Our man on the slopes takes on the top four ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies, and comes back impressed, a few pounds heavier and very wary of those Canadian Creamy Beavers.
From Rakiura National Park, New Zealand's newest, to old favorites like the Greenstone Track, the varied backcountry landscapes down here make the second or third trip even more interesting than the first.
For backcountry travelers yearning for warm sunshine and green meadows, the rolling wilderness at the foot of Argentina's Fitz Roy group offers up world class hiking and a travel bargain to boot.
GreatOutdoors.com ski correspondent Andrew McLean shares his tales of woe while ski mountaineering in New Zealand's Southern Alps.
What to do for late summer: Surf a dune, huck a rapid, dive a wreck - action-pack your summer. A National Geographic Adventure article.
Northern California's cushiest kayaking clinic, Otter Bar Lodge, is where aspiring paddlers go to get schooled. A National Geographic Adventure Article.
Ditch the pavement and play in the dirt-your guide to motoring beyond the blacktop. A National Geographic Adventure story.
Boiling mud, world class fishing and the greatest day hike on the planet await visitors to New Zealand's North Island. A National Geographic Adventure story.
Eleven out-the-backdoor snow stashes where winter's worst is the main attraction.
At Hakkoda-san, the Japanese show off how they ski: in the backcountry, in chest-deep powder, with a hot spring and sake waiting at the end of the day.
Rafting Cali's best white water, biking among bison, and eight other ways to make a weekend less ordinary.
Set sail among the Greek islands on a classic multisport expedition where self indulgence and a sense of history converge.
Comfortable lodges in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia's wild west coast make for unforgettable wildlife viewing.
Thousand year old ruins and inscrutable rock art add interest and mystery to hiking the scenic canyons of Southern Utah's Cedar Mesa.
A true North American classic, the Wapta Ice Field follows the crest of the Canadian Rockies in a way that makes it perhaps the closest thing to a Haute Route on this continent.
The U.S. Appalachian Trail may stop at Katahdin, but the Appalachian mountains continue north into Quebec, and so does the International Appalachian Trail--the Sentiers International des Appalaches
Logging a weekend section of the Arizona Trail--a lesson in pacing.
Think of it as backpacking with a mountain bike through a variety of Colorado landscapes: these four outstanding multi-day rides will wear you out but leave you begging for more
Stephen Koch, describes a new route that he, Dean Potter, and Marko Prezelj established last month on the daunting spire of Argentina's Cerro Torre.
British Columbia's remote Carriboo mountains are situated just right to catch the snow storms streaming in from the coast, and the CMH helicopters make it possible to ski.