Adventure

  By Brian E. Clark During winter, former pro snowboarder Gabe Taylor watches the weather forecasts like a hawk for storm cycles that could dump powder on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain (mammothmountain.com) on the east side of California’s Sierra range. “Winter is all about riding powder, which is one

By Everett Potter Under Canvas, one of the leading glamping companies in the US, has just opened their latest resorts:  Under Canvas Acadia on the Maine coast and Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase in Utah.     Under Canvas currently has seven other camps that are near some of

Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel I held my breath, seemingly for fifteen minutes, while a six-ton, fifty-year-old elephant nibbled shrubs less than ten feet from my porch near the entrance to Tarangire National Park. The last night of a remarkable Tanzanian safari left me in bed listening to the night sounds of

By Everett Potter It will be a subdued St. Patrick’s Day yet again this year because of the ongoing pandemic. The global shutdown commenced a little more than a year ago, so once again the celebration of all thing Irish will be uncharacteristically quiet. But March 17 also raises the

By Everett Potter For many visitors, Alaska is a blur, typically glimpsed from the deck of a cruise ship or perhaps a sightseeing train. The real Alaska, the largest state in the Union, a vast place that redefines the term “wilderness,” is rarely experienced. That’s even truer during Covid-19 times

By Brian E. Clark Roughly 16,000 years ago, the ice dam backing up Glacial Lake Wisconsin – then roughly the size of Lake Winnebago – burst, releasing a biblical torrent that carved out the narrow gorges and unusual rock formations of the Wisconsin Dells. Left behind was a deep, sandy

    By Brian E. Clark Some 30 feet below the clear and calm waters of the Caribbean off St. Croix – the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands – an eight-foot-long reef shark cruised beside me, less than three feet away. Nearby, an even bigger shark swam within a

  By Everett Potter The safest place in the mountains this winter is not on a groomed ski slope but in the backcountry, socially distanced and far from other skiers. So DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co., a Boston-based luxury travel company best known for its bike tours through Italy and

By Brian E. Clark The year 2020 will soon be over. And for many, 2021 can’t get here fast enough. That’s been especially true for many adventure travel companies, especially those that offer trips abroad. Jamen Yeaton-Masi, Vice President of Worldwide Travel & Operations for New England-based Country Walkers, said this year

By Everett Potter The current Covid-19 crisis has led to a huge increase in the number of people heading for the great outdoors for a weekend or week of camping, hiking, and exploring. Despite what many outdoor websites and catalogs might lead you to believe, not all of those heading