Get your grizzlies, polar bears, big cats, wolves and crocs here
December 30, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Are people playing games while climbing the world’s tallest mountain? That's hard to say, but they’re definitely texting
December 27, 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
"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
Aston is in no-man's land, where schedules, deadlines and responsibility seem to carry little relevance, but she is tightly bound by one crucial logistic: "I can't miss the last plane out"
December 09, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
Earth’s most violent mud volcano is wreaking havoc in Indonesia. Was drilling to blame? And when will it end?
December 02, 2011 | By Erin Wayman
A trip to the floor of the Maui volcano still promises an encounter with the "raw beginnings of world-making"
December 2011 | By Tony Perrottet
The fiery forces beneath the island chain still mystify geologists
December 2011 | By Erin Wayman
The attraction of beachcombing is that one isn't perusing an actual garbage dump; much of what one sifts through on a remote stretch of sand are valuables lost at sea
November 22, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
In remote fishing camps along the shoreline, a few older fishermen remember a red-haired Englishman who tramped through 30 years ago, disappearing around the next point.
November 17, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
By camping wild, we bypass unloading the luggage, taking off our shoes at the doorstep, and all the other finicky logistics of dwelling in a well-groomed society
November 10, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
The truck came by slowly and a spotlight swept the river bottom. "My God—they're hunting me!"
October 06, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
For decades, the backbone of the Eastern United States has given much needed respite for thousands of nature enthusiasts
July 28, 2011 | By Jeanne Maglaty
Dr. Luanne Freer, founder of the mountain’s emergency care center, sees hundreds of patients each climbing season at the foot of the Himalayas
June 01, 2011 | By Molly Loomis
The British performance artists discuss how their research on volcanoes will inform their newest works
March 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
Rare and maddeningly elusive, the "ghost cat" tries to give scientists the slip high in the mountains of Montana
February 2011 | By Abigail Tucker
Geologist Elizabeth Cottrell discusses the effects of the Icelandic volcanic eruption and the work of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program
April 22, 2010 | By Erica R. Hendry
Meet Yuichiro Miura, the man who skied down Mt. Everest 40 years ago
February 09, 2010 | By Paul J. MacArthur
Geologist Bernhard Edmaier has been photographing the majestic beauty of active and dormant volcanoes for over 15 years
December 02, 2009 | By Abby Callard
A land of silvery light and astonishing peaks, the country's largest state perpetuates the belief that anything is possible
November 2009 | By Pico Iyer