Mount Bachelor party: At the High Cascade Snowboard Camp, everyday riders can learn from Olympic pros. BY ALLEN ST. JOHN
Driving Florida's croc highway; wolf-tracking, dogsledding, and snowshoeing adventures across the U.S.; trail guides online; and more.
Freeze for all: Ice-climbing festivals around the continent. Plus: 50,000-mile [80,470-kilometer] cyclist Janne Corax Rikerth, chefs on skis, and more.
ROBERT YOUNG PELTON on keeping your money safe while traveling; the truth about courier air travel; and freighter fantasy cruises to the South Pacific, South Africa, and beyond.
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World on the Cheap
Check out the safaris, summits, and surf breaks of South Africa and
the dugout-canoe-accessed rain forests of Suriname.
JIM THORNTON reports on the keys to fighting hypothermia. Plus: Why you should avoid the tap water on planes and why a well-known aqua advisory is ... all wet.
Bringing It Home
Cuckoo for cocoa: Chocolate from Italy, Venezuela, and Mexico. Plus: Cornerstones for your world music collection and down done rightthe Nunatak Dual Alpinists sleeping bag.
Inca adventures in Hugh Thomson's The White Rock, a misunderstood mission in Scott Carpenter and Kris Stoever's For Spacious Skies, 16,000-mile [25,750-kilometer] ice runs in Gavin Weightman's The Frozen-Water Trade, and more. BY ANTHONY BRANDT
Adventure on the Web
Plants that quench your thirst, packing light on the White Rim Trail, snake wrangling, and more.
He just missed Mount St. Helens, and Stromboli just missed him. At the Mother's Day flow on Hawaii's Big Island, lava junkie JAMES BALOG finally got to play on a volcano. Read excerpt >>
Volcano Photos From This Assignment
Braving the world's most active volcano, James Balog gets close to the action to get the shotwithout getting burned
Toast masters: Freeze-proof boots and snow mocs that let you indulge your inner ice fisherman. BY KALEE THOMPSON
The Leading Edge
A gizmo manifesto: Why to go geek with performance-measuring tools that monitor speed, rate of ascent, power output in watts, VO2 max, and more. BY STEVE CASIMIRO
Hit the road faster with the new, easy-to-use generation of car racks for bikes, boards, skis, and kayaks.