South America

The High Road

Peru Rafting the Lower Apurímac Price: $2,500 Difficulty: Strenuous To reach some hard-won whitewater, this ten-day trekking-and-rafting expedition...

Let's Get That to Go

Vermont: The Artisan Tour Pack It On: Middlebury's white-clapboard Swift House Inn, once the governor's mansion, is your campus for this four-day tutorial in farm-fresh regional...

Your Wish Is Their Command

This luxury-travel company delivers your wildest adventure dreams Custom trips are hot, and leaping into the market is Exsus—a London-based luxury-travel company that got its start...

It's a Zoo Out There

1. ANTARCTICA Play among hundreds of thousands of penguins and follow migrating whales on Mountain Travel Sobek's 11-day cruise on the expedition ship Akademik Ioffe. Departing...

In Search of El Dorado

MARCELO CABRERA, MY GUIDE, couldn't understand why I would come all the way to the Iberá wetlands, a remote subtropical region of northern Argentina, just to catch a piranha. Instead of...

Worldwide Wild

Argentina Trekking the Heart of Patagonia [2004 Winner] You may often find yourself slack-jawed on this journey into the Patagonian wilds, gaping at the...

Worldwide Wild

Peru Three Ranges Exploratory Trek The northern reaches of the Peruvian Andes have for centuries been prime real estate for those who want to get lost—or at least...

Made to Order

The promise of Himalayan ecstasy beckons from the cover of a slick brochure. It would be the perfect trip if it didn't involve sharing a tent with a stranger. And, well, maybe if it started a...

Fringe Benefits

FERNIE, BRITISH, COLUMBIA // Pop. 4,000 Dwarfed by the Lizard Range, Fernie is a gateway to three national parks and home to the wide-open powder bowls of Fernie Alpine Resort. In summer,...

Cliffhanger

When top British alpinists Kevin Thaw, 35, and Leo Houlding, 23, launch their climb on the 5,000-foot north face of Patagonia's Cerro Torre, in late February, they'll be understandably skittish....

Making the Cut

BEFORE TRAVELING back to the Peruvian Andes for the first time in 17 years, Joe Simpson recalls, friends suggested the trip would do him good. "Because that's what people believe, don't they?...

Room to Om

Rafting British Columbia Spend seven days rafting British Columbia's Class IV Chilko, Chilcotin, and Fraser rivers, and stretch those aching arms with a twice-daily riverside yoga class and...

Liquid Samba

"Did you hear the big news?" my surf instructor, Adriano dos Santos Sarmento, asked when I arrived in the sleepy Brazilian fishing village of Itacaré. "The fishermen caught three massive...

Steals & New Trips

STEEP AND CHEAP From December 6 to April 4, Teton Mountain Lodge is offering the appropriately named Skier's Dream package. Starting at $550 per person (based on double occupancy), two...

365 Days of Winter

NEW ZEALAND [Craigieburn] The official stats—three rope tows and 1,650 vertical feet—give the illusion that this is a pip-squeak of a ski area. Don't be misled. This best known...

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