Turn-ons: The LIGHTS and LAMPS you need to bike, climb, and paddle all night long. PLUS: A CARBON-FIBER SURFBOARD that breaks in half—on purpose; NEW ICE-CLIMBERS from Vasque; functional and STYLISH OUTERWEAR from the fashionistas at Bonfire, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Prada; and more.
The final installment of our five-part fitness plan, The Shape of Your Life, offers BALANCE AND AGILITY drills to fine-tune your athleticism. PLUS: A blueprint for SUSTAINED PERFORMANCE that's guaranteed to last.
We mined the nation for 50 close-to-home ADVENTURE QUICKIES that squeeze a week's worth of bragging rights into 48 hours. Start
SEATTLE: Ever try heli-biking? How about paragliding?
SAN FRANCISCO: Lucky bastards—you have the Pacific, Tahoe, and everything in between.
LOS ANGELES: Like NoCal, 'cept the water's warmer and days are sunnier.
DENVER: Packed with mountains high, rivers deep, and bliss nearby.
HOUSTON: This hot town has plenty of stay-cool escapes.
MINNEAPOLIS: It's the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Water sports, anyone?
CHICAGO: Heaven's due north. It's called Wisconsin.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Surrounded by outdoor options that'll satisfy both Democrats and the GOP.
NEW YORK CITY: Rock climb! Paddle whitewater! Witness real life!
BOSTON: Classic scenery and shockingly modern thrills.