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2013 Winter Destinations

Winter is great, except when you’re holed up with no sun all day. Take your weekends back with one of these fresh, easy adventures.

Gordy Megroz
Feb 27, 2013

The 10 Best Bike-Race Parties

The wildest two-wheeled events on the planet feature both world-class racing and world-class carousing

Andrew J. Bernstein
Apr 5, 2012

Adventure Icons

It's not enough to be at the forefront. In an era when everything has supposedly been done, these adventure icons ignore convention, court risk, and let their passion lead the way.

Christopher Keyes, Grayson Schaffer, Ryan Krogh, Damon Tabor, Eugene Buchanan, Stayton Bonner, and Kyle Dickman
Mar 10, 2010

Ticket to Ride

Looking for liquid thrills, a cool buzz, and the supreme stoke of walking on water? We've got the fast formula for your surfing immersion—skills shortcuts from top pros, the best beginner breaks and boards, wave wisdom from legendary watermen, tropical surf camps, and style essentials. No more excuses. It's time to get wet.

The Editors
May 1, 2006

Feel the Heat

Three months of pure freedom. You're loving it—and we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.

Daniel Duane, H. Thayer Walker, Bill Vaughn, Amy Marr, Granville Greene, Sally Schumaier, Grant Davis, Catharine Livingston, Rory Evans, Eric Hansen, Randy Wayne White, and Grayson Schaffer
Jun 1, 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

Seattle

TALL LATTE BEFORE WORK, double espresso in the afternoon, short cappuccino after dinner—it's the only way to tolerate Seattle's gray days. But when the clouds break and the Cascades, the Olympics, and Puget Sound appear, you know where you need to be. Grab a quadruple shot and get going.

Eric Hansen, Michael Behar, Christian DeBenedetti, Meg Lukens Noonan, Kimberly Lisagor, Jocelyn Hale, Lisa Jones, and Amy Marr
Sep 1, 2002