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How to Ski on the Cheap

The ticket-window price at major ski resorts this season will be well north of $100, but it is possible to cut some costs.

Snacks to Keep You on the Slopes

If you get hungry on the slopes, don't make a detour to the ski lodge halfway through your day—stash some of these calorie-dense snacks in your pockets instead.

The $3,795 In-Flight Meal You'll Want to Devour

Swiss International Air Lines cooked up the pie-in-the-literal-sky idea of serving haute cuisine at altitude. For one promotional flight only, they'll serve an exquisite gourmet meal to coach and...

Leave Wilderness Alone

There are many threats to the 50-year-old Wilderness Act. But the most dangerous, Kenneth Brower says, comes from those who are chipping away at the very idea of wilderness itself.

Cook the Best Steak of Your Life

Argentine celebrity chef Francis Mallmann can stand the heat—in fact he loves it. Still, he wants to get the hell out of the kitchen. And he thinks you should too.

The Long Captivity of Michael Scott Moore

The German-American surfing writer was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2012—and held for two years and eight months. Joshua Hammer reports on his imprisonment, the messy, drawn-out negotiations to...

The Spy Who Scammed Us?

Jamie Smith says he was recruited into the CIA as an undergraduate at Ole Miss, cofounded Blackwater, and has done clandestine intelligence work all over the world, operating out of a...

The 10 Best American Beers

Each year, Denver, Colorado, plays host to the brewing world's biggest party: the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). This year's festival was the biggest yet, and despite heavy competition, a few...

The FDA Is Coming for Your Cheese

As Americans, we're used to certain infringements on our liberty, like having the NSA creep on our phone records and the TSA examine our shoes. But there's a limit to our patience. When the...

The Yoga Instructor Who's Instagram-Famous

A handful of years ago Rachel Brathen was a cigarette-smoking, rebellious teen in Sweden. Then she moved to Costa Rica, found yoga, booted up Instagram, and became a yoga celebrity—if there is such a...

Obstacle Racing Must Overcome Its Infighting

Will leaping fiery hay bales amount to nothing more than an adrenaline-fueled fad? Or could it one day become an Olympic sport? That all depends on what comes next.

Skiers: Vail Is Not the Enemy

A few weeks ago, when Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort, the sale triggered an onslaught of vitriol against Colorado's billion-dollar ski empire. But while it's easy to hate a company...

The Hackschooler Goes Back to School. Sort Of.

In February 2013, Logan LaPlante delivered a TedX talk that changed his world. Just 13 years old at the time, Logan’s speech, “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy,” explored his homeschooling experience,...