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Q: I recently stayed at an agriturismo in Italy and would love to have a similar experience closer to home. Any suggestions? —Greg Stahl, Mesa, Ariz. ... Read More

"What were they thinking?" ... Read More

See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures. ... Read More

For years I'd been planning to take pictures in North America again. I'd heard about the totem pole villages in Sitka and Ketchikan, in Alaska, but then... Read More

Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? ... Read More

Can you suggest a few tour operators that organize adventure trips for solo travelers? —S.L., VIA E-MAIL ... Read More

One imagines Alaska in winter as dark, icy, and—unless you're a bear—too cold. Maybe that's true in Nome, where dogsledders mush across ice and snow at... Read More

Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low... Read More

Surprised by the results of his recent project to assess the state of conservation in America, biologist Eric Dinerstein couldn't help remarking, "It's... Read More

It's said that the Tongass National Forest wears a mantle of precipitation in modesty: on those rare days when the sun does shine, the landscape is... Read More

space for rentYou've probably passed them in airports and wondered about those Laptop Lanes, business centers popping up like Starbucks. It started when... Read More

Author and explorer Dame Freya Stark was one of the most intrepid adventurers of all time. (T. E. Lawrence, no slouch in the travel department himself,... Read More

The pilot eyed the clouds as he taxied to the end of Lake Hood, the seaplane base that runs alongside Anchorage’s international airport. We were hoping... Read More

You could say our 12-day Alaskan cruise lasted a year. For the six months before we boarded the ship in Vancouver last summer, the trip was the main... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. ... Read More

My college roommates and I want to take an all-women adventure trip (hiking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding). Can you recommend a good tour outfitter? —M... Read More

We've received scores of questions on volunteer travel—here, some answers, plus firsthand accounts from three families who headed out, pitched in, and... Read More

A growing army of "knit wits" are taking vacations that combine stitching with sightseeing, shopping, and massages. Get your needles ready. NORWAY Join... Read More

Alaska has been called a land of extremes, and swimming in the steamy, rock-ringed pool at Chena Hot Springs, a modest "resort" 60 miles up a very... Read More

Can you recommend a company that does horseback tours of Ireland? —K.D., Glen Ellyn, Ill. With its mountains, castles, beaches, and coastal villages,... Read More

Sustainable travel. Ecotourism. Fund-raising expeditions. Educational tours. Voluntourism. ... Read More

There was a time, before polypropylene and gore-tex, before X Games and Sandy Hill Pittman, when wilderness adventure was an esoteric pastime reserved... Read More

If you've ever been on St. Thomas or in Piraeus on a day when a half-dozen cruise liners are moored at the docks, you already know the central advantage... Read More

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