North & Central America

1,800 Miles B.C. (cont.)

Starting out on the alluring shores of Vancouver Island can be hazardous to a road trip—once nestled there, we were half tempted to scrap the drive altogether. The Brentwood Bay Lodge &...

1,800 Miles B.C. (cont.)

After a blissful rest, our motivation returned, and so off we steered to Vancouver Island's west coast—the wilder, more rugged side. Crossing the interior, we gawked at steep, wooded...

1,800 Miles B.C. (cont.)

A few lessons about Canada gleaned along the road: (1) Kilometers rock! If your rental car measures speed in metric terms, you'll find it's far more gratifying going 120 than 75, even if it...

1,800 Miles B.C. (cont.)

We slowly headed east on Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Highway, out of Prince Rupert—a bustling little port city with dozens of First Nations totem poles—and Port Edward....

1,800 Miles B.C. (cont.)

We arrived at the Logpile Lodge, on a rocky knoll outside Smithers, farther inland on the Yellowhead Highway. This is a lively town of 5,500, but it still has an undiscovered feel, as if you've...

1,800 Miles B.C. (cont.)

We drove less than an hour to Williams Lake. Starting in the mid-nineties, this town, best known as the site of a summer rodeo, has become popular for freeriding, a style of mountain biking...

The BC Circle Tour

Getting to the starting point in Vancouver is easy. Several airlines fly there daily from many U.S. cities. Alternately, drive north from Seattle on Interstate 5, which becomes Highway 99 in...

Straight from the Spouse's Mouth

Destination weddings-nuptials that hit the road instead of being bound to home turf-are an increasingly popular option for travel-hungry brides and grooms. They now account for 10 percent of U.S...

Paths to the Past

Lolo Trail, Idaho By the time they made it across the Bitterroot Mountains in September 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition had resorted to eating candles. It was the...

"I Do" With a View

I love the scene in Cinema Paradiso when Alfredo, the projectionist, tells his protégé, "Life isn't like in the movies. Life is much harder." While I can see how this was true...

Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Nestled in a secluded bay in British Columbia's fog-shrouded southern Gulf Islands, Poets Cove is a seaside resort built around an embrace of the liquid world. A 20-minute floatplane ride...

Cascabel Club

The Cascabel Club began as the private, get-away-from-it-all fly-fishing domain of Texas oil entrepreneur Robert Sinclair, who bought the 320-acre property west of Telluride in 1986. In the...

Teton Gravity Research's "The Tangerine Dream"

Outside has partnered with Teton Gravity Research to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of ski films. "The Tangerine Dream," the latest from Teton Gravity Research (TGR), is...

Amara Creekside Resort

Ask Rama Jon, owner of the Sedona fat-tire shop Mountain Bike Heaven, for the scoop on the legendary local singletrack and he'll pepper his beta with the odd jab at his town's Shirley MacLaine...

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