North & Central America

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The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

PICO DUARTE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hike from steamy jungle to cool forest on this strenuous 29-mile trek to the top of the Caribbean's highest peak, Pico Duarte (10,128 feet). Traverse Parque...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

Best Surfing Waves BATHSHEBA, BARBADOS: Soupbowl, a reef break with a powerful right on the island's undeveloped east coast, has been hosting wintertime surfing...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

SECRET BEACH, KAUAI, HAWAII: At the base of 150-foot cliffs west of Kilauea, this two-mile stretch of gold-glowing sand draws its name from its remote location (and the presence...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

TIKAL NATIONAL PARK, GUATEMALA: The overused term "lost world" finally feels appropriate when you first glimpse the Mayan ruins of Tikal, once a thriving metropolis of 100,000 people...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

HOTEL HANA-MAUI, MAUI, HAWAII: When you get a load of the sea crashing practically right into this place, you won't be surprised that scenes from Fantasy Island were shot on the 66-acre grounds....

Dreaming of a Warm, Multi-Pitch Christmas

Q: A few of us from Virginia want to take a rock-climbing trip somewhere warm during the Christmas holidays. We're considering Red Rocks in Nevada and California's Joshua Tree...

Endless Winter

Squaw Valley USA, California SQUAW IS THE LEGENDARY SHRINE of extreme skiing, populated by serious skiers and snowboarders tackling serious lines. It's the place where...

Endless Winter

JANUARY Alta Ski Area/Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah WITH ABOUT 500 INCHES of smoke-light Utah powder falling annually in Little Cottonwood Canyon, neighbors...

Endless Winter

Jackson Hole, Wyoming NO RESORT IN THE UNITED STATES can match Jackson's jumbled package of steep chutes, cliffs, and huge, open bowls, and that doesn't even include...

Endless Winter

Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont THE SNOW-PLASTERED, treeless summit of Stowe's Mount Mansfield is striated with cliff bands—impressive stuff, but not always inviting in the dead...

Endless Winter

Big Sky Resort, Montana COME THE FIRST WEEK of April, you can score a great package deal and stay in the slopeside Huntley Lodge for hundreds of dollars less than typical...

Endless Winter

Mount Bachelor, Oregon THE WHITE, VOLCANIC DOME of Mount Bachelor sits high above its warm, semi-arid surroundings like a scoop of ice cream on a plate of green-brown sage. The...

Endless Winter

Mammoth Mountain, California FOR SEVEN OF THE LAST TEN YEARS, skiing has continued here into June, even July. The mountain protrudes from the southeastern Sierra like a prehistoric...

Endless Winter

Killington, Vermont OK, SO THERE MIGHT BE only one or two trails open, and Vermont in October is better known for its radiant foliage than for skiing, but Killington...

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