Presenting the powderhouses: Winter's best huts, yurts, and lodges for staying and playing beyond the end of the roads. BY TINA LASSEN
California desert driving, long weekend sun trips, bargain airfares, and more.
Off-season scuba certification done right (no cold water), and the daring new pursuit of swoopingthink skydiving with steering.
World on the Cheap
Explore the lakes, volcanoes, glaciers, blue icebergs, and tumbling rivers of Chile. Plus: Canyon country river rafting, on sale.
ROBERT YOUNG PELTON on avoiding international taxi scams. Plus: Cell phone service around the world, and 'stans that deliver: the astounding peaks, deserts, and bazaars of Central Asia.
The vilest deeds of poison weedsivy, oak, and sumaccan be avoided if you know the best prevention and treatment tips.
Bringing It Home
Adventure party in your living room: Beers from Jamaica, Bavaria, and East Africa; music from Mali, Brazil, and beyond.
Our music reviewer picks new CDs infused with aural sunshine. Get an earful of adventure.
Humor, horses, and Mongolian mimes in Stanley Stewart's In the Empire of Genghis Khan, and the mysteries of Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge in Michael McRae's The Siege of Shangri-La. Plus: New tomes on the best in travel writing and the worst in the modern ski industry. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Adventure on the Web
How do you safely pack camp-stove fuel bottles for plane travel? Do you need to learn local languages for a trek across the Sahara? We've got answers. Plus: New National Geographic Society TV and talks, and readers on going out of bounds.
You can't really understand an avalanche, says snow scientist Ed Adams, until you've been run over by one. Everyone have their transceivers ready? BY DAVID HOCHMAN
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