North & Central America

Windows on the Wild

YOUR JOURNAL MIGHT READ LIKE THIS: "We flew in by helicopter, dazzled by Kinbasket Lake, Mount Bryce, the Columbia Icefields, and high points of the Canadian Rockies. The bird dropped us at a...

Windows on the Wild

NOW MORE THAN EVER, New Yorkers, or anyone else needing space and distance from a city, will appreciate Elk Lake Lodge. This 1903 Adirondack hideaway commands a stunning view, indeed the only...

Windows on the Wild

A STAY AT THIS 13,500-square-foot post-and-beam ranch in the northwestern part of the Wind River Range will make it evident why Wyomingites escape to the Winds. Relaxing on the flagstone porch,...

Windows on the Wild

YOU'RE IN A LUXURY floating lodge moored to uninhabited, 568,000-acre Princess Royal Island in the heart of northern British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest: a realm of deep fjords, islands...

Windows on the Wild

THE SINUOUS CHANNEL in front of Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, just southwest of Kenai Fjords National Park, evolves with the tide into broad, salmon-rich China Poot Bay, reflecting the southern...

Windows on the Wild

THE AREA AROUND the Telemark Inn, ten miles southwest of Bethel, Maine, is proof that "East Coast wilderness" is not an oxymoron. The pastoral New England lodge is surrounded by 780,000-acre...

Windows on the Wild

YOU'RE ONLY SIX MILES from Moab as the crow flies, but traveling to Camelot from town on a 12.5-mile dirt road through a mad jumble of slot canyons, mesas, and buttes is excruciatingly slow and...

Windows on the Wild

FIRST, THERE'S THE WELCOME basket full of warm oatmeal-raisin cookies. Then, you look out the window of your log cabin at the surrounding millions of acres of national forest in the foothills of...

Windows on the Wild

COMPARED WITH THE QUAINT, Victorian B&Bs in nearby Crested Butte, Irwin Lodge more closely resembles a barn. But you forgive the lack of cutesy wainscoting when sipping a gin and tonic on...

Windows on the Wild

QUEBEC'S GASPE Peninsula is known primarily for its coastline, where the Appalachian Mountains drop dramatically into the sea. But a 45-minute drive from the coastal town of Gaspe reveals the...

The Adventure Adviser

Q: What are some good places for someone with rock climbing experience to learn ice climbing? —Scott Heimlich, Santa Monica, California A: Time to add...

Adventure Adviser

Q: What's the best spot in Hawaii for snorkeling? —Amanda Dumenigo, Santa Fe, New Mexico A: During the winter, when Hawaii's best-known beaches are...

Life's a Wild Trip

19. Swim with Sharks Costa Rica / Live-Aboard Off Cocos Island Bring courage and an empty logbook. With ten days on the live-aboard Okeanos, you'll need plenty of room to record...

Life's a Wild Trip

1. Follow in the Footsteps of Greatness Tibet / Mallory and Irvine's Everest It's everything but the disappearing act: Follow the route of doomed explorers George Mallory and...

Life's a Wild Trip

4. Live a South Seas Fantasy Micronesia / Chuuk, Palau, and Yap Snorkeling Micronesia's abundance of sea fans and staghorn corals makes for some of the world's best snorkeling,...

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