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Make Yosemite Kid-Friendly

I'd love to haul my kids up the railings to Half Dome, but don't want to risk accidents (or turning them off of hiking forever). How can we have fun while staying safe in Yosemite?

Photo of the Day: The Elusive Permit

We were chasing Permit with fly rods on Ascension Bay, which hugs the Sian Ka'an Biosphere on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Permit, which come into shallow flats to feed on crab, travel in schools or...

A Luxury Shelter in the Australian Outback

A trip to the backcountry doesn't mean you have to rough it. At the confluence of the Berkley River and Timor Sea sits Berkeley River Lodge, an upscale hideout in the wilds of Western Australia.

Photo of the Day: Icelandic Waterfall

The glacier-fed Skjálfandafljót River flows through the Mývatn district of northern Iceland. Its Godafoss waterfall is among the most popular sites in the country. During a trip around Iceland in...

Sleep and Play Like Indian Royalty

For a central jumping off point to the many jewels of the Indian state of Rajasthan—think Indus Valley ruins, tiger reserves, and a UNESCO-certified bird sanctuary—look no further than Raas Jodhpur.

The Tour de France of Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The SUP 11-City Tour travels a grueling 220K (136 miles), making it the longest race in stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) by far. Divided into five daylong stages, in form and challenge level, its the Tour de France of paddling. But through this scenic Netherlands route, at least you'll have scenic terrain to distract from the burn.

The Best Way to End Summer

Although summer is winding down, there’s time enough for a few more fair-weather hiking trips.

Photo of the Day: Great White Approaching

I thought cage diving for Great White sharks would be underwhelming. Despite seeing them look fierce in a million nature documentaries and YouTube videos, we know that the likelihood of getting your...

A Fix for Summit-Time Sadness

Summer in the Rockys, particularly at Keystone Resort, might just be better than ski season. For folks who don’t take snow for an answer, Keystone's customizable, wellness-inspired summer offerings...

Welcome to Azerbaijan. Ignore the Skyscrapers.

Long ago, Azerbaijan's medieval capital, Sheki, was a waypoint for entrepreneurial vagabonds. Though the city no longer facilitates Silk Road deals, Sheki's inhabitants and activities hold fast to...

How to Find Your Best Town Ever

Last July, my wife and I faced a question: should we stay or should we go? We had moved from Denver to Boston two years earlier for my job, but I had just left the position to work as a freelance...

Photo of the Day: Northwest Territories Overhang

Trevor McDonald and I are like two kids in a candy store when it comes to climbing. The first moment we saw the Penguin in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, we dropped everything and got right to it....

The Height of Treehouse Luxury

Many eco-resorts do the treehouse thing, but few can say they tapped a well-known architect to design theirs. Enter Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park in northern Portugal’s lush and mountainous...

Photo of the Day: Whistler Rope Swing

I was relaxing on a lake near Whistler last summer, when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a person standing in the trees. Not sure what was going happen next, I grabbed my camera and zoomed into...