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On the Ground During Cape Town's Water Crisis

Since February 1, everyone in Cape Town has been told to use less than 13.2 gallons of water per day, turn off the taps while brushing their teeth, and flush toilets with gray water collected in...

What Should We Do About Wild Horses?

With his new book, 'Wild Horse Country,' David Philipps is the latest journalist to ride into town on a mustang. And he's come with some new material.

Calamity at Every Turn

To travel the Pony Express, riders had to brave apocalyptic storms, raging rivers, snow-choked mountain passes, and some of the most desolate, beautiful country on earth. To honor the sun-dried...

A Liar Standing Next to a Hole in the Ground

When we heard head-spinning treasure tales from a legendary prospector named Flint Carter, we organized a full-scale expedition into the mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Following a hand-drawn map,...

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The Cheapest Land in the Country

The Homestead Act of 1862 won't offer land-grabbers any help these days, but with a little resourcefulness and adaptability, you can earn title to acreage cheaper than by way of a real estate agent....

The Only Bird Book You Need

David Sibley, the man who raised the bar on guidebooks, releases a second edition of his best-selling guide to birds.

Funding the Hunt for Warlord Joseph Kony

Adventurer Robert Young Pelton thinks he can do what no one else has so far been able to do: Find Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord hiding in Central Africa with his ragtag group of abductee child...

Raising the Perfect Dog

How do you prepare a mischievous border collie puppy to be a trustworthy adventure companion? Teach him tolerance, spoil him with affection, and avoid the leash.

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