North America

San Diego

Best SUP Spots

Best SUP Spots

The best bays, breaks, lakes, and rivers for learning the world’s fastest growing paddle sport

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Introducing our 2011 READER OF THE YEAR, Ryan Levinson, an athlete who competes like a champ while fighting a savage form of muscular dystrophy. PLUS: SIX HONORABLE-MENTION HEROES

Where should I go for a spring break kayaking trip?

Where should I go for a spring break kayaking trip?

A couple of friends and I want to take a spring break trip sea kayaking. Although we own play boats, we would need to rent sea kayaks. We are college students, so we need to keep the cost at about $1,200 or so for the whole week. We would prefer the East Coast, but if costs and/or weather make this difficult, we would try some West Coast flavor, too. What do you suggest? Lucas Benton, AR

Hot Properties

Hot Properties

Summer vacation isn't just about two-week trips. Get away for a night or three at these sumptuous digs.

The Land of Clear Light

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.