMAX set—no one will ever let him forget his first big disaster movie. And for good reason: Five years back, in a tragic twist of luck,...

Righteous Journeys

ALASKA The U.S. Forest Service Passport in Time Program 800-281-9176 www.passportintime.com Dates: May 20...

Best Islands for Communing with Nature

Dominica Peaks shooting 4,000 feet from the surf, rare Sisserou parrots, 100-foot waterfalls, an undersea hot springs called Champagne—welcome to the Caribbean's most primeval...

Stealth Safaris

Feather your paddles, sit tight, and slip past the elephants drinking at water's edge. Watch out for cruising crocodiles and the occasional loony hippo launching a high dive into the river from...

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