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Rouge-Rock Adventure

From crystal-toting vortex hunters to canvas-schlepping artists, Sedona's three million annual pilgrims can't be wrong: Arizona's canyon-guarded oasis is a slice of desert inspiration. If you're...

Peaceful Valley

In the summer, it's difficult to savor Yosemite's splendor through the throngs of sunburned tourists and snarls of metro-worthy traffic. But as soon as the snow begins to stack up, the video...

Historic Ramble

If history is a guide, the Natchez Trace is worth the trip. The Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes walked this 444-mile path centuries ago, famed explorer Meriwether Lewis mysteriously died while...

Polynesian Bounty

Though the origin of the name Kauai is hazy, some speculate that it means "season of abundance." If so, no wonder: Hawaii's oldest island has miles of precipitous coastline strewn with tangled...

Deep Key Fishing

Islamorada—a seven-square-mile length of sand and scrub in the 1,700-island Florida Keys archipelago—gets sloshed with waves from both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay (known to...

After the Flood

IN AUGUST 2005, Imax director Greg MacGillivray (Everest, Coral Reef Adventure) was putting the finishing touches on a film tentatively titled Hurricane Warning. Its topic:...

Bellingham, Washington

Paddlers in this hilly green outpost 90 minutes north of Seattle get it both ways: Bellingham offers back-door access to the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound, and it's a launching pad to Canada...

Location is Everything

Wanna live where the action is? The goal: trails out the back door, a serious Saturday-morning peloton, whitewater just up the road, and neighbors eager to join in. Our...

New Paltz, New York

"The climbing here is so accessible, and there's so much of it—we have literally years' worth of routes," says Evan Marks, who runs the New Paltz–based Web site Gunks.com. That's...

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