South America

How to Prepare for the Inca Trail

One century ago, while exploring the South American wilderness in search of lost cities and hidden treasures, explorer Hiram Bingham battled the high altitudes, fast-flowing rivers and thick...

Biking the World's Most Dangerous Road

Looking at a map of South America, Bolivia is the little landlocked shape roughly in the center—the heart of the continent. With the soaring wild peaks of the Andes quickly plummeting into...

Home and Away

I WAS OUT FOR A Sunday-afternoon run along the big river, lost in tropical reveries. My family and I had just begun a year abroad in the old Portuguese-era town of Penedo, in...

Best New Adventure Lodge

The Singular’s owners took a 100-year-old cold-storage plant and transformed it into a luxe,...

Knock Off Two Icons

Hit Machu Picchu and the Galápagos in one adventure with REI’s new multisport itinerary. The 14-day trip includes...

Best Beach

There are plenty of Hawaiian beaches well suited to sipping mai tais, surfing, and admiring a parade of imaginative swimwear.

Best Eco-Lodge

First, it had to have eco cred. Just as important—location. The striking new Mashpi Lodge, with windows so...

Adventure Travel

You Have: Two weeks off and enough money for a plane ticket to South America.You Want: To kayak huge fjords, hike through icefields, and catch fat trout....

Lone Shooter

OUTSIDE: Throughout your films, you don’t use mechanized support, instead trekking and riding horses into the mountains. It looks exciting—and treacherous.

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