Kent Black

Hawaii O-Five

No one denies that our 50th state is Paradise, USA. But anyone who's ever been to this lush chain knows a simple truth: Not all the islands are created equal. So which is best? Welcome to the Great...

The Secrets Life of Deserts

In these grand landscapes, there's hidden vitality and subtle beauty. Find adventure and renewal—not to mention some tasty tequila—at five fine oases in the Southwest and Mexico.

¡Viva Nicaragua!

From secret surf stashes on the Pacific to untouched Caribbean isles—plus all the volcanoes and colonial plazas in between—Nicaragua has the makings of a sporting paradise. Come discover...

The Fin Crowd

To land the big ones, you have to go deep. Into the wilds, that is.

The Tropics Next Door

There's a swoosh of heaven that runs from Hawaii through Mexico to Central America and the Caribbean. Don't let it bask in the sun by itself. Our 43 sweet spots are waiting—surrender and go....

Into the Belly of Bolivia

From the altiplano to the jungle, a soggy saga of Class V rapids, sandal-sucking mud, and a forestful of hoots, groans, and screams

Fly Fishing 2000

Don't be cowed by gear fetishists and country squires. Take our clean and commonsense advice on tools, technique, and cagey quarry, and launch your superfly into the fray.