Michael McRae

Michael McRae

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The Year of Giving Adventurously

You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.

Kate Siber, The Editors, James Nestor, Scott Carney, William Wheeler, Michael McRae, Tracy Ross, and Alex Heard
Nov 1, 2011

How the Nomad Found Home

More than a decade ago, Mike Fay’s epic Megatransect walk across Africa spurred the creation of a string of national parks and made him a conservation superstar. So why, after a lifetime of fighting to protect wild places, is he questioning the very foundations of his work? And why is he looking for answers in a cabin in Alaska?

Michael McRae
Oct 21, 2011

In which you mount a horse and follow a charismatic Iranian-American visionary into a Mongolian no-man's-land known as the Dark Heavens. Watch out for the bandits, don't give the shaman too much vodka, and hold on for dear life.

Michael McRae
Aug 10, 2010

The Decider

Pasquale Scaturro never wanted to be a glorified “tour-bus” driver. For him, leading expeditions, like rafting Ethiopia’s Omo River, is a glorious hobby. He picks a spot on the globe, invites his friends, dons his 19th-century-explorer hat, and relishes being the man in change.

Michael McRae
Mar 26, 2008

In the mother of all canyons, a big-picture adventure below the rim

Michael McRae
Oct 10, 2006