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February 2005, Volume 7, Number 1

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Features

How to Sail Across the Atlantic in 25 Easy Lessons
Piloting a 38-foot (12-meter) sailboat across an open ocean seemed daunting, but novice skipper PAUL BENNETT and his wife, Lani Bevacqua, hatched a simple plan: Buy a boat, stick together, and live to tell the story. Here's how you can, too. Read excerpt >>

Just Keep Paddling!
Six weeks. Four sea kayaks. Four hardy travelers. One desert. Oh, and a handful of mineral lakes left over from the last ice age. This is the unlikely formula for a quixotic journey to South America's Altiplano, where you'll find some of the highest, driest, and most stunningly beautiful terrain anywhere.

BY JON BOWERMASTER
Photo Gallery
View contributing photographer Peter McBride's outtakes from the driest place on Earth. Enter gallery >>

Ready for Anything—How To . . . '05
Because traveling is fraught with real peril (making the A-OK sign in Brazil). Because a dry sleeping bag, a well-tied knot, or a tastier s’more can save a vacation, or a marriage. Because above all, we want you alive long enough to renew your subscription, we’re back with 20 more expert-tested skills, hot tips, and shameless shortcuts. Go to The Adventurer's Handbook >>

BY MELISSA WAGENBERG

Tahoe Unbound
A lot of the best—and safest—backcountry skiing in the U.S. is hiding in plain sight, on the far side of the orange boundary rope of the most popular ski resorts in the West.

BY STEVE CASIMIRO

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JOURNAL

Frontiers
Move over Belize, Guatemala is on the verge of a tourism breakthrough. How do we know? The Germans and Aussies are already there.

BY ADAM SACHS

Next Weekend
A sweet hut-to-hut, ice climbing in the Adirondacks, and six other great midwinter escapes.

BY JIM GORMAN

Wild Roads
Looking for a snowkiting primer? We found that and more on this sparkling drive through New Hampshire's White Mountains. Read article >>

BY MICHAEL BENOIST

Where Next
A mini-expedition to Aconcagua's base camps offers the best of the 22,835-foot (6,960-meter) peak—plus a bonus Argentine wine sampler.

BY CAROLYN WHELAN

City Escape
Who said the Big Easy couldn't be challenging? Not us. From beignet to bike, New Orleans serves up a multisport antebellum trail, a marshland gator trek, and some great anglin'.

BY BOB MARSHALL

Pelton's World
Drink the water! Forget the money belt! And whatever you do, don't try to blend in. Popular travel babble, corrected.

BY ROBERT YOUNG PELTON

Books
A science writer studies a new species: the North Sea trawler fisherman. Plus: a crime wave in the Sierra Nevada. Read excerpt and online exclusive >>

BY ANTHONY BRANDT AND MARK KIRBY

Performance
Foods that fight fatigue in the cold; winter sports to rev up your routine; the power of titanium; and more.

BY GABRIEL SHERMAN AND MARY ANNE POTTS

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There & Back: Skiing Greenland Read excerpt >>

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