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You survived the chaos of family visits and too many helpings of dessert. Now it's time to recover.

Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

Five days after an ad hoc army of volunteer searchers rescued hiker Amanda Eller, the yoga teacher missing for 17 days on Maui, the same crew located missing person Noah "Kekai" Mina just 20 miles away. This time, the ending was not so happy.

Yep, Costco. Here are six cut-rate trips you can take thanks to the bulk superstore.

David McMahon and Sydnie Uemoto, young pilots for Mokulele Airlines, were just trying to log some hours flying between Oahu and the Big Island. Then the engines went out.

But be wary. Not all reef-safe sunscreens are created equal.

After nearly 20 years of racing, the skier announced her retirement. The sport will be poorer for her absence.

Whether you want to dedicate a few hours or a few weeks, here's how to give back on your next trip

The world likes to tell us what we can’t do. For Kimi Werner—spearfisher, freediver, shark whisperer, chef, artist, and entrepreneur—the key to a badass life was learning to listen to a different voice: her own.

These six remote beaches are worth the effort it takes to get there

Donnie Arnoult owns this Hawaiian island's most popular bike shop and touring company. Here's how he maximizes playtime.

High Fives Foundation took 11 adaptive athletes to explore Maui.

Hunting around for vacation destinations that actually cater to both kids and adults is tough. But we’ve got you and yours covered.

Sunny destinations for last-minute escapes

If lingering holiday malaise and winter's cold, short days are knocking you off your game, look no further. One of these trips is sure to recharge you.

Most CrossFit affiliates across the country welcome out-of-towners who want to take part in the workout of the day—or WOD—making any vacation into a possible CrossFit vacation. But if you’re looking for a trip that specifically caters to people who like to spend their free time doing burpees, snatches, ring…

These oases of relaxation, adventure, mindful eating, and awe-inspiring views are going to be very popular once it's safe travel again. Until then, we can dream.

Imagine surfing on a wakeboard while a big-ass kite pulls you across the water—and occasionally out of it. This is kiteboarding in horribly reductive terms (but you knew that already). Let’s get to the part where pro kitesurfer Damien LeRoy answers the question in question. Damien…

Called the purest form of climbing, deep-water soloing (DWS) is free rock climbing practiced on sea cliffs, lakeside ledges, or climbing walls above pools. In deep-water soloing, water serves as the safety net. In deep-water soloing, water is your safety net. “It’s an exciting type of climbing; usually you can’t…

Do nudists know something we don't? If you mean where the best luxury spots are, then yes.

I’m headed to Hawaii, but lying on the beach is not my thing. What hikes would you recommend?

Forget the necktie. He doesn’t need another one. Want to let dad know you care? This year, send him on one of these adventures. Don’t have a dad—or don’t care for the one you’ve got? Send yourself.

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

"And the winner is... Sebastian? The fucking German guy who can't paddle?!" That's how surf icon Christian Fletcher announced the winner of the Billabong XXL Biggest Wave prize, Sebastian Steudtner, at this year's awards ceremony. The 25-year-old from Nuremberg won with a successful ride of a 66-foot wave on December 7, 2009, at Maui

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.

I'm headed to Maui in December and would like to do more than just sit on the beach. What are some things a serious athlete could do on the island over a week's time? Mark R. Madison, WI

The Super Bowl is without fail the most anticlimactic sporting event of the year. If you have tickets to the 2008 game, this February 3 in Glendale, Arizona, raise the stakes by arriving a week or two early. Park yourself 15 miles from the University of Phoenix Stadium at Sanctuary…

Where is the best place in the United States for a family or husband/wife "team" to learn to scuba dive? Michelle Delphos, KS

It's time to take a fresh look at how to make the most of your 48 hours of weekend freedom. From high-adrenaline blasts to ultimate Zen sessions, we've created 37 custom plans to match every mood. Start packing—your adventure starts Friday.

The growing mob at surfing's premier big wave has tow-in veterans fearing for their lives

No one denies that our 50th state is Paradise, USA. But anyone who's ever been to this lush chain knows a simple truth: Not all the islands are created equal. So which is best? Welcome to the Great Hawaiian Island-Off. Read on, and pick your perfection.

The wedding's a wrap, the guests are gone, and now the real fun begins. these eight perfect honeymoons will launch your new life together.

This fall, workers are finishing construction on the world’s largest tree house, set among 16 lime trees in the Alnwick Garden, a 40-acre public space 30 miles north of Newcastle, England. Hardly a glorified kiddie clubhouse, the three-story, 10,000-square-foot turreted spread will contain a 120-seat restaurant, private dining rooms, a…

BEST PLACE TO LIVE WITHOUT SHOES

Where to play, eat, and stay in the Hawaiian Islands

Where to Surf, Hike, Dive, Fish, Shop, Eat, Drink, Dance, Sleep, and Kick Back

To be a surfer girl in Maui is to be the luckiest of creatures. It means you're beautiful and tan and ready to rip. It means you've caught the perfect dappled wave and are on a ride that can't possibly end.

The Island's Resident Sports Gurus Spill Their Secret Favorite Places

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