Winter opens up endless adventure opportunities. And there’s no time to hibernate, because it’ll be gone before you know it. Here are 13 unique and fun trips, from backcountry lodges to fat biking to the world's longest ice skating path.
Born on an island off the coast of Virginia, home to a wild herd that inspired the classic children’s novel ‘Misty of Chincoteague,’ this gentle, blue-eyed gelding enjoyed an adventurous life with a family in New Mexico. After his death, a mother and daughter went on a mission: to lay him to rest amid the sand and the waves.
From kimchis in South Korea to falafels in Egypt, our author says these meals refueled him after adventures on the road
Tim Neville has been around the world and back again, and as good travelers do, he’s made sure to try the local cuisine at every stop. So we asked him to write about his favorite meals—and how you can try them, too.
On this stunning trip in northern Patagonia, you’ll explore towering peaks, a new ten-million-acre national park, and pristine rivers and lakes. And did we mention the delicious barbecue?
From expanded resort acreage to turbocharged lifts, we tracked down all the ways you can make this winter your best ever
When President Biden needs a break from Putin and Mitch McConnell, he vacations on the Delmarva Peninsula, a blend of mid-Atlantic beauty, quirky accents, and tasty treasures from soil and sea. I grew up in the heart of it. Hear my song to this glorious land.
Blessed with rich soil, abundant rain, and a long growing season, the Delmarva peninsula—a tri-state area sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay—was known as the breadbasket of the American Revolution. Later it rapidly grew into one of the wealthiest agricultural areas in the country, as farmers and watermen…
The legendary skier's latest project since retiring is an Amazon series called 'The Pack.' It's the perfect lighthearted binge to get you through the pandemic holidays.
Carbon offsets are confusing, and many people wonder how—or if—they even work. Hoping to find a more guilt-free way to travel, frequent flier Tim Neville heads to the ranchlands of Montana to see what an offset looks like on the ground. Hint: it involves cows.
After a two-decade hiatus, the 'world's toughest race' returns at just the right moment—this time with Bear Grylls
While there are far more serious problems facing the world, for some people whether or not to travel in the weeks and months ahead has become a confusing and heated topic. Here's what a longtime travel writer thinks.
I traveled through three climates in three weeks and didn't check a bag. Here's how I packed.
The explorer’s crossing of Antarctica put him in the spotlight. His skill in presenting himself to audiences hungry for vulnerable heroes will keep him there.
It’s time to get reacquainted with the PNW—home to massive mountains, lush rainforests, empty islands, and the greatest oysters you’ll ever taste
The climber's posthumously published autobiography gives an intimate look at a mountain legend and takes on new meaning after his death
Just because some people think these destinations are miserable doesn't mean they actually are.
The Texas company introduces four new products this spring. These are our first impressions after a long weekend with them.
Behold the astonishing explosion of alpine sports in the People’s Republic—as directed, promoted, and financed by the Communist Party in the run–up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics
For long-distance trail runners looking to play like antelope, it is heaven with a hydration vest
First it was the liberals and the talk show hosts, with their "yallqueda" jokes and USPS packages stuffed with dildos. Then the birders made their threats. Now, the grannies are here to tell the Bundys and their brethren to get out.
Even more of the most adventurous landscapes, lodges, and outfitters on earth
Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.
The movie version of Cheryl Strayed's hit book features Reese Witherspoon like you've rarely seen her—tangled hair, ratty clothes, and dirt under her fingernails. But the backpacking film has a secret: it's actually a brutal story about loss and love.
Europe has a secret. It's called Albania—a Maryland-size playground of rugged peaks, emerald seas, and ripping rivers. The only catch? It's really poor, graft is rampant, and there's little environmental regulation. Pack your bribe money for a warts-and-all jaunt through the wildest post-Communist state on earth.
Winner: Namibia. Runner Up: Oregon Desert Trail
Winner: Secrets of the Archipelago, Indonesia.
Winner: South Water Caye, Belize. Runner Up: Tikehau Atoll, Tahiti
Winner: Via Dinarica, the Balkans. Runner-Up: The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland.
Winner: Shivling, India. Runner Up: Buena Vista, Colorado.
Winner: Alaska Airlines. Runner-Up: Copa Airlines.
Winner: Bend, Oregon. Runner-Up: Bahía Concepcíon, Mexico.
8 tips to make the most of your adventure
Winner: Scotland. Runner-Up: Blue Ridge Mountains.
Winner: Chilko and Chilcotin Rivers, British Columbia. Runner-Up: Ord River, Australia.
Winner: Flanders and Wallonia, Belgium. Runner-Up: Southern Louisiana.
Winner: Cuenca, Ecuador. Runner-Up: Pahoa, Hawaii.
Winner: Grand St. Bernard Pass, Switzerland. Runner-Up: Yellowstone and Bozeman, Montana.
Winner: Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland. Runner-Up: Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway.
Winner: Dolomites, Italy. Runner-Up: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Winner: Awasi Patagonia Lodge, Chile. Runner-Up: Mallard Mountain Lodge, British Columbia.
Crooks may be emptying your bank account while your ATM card is in your wallet. Here’s how to prevent it.
And we mean "trips" in the literal sense. Our contributors share their most-loved, go-to spots across the U.S.
“I went out and this whole crowd was there, maybe 100 people. When I saw they had their faces covered, I knew this was going to be really bad.”
No one said your New Year’s resolutions had to feel like punishment. Jump-start 2013 with one of these seven spirit-recharging escapes.
From paddling to biking to hiking, here are the top spots from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories
Meet the men and women on the knife's edge of exploration
Nobody climbs faster than Swiss superman Ueli Steck, whose rapid ascents of classic routes are just as demanding as three-minute miles. Now Steck is taking his death-challenging act to the Himalayas, which have a way of slowing even the best men down.
From weekend escapes for beginners to weeklong expeditions for seasoned pros, the best destinations on the continent for taking flight
They say that becoming a dad means your days of big trips and serious adventure are over. They are so wrong.
Best for Skiing (West)
Ski and climbing guide Michael Silitch is the only American working for the Compagniedes Guides de Chamonix, the exclusive, secretive outfit that runs the show in France's most extreme winter-sports town. It's a good life, but like any outsider, he knows that no matter how hard he works, he may never make it all the way in.
"Ninety percent of people do nothing to take care of their skis from the day they buy them to the day they throw them in the trash," says Peter Boyer, of Boulder, Colorado's Alpine Base & Edge. Don't follow suit. We asked Boyer for a few tips to keep your skis and boards running fast and true.
The 37-year-old Victor, Idaho, resident spends over 100 days a year in the field, often chasing the world's best skiers around in snowy ranges from Bolivia to Morocco. Here's what he usually takes along.
The Best Gear, Tested
With help from a frosty wizard named Igloo Ed, our man builds the wilderness hut of his dreams
Nine Caribbean playgrounds heavy on the sports—and dead serious about kicking back
We’ve been tracking the adventure travel world for more than three decades. Our latest discovery? The planet is more wide open for exploration than ever. Whether you want to raft an unknown Himalayan river or link a few Colorado peaks in your own backyard, we have…
As "average" Americans travel farther afield, a veteran traveler starts to feel, well, average
A California forest ranger meets his fate in the forest.
Who can resist a good mystery, the kind that leaves you both rattled and baffled? Certainly not us. So it's with sinister pleasure that we bring you 13 tales of unrighteous deeds, inexplicable vanishings, supernatural weirdness, and the stuff that nightmares are made of.
A honeymoon voyage proves lethal.
The notorious Native American's bones were disturbed in the grave.
The horror of the Bermuda Triangle extends into the 21st century.
Italian cycling legend Ottavio Bottecchia's macabre end remains murky.
An unholy terror descends on South Asia.
The doomed sea crossing of a French baron
Napa's knack for producing world-class vintages has spilled across the Left Coast. Raise a toast to five getaways that mix bucolic adventure by day with fine wine by night.
Who says you need fossil fuels? Four adventurersincluding Laird Hamilton, who paddled the English Channelcircle the globe under their own steam.
Unadulterated escapes to turn you on to the South Pacific
It's time to take a fresh look at how to make the most of your 48 hours of weekend freedom. From high-adrenaline blasts to ultimate Zen sessions, we've created 37 custom plans to match every mood. Start packingyour adventure starts Friday.
When a hallowed rock formation falls under the eye of an elite daredevil climber, anything can happen. Tim Neville ferrets out the real story behind Dean Potter's big day in Arches National Park.
I going to Argentina for work and have one to two weeks of personal holidays at the end. What would be the best thing to do in Argentina or South erica? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Michael Griffith, Australia
Deer Valley, Utah; Whistler, British Columbia
With more and more A-list resorts offering up fractional ownership opportunities, living the dream on some of your favorite powder grounds and being pampered like a rock star is becoming a reality
I like to road cycle, and a good workout for me is 35 to 60 miles per ride. My husband doesn't enjoy this. Do you know of any vacation spots where I can ride while my husband hikes and/or mountain bikes or can otherwise entertain himself? A spot where he can meet me at the end of my ride as we travel would also be nice. Denise St. George, Utah
Can you suggest lodges in the US or Canada where we can take our 1,4 and 6 yr old boys for hiking, fly-fishing (beginner), beautiful vistas, rafting and decent accommodations (preferably our own cabin with meals in the lodge)? Imran Shelocta, PA
Time to tune up that garageful of gear (we don't mean lawn chairs) and devote your next outing to full-throttle fun.
With heli-ski tours in the central Alps, the Swiss prove their mastery of perfection�again