North & Central America

Suite Ride

With on-call mechanics, high-energy meals, and leg massages, boutique bike hotels turn cycling into a destination sport on par with skiing

Breaking Away

What happens when a Type A relaxation-phobe takes his first vacation in years? Life gets good again.

How Delicate Was Dean?

When a hallowed rock formation falls under the eye of an elite daredevil climber, anything can happen. TIM NEVILLE ferrets out the real story behind Dean Potter's big day in Arches National Park.

How can I plan an eco-friendly wedding?

My fiancée and I are interested in a wedding that incorporates our love of the outdoors, preferably with an ecotourism spin. Do you know of any ecotourism companies that plan weddings? What would you recommend we do?

Fly the Eco Skies

Costa Rica's Nature Air gets an emissions-free face-lift

Easy Rollers

The best beaches for practicing your moves offer slow, gentle waves and a no-pressure atmosphere. Here are six of our faves.

Ticket to Ride

Looking for liquid thrills, a cool buzz, and the supreme stoke of walking on water? We've got the fast formula for your surfing immersion—skills shortcuts from top pros, the best beginner breaks...

Killer Abs

Divers do the damnedest things in pursuit of Northern California abalone—like poaching, drowning, and getting gobbled up by great white sharks