August 2013

  From Quito’s new international airport, it’s over an hour drive to the heart of the city (a $28 taxi fee). The Andean metropolis stands at an elevation over 9300 feet, ringed by volcanic ridges. It’s a sprawling city that fills up the valley, but once you reach its core,

If you’ve entered our Polar Bear Adventure Giveaway from Natural Habitat Adventures, you may be curious about the background of this remarkable ecotourism company. Ted Martens is the Marketing & Sustainability Director for Natural Habitat Adventures and he’s also adjunct faculty at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches

        Story & photos by Monique Burns Take a pass on Machu Picchu.  Let the Amazon float by without you.  Not forever, but for 6 or 7 days, maybe longer.  Carve out a few days to visit Peru’s great capital of Lima, with ruins predating the “Lost

  By John Grossmann The morning fog still clings high on the hillsides but has lifted off the broad mouth of the RussianRiver.  Yesterday, this wildlife-rich estuary filled the view from the huge windows of my cliff-side room at the Jenner Inn on a sparsely developed stretch of California’s rugged

Story & photos by Everett Potter It was dusk as I watched my old friend and fishing companion Frank Schaeffer cast a fly  for brook trout on the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC’s) Little Lyford Pond in Northern Maine. Now watching Frank expertly cast a fly rod on Little Lyford Pond

By Larry Olmsted Golf has long remained a classic sport, especially in American culture. While playing the major courses is certainly on every golf aficionado’s bucket list, there are plenty of spots worth playing that aren’t as well known. To help you navigate the unfamiliar terrain, here are four courses

By Well+Good NYC Most have gyms. Some have spas. And many even stock free bikes for getting a workout as you pedal from MoMA to the Brooklyn Bridge. (Sorry, Citibike.) But lately, New York City hotels have really upped the amenities ante for the health-conscious guests, adding yoga classes, workout clothes, super-healthy room

By Shari Hartford So here’s the scenario. You’re stressed, overworked and need a quick getaway, but there are no wheels to take you out of town. The answer is the Montauk Manor. In just three hours, by either Long Island Railroad or Hamptons Jitney, you can be gazing at the

  Mid-September is my favorite time of year to paddle the legendary Allagash or Penobscot Rivers in Maine’s North Woods. Mosquitoes and congestion on the rivers are gone, replaced by early foliage colors and moose standing in the shallow waters. The first week of the Maine moose hunt takes place