James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from the Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian Icebreaker, in the Arctic Ocean.
From Quebec to British Columbia, Ontario to the Rockies, here's where you'll find some of the best snowboarding in Canada even before the holidays. The snow is already great, so come on up!
Beaches of blinding white sand and turquoise waters meet granite mountains and towering coastal cliffs on this two week odyssey from Bay of Fires and the Freycinet Peninsula to Tasman National Park
In withering heat and humidity, our climbing reporter samples the steep sport climbing at the Red River Gorge.
Slot canyons exist all over the world, but there's nowhere on earth
that can match the quantity and quality of the classic slots of
This trip is proof that hiking is a great way to enhance international travel.
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.