North & Central America

San Diego Adventure: Visiting the Zoo

No first-time visit to San Diego is complete without a trip to their famous zoo. In springtime, the exhibits are home to new babies galore—rhinos, pandas, condors, and clouded leopards....

San Diego Adventure: Kayaking and Surfing

The community of La Jolla spans some seven miles of coastline, with rugged bluffs, caves, and horseshoe bays, so it's no surprise it's watersports central. Explore the seven sea caves at the...

San Diego Adventure: Hike Torrey Pines

Named for the rare, endemic pines that grow along the southern California coast, the 2,000-acre Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve has...

San Diego Adventure: Paragliding

Set on a grassy bluff 300-feet above the ocean in Torrey Pines, the Torrey Pines Gliderport is one of only two operational gliderports...

San Diego Adventure: Where to Stay

Fifteen miles north of the airport, the Lodge at Torrey Pines has a Frank Lloyd Wright-goes-Scottish vibe, with wood and shingled...

Get Me Out of Here: Horseback Riding

The first time I went horseback riding I was eight years old and a Girl Scout-in-training (a Brownie, to be specific) who would never quite make it to the Girl Scouts. It was a surprise, too,...

Monster Hunt: The Chupacabra

The trouble with the chupacabra is that it looks an awful lot like a handful of other, regular animals. When someone thinks he’s found one in the United States, the creature usually looks...

NYC Bound: Running Barefoot in the City

Chris Hawson didn't run much in New York City until he took off his shoes. That was three years, and more than 9,000 miles, ago....

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