Biking

Moran State Park

INDULGE IN: Mountain and road biking, fly-fishing, sea kayaking, hikingWHY HERE? To escape the congested I-5 corridor, ditch your vehicle in Anacortes, take the hour-long ferry ride to...

Moose River Recreation Area

INDULGE IN: Canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishingWHY HERE? Smack in the middle of Adirondack State Park sits the Moose River Recreation Area, a 50,000-acre sanctuary...

New River Gorge National River

INDULGE IN: Climbing, rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, fishingWHY HERE? Bloated rapids, technical backwoods singletrack, and the region's widest array of rock-climbing...

Little River Canyon National Preserve

INDULGE IN: Kayaking, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, hang glidingWHY HERE? Witness the mighty Little River, which rages down the side of 2,126-foot Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne...

Big Bend National Park

INDULGE IN: Rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hikingWHY HERE? With over 800,000 acres of pastel desert, 118 miles of rambling Rio Grande, 7,000-foot mountains, and hundreds of...

Just Do It All

Humans, deep down, are a twitchy damn bunch. Fidgety from birth. Kinetic. Like the business end of a severed power line, our minds snap, spark, jig, and juke. We can't help ourselves. We are...

A Classical Gas

Trekking White Mountains, Greece The White Mountains of western Crete are so rugged that much of their terrain is accessible only to mountain goats—and the hikers willing to...

North Shore of Lake Superior

INDULGE IN: Sea kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishingWHY HERE? Just a short meander from the lakeside trailhead inside Tettegouche State Park are 13 campsites perched on a...

Island Hops

Guadeloupe: Pedal Like the Pros Professional cyclists from around the world meet on this butterfly-shaped isle for the annual Tour de Guadeloupe, a 797-mile, ten-stage...

Dominican Republic

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM has it that the tiniest Caribbean islands are the most precious and desirable. Think eight-square-mile St. Bart's, or the newly chic crop of "single-resort islands." This...

Hanging Tough

"Your Pentagon has been attacked, 50,000 dead. World War III has started. You must leave the country."Talk about strange ways to receive bad news. On September 17, at an 11,000-foot...

Fresh Tracks

Heli Help Us The $65,000 and exhaustive training needed for a summit bid on Everest may be a bit out of your league, but climbing 16,535-foot Mount Carstensz in Irian Jaya—...

She Rules the Waves

LAST FEBRUARY, A cheerful 25-year-old Brit named Ellen MacArthur sailed into incandescence aboard her Open 60 Kingfisher with an improbable second-place finish in the Vendée Globe, a...

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