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Can you suggest a few tour operators that organize adventure trips for solo travelers? —S.L., VIA E-MAILCyclists on Footloose/TrekAmerica's new... Read More

After two days at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, you feel as if you've had 10 days' vacation. This luxurious,... 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.Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years... 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

SHIP OFF TO ALASKAGlide past glaciers and pan for gold on a shore excursion. Early- or late-season Alaskan cruise departures can save you hundreds of... 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.The lexicon of travel is expanding as quickly as the world is... 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

Shoosh. we're standing at the foot of a towering wall of fractured blue glass, keeping absolutely quiet as our toes and fingers slowly go numb in the... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours.The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert.... Read More

Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort... Read More

ALASKA Explore the untamed wilderness on Safari Quest, Abercrombie & Kent's 120-foot yacht. Sail from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park, then get in a... Read More

1 RoadAlaska is all about freedom, so why not call the shots yourself?A big loop around Highways 1, 2, and 3 takes you through the heart of Alaska, an... Read More

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