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Bragging Rights, St. Moritz–Style

December 9, 2010

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Bragging Rights, St. Moritz–Style

Want to drink in the high life at a private club in the Swiss Alps? First you need to ride an ice track face-first at 65 mph.

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Classic American Retreats

September 2, 2010

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Classic American Retreats

For rustic comfort on a budget, you still can't beat a WPA lodge.

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Itinerary: Mexico’s Tequila Trail

July 15, 2010

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Hammocks, carnitas, and fresh fish tacos are just a few of the indulgences dotting the path of the world’s finest agave trek By Jason Fine The best way to get to the Tequila region, located in the state of Jalisco, is through Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city. Stay a day or two — it’s a beautiful city of [...]

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Canada for Adrenaline Junkies

June 25, 2010

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Canada for Adrenaline Junkies

When you head north — and not just across the border, but well beyond the 49th parallel — the terrain becomes otherworldly. And the summer months are your only shot at this unspoiled wilderness.

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The Last Real Beach Town

June 18, 2010

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The Last Real Beach Town

A dozen years after finding a modern idyll, actor and writer ANDREW MCCARTHY heads back hoping to find his paradise unpaved.

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Race Across New Zealand: Map Details

April 29, 2010

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Day 1, Miles 0–2: “Just pin it, mate!” That was the best pre-race advice I received, and it came from Tom Butler, our host at the Grasmere Lodge (grasmere.co.nz). Don’t pace yourself off the start, he said. “Go hard, so you’re in one of the faster packs of cyclists.” Day 1, Miles 35–57: With 3,200 feet [...]

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Race Across New Zealand: Prep & Gear

April 29, 2010

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Prep & Gear Six Months Out Learn to kayak: Master the prerequisite skills for Class II whitewater — breaking in and out of swift current, ferry-gliding, self-rescue. Start budgeting: Back-of-the-envelope, all-in estimate: $7,625 per person, including the $656 (U.S.) entry fee. Four Months Out Buy your ride: No niche racing bike required, just a versatile, fast road bike. Because of my [...]

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Big-City Escapes

April 19, 2010

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Big-City Escapes

Five great ways to explore five great American cities — for your next visit or simply an afternoon off.

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Winds of Summer

April 12, 2010

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Winds of Summer

From beginner to veteran, the wind at Hawks Cay Resort is for everyone.

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Mexico Auténtico

April 12, 2010

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Mexico Auténtico

Around Merida on the Yucatan, an underexposed paradise

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Opening Up the Maine Woods

March 31, 2010

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Opening Up the Maine Woods

A 30,000-acre reserve unites some of New England’s greatest wilderness lodges.

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Sweden’s New Water World

March 22, 2010

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Sweden’s New Water World

With an expansive marine park, the country stakes a fresh claim as Europe's eco mecca.

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Borneo’s Forbidden Chasm

March 10, 2010

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Borneo’s Forbidden Chasm

Climbing’s elite headed to the jungle island in search of a bold way to the top of Mount Kinabalu. They had no idea how hard it would be just to find the bottom.

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Faces of the Vancouver Olympics

February 25, 2010

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Faces of the Vancouver Olympics

Over two days, former U.S. Ski Team member and professional photographer LAUREN ROSS captured images of the athletes and fans that make up the 2010 Winter Games.

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Winter Camping Goes Retro

February 24, 2010

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Winter Camping Goes Retro

Swearing off high-tech synthetics for cotton, canvas, and a fat stove, a growing cult of "snow walkers" harks back to an era of cold-weather fun — and keeps plenty warm.

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