Nature

Animals A-Go-Go

Escape the monkey house and take your brood to where the wild things really are. Our kid-endorsed guide to sneezing lizards, daffy otters, and bellowing moose. (Sorry, no dinosaurs.)...

Animals A-Go-Go

Scarlet macaws are just what you dream of in a tropical bird: flashy, big, loud—and easy to spot from the comfort of a palm-shaded beachside hammock. Of the three known existing scarlet...

Animals A-Go-Go

Marine iguanas are big, spiny, sluggish, awful-looking lizards that sneeze a lot. Even critterphile Charles Darwin pronounced them "hideous." What more could a kid ask for? The only seagoing...

Animals A-Go-Go

Why haul your family all the way to the swampy mangrove forests of coastal Borneo to see the proboscis monkey? Because this Western Pacific island southwest of the Philippines is the only place...

Land of the Luscious

Q: We're headed to St. Lucia and we love to hike and snorkel. What weight clothing would you suggest? Would you recommend a guide or can you do the hikes yourself? We want to do all 29...

Dominica

DOMINICA ISN'T YOUR typical Caribbean paradise: There are few beaches to speak of, and the snorkeling's only so-so. But if you're the kind to go stir crazy after a couple of languorous hours...

The Great Indoors

I used to have an idea of myself as a person who never came inside. I thought I was someone of no fixed address, at large, free—spiritual kin to

One Nation, Under Ted

The thing is, there’s this red dot,” says Beau Turner, standing quietly in a long-leaf pine forest on his Avalon Plantation, 25,000 red-clay acres half an hour south of Tallahassee. It...

The Wild File

Q:Does an animal feel more pain if it has a large brain? Joe Farago, Denver, ColoradoA: In other words, can you crush bugs without a...

Global Warning

Lured by icefloe wildlife and the world's last remaining true wilderness, increasing numbers of would-be Shackletons are venturing beyond the Arctic and Antarctic Circles—the chilly climes...

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