North & Central America

Two for One: Corn Islands, Nicaragua

There was a time when visiting the Caribbean meant empty beaches, limpid waters, plentiful fish to catch (and eat), and ample cheap rum and beer. That idyll still exists on Nicaragua's Big and Little...

Out of Bounds: Niihau, Hawaii

Hawaii's Forbidden Isle has been most famous for being off-limits. But the wild landscape of arid, red-tinged volcanic terrain is easier to reach than you think

Surf Hanalei

There are plenty of options for surfing Kauai in fall, whether you're a beginner or a pro.

Run the Deschutes River Trail

Lace up your trailrunners for the relatively level Upper Deschutes River trail south of Bend, Oregon.

Ride the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

The 86-mile Enchanted Circle loop into the Sangre de Christo mountains from Taos is a classic ride in three seasons, but probably best in the fall.

Road Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway

Take your pick of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 469 narrow, scenic, and winding miles through North Carolina and Virginia for road biking

Trail Run Door County

A fall guide to running Door County, Wisconsin, a place lousy with great trails.

Cycle the Cascades

A fall guide to biking the Cascade Range, with Leavenworth, Washington as your base camp.

Paddle the Gauley River

The Gauley River offers some of the best Class IV-V whitewater in North America. It's a must fall pilgrimage for raft guides and kayakers.