H. Thayer Walker

H. Thayer Walker


summer trips

Ultimate Summer

The heart-pumping, cliff-jumping, sun-baked, waterlogged guide to warm-weather diversions. From midnight picnics to placid lake getaways, 50 things you must accomplish before Labor Day.

Geirangerfjord, Norway

Sites Unseen

Unique, irreplaceable, and still largely unknown—our must-see-now list of the UN's latest World Heritage picks

The Marquesas

The Edge of Infinity

From sailing the Society Islands and surfing killer Fijian waves to going native on the Marquesas, we've navigated the South Seas' biggest adventures for you in our far-flung, sun-soaked,...

Bruce Irons

On the Waves with Bruce Irons

For over a decade, 26-year-old Bruce Irons has captivated the surfing world with his gravity-mocking aerials, smooth style, and convivial countenance. Many, including 2000 World Champion Sunny Garcia...

Otter Bar Lodge


When it comes to adventure kingdoms, all roads eventually lead to California. Here's where to find the Golden State's secret stash.