North & Central America

City Slicker

Escape from New York (and nine other big cities) with these 40 fast adventures

Play Hard, Pack Light

Go farther faster, stay out all day, and don't carry a thing (except your credit card) on these five perfect, three-day hiking and biking adventures

Where can I learn to whitewater kayak?

My friends and I are interested in learning how to whitewater kayak. Can you recommend a good two- or three-day course in California or Oregon?

Me. By Myself. For a Long Time. (Very Long.)

Take one desert island, insert one strapping lad, and see how long he survives. That's the recipe for our half-starved, sunburnt castaway, who lived to tell the tale.

Stage Fright

Discover the pleasure and pain of pro-caliber climbs with these U.S. mountain monsters