North & Central America

Highland Lodge at Crawford Notch

TAGS: MOUNT WASHINGTON, GREEN BUILDING, SNOWSHOESThis 34-room eco-friendly lodge—it's built of recycled steel and heated with a biomass-burning boiler—is less...

King Pacific Lodge

TAGS: RESIDENT ORCAS, FLOATING LODGEIn the province that has perfected the adventure lodge—we could make a case for locating half our list in B.C....

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

TAGS: PRIVATE ISLAND, LOGGERHEAD TURTLES, GATORS, MINT JULEPSReachable only by boat, 15-square-mile Little St. Simons is one of the few undeveloped barrier islands off the...

Tordrillo Lodge

TAGS: HELI-SKIING, WOOD-FIRED HOT TUB, FIVE SPECIES OF SALMONThere may be no other place in the world that delivers such astounding adventure options from one hub. Five...

The Ranch at Rock Creek

TAGS: HORSEBACK RIDING, CUTTHROAT TROUT, SINGLETRACK, BOWLINGThis year-old property, set on a working ranch in the Anaconda-Pintler Range, near the mining town of...

Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

TAGS: AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER, HERO GLADES, BEER ICE CREAMAs a rule, we approve of any lodge that issues avalanche transceivers with the room keys. This 18-room property,...

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

TAGS: SEA OTTERS, LUXURY TENTS, FJORDThink of Clayoquot as the summer camp of your dreams: a series of 20 wood-floored guest tents plopped at the mouth of a nine-mile-long...

The New Kings of Adventure

KATSUTAKA YOKOYAMA AND YASUSHI OKADAFirst Ascent of the Southeast Face of Mount Logan...

Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka didn't have many "wahoo moments," as he calls them, while skiing, hiking, and packrafting solo across 4,680 miles of Alaska and the Yukon for 176 days last March to September. "I...

Rage Against Your Machine

THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU DEFINES AN "EXTREME COMMUTER" AS SOMEONE WHO SPENDS MORE THAN THREE HOURS GETTING TO AND FROM WORK....

Via Ferrata Jumped the Pond

Used by soldiers in the Italian Dolomites during WWI and popular throughout the Alps, these mountain-climbing routes rigged with iron ladders and cables have finally arrived in North America. In...

There’s No Better Way to Prove Yourself

Outfitters keep coming up with creative methods to entertain (and scare the crap out of) us. Follow South Africa's famous sardine run—a migration that draws dolphins, game fish,...

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