2009 Travel Awards
Traverse Colorado's Maroon Bells
But don't worry, we've stacked the deck in your favor. Welcome to Expedition Planning 101. Your assignment: Read the tips on gear, first aid, and food; pick one of our five ready-to-roll itineraries; and then get out the door. Just remember to be humbleMa Nature won't be intimidated by your trash-talking buddies.
Where should I go for a spring break kayaking trip?
Tofino, British Columbia
Best For Canoodling
What's a good family outing in Glacier National Park?
The Psychedelic First
Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less. Matt Samet was there from start to finish to watch the planning, training, and performance of a superhuman athlete at the top of his game.
I want to spend New Years cross-country skiing in the Rockies. Where should I go?
Where in the United States can I stay overnight in a tree?
Still, traversing the rugged and remote Olympic Peninsula is doable, thanks to inflatable boats called packraftsand a bit of ingenuity
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Pleiades Canyon, UT
Green River, Utah
Santa Fe, NM to Texas
Duluth, MN and Michigans UP