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April 2005, Volume 7, Number 3

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Features

The Adventures of Your Life
For each phase of life, there's an adventure to be had. From toddler to old-timer, from single to honeymooner, we've mapped out your existence, one trip at a time. Read excerpt >>

BY CLAIRE ANTOSZEWSKI AND THE EDITORS

We want to know about your trip of a life time. Send us your photos and a brief description of why it was so spectacular. The winners will be published in our Online Reader Photo Album. Submit your photos >>

Insta-Trips!
With a demanding career and a full-schedule family life, you think you don't have time to plan a vacation, much less take one. Nonsense. In our special pullout section you'll find ten ready-made trips for the next calendar year.

What'll You Do for Your Centennial?
In his 99 years, Col. Norman Vaughan led dog teams during World War II, took the pope on a sled ride, and competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics. He has really big plans for his 100th birthday and some advice on how you can last a century, too. Read excerpt >>

Rediscovering Libya
A no-go for American travelers for over two decades, Libya is now off the U.S. government's embargo list. As soon as KIRA SALAK heard the news, she flew to Tripoli to search for a lost oasis and climb a haunted mountain. Read excerpt >>

Photo Gallery: Join Nairobi-based photographer Boddy Model for a look inside mysterious Libya with outtakes from his assignment. Enter the gallery >>

Vive la Magpie!
What white-water river in Quebec rivals any run in the West, attracts the likes of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., requires a floatplane for access, and may be lost to rafters as soon as this summer? The Magpie.

BY MARK SUNDEEN

Putting the Funk in Functionality
Work it hard in the backcountry, and wear it well into town. Our Spring Gear Special offers the latest looks for men and women from the top names in outdoor apparel. See the Spring Gear Special >>

BY MEGAN MILLER

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Journal

American Wilds
Go fly a kite! Or, better yet, let the kite fly you. Our man in Miami gets schooled in the fastest growing sport on the high seas: kiteboarding. This isn't your grandpa's surfin' safari!

BY TODD JATRAS

City Escape
The AT thru-hikers have moved on, the heat has yet to set in, and outdoor opportunities abound: Welcome to Hotlanta, Georgia.

BY NICK MAHER

Datelines
Actor-trekker-diver Edward Norton discusses hermaphrodite frogs, wolves returning to Yellowstone, and a descent of the Yangtze river. Plus: what not to miss this month online and on the air. Read excerpt >>

BY MARY ANNE POTTS

Next Weekend
Don't let April showers dampen your spirits. Presenting eight ways to make the most of all that water or to escape it completely.

BY JIM GORMAN

Wild Roads
And they're off! The road to the Kentucky Derby also leads to world-class cragging, caving, and rafting. Here's your road map. Read article >>

BY MICHAEL BENOIST

Pelton's World
Fresh from the Green Zone in Iraq, ROBERT YOUNG PELTON finally did something sensible: He took a sea cruise. And he liked it. Read excerpt >>

Performance
A few outdoor athletes have begun experimenting with hypnotherapy to reach the top of their game. Does it really work? One climber goes under to find out. Also, breathing techniques to beat anxiety.

BY SARAH TUFF

Books
A middle-aged landlubber learns to sail—and discovers what would compel him, or anyone else, to risk his life at sea; the history of camo is revealed; and find out what the surfing documentary Step Into Liquid and a grueling desert auto race have in common.

BY ANTHONY BRANDT

Special Report: The Tsunami Volunteers
The December 26 tsunami reached the U.S. as a wave of horrifying images. Lost in the enormity of the tragedy was the story of the divers, surfers, and vagabonds—the gypsy underclass of global tourism—who flocked to the region to help while others fled to safer shores. Writer MATTHEW POWER joined the volunteer corps in Khao Lak, Thailand, and found a sliver of redemption in disaster's wake. Read excerpt >>

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From the Editor
Contributors
Letters
Travel Directory
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