North & Central America

These Pants Saved My Life

IF YOU ARE THE CARHARTT SALES REPRESENTATIVE IN ALASKA, you hear so many stories about how your durable, mud-brown work wear has saved people's flabby backsides from wolf fangs and grizzly-bear...

Far North Charging

Q: I need to take a three- to four-day getaway somewhere secluded. I'm very familiar with the outdoors and am looking for a place far away from people, perhaps even a fly-in trip....

New York City

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND AFTER WORK ON FRIDAY, head two hours north on I-87 to New Paltz, New York, gateway to the Shawangunk Mountains. Grab essential gear at Rock and Snow, on Main...

Seattle

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND FORGET FIGHTING Friday's post-work traffic—leave at 6 a.m. Saturday instead. Drive 25 miles east on I-90, take exit 25, continue about five miles, and...

Boston

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND BLOW OUT OF TOWN on Friday afternoon heading north to Quechee, Vermont (I-93 to I-89 to U.S. 4 west), a tranquil pocket of gentlemen's farms and general...

Los Angeles

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY on Friday and drive up California 1 to Leo Carrillo State Park, 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica. Drop your camping gear (tent sites,...

Chicago

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND ON FRIDAY afternoon your derriere is nestled into leather, cruising 190 miles west on I-90 toward a campsite in Tower Hill State Park, three miles south of...

Denver

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND ABOUT FOUR HOURS northwest of Denver, feel your shoulders relax as you cross 9,426-foot Rabbit Ears Pass, about 2,600 feet above Steamboat Springs. In town,...

San Francisco

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND LEAVE THE CITY BY 3 p.m. on Friday and head 55 miles south on California 1 to Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp, a sprawling 40-acre compound near Pescadero...

Island Hopper, Island Hiker

Q: My husband and I are going to Hawaii for three weeks in October (mostly for hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling). We were thinking of spending some time on Kauai and the Big...

Life’s Swell

The Maui surfer girls love each other's hair. It is awesome hair, long and bleached by the sun, and it falls over their shoulders straight, like water, or in squiggles, like seaweed, or in waves...

This Land Is Your Land

FROM THE HIGHWAY 1 BRIDGE a half-mile south of Mendocino on California's North Coast, the Big River looks tantalizingly moody and gorgeous, its slinky coils meandering over grassy flats and...

Fresh Tracks

Treetops of the Sierra Madre USUALLY ASSOCIATED with margaritas and high-rise hotels, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has taken ecotourism to new heights with a canopy tour in the nearby...

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