Michael Behar

Paragliding British Columbia

Thanks in part to advances in wing technology, a few pioneering paragliders are smashing the limits by completing long-distance flights that were once thought impossible. Last spring, high-fliers...

Trader Joes

Trader Woes

What happens when a specialty grocery store that’s built a reputation on organic foods decides to open in America’s most health-obsessed city? Michael Behar makes a maiden voyage to find out.

Joel Gratz Knows More About Snow Than Anyone

Joel Gratz is a Colorado skier who puts out winter storm alerts that track the essentials: Where exactly the snow will fall, how much, and when. As fellow weather nerd Michael Behar finds out, it’s...

Just Waive Goodbye

With so many novice adventurers filing suit when something goes wrong, outfitters are shielding themselves behind increasingly dense liability forms. What does the mumbo jumbo really mean? We asked a...

Marathon Mouse

Faster. Higher. Squeakier.

In 2007, molecular biologist Ron Evans flipped a genetic switch on test mice and turned them into super-athletes. Headlines ensued, as did nervous references to human applications and "exercise in a...

Bahamas

Island Action

Nine Caribbean playgrounds heavy on the sports—and dead serious about kicking back

Sex in Space

The Zero-G Spot

Michael Behar has a simple fantasy: to be the first man on the planet to join the 100-mile-high club. But as he discovers in his hot pursuit of the big bang, he's hardly alone. In fact, cosmic...

Hot Properties

Summer vacation isn't just about two-week trips. Get away for a night or three at these sumptuous digs.

Matt Nuzzo and Trip Forman

Windsurfing Has Been Canceled

So say Matt Nuzzo and Trip Forman, the founders of Real Kiteboarding, who are channeling Jake Burton and trying to turn their breezy passion into the next action-sport phenomenon. MICHAEL BEHAR joins...

The Believers

The future doesn't just happen. The next frontiers of adventure, fitness, gear, and sport are crafted by bold visionaries with world-changing dreams—and the minds and muscles to make them real...

Worst-case scenarios

Let the Bad Times Roll

Adventure, big and small, is all about risk. The risk that things may go terribly wrong. That danger will finally cut off your credit and hit you with a hefty bill. That luck will flee the scene as...

Earth Shakers: The Counter-Enviro Power List

With "the death of environmentalism" being debated across the land—and with the mainstream movement under siege from without and within—it's time to meet the winning side in America's new...

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