Asia

A Shrine to Luxury Adventure

In Japan's Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, sits the Kumano Kodo, a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that wind through the misty, cedar-filled Kii Mountain Range.

Cries of the Pashtun Women

A place one can never return to grows in the mind. In mine, wind scours a scree field; a long-haired man peers down between the crenellations of a mud watchtower; a woman dozes on a wooden bed in an...

Everest Season Caught in Limbo

The 2014 Everest climbing season is in limbo and will probably stay that way for the next few days, but it’s too early to hang a “closed for business” sign on the world’s highest peak. Though one...

Law and Order at 17,500 Feet

For the first time, armed police will patrol Everest Base Camp. just don’t expect them to curb the growing conflicts.

Niseko Is Japan’s Mythical Powder Paradise

In a typical January, the fabled Japanese resort Niseko gets more snow—nearly 15 feet—than any ­other ski area in the world. Is there such a thing as too much? We sent Eric Hansen to find out.

Finding Your Desert Oasis

While the rest of the Middle East boils, Jordan’s epic canyonlands are quiet—and empty

Big Time: 7 Bucket Trips Across the Globe

After decades of scrimping, you’re ready for a full-bore, budget-be-damned adventure. Presenting outside’s Seven Wonders, our curated list of top-end expeditions.

Fight at Everest's Camp II (UPDATE)

From the Base Camp at Everest, Garrett Madison has been following developments on the fight between Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, Jonathan Griffith, and a group of Sherpas. He shares his understanding of...

All the Jittery Horses: Racing the Mongol Derby

The ponies that carried Genghis Khan’s warriors are small, tough, and skittish as hell, making the prospect of riding them for 1,000 kilometers seem downright insane. American cowboy Will Grant...

Chasing Adventure in the Corners of the World

Outfitters are constantly looking for new frontiers - even in countries with bad reputations. We weigh in on the newest trips in the world's wildest places, including Eastern Afghanistan, Liberia and...

Bhutan Base Camp

Get way out there at the new luxury hotel Uma Punakha, in the foothills of Bhutan's Himalayas

The Land the War Ate: Tourism in Afghanistan

Once a layover for hippies on the overland trail to India, Afghanistan is now so dangerous even its Lonely Planet author won’t go back. Can a tourism industry rise from the rubble?