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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...

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: 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....

Photo of the Day: Night Falls on the Wave

The Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness area—more than 110,00 acres of sandstone arches and canyons—sits 175 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, near the Utah border. Climbers and hikers sure...

The Iconic Patagonian Lodge

Set on the shores of a pristine glacial lake in full view of Monte Fitz Roy—the mountain that inspired the Patagonia clothing logo—Aguas Arriba Lodge will appeal to climbers, anglers, and anyone fond...

Photo of the Day: Leadville Looks Cool from Here

I participated in the Leadville 100 MTB a few years ago and vividly recall Columbine Mine, the 12,424-foot turnaround point for the race, some 50 miles south of Colorado's highest incorporated city....

Why Duluth is the Best Town in America

The finalists in our Best Town Ever competition have a lot in common: Thriving food scenes, walkable neighborhoods, and, of course, incredible access to trails, rivers, mountains, and lakes. But no...

Where to Live Now: 16 Great Towns

We've discovered exactly what makes them the best towns to call home. You voted in surprising up-and-comers and classic adventure hubs. We took a hard look at their offerings, from abundant trails to...

The Last Godforsaken Place

South Georgia Island, isolated in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is an unforgiving place, but it's been a holy grail for large seabird colonies, as well as famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.