Adventure

By Ann Abel It seems that just about everyone was in Mauritius at some point—Arabians in the 10th century, followed by the Malays and then the Portuguese, who named it Ilha do Cerne (“Island of the Swan”) but didn’t stick around. The Dutch colonized it, until that failed and the

By Brian E. Clark When the backcountry hut known as Francie’s Cabin opened 28 years ago in the Crystal Lakes Basin three miles south of Breckenridge, Colorado, its backers weren’t sure how many people would use it. Now, 75,000 overnights later, the 20-person hut named in honor of Frances Lockwood Bailey is

By Brian E. Clark Karen Yule grew up in a village north of Dublin, Ireland, far from the Rocky Mountains.  (Around 4,500 miles away, more or less.) But when she visited the Colorado ski town of Breckenridge in 1994, she was hooked. “And I still am,” said Yule, managing director of the Summit

By Brian E. Clark In 1192, on his return from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Richard the Lionheart (of Robin Hood fame) was captured by an Austrian rival and imprisoned in Durnstein Castle above the Danube River in northern Austria. The English monarch was detained in a dungeon

ROAM (Rivers, Oceans and Mountains) is one the best adventure companies out there. Established in 1986, and based in British Columbia, they orginally focused on rafting some of the world’s greatest rivers. Their trips span the globe and you may have traveled with them if you’ve taken one of the

Word & photos by Julie Maris/Semel A trek to the Arctic Northwest Passage and Greenland brings many life-changing moments: witnessing natural beauty, having the unique privilege to experience Inuit communities, being stunned by the sheer majesty of icebergs. Sadly, part of the experience is also to see how climate change

By Everett Potter Slow Travel is trending, and nothing is delightfully slower than a walking trip. Ideally, the scenery should be amazing, the company stimulating, the food and wine stellar. Fall looms large as the best time for such a trip, as the summer heat dissipates and summer tourists vanish.

By Everett Potter For many years, the name Explora has been synonymous with Patagonia, the vast wilderness region at the tip of South America that straddles the neighboring countries of Chile and Argentina. This area has long been one of the grand prizes of travel for intrepid adventurers and Explora

By Brian E. Clark I’ve done cycling trips from Canada to Chile to Cuba to Ireland – to say nothing of pedaling through California’s wine country and riding across Iowa as part of RAGBRAI, an annual tour which attracts more than 10,000 cyclists every summer and is sometimes referred to