Long, steady climbs on a bicycle are the holy grail of athletic conquests. We hill climbers measure the worth of a landscape by its rise over run
March 20, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
March is the traditional time to view the fab flora in Joshua Tree National Park
March 15, 2012 | By Susan Spano
What is it we look for over mountains and across oceans? What do we find, or hope to find? Answer our survey and we'll publish responses in the May issue of Smithsonian
March 12, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Which hikes are the best in the world, and which ones did we miss?
March 08, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The fact that people opt to walk today, in the age of the wheel and the combustion engine, tells us there is something virtuous and irresistible in the plodding of one foot forward after the other
March 06, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Where marriage is a form of defiance and matchmaking is a game of chance
February 13, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Long-gone destinations have their own special appeal, don't you think?
January 24, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Get your grizzlies, polar bears, big cats, wolves and crocs here
December 30, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Pitcairn Island is populated by 50 people, has a handful of hostels, a general store and a café and, frankly, could really use a few visitors
December 22, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
A chess set, soccer ball, bear spray and other items, even dog food, make the list of gifts to give your favorite hardened traveler
December 16, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Movies that question your beliefs, from Steve Martin to Bengalese film to a nostalgic look at the old West
December 15, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
"It just felt like what we would do. We were travelers. It was in our blood, and the idea that we would ever stop traveling just because we had kids never sat well with us"
December 14, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Some directors make more movies than others. A lot more.
December 09, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
People in the Old Country won’t touch the stuff, but immigrants to the American Midwest have celebrated it for generations
December 08, 2011 | By Erica Janik
“As a journalist working on a story about truffles, it felt like risky business. There’s a lot of cash flowing around, there’s a black market, and I felt like I was entering a world where I wasn’t wanted”
December 06, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Women's clothing was a problem, and to efficiently ride a bike there was only one thing to do: Take it off
December 01, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Two hundred years ago, a series of powerful temblors devastated what is now Missouri. Could it happen again?
December 2011 | By Elizabeth Rusch
Susan B. Anthony said bicycling "has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel"
November 29, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
A recent book only adds to the enduring mystery of a legendary Southwest wanderer
November 04, 2011 | By Susan Spano
Connoisseurs of Native American textiles know to go to the Crownpoint, New Mexico, Navajo Rug Auction
October 17, 2011 | By Susan Spano