Biking

The Caribbean Defined

Hey! Let's stay up all night and parade through the streets nearly naked to the sound of steel-drum music! Oh, sorry, that's Trinidad. Tobago, the altogether more serene, and green, sibling of...

Stealth Safaris

To become truly intimate with the animals of Africa, you must travel as they do: under your own steam. A mountain-bike safari is a great way to explore the bush, and southern Africa is the most...

High (Desert) Rollin'

Q: Where's a good spot to go mountain biking near Albuquerque, New Mexico? Any suggestions for other types of outings in the area would also be appreciated. — ...

Desert Escapes

The 1.6 million acres of southern California's Mojave National Preserve embrace jagged granite peaks of 8,000 feet, sparse creosote lowlands of 1,000 feet, and, best of all, desert solitude so...

The Exhaust-Free, Self-Propelled Foliage Tour

A challenging multiday trail for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking in Rhode Island? Sure, it seems like the start of yet another joke ragging on New England's smallest, flattest, and...

The Exhaust-Free, Self-Propelled Foliage Tour

When the mobs descend on Squam Lake (of On Golden Pond fame) and Lake Winnipesaukee, Granite State locals take refuge in the high country off Sandwich Notch Road, one of the last...

The Exhaust-Free, Self-Propelled Foliage Tour

Migrationally speaking, almost everything leaves New England in autumn. The exception? Tour buses, of course, fall foliage tours in the Northeast being the single most popular trip in busdom....

Euro Surf 'n' Turf

If crisping like a patata frita on the Costa del Sol is not your cup of sangria, why not head 70 miles north to Spain's newly christianed Sierra Nevada National Park? Here you can...

A World of Hurt

THE SOUND RESEMBLED that of a large limb being broken off a tree. One second I was pounding down the trail on my bike, enveloped in the myth of my own immortality, artfully dodging rocks and...

La Costa Incognita: Pacific Mexico

Even though the condos and malls of Puerto Vallarta are just 45 minutes south, the rocky coves of the Punta Mita peninsula, at the north end of the Bay of Banderas, are visited only by surfers,...

Cabo? Sure. But Not That Cabo.

It's 11 p.m. on Playa Candelero beach out on Espiritu Santo, the uninhabited island five miles off La Paz. A half-dozen tents stake out the shoreline beside an impromptu harbor: a fleet of...

La Ruta Tropical

A vacation south of the border doesn't have to mean a mega-resort crammed with sedentary chaise-loungers. In Mexico, there are Pacific beach towns and mountain hideaways that you probably...

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