Nature

How Shelton Johnson Became a Yosemite Legend

How Shelton Johnson Became a Yosemite Legend

The longtime ranger has spent decades sharing stories of Buffalo Soldiers and advocating for diversity in the national parks. But his journey started on the edge of a cliff in Germany.

Colombia Wants Your Tourism Dollars

Colombia Wants Your Tourism Dollars

Colombia boasts huge mountain ranges, large portions of the Amazon, and endless coastline and surf breaks. But can a country come back from a civil war to become a mecca for adventure?

My Family Vacation Swimming in the Open Sea

My Family Vacation Swimming in the Open Sea

Like the rest of us, Tom Vanderbilt was dreaming of a new kind of vacation. He wanted adventure and a physical challenge, but also a trip that would appeal to his wife and young daughter. The answer: swimming in the open ocean, day after wet, wild day.