Michael Behar

Michael Behar

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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...

Michael Behar
May 4, 2015

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.

Michael Behar
Mar 18, 2014

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...

Michael Behar
Jul 8, 2013

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...

Michael Behar
Mar 8, 2011

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...

Michael Behar
Jan 11, 2011

Island Action

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

Kevin Kennedy, Anthony Cerretani, Meg Lukens Noonan, Alicia Carr, Amy Marr, Monique Ryan, Tim Neville, and Michael Behar
Nov 21, 2007

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...

Michael Behar
Dec 5, 2006

Hot Properties

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

Mary Turner, James Glave, Kimberly Brown Seely, Adam Skolnick, Mark Schrope, Michael Behar, Hannah McCaughey, Alice Berlow, Celeste Moure, and Jeanine Barone
Oct 26, 2006

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...

Michael Behar
Sep 21, 2006

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...

Conrad Anker, Alison Fromme, Gabriel Sherman, Anthony Cerretani, Michael Behar, Melinda Mahaffey, Frederick Reimers, Dimity McDowell, Lolly Merrell, Justin Nyberg, Ryan Brandt, Mark Schrope, Skip Card, Kate Siber, Jason Daley, Stephanie Pearson, Jason Stevenson, and Sara Blask
Dec 1, 2005

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...

Peter Stark, Jane Smiley, Jon Lee Anderson, Ken Collins, Bucky McMahon, Skip Horner, Michael Perry, Wells Tower, Michael Behar, Ben Ryder Howe, Daniel Duane, Ace Kvale, Joe Glickman, Mark Levine, and Jason Stevenson
Oct 1, 2005