I first met Tom Hale, the founder and president of Backroads, in his Berkeley, California headquarters about eight years ago. And I was a little floored by his exercise regimen. That morning, as on most mornings, he had risen somewhere between three and four to exercise. He had done 400
THE INTERVIEW: EUGENE KILGORE Bitterroot Ranch (Courtesy Ranchweb) Been on a horse lately? The concept of the dude ranch vacation has changed radically in the past decade, as ranches have adapted to dudes who don’t necessarily want to sit in the saddle all day. So we decided to track
DRIVING THE MAINE COAST One of my earliest childhood memories is trout fishing with my grandfather at Acadia National Park. A few decades later, my wife Gayle and I honeymooned on Deer Isle. In the years between, I’ve driven the “reaches,” long, narrow peninsulas that stretch like fingers into
Burgundy (courtesy Butterfield & Robinson) I’ve white-water rafted in Costa Rica, kayaked in Alaska, biked through Burgundy and walked in the Sahara desert. I enjoyed every one of these activities, but I also knew full well that there were inherent risks in each. And that’s true of all adventure travel.