North & Central America

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...

Chasing Adventure in the Corners of the World

Itching for a getaway in an exciting new locale, with maybe some backpacking or surfing? These three trips offer all that and more - namely, surrounding areas often known for violence,...

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...

San Diego Adventure: Where to Stay

Fifteen miles north of the airport, the Lodge at Torrey Pines has a Frank Lloyd Wright-goes-Scottish vibe, with wood and shingled...

Get Me Out of Here: Horseback Riding

The first time I went horseback riding I was eight years old and a Girl Scout-in-training (a Brownie, to be specific) who would never quite make it to the Girl Scouts. It was a surprise, too,...

Pages