Outside Magazine, Jan 2005

L.A. surfer Jason Maltas     Photo: Jeff Lipsky

F E A T U R E S

WELLNESS 2005
PLATE TECTONICS
Dig into the world of delicious, nutritious eats, so you can feel great, play hard, live longer—and go for the gusto.
THE OUTSIDE GUIDE TO FOOD Seven supercharged steps to the perfect eating plan—for life.
By Paul Scott
LET'S GET THAT TO GO Delectable travel destinations for adventure and haute cuisine.
By Amy Marr
SLOW MOJO The fab new movement touting locally grown foods (and sumptuous parties!).
By Florence Williams
PLUS: Timing your dining for peak performance; recipes from a swim goddess; sizzling food trends; feasts in the wild; and more

BAD TRIP
In search of cosmic highs, a straight-laced citizen and his ragtag posse make an icy slog through the Himalayas of India to a mysterious hamlet where foreigners are treated like lepers. Welcome to Shangri-Nah!
By Kevin Fedarko

DO IT OUR WAY!
Taking a NOLS course is no vacation, but during a two-week expedition along the coast of Baja, the author learns a lot—about adventure, leadership, and the fine art of making your own fun.
By Katie Arnold

D E P A R T M E N T S

DISPATCHES
Dive headfirst into the retro-cool Olympic sport of SKELETON at three of North America's slickest sledding courses
Dirtbag boater turned kayak megastar BRAD LUDDEN dishes on his new Cessna and his next epic: running waterfalls in—no kidding—the Midwest!
Want exotic? Head to MADAGASCAR 's luxury beach hideaways, limestone crags, and Class V rapids right now—before the rest of the world catches on.
The coming generation of ALT-FUEL VEHICLES showcases sexy aesthetics, dizzying speed, and enough horsepower to please any hot-rod hound
Lifestyles of the lucky: Inside the country's sweetest SNOW-SPORTS PAD
Forget Hulk-like physiques: Here's WHAT FIT REALLY LOOKS LIKE
THE WILD FILE catches up with the speed demon of insects, the garbage-disposal-or-landfill conundrum, and whether swimmers get sweaty
PLUS: The best new FITNESS-NUTRITION BOOKS for 2005; why the finest selection of exotic gourmet meats is found online; a postmodern chair—made with Schwinn rims!—and other BIKE-INSPIRED FURNITURE ; and more

REVIEW/BODYWORK/STYLE
Fire off your New Year's fitness resolutions with our THREE PERFECT HOME GYMS . Burn it up in a classic weight-lifting loft. Cross-train like a pampered pro in a cardio-and-weights lab. Get Zen in a transcendent yoga studio. PLUS: Holistic strength conditioning and a power workout to rocket you to MAXIMUM FITNESS ; train in style with luxe tracksuits and ALL-NATURAL YOGA APPAREL ; and get a few no-tech tips on home workouts .

THE HARD WAY
Our man's UNLIKELY DREAM DESTINATION ? The rainy peaks of the war-weary Uganda-Congo border. But after notching a new line up an elusive African summit, he discovers what happens when an old fantasy gets real.
By Mark Jenkins

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