North & Central America

Editors' Choice

51. Sledding If you're over the age of ten or from outside the Midwest, we understand your reticence. But you're wrong. Trust us....

Editors' Choice: 39-35

39. Going All In Even when cash is tight, we need to check out from the world every now and then—and spare no expense doing it. At least I do. I'm a great advocate...

Editors' Choice: 34-30

34. Room 99 There's nothing particularly remarkable about the Alta Peruvian Lodge's Room 99. It's a dorm room with six double bunks, a shower down the hall, the air foggy...

Editors' Choice: 29-25

29. Homegrown Hurt As in locally organized, down-home events. Some, like the Dale Ball Buster, a 13-mile trail run that correspondent Katie Arnold puts on here in Santa Fe...

Editors' Choice: 24-20

24. Tofino, Vancouver Island The best surf town in North America is in Canada. Who knew?...

Editors' Choice: 19-15

19. Kiehl's Face Protector It's SPF 30, fragrance-free, and, because it doesn't contain any water, won't freeze. $19; kiehls...

Editors' Choice: 9-5

9. Chocolate Milk Few things taste better after a long run or ride. It's also the foundation of the world's most perfect postworkout smoothie: Combine 8 oz Nestlé...

Editors' Choice: 4-1

4. Film Cameras Which instantly take you back to a time when each snap mattered, when you were more thoughtful, more deliberate, more discriminating—the way a good...

Spring Break

Drive the Powder HighwayScenario: Big Winter in B.C. This past November was one of the snowiest on record in British Columbia. Which means that even if the storms...

Marathon Training Plan

Hal Higdon, a former elite runner and 111-time marathoner, has helped tens of thousands of people get ready for their first marathon. Here he offers a customized plan specifically for active ...

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