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Yoga and Pilates go head-to-head in an alt-fitness showdown.
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Tongariro National Park's simmering volcanic landscape holds arguably the best day hike on the planet.
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A new trend in caffeine-infused candy helps outdoor athletes boost their engines.
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Luxe Rafting Baja

Blast through Baja's Loreto National Park on a speedy inflatable raft.
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GPS Units: World in Your Hand
By Steve Casimiro 


Photo: TomTom GPS Go 300 TomTom Go 300
The gold standard for simplicity and utility in dash-top systems, the Go 300 ($699; includes a new service that provides real-time traffic reports and automatic rerouting around road and highway congestion.

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For Bluetooth-enabled PDA owners, the Blue Logger ($250, including maps; is the budget alternative to dash-top systems. Street and topo maps are included.

Photo: Magellan Explorist 600 GPS Magellan Explorist 600
Though it lacks real-time traffic and weather updates, the eXplorist 600 ($450; is still the class act of portable backcountry GPS units.

Photographs, from top, courtesy of TomTom, Delmore, Thales Navigation

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