Where to Go

Hiking Tasmania's East Coast

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

Climbing in Kentucky's Red River Gorge

In withering heat and humidity, our climbing reporter samples the steep sport climbing at the Red River Gorge.

Heaps Canyon: A Technical Canyoneering Classic

By Andrew McLean

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
Southern Utah.

Hiking Ireland's Wild West Coast

This trip is proof that hiking is a great way to enhance international travel.

Skiing Banff and Jasper

By Andrew McLean

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.

Kiwi Redux: The Second Time Around

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.

Patagonia: Cure for Winter Blues

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.

Gales and Ice on Mount Cook

By Andrew McLean ski correspondent Andrew McLean shares his tales of woe while ski mountaineering in New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Next Weekend: Devils Tower and Oregon's Big Dunes

By Jim Gorman

What to do for late summer: Surf a dune, huck a rapid, dive a wreck - action-pack your summer. A National Geographic Adventure article.

American Wilds: The Otter Limits

By James Vlahos

Northern California's cushiest kayaking clinic, Otter Bar Lodge, is where aspiring paddlers go to get schooled. A National Geographic Adventure Article.

Backroad Driving

By Chris Collard

Ditch the pavement and play in the dirt-your guide to motoring beyond the blacktop. A National Geographic Adventure story.

Have a Nice Doomsday

By Melissa Wagenberg

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.

Powder Plays

By Jim Gorman

Eleven out-the-backdoor snow stashes where winter's worst is the main attraction.

Skiing Japan's Backcountry Dojo

By Stephen Earnhart

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.

Two-Day Triumph

By Jim Gorman

Rafting Cali's best white water, biking among bison, and eight other ways to make a weekend less ordinary.

Seven Days in the Greek Islands

By Alex Crevar

Set sail among the Greek islands on a classic multisport expedition where self indulgence and a sense of history converge.

Grizzly Encounters

Comfortable lodges in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia's wild west coast make for unforgettable wildlife viewing.

Hidden Treasures of Anasazi Country

Thousand year old ruins and inscrutable rock art add interest and mystery to hiking the scenic canyons of Southern Utah's Cedar Mesa.

Skiing the Wapta Traverse

By Gordy Skoog

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.

Hiking the Forgotten End of the AT

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

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