By Mary Govoni There’s been a lot of environmental coverage in recent years about the frightening status of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scientists and journalists alike are determined to spread the word that climate change is having devastating effects on the coral and the ecosystem as a whole. I’ve read headlines as drastic as: “Large […]
Travel stories about adventure in the great outdoors, including backpacking, camping, paddling and hiking all over the world.
First Descents in Montana rises up to outdo the perils of cancer, one paddle at a time. By Bruce Northam “Healing the way, you need to, scientifically or emotionally.” — Brad Ludden This is a tale about putting outdoor medicine to work. Every employee at the outdoor adventure company First Descents is nicknamed (Fruit Boots, […]
Climbing all 35 mountain peaks over 3500 feet in elevation in New York State’s Catskills, and enjoying the company of fellow hikers and lodges.
The Land of the Chumash is a fascinating Channel Island National Park By James Michael Dorsey One of the most fascinating national parks in America lays a mere three hours of travel from Los Angeles, and yet nine out of ten people from the city have never been there. It is the least visited national […]
Move over Alaska—Montana is Biting Back By Bruce Northam Kids don’t lie about what is and what is not entertaining. Although my daughter Bella can ski black diamonds, dogsledding in Alberta last winter provided her most vocal adrenaline rush. I filed this under “bullet-proof fun.” Well, there’s a new star on the U.S. dogsledding scene, Montana’s […]
Penetrating the ‘Land of Many Waters’ to a spectacular Waterfall, Kaieteur By Edward Placidi Gliding down the wide South American river in the black of night, a New Moon cast a thin line of sight, revealing the ebony silhouette of the rainforest canopy. The only sound was the muted whine of the panga’s small outboard […]
Nigardsbreen By Marina Bukhtiyarova My decision to go to Norway was sudden. The crazy idea came to me in February, one of the coldest months of the year. Norway is known to be a cold country, even in the summer. My friends told me it was not for them. However, I am originally from Russia so […]
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild There’s a huge difference between RV-style camping and actual wilderness travel. In terms of distinguishing the difference, bushcraft enthusiasts are just about as bare-bones as they come. Instead of simply pitching a tent, they create shelters from natural materials. Using just a few […]