Ride a sudden whim or a sturdy steed to arid expanses where solitude reigns
Mojave National Preserve
Why lace up your boots for anything less than a thousand miles?
For newcomersmeaning most of usthey are merely picturesque. But for Native Americans, the sacred places of the Great Plains and Northern Rockies are alive with centuries of memory and meaningand something much, much bigger.
Six more bonefishing hot spots across the globe
New Hampshire: Hiking and Biking Sandwich Notch
Let the motorized leaf peepers have their New England. It'll keep them far away from ours.
Massachusetts: Hiking the Northern Berkshires and Sea Kayaking Cape Ann
Maine: Paddling the St. Croix River
A prime-season meander down South Carolina's Ashepoo Combahee and Edisto Rivers
Upshot: Old South Meets New Urbanism
Upshot: Sweet Isolation on the North Coast
Towns with the most beautiful scenery and most enviable outdoor recreation are also often the ones with astronomical real-estate pricesor few jobs. If you can ply your trade anywhere or don't need to make a living, go ahead and move to paradise; we're not bitter. Just keep the guest house warm.