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Where the Wild Things Go

DREAM PICK Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Colorado THE PITCH You'll find plenty of choice campsites along the Continental Divide,...

Paddling Chessie

Q: I'm thinking of taking a kayak trip around the Chesapeake Bay. Can you point me to some resources for planning a route, camping areas, maps of the Bay, and any restrictions...

Neptune Calling

I would be lying if I told you that the vacations my husband and I take with our two daughters have been a series of far-flung, educational adrenaline fests, mounted in tireless pursuit of the...

Room & Board

SURF DIVA La Jolla, California Surf Diva's home base is the cliff-lined coast of La Jolla, where the instructors, mostly women, have a motto: The best surfer is the...

Follow the Leader

BIKING AND KAYAKING CAPE COD [MASSACHUSETTS] Pedal and paddle inn to inn through the classic summer towns of Chatham, Brewster, and Provincetown—biking on the paved, car-free Cape...

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...

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