North & Central America

Love in the Ruins

There is a feeling of disquiet along the Mississippi River this morning. The water, usually the color of wet cardboard, glows an alien, electric blue. Clouds slide in from the Gulf of Mexico...

All Natural

In the myopic present, a monument just isn't a monument unless people can visit it, shoot it, and post the pictures on Flickr. And since the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the original...

The Main Event

If you follow surfing, you know the season-ending Pipeline Masters is the biggest stop on the World Championship Tour. But you also know that Kelly Slater all but secured his eighth WCT title...

Come Herd or High Water

If you want to know what it's like to transport a buffalo carcass through the Alaskan bush in mid-October, imagine disassembling the appliances in your kitchen—refrigerator, range, microwave...

Chasing Gold in a Deadly Desert

Concealed in the jagged Superstition Mountains of central Arizona, the Lost Dutchman gold mine has been attracting dreamers and fortune seekers for more than a century, none of whom have been...

Hawaii's Jungles Swallow Tourists Every Year

"There's this tendency to think the park's beautiful, so it must be benign," says Marsha Erickson, executive director of the Kokee State Park Museum on the Hawaiian island of...

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