United States

Float the Grand Canyon in a Dory

A classic 87-mile trip from Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch with OARS, the grandfather of Colorado River running. Pass the cliffs of...

Best Beach

There are plenty of Hawaiian beaches well suited to sipping mai tais, surfing, and admiring a parade of imaginative swimwear.

Best Weekend Escape

Vancouver has 250 miles of bike lanes and paths, at least 100 North Shore mountain-bike trails spread across three mountains, 11 miles of beach, the best oysters you’ll ever slurp (at the ...

Best New Adventure Hub

When tourists in New Zealand want adventure, they go to Queenstown. When Kiwis want to escape, they head an hour north to tiny Lake Wanaka, a town of 5,037 right next to Mount Aspiring National...

Best New Hotel

A lot of great hotels have opened in the past couple of years, but we have a thing for treehouses. The Treehotel’s five...

Fly-Fish Alaska

Rainbow King Lodge, on the shore of Lake Iliamna, the largest lake in Alaska, has always been the gold standard...

Spearfish Off Florida

The Sell: Stalk your own dinner in Florida’s reefs and wrecks.The Grit: Most spring breakers head to Fort Lauderdale for the sun, surf, and...

Bike Yellowstone National Park

The Sell: Empty winding roads and wildlife galore make this a dream trip for cyclists.The Grit: Each summer,

Surf Kauai’s Hanalei Bay

The Sell: Consistent waves and a gnarly hike with an unrivaled view.The Grit: There’s a good reason why world-class surfers and stand-up paddlers...

Wield an Axe in Ouray

The Sell: Warm temperatures and manicured routes at the world’s biggest farmed ice park.The Grit: Escape the heat and head to Colorado’s

Ski Deep Powder in Alaska

The Sell: Deep powder and plenty of skiing options.The Grit: This winter, snow dumped on the Northwest. Which means that even if storms slow down this...

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