Biking the World's Most Dangerous Road
Luke Wright takes a ride on Bolivia's Yungas Loop
Heart of Dark Chocolate
Beer is the Dom Perignon of the Amazon. The surest way to get everyone’s attention is to show up with an obscene amount. We had everyone’s attention.
Adventure Icon: Trip Jennings
Walking Jaguars in Bolivia
At a Bolivian animal-rehab center, volunteers can adopt a rescued jaguar and take it for daily walks on a leash. Brave and compassionate, or just plain stupid? THAYER WALKER discovers that it may be all three. And he's got the scratch marks to prove it.
Video and Gallery: Walking Jaguars
Thayer Walker leashes a jaguar and takes it for a walk.
2009 Travel Awards
Because It's There. (Sort of.)
GPS units in hand, obsessed adventurers are roaming the world to claim a new set of firsts: 16,232 places where major lines of latitude and longitude intersect. Sound geeky? Not when your sweet spot is at 17,000 feet on the side of a remote Bolivian volcano.
Bolivian Confluence Hunt
Coca Is It!
Welcome to the new Bolivia, where former coca grower Evo Morales has made the leaf a symbol of his two-year-old government. Now everybody's growing it, everybody's chewing it, and the war on drugs has taken a very strange turn.
You can't buy it in any store, can't send away for it online, can't meet the author (there are thousands), and you probably won't be able to read it if you do find it, since much of it is written in Hebrew. PATRICK SYMMES follows the trail of an underground global legend: the everywhere-and-nowhere travel bible of Israel's combat-fatigued, footloose vagabond yo
The High Road
The Trip of the Year
Blazing new trails by mountain bike