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Book 'Em, Daddy-O

On my family's first visit to the islands, we impulsively opted for the sampler tour: three days each on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. Okay, the manic itinerary was my idea—my husband...

Going Big

Here, in the chronicles of their trips—scaling a stormy alpine spire, biking a desert canyon, sailing through a remote archipelago, traversing a 12,000-foot pass, and paddling a wide,...

Going Big

This is what we came for, I think. Finally here, in the arctic night, perched above the Yukon River across from the town of Dawson. All this way, all the driving and airports, the schlepping of...

Going Big

It didnt' start well. A mile from the trailhead, Jevin stopped. As in wouldn't move an inch. At age 11 he'd hiked plenty of times—only the year before we'd done a 40-mile loop on Michigan's...

Going Big

The mound of gear was gargantuan. Next to the equipment we'd normally take on a four-day mountain-bike ride were Pack 'N Play cribs, car seats, toddler chairs and toddler tables, portable high...

Animals A-Go-Go

The mile-deep fjords and mist-softened forests of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula are home to a variety of impressive A-list wildlife: humpback whales, bald eagles, black bears. But we're betting that...

Animals A-Go-Go

Moose, the largest members of the deer family, are found all over the Northern Hemisphere, but if you want to see these gawky giants at their most majestic, head for the northwest corner of...

Oh, Canada!

Q: I am looking for adventure in Canada -- camping, hiking, wildlife -- any suggestions?- Rosanne Clemente, Bay Shore, New YorkAdventure Advisor:...

North Shore of Lake Superior

INDULGE IN: Sea kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishingWHY HERE? Just a short meander from the lakeside trailhead inside Tettegouche State Park are 13 campsites perched on a...

At Home in the Wild

It was a great pleasure, a few years back, to finally haul a small posse up to my favorite base camp in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the southern end of the Rockies. I felt like...

Moose River Recreation Area

INDULGE IN: Canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishingWHY HERE? Smack in the middle of Adirondack State Park sits the Moose River Recreation Area, a 50,000-acre sanctuary...

New River Gorge National River

INDULGE IN: Climbing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, fishingWHY HERE? Bloated rapids, technical backwoods singletrack, and the region's widest array of rock-climbing...

Big Bend National Park

INDULGE IN: Rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hikingWHY HERE? With over 800,000 acres of pastel desert, 118 miles of rambling Rio Grande, 7,000-foot mountains, and hundreds of...

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