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The Best Ski Town Eats

Whistler, Stowe, Park City, Sun Valley. They’re not exactly Paris, New York, London, or Milan. But in these ski towns, the food is as good as the powder....

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,...

The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem

On the isolated shore of the Savage River, in the backcountry of interior Alaska, there’s a small memorial to a deceased woman named Claire Ackermann. A...

Colorado's New Pot Paradise

Starting in January, it’s legal to smoke marijuana recreationally in Colorado. You can buy it, carry it, admire its crystals, and use it in private without fear of getting busted by state...

The Best Deals of the 2014 Ski Season

Skiing is expensive. Walk-up lift ticket prices at major resorts now routinely top $100 a day. Then there’s lodging, on-mountain lunches serving up grey burgers and limp fries for double...

Think Naked

C'mon, admit it. If you reflect on some of your most exhilarating moments in the wild, you'll almost certainly come up with at least one bracing skinny-dip or triumphant strip on a summit&mdash...

The Best Corporate Ski Deals

The upside of big corporations: they can offer killer deals on multiple resort destinations. Once Vail Resorts started offering the Epic Pass in 2008, good at six...

Where to Go For Great Uphill Skiing

Backcountry may account for the sport’s biggest boom, but uphill, in-bounds traffic isn’t far behind. Some resorts have banned dawn patrollers from...

Out of Bounds: Niihau, Hawaii

Ever since this 70-square-mile spit of land was purchased in 1864 by Elizabeth Sinclair, a wealthy Scottish farmer, Hawaii's Forbidden Isle has been most famous for being off-limits. But the...

Your Perfect Alternative Thanksgiving

If you've grown to dread Thanksgiving, either because of hellish travel conditions, intolerable relatives, or an irrational fear of flightless birds, know this: There is another way. While there...

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