North & Central America

Magical Thinking

PRICE TAG $480MY HUSBAND, Stephen, and I, in a rare moment of spontaneity, had decided to skip town with our one-year-old son, Wyatt, and our dog, Biscuit. Stephen and I...

Weekend Wise

Two for the RoadYou know that travel cliché that says "it's about the journey, not the destination"? Whoever said it must have ridden a motorcycle. When I take my truck,...

Outfitted

FLOAT WESTWATER CANYONSherri Griffith River Expeditions' two-day, one-night trip on the Colorado River takes you through 17 miles of Class II–IV rapids and the 1,600-foot...

Canadian Spin

The most charming bike city in North America may well be Montreal, where Old World flair meets cycle-friendly infrastructure. After checking in to the Gingerbread Manor Bed and Breakfast, head...

High Mark

It's not the hardest peak, but at some time in your life you've got to climb 14,494-foot Mount Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48. Fly to Las Vegas, rent a car for the 250-mile drive,...

Get Your Willies

Track orcas on a 4.5-hour sea-kayaking trip with Outdoor Odysseys, based in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island. That night, rest up at the Bird Rock Hotel before dinner and a few frames at Jimmy...

Lazy Water

For 104 miles, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway serves as the Minnesota-Wisconsin state line, offering a paddlers' paradise. The 30-mile stretch between Thayers Landing and Highway 70...

Back in the Day

IN THE WINTER OF 1979, my parents, grad students at the University of North Dakota, possessed a rusted Chevy, $6,000 in combined salary, four children under the age of six, and a serious need...

The Plan

Frank Overton is a former semi-pro mountain biker and owner of Boulder, Colorado–based FasCat Coaching. To the right, you'll find his six-month, desk-job-friendly plan, designed to have you...

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