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Follow the Leader

PADDLING AND HIKING THE KENAI PENINSULA [ALASKA] Take six days to explore southern Alaska on a new trip—sea kayaking Resurrection Bay among Dall porpoises and orcas, hiking a...

Follow the Leader

BUILDING TRAILS NEAR ASPEN [COLORADO] Take a working vacation, high on 14,092-foot Snowmass Mountain in White River National Forest, in which parents, grandparents, and children team...

The Adventure Adviser

I'm a climber; my daughter isn't. We need a national park that will please us both. — Gerald Dunworth, Montclair, New Jersey Adventure...

Camping the Shoulder Season

Q: I'm looking to camp someplace pretty, not too popular, and mild in temperature around this time of the year. Can you give me any suggestions? — Anne Moore,...

Palms Cliff House

NOTHING LEGITIMIZES LAZINESS quite like a veranda, particularly one with deep wicker chairs on a bluff overlooking the ocean, surrounded by fragrant plumeria. The Palms Cliff House, a Victorian...

Star Power

BIKING THE TOUR DE FRANCE [FRANCE] What's better than watching this year's 100th anniversary of the Tour de France? Riding it, just hours ahead of the peloton. You'll pave...

All-American

THE ALASKAN CLIMBER [ALASKA] Many peaks in the Chugach Mountains of southeast Alaska remain unnamed and unclimbed. Your objectives are the 12,000-foot summits of Mount Valhalla and Mount...

Birch Pond Lodge

ALASKAN BILL ROYCE BOUGHT this secluded 100-acre slice of spruce and birch forest 75 miles north of his home in Anchorage to use as a weekend getaway. But then Royce got eco-religion and decided...

Bumming on the Powder Hound

THE DEVIL BEAT HIS WIFE FOR 20 MINUTES as we passed through sugar-beet fields a handful of highway miles east of Bliss, Idaho. That's bus parlance for a sun shower, frosted flakes of snow...

Fresh Tracks

WHITEWATER RODEO'S MECHANICAL BULL The explosion of WHITEWATER PLAYBOATING in the last five years has led to the construction of man-made rapids on rivers throughout the west....

Honeymarooned

Married less than a week, we already knew what hell looked like....

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

PICO DUARTE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hike from steamy jungle to cool forest on this strenuous 29-mile trek to the top of the Caribbean's highest peak, Pico Duarte (10,128 feet). Traverse Parque...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

Best Surfing Waves BATHSHEBA, BARBADOS: Soupbowl, a reef break with a powerful right on the island's undeveloped east coast, has been hosting wintertime surfing...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

SECRET BEACH, KAUAI, HAWAII: At the base of 150-foot cliffs west of Kilauea, this two-mile stretch of gold-glowing sand draws its name from its remote location (and the presence...

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