Philip D. Armour

Philip D. Armour


Will Pemba Sherpa Be On the Quiz?

You need to learn your lesson! So listen up to Mike Roberto, a fast-talking consultant who uses the '96 saga as a teaching tool for students, lawyers, and businessmen.

norwegian whaling

Bloody Business

Norwegian fishermen call it an honest day's work. Greenpeace calls it a violent crime. The issue is the annual hunt for North Atlantic minke whales, a plentiful species that, every spring, gets...

Sella Ronda, Italy

Euro Stash

From Italy's classic Sella Ronda to a new peak in the French Pyrenees, here's a primo selection of the best skiing on the continent

Aspen, Colorado

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

Our big roundup of supercool North American ski hills serves up 20 rides of your life—and tells you where to kick back in style


Firewater of Life

Over here in Scandinavia—where I recently moved to edit Outside Sweden—the dark winters can get you down. Enter aquavit: From the Latin aqua vitae, or "water of life," this missing link...

A Beachgoer's Dozen

Twelve value-packed Caribbean resorts where your room comes with a view—and killer perks, too

The Universal Language of Pow

READY TO GRAB FRESH BIG AIR? We've got hemispheres of the white stuff—and timely beta on boosting your stamina, choosing the right equipment, and finding singular steeps close to home. Who says...

Fresh Tracks

HIGH DESERT OASIS On June 1, the posh El MONTE SAGRADO TAOS hotel in Taos, New Mexico, will open its teak doors. A showcase for local owner Tom Worrell's waste treatment systems, Living Machines, the...

Windows on the Wild

Ten lodges where you can take it all in, and then launch an expedition out the back door


Horse Cents January may be the low season for Arizona dude ranches, but "winter" in the mid-Sonoran Desert means balmy 60- to 70-degree days. Enjoy the sun and savings by booking a room at the Kay El...

Bahamian Rhapsody

Exploring the beaches and islets of the forgotten Jumento Cays, where sharks, drug runners, and fishermen rule the waters—and not even the captain knows where he's going.


¿Cómo se dice "eco-friendly"? [sidebar img=1467441 | hed=]Moorea, Tahiti[/sidebar] Mention Outside and for $243 per week in September and October (10 percent off the regular price of $270...


Caribbean resorts traditionally slash their rates during hurricane season, from late June to November. But we'd risk a little wind for this bargain-priced land-and-sea vacation in Grenada. Through...