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The 28 Best Trips of 2016

From epic skiing in Antarctica to a lazy beer-fueled canoe trip in North Carolina, these are the best places to visit this year

The Editors
Mar 1, 2016

Go Big or Go Home: Epic Alaskan Adventures

Cruise ships and wildlife buses? The tourist staples miss the point of Alaska: It's the last real place to find an epic, crowd-free adventure on American soil. We've scoured the state for the best wilderness lodges, river trips, lonely highways, and DIY escapes. Bear mace not included.

Stephanie Pearson
Mar 17, 2010

Papa Pilgrim’s Progress: The Dark Tale of an Alaskan Frontiersman

Out on the far edge of the Alaska frontier, a man can hide his sins. Robert Allen Hale—a.k.a. Papa Pilgrim—bought a homestead outside the remote town of McCarthy where he imprisoned his family and conned the world with tales of a simpler life. But for the 15 children living the nightmare, the only choice was escape.

Mark Kirby
Nov 19, 2008

Come Herd or High Water

When he landed a rare permit to hunt bison deep in the Alaskan wilderness, our fearless forager thought he'd be living out a childhood dream. Wild buffalo, hungry grizzlies, nearly fatal hypothermia—what more could a grown man ask for?

Steven Rinella
Nov 1, 2006

The Best of the Rest

How To Get Off the Beaten Trail (or River, or Mountain) With These 43 Soon-To-Be-Classic National Park Adventure

Jennifer Villeneuve
May 1, 2002