Drive Through Big Sur

Big Sur Coast Highway is a stretch of Route 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco where nature remains untouched. Some 200 miles (320 km) north of Los Angeles along Route 1 (the Pacific...

Emperor Penguins Cruises

Would you like to hobnob with royalty on a cold-weather cruise to Antarctica? You can on an Antarctic cruise to see the emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island, a snow-covered ice shelf in the...

Treading Ancient Inca Pathways

Travelers can reach Machu Picchu by an air-conditioned train but the more adventurous route is hiking along the Inca Trail. The route passes by crumbling temple ruins and tiny towns, where women still carry...

Canyon Swing in Nepal

If you have any fear of heights whatsoever, skip this adventure and just keep moving— there’s nothing for you here. If, however, jumping off a bridge that’s 150m (500 ft.) above a raging river...

Ski the Tasman Glacier

Somewhere in Japan, there’s a photograph of me on skis, towering over four tiny Japanese women shivering in high heels and dresses on New Zealand’s longest glacier. They had plunked down by plane for...

Drive the Ice Road from Inuvik toTuk

Location Northwest Territories, Canada Slowly, cautiously, you inch out of Inuvik and onto the winter road that is carved for 120 miles (193 km) into the ice of the Mackenzie River and then across the...

Dogsled in Greenland

In the snow and ice-bound wonderland that is Greenland you can witness nature at its most raw, go whale-watching, or kayak the icy waters. Most of all, though, you'll want to dogsled and, after...

Exploring the Beaver State

Whether you are a white-knuckle scrambler in fighting trim or an avid, observant stroller who won’t leave home without binoculars, spectacular views awaits you in Oregon, home to hundreds of trails with dozens of...

Belize- Go for a swim with sharks and manta rays

You might naturally expect that diving in waters with sharks, barracudas, manta rays, moray eels and a limestone sinkhole over 100m deep is out of the realm of possibility to all but the most...

Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez – Paradise Found

The  Baja  peninsula  is  Mexico’s  hidden gem  of  solitude,  biodiversity,  and  adventure. This finger of land jutting out into the Gulf of California, more commonly known as  the  Sea  of  Cortez,  extends  from  the...
California Death Ride

California Death Ride

The weather ranges from snow, freezing rain, and tennis ball–sized hailstones to 100°F (38°C) of searing heat in just a few hours. Participants climb more than 15,000 feet (4,500m). The total course is 129...

Sweet Grass Hills – Sacred Mountains Sacrificed

Rich mineral deposits have caused trouble in the Sweet Grass Hills since gold was first discovered there in the 1880s. Pegasus Gold Corporation started using cyanide leach mining here during the 1990s, posing serious threats...