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Icelandic Perfection (Once Again)

Iceland is so full of adventure, it can be hard to know where to dive in. Plenty of lodges offer great accommodations, but few can match Hótel Glymur’s access and views.

When Ski Resorts Melt

It’s a sad fact: winter is shrinking. The Rutgers University Global Snow Lab reports that the Northern Hemisphere has lost more than a million square miles of snow since 1970.

How to Plan Your Happiest Vacation

You’ve likely got a vacation coming up this summer. Whether you’re headed abroad for a week or simply to a cabin in the woods over Labor Day, start planning now.

Adventure in Rural Europe

Yes, Northern Europe has more museums, cuisine, and historic city centers than you can cram into one trip. But here's a good reason to go rural: It also offers some of the world's best...

Mad Men Meets the Mesas

The Hotel Valley Ho, a 1956 art deco beauty in Scottsdale, Arizona, has been renovated to perfection, with studio rooms both mod and modern thanks to Philippe Starck-designed bathtubs,...

A Shrine to Luxury Adventure

In Japan's Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, sits the Kumano Kodo, a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that wind through the misty, cedar-filled Kii Mountain Range.

Discover America's Most Secret Town

Earlier this week, the tiny town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, won Liveability's "Best Small Town" contest for its diversity, education, population growth, health, and civic engagement. Although we...

Photo of the Day: Waking Up at 1,600 Feet

In the fall of 2007, I began an incredible adventure that took me from Yosemite to the shores of Chile—a journey that eventually became the coffee table book and documentary film 180 Degrees South....

Photo of the Day: Glenn Canyon Illusion

This canyon—in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area near the Arizona/Utah Border—housed a pool of water that was sheltered from any wind. The surface created a perfect mirror for the canyon walls lit...

Super SUP Havens

Stand-up paddling isn't just for oceans anymore. Or Hawaii, Florida, and California, for that matter. In June, Idaho's Payette River Games awarded the largest cash purse on record for SUP racing. Inland SUPing has arrived. Here's where to go for upcoming races—all year long.

Africa's Best Jungle Lodge

For fans of extra-large primates, there's arguably no more coveted experience than viewing a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. If you fall into this camp, consider a bucket-list trek to...

Photo of the Day: A Biking Seattle Cowboy

In search of an eye-catching shot for the Red Bell Illume photo contest, local Seattle rider Steven Bafus and I set out for this massive cowboy hat in Oxbow Park just south of the city. We showed...