10 Amazing Crowd-Free Trails

From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.

Megan Michelson
Aug 24, 2018

Top 5 'Shitholes' to Visit

Just because some people think these destinations are miserable doesn't mean they actually are.

Tim Neville
Jan 15, 2018

Is Hot-Air Ballooning Safe?

I saw the video of that awful hot-air balloon crash in Egypt. I’m going on a trip to Switzerland soon and am thinking of taking a hot-air balloon ride while I’m there. How safe are they?

Greg Melville
Apr 4, 2013

Seven Days in the Desert

DEAN KARNAZES talks about racing in the most extreme conditions on earth.

Matthew Fishbane
Oct 22, 2008

Apocalypse Nile

A daring upriver expedition gets back on the water after a deadly attack

Mar 1, 2006

Hook, Line, and Regulator

A compressed air pilgrimage to the Red Sea, where hobbyists become compulsives in the blink of a piscine eye.

Jamie James
Apr 18, 2001

Sheikhs and Freaks

The Rise and Fall and Exile and Triumphant Possible Return of Rod of Massachusetts to the Battle-Torn Bedouin Kingdom of Dahab

Patrick Symmes
Sep 1, 2000