Nature

Galápagos Rising

The Galápagos Islands, a 121-island archipelago 600 miles west of Ecuador, certainly deserve their rep as the Everest of eco-travel. Combine the islands' bizarre geology, the fearless creatures...

The High Road

Kenya and Tanzania Safari Through Masailand Price: $3,750 Difficulty: Moderate In partnership with the Masai Environmental Resource Coalition, a network of...

The High Road

Peru Rafting the Lower Apurímac Price: $2,500 Difficulty: Strenuous To reach some hard-won whitewater, this ten-day trekking-and-rafting expedition...

The High Road

Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador Safari by Air Price: $19,950 Difficulty: Moderate Forget all that time-consuming land travel: Now you can knock off...

The High Road

India Rajasthan on Horseback Price: $4,800 Difficulty: Strenuous When film producer Alexander Souri's first expedition of "Relief Riders" trotted into a...

In The Field With Photojournalist Stephen Dupont

Photojournalist Stephen Dupont has made a name for himself photographing people and areas that deal in global change and elements of our world that are disappearing. His travels and...

Forecast: Sunny

I DIDN'T EXPECT TO HEAR TALES OF SMUGGLERS in a Mozambican bar named Smugglers, but stories about them circulated as liberally as the Laurentina beers: the Taiwanese long-liners pilfering fish...

Tierra Secreta

RÍO BOBOS:: The best base of operations for exploring the Río Bobos is Aventurec (011-52-225-315-4300, www.aventurec.com)....

Tierra Secreta

I DIDN'T COME TO VERACRUZ as a tourist—but, hey, what American does? The economy of Mexico's third-most-populous state, which curves between the rugged eastern Sierra Madre and a 425-mile...

It's Love, Bonaire Style

IT'S MORE THAN JUST STANDARD island-time slo-mo that turns a one-hour mountain-bike ride through the scrubby outback of Bonaire's north end into an all-morning affair. It's the exuberance and...

Dominica At Its Wildest

KOOL & THE GANG'S "Jungle Boogie" was stuck in my head. I was scrambling up a near-vertical trail drenched by a tropical deluge, making my way back from Dominica's Boiling Lake, a fizzing 31...

The Secrets Life of Deserts

TWELVE YEARS ago, I set out to write a book. Because I'm as easily distracted as a cat on a tuna boat, I needed a remote location, one so uninteresting and empty that I would be glued to my...

Four More Desert Playgrounds

The last time I visited Anza-Borrego—a forbidding wilderness extending from the Salton Sea west to the Laguna Mountains and from the Mexican border north to Riverside County—a friend...

It's a Zoo Out There

1. ANTARCTICA Play among hundreds of thousands of penguins and follow migrating whales on Mountain Travel Sobek's 11-day cruise on the expedition ship Akademik Ioffe. Departing...

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