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5 Trips Down Memory Lane: The Price of Freedom

The Rio Chama in northern New Mexico—at least the ten-mile stretch that starts near a monastery where the monks brew beer—is not particularly wild. The biggest wave is a Class III...

5 Trips Down Memory Lane: Separation Anxiety

My future sister-in-law Alli—we call her Foof—doesn’t belong in southern Oregon. She could easily be a model, lives for electronica concerts, and wants to pursue a career in...

Monster Hunt: Legend of the Mothman

Just off Main Street in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, there is a 12-foot-tall stainless steel statue that looks like a chrome mosquito, but with bat wings and human legs and an incredibly...

Play the Coast: Acadia National Park, Maine

The Maine coast is an ideal place to get around by boat or paddle. But the hiking and biking are just as epic. Get your fill as you ride, sail, and sea-kayak your way through some of Maine&rsquo...

Rise Up: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Tourists swarm the Tetons’ eastern flanks on trails like Cascade and Garnet Canyons, but almost no one sees the Tetons from the west, which can be accessed only by foot or horseback....

Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The White Rim Trail is a 100-mile mountain-bike route with clear views of the Land of Standing Rocks, the Needles District, and Musselman Arch, located just below the park’s Island in the...

5 Ways to Play in San Diego

While the rest of the country is busy cursing Punxsutawney Phil, San Diego has been enjoying spring for a while now. Like the rest of the year, April there is maddeningly perfect: temperatures...

San Diego Adventure: Visiting the Zoo

No first-time visit to San Diego is complete without a trip to their famous zoo. In springtime, the exhibits are home to new babies galore—rhinos, pandas, condors, and clouded leopards....

San Diego Adventure: Kayaking and Surfing

The community of La Jolla spans some seven miles of coastline, with rugged bluffs, caves, and horseshoe bays, so it's no surprise it's watersports central. Explore the seven sea caves at the...

San Diego Adventure: Hike Torrey Pines

Named for the rare, endemic pines that grow along the southern California coast, the 2,000-acre Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve has...

San Diego Adventure: Paragliding

Set on a grassy bluff 300-feet above the ocean in Torrey Pines, the Torrey Pines Gliderport is one of only two operational gliderports...

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