Nature

The North Stars

BEST REMOTE BEAR VIEWING [Katmai National Park and Preserve] Getting to Katmai National Park and Preserve, located on the Alaska Peninsula west of Kodiak Island, can be a schlep:...

The North Stars

BEST PLACE TO GET OVERWHELMED BY BALD EAGLES [Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve] The swirling confluence of three rivers—the Tsirku, Chilkat, and Klehini—near Haines causes...

Close Encounters

EXPLORING REEF AND RAINFOREST [BELIZE] Mingle with everything from crocs and tapirs to jabiru storks and hawksbill turtles on this eight-day whirl through Belize. After three days on the...

Asa Wright Nature Centre and Lodge

THE 24-MILE FROM Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, up to Asa Wright Nature Centre is not a trip you want to make after dark. The road twists vertiginously around sharp drop-offs, and nighttime...

Posada Amazonas

AT THE EDGE OF AN OLD-GROWTH forest the size of Connecticut, Posada Amazonas is run and staffed mainly by members of the native Ese'eja community. Ese'eja means "true people," and these

Tassia Lodge

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, indigenous small-scale tourism has been providing an alternative to the traditional luxury safaris run by old colonialists and staffed by underpaid tribespeople. Set on a...

Off the Gringo Trail

JUST 45 MILES EAST of El Paredón, rivers tumble from the highlands and back up against the beaches, forming a tropical bathtub—perfect mangrove terrain. The 6,900-acre Monterrico...

Off the Gringo Trail

ONCE THOUGHT TO BE a black-sand gulag, the Pacific coast is now shaping up as Latin America's last surfing frontier. El Paredón Surf Camp, which opened just over a year ago, is tucked...

Surfing In Guatemala

ONCE THOUGHT TO BE a black-sand gulag, the Pacific coast is now shaping up as Latin America's last surfing frontier. El Paredón Surf Camp, which opened just over a year ago, is tucked...

Stalk the Monkey

IT MAY SEEM LIKE THE ONLY animals left in the jungle that haven't been pricked, prodded, and named are fungus-munching snails and obscure forms of head lice. Not so. Over the past six years,...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

LODGE AT PICO BONITO, HONDURAS: The 8,000-foot peak of Pico Bonito sets the backdrop for this 200-acre nature resort close to the Caribbean coast, where 21 cabins (constructed from hurricane...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

PICO DUARTE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hike from steamy jungle to cool forest on this strenuous 29-mile trek to the top of the Caribbean's highest peak, Pico Duarte (10,128 feet). Traverse Parque...

Afterglow a Go-Go

Q: I'm heading to Puerto Rico soon and want to learn more about the bioluminescent bays/lagoons there. Can I visit any of them from San Juan in one night? Or would it require a...

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