North & Central America

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...

Snowkiting Across North Dakota

To raise awareness about North Dakota's enormous—and unrealized—windpower potential, three buddies decided to snowkite across the state....

Acadia

More than a quarter of the craggy seafront and piney hills of 35,000-acre Acadia was bequeathed to the publicbetween 1935 and 1960 by John D. Rockefeller Jr., a man who knew how to live—and what...

Grand Teton and Yellowstone

Yellowstone was our first national park, and in the eyes of many—with all those white-capped mountains, wandering wolves, and, not least, Old Faithful—is still champion. But neighbor Grand Teton...

Canyonlands

The ur-western red-rock landscape of cinema, myth, and postcard, Canyonlands is southern Utah's most famous park but nowhere near its most popular. Its neighbor, Arches National Park, sees far...

Golden Gate

A city park on a grand and wild scale, the 114-square-mile Golden Gate National Parks run up and down the coastline for about 60 miles near San Francisco, hopscotching around private land and...

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