Stephanie Pearson

Sail Away in St. John

Come for the solitude on the island's unpeopled parts, check out the dedicated ex-pat community if you decide you never want to leave

Escape to an Island This Winter

From nearby to far-flung and exotic, we've got eight islands to cure your winter wanderlust. Turns out one of the most spectacular is right around the corner.

Why Duluth is the Best Town in America

The finalists in our Best Town Ever competition have a lot in common: Thriving food scenes, walkable neighborhoods, and, of course, incredible access to trails, rivers, mountains, and lakes. But no...

Icelandic Perfection (Once Again)

Iceland is so full of adventure, it can be hard to know where to dive in. Plenty of lodges offer great accommodations, but few can match Hótel Glymur’s access and views.

The One Race Where Experience Tops Strength

The 32-mile Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championships crosses the Kaiwi Channel. This year’s favorites, Dave Kalama and Kai Lenny, have a 28-year age gap between them. So who will conquer the...

Drive Down Oregon's Forgotten Coast

The drive from Eureka, California, to Coos Bay, Oregon has dunes, salmon, and Jurassic Park-worthy greenery—but no crowds. It'll be our little secret.

Rocky Top Road Trip

A Southern Colorado loop where you can rough it in a yurt and throw one back in Durango.

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a...

Drive Into Washington's Splash Zone

This Olympic Peninsula loop in Washington is a water-lover's dream—take your pick of waterfalls, rivers, beaches, and lakes. And don't forget the seafood.

The National Parks Road Tour

The route from Jackson, Wyoming, to Glacier National Park, Montana packs in five national parks and plenty of watering holes.

Tour the Road to Nowhere

Take it to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and find some of the best fishing, paddling, and moonshine-sampling of your life.

The Classic Summer Road Trip

Start in the Grand Canyon and wander up to Moab, Utah, with some moonlit camping and excellent mountain biking along the way.

A Sea Tour to See the South

This road trip from New Orleans to Florida featuring lazy days feasting on the freshest seafood, sandy camping, and pristine paddling.

A Superior Midwest Road Trip

Hit up Best Towns 2014 winner Duluth, Minnesota, then hike and bike your way to Michigan's renowned shores.