Latin America

by Ed Wetschler      I was snoozing on a soft, sandy beach in Belize when my friends aroused me with a news bulletin: Our hotel could arrange for us to head inland the next morning, hike into the jungle, and rappel down a 300-foot cliff.     A great

  Story by Ed Wetschler One third of the world’s species of marine mammals reside in or regularly visit the Sea of Cortez, that long, narrow body of water separating Baja California from mainland Mexico. An impressive statistic, when you consider (1) Cat Steven’s stunning insight, “Oh baby, baby, it’s

In the world of adventure travel, Myths and Mountains is unusual, a company that aims to get you inside a culture, not merely stop in for a visit. And the destinations include Nepal, Vietnam, Ecuador and Tanzania. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Antonia Neubauer, better known as Toni, a woman

I’ve always wanted to own an island, but I’m surely not alone in that desire. Islands exert a powerful pull, and the idea of having your own little fiefdom in the Caribbean, the South Pacific or in colder climes, (Magic Island, Bora Bora) say Maine or the Hebrides, is fodder

  What is the leading educational travel company? It has to be Smithsonian Journeys, a company that hires experts as trip leaders, crafts unique itineraries and more or less patented the idea of "behind the scenes travel." To learn more, I caught up with Smithsonian Journeys director Amy Kotkin during

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

Skiing is the closest I come to flying. So when I saw an Andean condor soaring among the jagged 19,000 foot peaks at Portillo last September, I felt truly inspired. With its 11-foot wingspan, it rode the thermals in a cobalt blue sky, leaving enormous shadows against the rocky flanks