Bill Vaughn

Feel the Heat

Three months of pure freedom. You're loving it—and we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.

The Blair Wine Project

IF YOU THOUGHT PAUL GIAMATTI'S CHARACTER in Sideways was obsessed, consider the growing cult of American oenophiles for whom only ultranatural "biodynamic" wine will do.[sidebar img=1546706 | hed=...

Birds on a Wire

Sex. Danger. Family values. This backyard soap opera has it all—plus feathers, razor-sharp talons, and a neighborhood obsessed.

Raising North Dakota

Horrible winters. A dwindling, aging population. Abandoned farms reverting to prairie grass. Perfect, says our writer.

Living in Dog Years

Tearing through the banquet of life, Radish, the authors omnivorous, irrepressible red heeler, was a happy and undiscriminating guest—not to mention a philosophical beast who maybe, just maybe, had...

The Snow on the Sweetgrass

For newcomers—meaning most of us—they are merely picturesque. But for Native Americans, the sacred places of the Great Plains and Northern Rockies are alive with centuries of memory and...

The 12-Step-off-a-Cliff Program

Thanks to improved safety standards and tandem flights, scores of acrophobes are giving hang gliding a second wind.

Won'tcha Be My Neighbor?

Who hasn't dreamed of clean country living, of owning your own green acres? Bill Vaughn bought his piece of rural heaven a decade ago, and began a new life of peace and quiet, of starry nights and...

Survive This!

Our vengeful writer pays a surprise visit to Survivor's island shoot to wreak some authentic havoc

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Skating Home Backward

How one man transformed a vile, polluted, dank little swamp into the perfect glassy ice pond. A Wetland Restoration Comedy.

Dream Jobs

Dream Jobs, Outside magazine, December 1999

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