Eva Holland

What Are the World's Best Volcano Hikes?

Many of the world’s volcanoes are scattered around the Ring of Fire—the coastlines and islands that border the Pacific Ocean, from southwestern South America up to northeast Asia— but you’ll find action on every continent.

What Are the Best Marathons for Travelers?

I don’t want to run just any old urban marathon: I'm looking for a destination race that will let me combine an incredible trip with my athletic endeavors. Any ideas?

Bike Touring in Europe: Spain

I want to do some serious bike touring on the continent, but without paying top Euro. What are the best bets for affordable routes?

What Do I Need to Know About Traveling in Wildfire Country?

I’m thinking about doing a road trip and some backpacking out west this summer, but I’ve heard a lot about the wildfires burning from California to Alaska. What do I need to know about traveling safely in fire country?

Where Can I Camp and Surf in California?

I live in southern Utah—obviously not one of the world's great surf destinations. One of my biggest dreams is to take a surfing trip up the California coast, from San Diego to San Francisco. I would like to camp on the beaches in state parks and such. What do you suggest?

What are the Best Excursions Near Rio?

I am going to Rio de Janeiro in December and want to get out of the city. I’m looking for must-see excursions that don't involve guided trips or tourist traps. Any ideas for safe places a visitor could comfortably navigate by herself?

What Are the Best Bite-Sized Portions of the Pacific Crest Trail?

America’s other long-distance epic is having its moment in the sun these days: Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, Wild, is just the most prominent example of the PCT popping up on the cultural radar in recent years. The trail runs for 2,650 miles, from Mexico to Canada via California, Oregon and Washington, passing through everything from desert to glacier-clad volcanoes. It takes months to hike in its entirety; with just a week, you’ve got plenty of choices

Active Honeymoon Destinations: Galapagos

I'm looking for a good destination for an active honeymoon this summer. We're fit, but local day hikes are the extent of our outdoor skills; we don't know how to ski and we're too pale to just lie on the beach. Both U.S. and international destinations are fine.