North & Central America

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

With miles of untrodden island coastline and a web of bike trails, Martha's Vineyard is the optimal family getaway, but until recently, with area zoning laws limiting commercial construction,...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

Hidden Creek Ranch CAPACITY – 40 guests SADDLE UP – This is touchy-feely ranching: Guests learn "centered riding," an awareness technique to improve...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

The Diamond J Ranch CAPACITY – 16 guests SADDLE UP – Rides fan out from the ranch, 13 miles east of Park City between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

The Diamond J Ranch CAPACITY – 16 guests SADDLE UP – Rides fan out from the ranch, 13 miles east of Park City between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain...

Seven More Wonders of the Ranching World

The Diamond J Ranch CAPACITY – 16 guests SADDLE UP – Rides fan out from the ranch, 13 miles east of Park City between the Uinta and Wasatch mountain...

Montana

I'd just finished breakfast and was checking out the gift shop at the West Glacier Restaurant ("Family Dining Since 1938") when I bumped into my first bear bells. Were they kidding? There were...

Off the Beaten Park

ONE OF The nation's tiniest national parks—a diminutive 35,500 acres, smaller than any Ted Turner ranch—Acadia National Park ranks second only to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for the...

Tennessee

Tennessee's Goshen Prong Trail is so blissfully quiet you can hear twigs snap under your hiking boots and a creek, Goshen Prong, tumbling nearby. The leaves of the old-growth deciduous trees...

Florida

Any fool living in Maine would seize the opportunity to sail with his family in the Florida Keys in November. Any fool, even if his wife, Lisa, was seven months pregnant and had suffered a near...

Colorado

High-altitude Rocky Mountain National Park, bursting with 74 peaks over 12,000 feet, serves as an adventure training ground for my family. Our ultimate ambition is to summit 14,255-foot Longs...

California

No way! muttered Chelsea as we paddled our sea kayak toward a 20-foot arch on Santa Cruz Island. With waves roiling through the rocky opening—at the base of a massive cliff called The...

California

With its 360-degree views of the Tuolumne backcountry, the 10,940-foot summit of Cathedral Peak is the best place to fully appreciate the majesty of Yosemite National Park. There's the granite...

Maine

ONE OF The nation's tiniest national parks—a diminutive 35,500 acres, smaller than any Ted Turner ranch—Acadia National Park ranks second only to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for the...

Crème de la Canada

ONE OF The nation's tiniest national parks—a diminutive 35,500 acres, smaller than any Ted Turner ranch—Acadia National Park ranks second only to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for the...

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