Adventure

Story & photos by Chris “Chez” Chesak In the Costa Rican jungle, at the base of the zipline tower, she balked, refusing to go any further. With my family all geared up in harnesses, helmets and gloves and the guides egging her on, our 8-year old daughter was not only

Story & photos by Jeffrey Ryan I recently returned home after my first visit to Sedona, Arizona. I was (and still am) enthralled by this enchanted place. The beauty alone would be enough to draw any traveler in, but if you enjoy exploring the world on foot, Sedona offers some

By David McKay Wilson My sons and I awoke on December 15 at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel complex to find a couple of inches of fresh powder on the slopes. Then my elder son, back from college on a semester break, opened his ski bag to discover what Santa

Story & photos by David McKay Wilson At the highest point on the Bergen-to-Oslo train line you’ll find the magical vacation hideaway called Finse. Only accessible by train in winter, the resort, at 4000 feet above sea level, lies at the foot of the Hardanger glacier in an Arctic landscape,

By Everett Potter (Photos courtesy Gray & Co.) The world of private adventure travel trips is booming. Offered by many of the same tour operators who have scheduled group trips, these custom trips are a chance to go with your family and friends — and just your family and friends

By Everett Potter Walking is good for you, so it’s not surprising that there are travel companies that have made it the centerpiece of their tours. But what exactly is a walking vacation? Here are five myths taken down by two leading walking tour operators. Continue reading …    

By Steve Jermanok Backroads, the world’s leading active travel company, just announced their 2017 line-up and I was excited to see that my boyhood stomping grounds of the Adirondacks finally made the cut. Their 5-day itinerary includes some of my favorite activities, including biking the Lake Champlain Bikeway, hiking Mt.

By Steve Jermanok Doug Mayer, founder of Run the Alps, one of the premier running outfitters in the world, sent me his list of 2017 trips this week. These sell out quickly, with many returning guests, so if there’s a trip you like, don’t wait too long to book. In

By Sara Hudston Hiking the steep climb up to Dow Crag in England’s Lake District, I nearly got left for dust by an 85-year-old. There were six of us on the trail high above Coniston Water on a trip organized by The Wayfarers Walking Vacations. It was the second day

By Larry Olmsted For most ski resorts, adding a single lift, a handful of new trails, or a lodge is a major single season expansion – and one that’s usually announced and publicized a year or two in advance. That’s what makes the biggest story in skiing this year, the