North & Central America

City Cycle

You could spend all summer prowling the Canadian wilderness, but you'd still need a little culture. Good thing there's Quebec, the closest you can get to Europe without leaving the continent....

The Easiest Catch

MISSOULA, MONTANA - There are fishing purists who throw fits if another angler comes within 100 feet. In general I agree with this principle. But not in June, not in southwestern Montana. As fat...

Flatwater Freedom

GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA - The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas east of the Rockies. It's also one of the most heavily trafficked: More than 200,000...

The Uncrowded Mountain Town

TELLURIDE, COLORADO - Between the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day, the town of Telluride hosts no fewer than 15 festivals. Think about that. On any given Saturday, you might have to share...

America's Oktoberfest

PORTLAND, OREGON - Nothing says summer like 60,000 people raising glasses of beer into the air and letting loose a spontaneous cheer that makes Yankee Stadium sound like the baking section at...

Moon Paddle

TOMALES BAY, CALIFORNIA - It wouldn't be hard to miss the coastal village of Marshall, an hour north of San Francisco on Highway 1—only 100 or so people live here, and the place looks kind...

Treasure Island

SANTA CATALINA, CALIFORNIA - In the early days of Hollywood, Santa Catalina Island's sand coves doubled as Tahiti and its mountains stood in for the Wild West. A 76-square-mile island located 25...

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