Adventure

By Steve Jermanok On the first morning after breakfast at Gorman Chairback, we met up with our guide, Katie. Katie leads day trips for the AMC’s guests at the three lodges in Maine’s North Woods, Gorman Chairback, Little Lyford, and the recently reopened Medawisla. Not only is she an AMC guide,

by Geri Bain “Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, and Sarapiquí has one quarter of the biodiversity of Costa Rica,” Johanna Arguello, president of the Sarapiquí Tourism Chamber told me during a recent visit. Being close to the capital (about 1.5 hours’ drive), the region can

By Everett Potter There are a handful of adventure travel companies that really define the genre. Wilderness Travel is among them.  The 40 year old company creates extraordinary itineraries, has legions of repeat travelers and has a knack for discovering or rediscovering lost corners of the earth. I recently had chance a

By Eleanor Berman Five hundred forty seven photos later, I’m home from Alaska, still marveling at the stupendous scenery that greeted us every single day. There are many mighty mountains of course, but the combination of sea and snow-capped peaks, the glaciers, the wildlife and the vast green virginal spaces

  By Everett Potter Starting an adventure travel company is no easy task. Developing it into a dynamic and financially successful endeavor for nearly 25 years is something else. For a woman in a male-dominated field, it can be even more of a challenge. So meet Trish Sare of BikeHike

By William C. Triplett Whenever I think of Austria, the first thing that comes to mind is an alpine country full of passionate, world-class skiers. I’ve long believed skiing is simply part of national DNA, and that each Austrian is required to be born in a downhill starting gate. It

by Geri Bain Stepping into the open-air, high-ceiling lobby at the SarapiquiS Rainforest Lodge, I got my first glimpse of Costa Rican wildlife before even checking in. Built in the circular architectural style of the pre-Columbian people of the area, the lobby is home to a few dozen small bats.

By Everett Potter The mania for stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) shows no sign of abating, but now Perception, a long-time maker of well-designed sea kayaks and whitewater kayaks, has come along with a rather cool hybrid. It called the Hi Life 11.0 and it is part SUP, part kayak. The idea

By Everett Potter For nearly 50 years, the name Frontiers International Travel has been synonymous with epic fly fishing trips to exotic locales like Iceland, Patagonia, and Christmas Island, not to mention Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives. But things at Frontiers are changing under Mollie Fitzgerald, co-owner of the

Story & photos by Julie Snyder We looked up in awe, craning our necks to glimpse the towering treetop, partly shrouded in a silvery mist. We stretched our arms around the massive trunk, speculating how many other tree huggers with outstretched limbs would be required to embrace its girth. We