Sperm whales are extraordinarily intelligent animals with deep family traditions and the ability to communicate across oceans with sonic clicks. But when Rowan Jacobsen had a close encounter with one in the Caribbean, he saw a creature far stranger than he'd ever imagined.
When veteran adventure writer Rowan Jacobsen went eye to eye with a sperm whale, he was changed in ways he never expected
Living in a big city doesn't mean you can't spend a weekend outdoors this summer
Beaches, mountains, pristine wilderness, and—of course—lobster rolls: these are just some of the things that make summer in the Northeast so special. We partnered with Down East magazine in Maine to map out the best hikes, breweries, islands, and more so you can experience the magic for yourself.
No matter your skill level or the type of adventure you're seeking, New England's two dominant mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities to explore. Here's your guide to getting the most out of them.
Islands are probably not what come to mind when you think of a trip to New England, but they should be. These spots are all accessible through ferries and tour operators and will show you a side of the Northeast that few think to explore.
The region is known for its craft brews. Here are eight places we recommend visiting for the best of the best.
There's way more to this area than just the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Non-thru-hikers, pack your bags.
We tested 9 places to enjoy the classic New England food and mapped out some nearby adventures, too
Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.