North & Central America

Nothing Says Summer Like Surfing

There might be no better vacation than a surfing holiday. Water, sun, waves, and cold beer at the end of the day sound A-OK to us. Luxury hotels are increasingly beginning to feel the same way—and...

Drive Down Oregon's Forgotten Coast

The drive from Eureka, California, to Coos Bay, Oregon has dunes, salmon, and Jurassic Park-worthy greenery—but no crowds. It'll be our little secret.

Rocky Top Road Trip

A Southern Colorado loop where you can rough it in a yurt and throw one back in Durango.

5 National Parks Beyond the 49th Parallel

Want to get off the tourist-beaten track? Then look no farther than our northern neighbor, where a string of five national parks—with shifting ice and steep-walled fjords—peer over North America’s...

A Powder Fix in Backcountry B.C.

I was on top of British Columbia's Mount Mackenzie waiting for riders to climb up before dropping in on the infamous Mac Daddy Face. Temperatures had dropped to 30-below and the low sun on the...

The Best National Parks Without Waiting Lines

Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy crowds, you might want to plan a trip to one of these beautiful but somewhat lesser known national parks.

Sunset Barrels on Oahu's North Shore

Pipeline is the proving ground for the world's best surfers. On any given winter day—the best time for big waves—you can watch them catch the rides of their lives from a mere 100 feet away. Shooting...

The Best Booze-Infused Ice Cream in America

What’s better than ice cream? It’s not a purely rhetorical question. The answer? Grown-up ice cream, spiked with wine, beer, and spirits. As the summer heat cranks to high, head to one of these regional ice cream spots for a shot of cool, creamy delight.

Risk and Reward in Michoacan, Mexico

This is why we risked it all to explore the whitewater potential in Michoacan, Mexico. On a kayak expedition in late 2013, some of the world's best kayakers took a chance exploring one of the more...

How to Save Our National Parks

National parks are America's greatest recreational asset. Now an overdue movement will make them even better.

Drop and Give Me 20! Now Go Hit the Eucalyptus Spa

It used to be that people would go on vacation to relax, drink cocktails from coconut shells, and sit by the beach with a trashy paperback. But more and more now, people are shelling out big bucks to travel to posh resorts and get their butts kicked exercising every day.

10 Ultimate Urban Runs

Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable.