North & Central America

Life's a Wild Trip

10. Free Your Soul on a Pilgrimage Tibet / To the Center of the Universe May 26—the date Buddha was born, reached enlightenment, and died—is the day to visit Mount...

Life's a Wild Trip

13. Master the Art of the F-Stop Cuba / Vision and Discover in Havana Here's your shot at playing globetrotting photojournalist. You'll spend six mornings discussing theory,...

Life's a Wild Trip

22. Jump Down the Food Chain USA / Alaska / Grizzlies of Coastal Katmai Your expedition leader, naturalist and photographer Matthias Breiter, will tell you to bring your good...

Soaked

THE DAY DRAINS like sluggish water out of the Alakai Swamp. We are woefully late and losing speed. Bill DeCosta, a local boar hunter and guide, hacks out a trail with a machete dulled from hours...

Alaska-Sized Lodging

Q: I'm looking to take 30 to 40 people to Alaska for a two-week fishing/fun adventure starting in mid-June, 2002. The group will consist of some experienced Alaska fishermen, some...

Maine's Salty Side

Q: I'm planning a kayaking trip to the Maine islands for a group of seven people. We would like to camp on one of the public islands for one night and paddle back the next day....

Bipolar Resorts

When it comes to ski resorts, split personalities come in handy—especially when you're traveling with a significant other. At these 18 great North American playgrounds you can huck big air...

Bipolar Resorts

Copper Mountain, CO 800-458-8386; www.coppercolorado.com Diagnosis Copper is naturally divided by skier...

Bipolar Resorts

IDAHO Schweitzer, ID 800-831-8810; www.schweitzer.com Diagnosis Only 50 miles south of Canada in...

Bipolar Resorts

UTAH Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT 800-453-3000; www.snowbird.com Diagnosis Snowbird and its...

Bipolar Resorts

WASHINGTON Crystal Mountain, WA 360-663-2265; www.skicrystal.com Diagnosis In the shadow of Mount...

Arcs over the Arctic

Last spring, 41-year-old Andrew McLean and 29-year-old Brad Barlage set out into the arctic wilderness of northern Canada 's Baffin Island for a month-long expedition in which they would...

False Summit

LAST MAY, TEXAN John Wallace, 31, founder of the Austin Rock Gym, unveiled The Feather, the country's first indoor scale replica of a natural climbing route. The 12-by-20-foot climbable...

Dude Over Troubled Water

IT'S EARLY morning on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, 20 miles downstream from Evansville, Indiana, and the walls of a rickety white houseboat called The Miracle are pulsating to the...

Steals

SINGA-MORE FAR FROM GETTING YOU a room for the night, $1 usually covers tipping the bellboy. But from now until September 30, passengers on Singapore Airlines traveling through...

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