South America

The New Global Gold Rush

Giant mining companies are tearing up some of the wildest places on earth to feed our hunger for gold. But do we even need it?

The Best Motorcycle Journeys: Ruta 40, Argentina

Exploring by motorcycle ranks high on our list of adventures. There’s the obvious stuff: the blur of road beneath your feet, the shifting horizon. Then there’s the satisfaction that comes from, say,...

Home and Away

Peter Stark shares his amazing experiences living abroad in Brazil and traveling in South America for a year.

Best New Adventure Lodge

The Singular’s owners took a 100-year-old cold-storage plant and transformed it into a luxe, minimalist 57-room hotel.

Best Eco-Lodge

The striking new Mashpi Lodge, with windows so large you feel like you’re suspended in a cloud forest, crushes it on both fronts.

Best Beach

Located on the south side of Kauai, this two-mile stretch of coast is accessible only by a brain-rattling two-mile dirt road or a three-mile hike that passes by Hawaii’s biggest sinkhole cave—both of...

Knock Off Two Icons

Hit Machu Picchu and the Galápagos in one adventure with REI’s new multisport itinerary.

Adventure Travel

You’re into biking, kayaking and skiing. It’s time to raise your game with a life-changing adventure makeover. Check out these amazing destinations.

Lone Shooter

Ski filmmaker Nick Waggoner talks to Caty Enders about losing two friends while producing Solitaire, the story of a ski pilgrimage through South America.