North & Central America

Kiteboard the Cape

The same steady winds that led the Wright brothers to choose North Carolina’s Outer Banks as the site for the first airplane flight make it the most reliable spot on the continent for...

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. Relatively light on traffic, almost...

Trail Run the Adirondacks

With its dense cluster of mountains and an ecosystem almost identical to Vermont, the Adirondack’s High Peaks region may actually be a better place to peep leaves than that fabled foliage...

Cycle the Cascades

Set inside the wide Wentachee River valley in the Cascade Range, Leavenworth sports alpine views in every direction. Long, gradual climbs and curvy descents along the rivers are fenced by...

Surf South of the Border

Troncones, a sleepy surf town 40 minutes north of the Zihuatanejo airport,...

Puget Sound Jigging

WHERE: Public piers throughout Puget Sound, but the Edmonds Pier, north of Seattle in best now through November. (During winter months, try public piers in Seattle and...

How to Plan Your Grand Canyon Trip

If you are one of the lucky few to land a private permit to raft the Grand Canyon—you simply have to make this trip happen....

The Grand Canyon: Be Flexible With Your Permit Date

Your odds increase dramatically if you are willing to take a trip outside of the May through September peak season. While the main lottery is in February, there are follow-up lotteries...

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