North & Central America

The Man Who Brought Running to Boulder

In 1970, Boulder, Colorado, was the only town above 5,000 feet in the United States that had a permanent indoor track. That alone was reason enough for Frank Shorter to move there. “I could do...

What Are the Best Bike-Commuting Cities in the Country?

The good news is that a rapidly growing number of cities across the country are becoming more bike-commuter friendly because of rising gas prices, growing alarm over global warming, and Americans’ desire to stay fit.

Float, Fish, Fly in British Columbia

I took this image on a fishing trip near my hometown of Tofino, British Columbia. The journey starts with a float plane ride into a remote lake, where you are dropped off to inflate your raft and...

Surfing Highway 1

I was traveling up the coast from Southern Baja and stopped in to stay with my good friend Brett Simundson at his forest hideaway. As always, we were hungry for some waves and decided to go search...

What Can I Do in 48 Hours in Miami?

When you’re in Miami for 48 hours, you’re only limited by the amount of sleep you need to grab. This tropical city of long, crystalline beaches on the Atlantic Ocean can be a near-endless playground for outdoor sports on land and sea during the day—if you know where to look—and arguably the country’s rowdiest party town at night (apologies to New Orleans).

The Best Spring Hikes in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park offers arguably the most scenic hiking in the country. The only challenge? Picking which trail to hike.

A Death in the Texas Desert

Residents of Terlingua mourned the murder of the town's most popular bar owner. Then, as conflicting accounts of the victim and his last night emerged, they started picking sides.