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By Deborah Loeb Bohren White Sands National Monument  is an easy three and a half hour drive south of Albuquerque. Part of the National Park Service, White Sands is a surreal landscape of 144,000 acres of rare white gypsum sand dunes that feel more like being on the moon than

By Everett Potter When I travel, what I pack in depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. In my luggage stash, there are rollaboards, duffle bags of varying dimensions, duffle bags with wheels and backpacks of various sizes. But garment bags? I confess that I haven’t used a

By Everett Potter In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasing amount of buzz about something called “transformational travel.”  Take last year’s buzz about experiential travel and then take it deeper, to a place where you can return with a changed world view following self-reflection and interaction with a

  By Larry Olmsted What did you have for lunch today? If you were staying at Minaret Station, a luxury New Zealand lodge so remote you can only get to it by helicopter, your lunch might have begun with helicopter flightseeing over jaw dropping fjords before landing on a private

By Kim D. McHugh In 1889, Colorado’s mining boom netted significant deposits for Telluride’s San Miguel National Bank—so much so that Butch Cassidy and his “Hole in the Wall” gang paid a visit, riding off with $30,000 in their very first bank robbery. Today the riches can be measured in

By Everett Potter I first met Adam Rapp in Namibia a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). He was there to show off some rather cool shirts and pants that he called Pick-Pocket Proof, designed after a year of vagabonding around the world. His company is

By Everett Potter Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Your smart phone – and I don’t care which one it is, who made it or which iteration you might have – will never take pictures as sharp, focused and defined as a good SLR can. Nor

  Story and photos by Neil Wolkodoff Golf is meant to be a connection to the land and one’s self. Unfortunately, the pace and sandwiching of golf with other activities at most resorts do not allow the golf experience to be more than a ride on a cart through manicured

By Everett Potter Many travelers are tired of paying exorbitant rates to park at the airport. At the other end of their travels, they’re also fed up with the high cost of rental cars.  Now there’s a company called TravelCar that claims to have an ingenious solution to both problems. The Paris-based