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The 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...

Emily H. Bratcher and The Editors
Apr 16, 2014

Best Towns 2009

Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.

Kyle Dickman, Sam Moulton, Ryan Krogh, Jeremy Spencer, Justin Nyberg, Alicia Carr, Caitlin Meredith, Charles Bethea, Ivan Miller, and Sean Brander
Jul 20, 2009

Border Line Amazing

Katie Arnold, Granville Greene, Rob Haggart, Stephanie Pearson, Ki Bassett, Katy Neusteter, Will Palmer, David Cox, Grayson Schaffer, Janine Sieja, Grant Davis, and Gordy Megroz
Jul 11, 2005

Outside University: The Top 40

Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.

Sep 1, 2003

The Land of Clear Light

Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changing—North America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers over every horizon, but if you know where to go—and how to explore wisely—you'll find these 500,000 square miles of desolation downright hospitable.

Craig Childs, Jonathan Hanson, Andrew Rice, Jason Daley, Paul Kvinta, and Robert Earle Howells
Jan 1, 2002