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Baked Alaska: Surviving Aniakchak National Monument

The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and...

Active Cities: New York City

It's a concrete jungle, but sneaking in a workout is easier than you think. Here's an athlete's guide to the Big Apple.

A Fresh Look at Our National Parks

There are better ways to see our national parks than staring at Old Faithful or crawling in Yosemite's traffic.

Active Cities: Escape from L.A.

Visiting the City of Angels and in desperate need of exercise? Here’s our guide to getting outside.

The Best Ski Town Eats

Our picks for the resort town cuisine in four destinations.

Camping in the Wilds of New York City

I’ve camped in a lot of places — the steppes of Mongolia, the East African bush, the Amazon, countless U.S. national parks and forests — but until recently I had never camped in a city, much less one...

The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem

Every year, scores of Into the Wild fans tackle a dangerous river crossing to visit the last home of Alaska’s most famous adventure casualty. Why are so many people willing to risk injury, and...

Into the McCandless Bus

Into The Bus: An intimate tour of the Fairbanks City Transit System Bus 142, where the late Chris McCandless was discovered.

The Best Deals of the 2014 Ski Season

With the economy on the uptick and early snowfall stoking demand, Dan Sherman, spokesman for ski-centric travel agent Ski.com, says you can’t count on resorts dropping prices mid-season. You should...

Think Naked

Nudists seem to have cornered the market on what was left of the island's unspoiled places. Since hanging out au naturel remains just outlaw enough to require some privacy, these folks have...

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