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Your Piece of the Pie (cont.)

Storied Places Mammoth Mammoth Mountain, California Be among the first to buy into the 2,800-square-foot contemporary town homes that will pepper the slopes at Mammoth...

The Best North American Beginner Surf Spots

Waikiki-Hawaii Surf Report: Warm and sunny, with consistent waves year-round (but best in summer). Try Canoes, an easy right break near the Royal Hawaiian...

The Best North American Beginner Surf Spots

Corolla Beach—Corolla, North Carolina Surf Report: Here on the northern end of the Outer Banks, you'll find warm water and mellow surf from spring...

The Best North American Beginner Surf Spots

Cowell's Beach—Santa Cruz, California Surf Report: Waist-high sets that break 200 yards from shore; nippy, 55-degree water (wetsuit required) in...

The Best North American Beginner Surf Spots

New Buffalo—Lake Michigan Surf Report: Nearly 1000 miles from the ocean and an hour east of Chicago, New Buffalo, Michigan, is a one-stoplight town...

Eureka!

THE NAME WAS COINED IN 1510 by the Spanish romance novelist Garcia Ordóñez de Montalvo, with paradise in mind, and bestowed three decades later by his countryman Cortés upon a new...

Rock the Red Rocks

(PLAY) Fresh Tracks: You'll never go wrong on classic Moab mountain-bike rides, like Porcupine Rim and the Slickrock Trail. But for something new, head...

Northern Rockies Nirvana

(PLAY) The Perfect Angle: About 50 miles of burbling Montana riffles roll between Ennis Lake and Quake Lake, on the Madison River, at such a consistent...

Sonoran Multisport

(PLAY) Crux Move: The fabled hideout of the Chiricahua Apache, Cochise Stronghold—a complex of domes and cliffs in the Dragoon Mountains, 80 miles...

On the Water at Otter Bar

Head two hours from the California's Eureka-Arcata Airport on nail-biting, one-lane roads through the Salmon River Gorge, over hundred-foot-high cliff edges and steep mountain passes and you'll...

Race Hawaii's Ironman

COMPLETING AND IRONMAN, with its 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run, is definitely doable for any fit athlete. But completing the Ironman, in Kona, Hawaii—the gold standard of...

Go Big

Love a Dog By Ann PatchettI did not rush into getting a dog of my own. Despite the happy dogs of my youth, I wasn't sure about the commitment. What about those...

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