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Winter blues already got you down? These trips make it easy to find sun and sand.

From a climber pitching in after Hurricane Maria to athletes advocating for public lands

Former pro Jon Rose was chasing the biggest swells in Sumatra when the 2009 earthquake hit, and he spent the next decade providing clean water in remote disaster zones. Last fall his Waves for Water crew was in Saint Croix when Hurricane Maria struck, so the team did what came naturally: got to work.

Climbing Out of a Disaster from Black Diamond follows Puerto Rican climber Bryant Huffman as he realizes how his skills as a climber can aid in recovery from hurricane Maria.

Giving disaster-struck communities the ability to produce their own clean water

In our new series called Weekly Escape, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in 2 minutes or less.

This year, go beyond Daytona Beach to surf Puerto Rico, fish the Bahamas, or explore an Ecuadorean rainforest. (Don't worry, skiers—there's neck-deep powder here for you, too.)

Ah, the age-old dilemma of falling in love with a stray dog and deciding to take it home when you’re vacationing in some exotic place. No, airlines don’t offer dog rescue discounts, but there is a low-cost option for getting a dog home specifically from Puerto Rico—you’re within American territory…

Although travelers might be drawn to Puerto Rico for its beaches and nightlife, the island’s outdoor recreation opportunities outshine its other attractions. Rainforest Adventures El Yunque National Forest’s status as the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest system earns it the top spot on most…

Who needs headlamps? From a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico to a Japanese trail lined with glowing mushrooms, these ten hikes are at their best when it's dark out. Pack your camera (leave the flash at home) and prepare to be amazed.

I go to Puerto Rico occasionally, can’t help but notice the huge stray dog problem. Many of the dogs are so friendly and pretty darn cute. How can I adopt one from there and bring it home?

I want to ride the best rapids in the Caribbean. Where should I start?

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

Getting far, far, far away from it all is easier—and cheaper—than you think. Presenting seven adventure-packed Caribbean island escapes. The Over-Under SABA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES Netherlands Antilles (Philip Oblentz/Digital Vision/Getty) The most challenging part of a trip to Saba, a five-square-mile volcanic island 28 miles southwest of St. Maarten, is…

Nine Caribbean playgrounds heavy on the sports—and dead serious about kicking back

My fiancée and I are interested in a wedding that incorporates our love of the outdoors, preferably with an ecotourism spin. Do you know of any ecotourism companies that plan weddings? What would you recommend we do?

Because every second you’re not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we’ve handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list of 50 things to do before you die—from climbing an 8,000-meter peak to making the perfect martini. Pro surfer Kelly Slater…

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.

Twelve value-packed Caribbean resorts where your room comes with a view—and killer perks, too

A wave off Rincón isn't the only wild ride in Puerto Rico. Here's an action primer on the island's untamed side.

In the nearly 30 years I've been hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, and kayaking, I've gone through a lot of gear. Most of it has been pretty good (like my Eureka Sentinel tent of a dozen years ago—heavy, but sturdy and roomy). Some of it has been pretty awful (like the…

Drift off under the stars in a featherweight sleeper designed for balmy summertime escapes

Budget-conscious families should know two things about the tropics: First, Central America and the Caribbean are only a few degrees hotter in summer than in winter. Second, as temperatures rise, resort prices often fall by 15 to 20 percent or more. What's a little humidity in exchange for a great, affordable family trip? We found six of the best spots-from Puer

There’s a swoosh of heaven that runs from Hawaii through Mexico to Central America and the Caribbean. Don’t let it bask in the sun by itself. Our 43 sweet spots are waiting—surrender and go. TRAILING OFF ON KAUAI By James Glave THE INS & OUTBOARDS OF…

Sierra palms on the slopes of the Caribbean National Forest Q: I’m heading to Puerto Rico soon and want to learn more about the bioluminescent bays/lagoons there. Can I visit any of them from San Juan in one night? Or would it require a sleepover nearby? I…

Pristine beaches, bioluminescent bays, angelfish-mobbed coral, and incoming artillery fire