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In Zambia, you'll find wildlife the way it used to be

In the gentrifying mountain village of Telluride, a band of local adventure addicts is preaching the gospel of neo-hippie purity in an upstart 'zine called Mountainfreak. Can these goddess-worshipping ski bums stay true to their vert' and manage to run a business at the same time?

According to legend, New Zealand's South Island was formed when the dawn froze 150 shipwrecked gods into mountains. There are worse places to spend eternity.

The South Island's Best Tramping Trails

According to legend, New Zealand's South Island was formed when the dawn froze 150 shipwrecked gods into mountains. There are worse places to spend eternity.

Pristine beaches, bioluminescent bays, angelfish-mobbed coral, and incoming artillery fire

Exploring the oldest protected rainforest, the soft coral reefs, and the all-night fêtes of the Caribbean's farthest reaches

They were mountaineering's best and brightest. Three decades later, their story hangs over the Montana Rockies like a winter mist.

Exploring the oldest protected rainforest, the soft coral reefs, and the all-night fêtes of the Caribbean's farthest reaches

You’re poised to launch off a cornice at 9,000 feet in British Columbia’s coast range. Beckoning below is a stadium-sized bowl of fresh powder atop an impressive base. You push off and cut a series of perfect turns, hearing nothing but the swish of your own skis—until the mountain announces…

THE STARTING POINT: What follows are six elemental landscapes—forest, desert, inland waterfront, prairie, mountain, and coast—featuring 18 blissfully unsullied locales, from Alaska to Florida, Arizona to Maine. Clear into the next state: The view from North Carolina, near the town of Tyron, into South Carolina. THE COST: Our survey…

Twentieth Century Fox sought out an isolated tropical beach in Thailand. Then they put Leonardo DiCaprio on it. And then created a vision of wilderness despoiled by a tale of wilderness despoiled. Out of which unfolds a media fable with real-life consequences in a world haunted by travelers' dreams of paradise.

What are you waiting for? All you need for an unforgettable adventure is a little inspiration—and some inspiring information. The world awaits, so go on then: Get lost!

In a setting of beauty and grandeur, a twisted soul was on the loose, a murderer who revived gnawing fears that our national parks are no longer safe. New evidence reveals the confessed killer's tortured past—and his bizarre obsession with Bigfoot.

Way, way out in the land of powder, the cornices are steeper, the trails go deeper, and the crowds are nonexistent. Where is this mythical kingdom, you ask? Right here in North America.

The white ship lines have been getting a black eye

Times were good in Castle, with full employment and a booming economy. But it only took 72 hours to send prosperity down Main Street and into oblivion.

On a sunny day in 1953, a tall young New Zealander named Edmund Hillary became the first human to stand atop the world's highest mountain—and, thereafter, a paragon of grace and bonhomie for explorers who would follow.

Stomping in the grape outdoors

A Tex-Mex multisport adventure takes exhilarating turns in Big Bend country

It may be cold, it may be impossibly vast and empty, but in its first hours of existence, Canada's newborn Inuit territory proves that there's nothing so liberating as home rule.

Two-wheel trekking through the Baja backcountry

A gusty adventure in the wilds of Patagonia, both on bike and very suddenly off.

The Chiricahua Mountains are as rugged and diverse as the Galápagos but have one big advantage: They're right here at home.

On a bicycle tour of Cuba, solidarity can only take you so far.

To tireless hikers, Ireland throws open a 112-mile arm

The latest word in adventure travel: If you've got a fantasy, we'll make it happen

They go to eastern Honduras, the wildest stretch of idyll that our hemisphere has to offer

Is the past doomed to be repeated?

After a lifetime of wanting, Jon Krakauer made it to the world's highest point. What he and the other survivors would discover in the months to come, however, is that it's even more difficult to get back down.

In the 500 dusty years of refined yet raw Spanish ritual, one young matador stands quite apart from the others

YOSEMITE NEEDS YOU came the rumbling call. With a crisp salute, our gung-ho correspondent rushed headlong into the summer-job fantasia of weed pulling, suitcase lugging, kamikaze tourists, and underpaid underlings who cower before the stiff-brimmed silhouette of Ranger Rick. A grunt's-eye report.

They are human bullets. Their world is defined by 100-meter lengths of track. Their goal? To run as fast as a body can. Then faster.

It outclasses the Alps. It nurtures budding friendships. It even makes your brain grow. A journey along the high route, America's finest backcountry trek.

What happened that summer at Miss Katie’s camp

The antiterrorist school of driving initiates a pale James Bond

For 90 million years the turtles have massed to lay their eggs. This time they gathered for their own mass murder…

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