Nature

Walking the Line

An ardent defender of wilderness reflects on the solace of the mountains—and reconsiders his long-ago travels in Afghanistan, and a new world of human tragedy

La Ruta Maya

Cigar-smoking santos, icy Belikin, crumbling pyramids, freshly spun tortillas, slithering vipers, and everlasting love

Jungle Gym

Welcome to Bigfoot's winter hideaway, where unclimbed mountains, roaring whitewater, and a new luxury eco-lodge await you

Here, Sharky, Sharky

In the seas off South Africa's Dyer Island, shark mania and risk adventure have combined with a vengeance. For a few bucks, one of a gang of ill-qualified, ill-equipped dive operators will drop you...

The Last Best Peninsula

The Costa Rica of legend still exists. But you have to crash through breakers and fight off pigs to find it.

Lost in Space

Australia's huge and haunting Kimberley might just be the last frontier.