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In our annual tribute to adventure travel, we offer up the 25 best new trips. Plus, the top ten destinations for 2006.

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Adventure Article Archive: 2006
Your resource for adventure travel, outdoor sports, photography,  news, national parks,  gear, and more!

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Cover: Adventure magazine
April 2006

FEATURES
Alive! Then + Now
Experience the first expedition to retrace the Alive Andes escape route with our survivor audio interviews, 3-D, interactive map, and trek photographs.

New Reader Photo Gallery
See our readers' impressive photos. Send in your own!

Exploring Paris's Underground
The City of Lights sits atop one of the world's largest mazes—home to mysterious vagabonds, renegade artists, and entire chambers filled with human bones.

TRIPS
World Class Adventure Travel
Adventure-approved trips just right for right now.

Secret California
Southern California may be one of the country's most populous regions, but don't let all those people block your view of the perfect landscapes: forgotten islands, untamed deserts, and striking slot canyons.

Where Next: Morocco
In an original land of adventure travel, the more things change the more they stay the same.

WHAT'S NEW
ADVENTURE Deals
Introducing exclusive discounts on vacation packages, adventure-travel trips,
and cool gear—right from the pages of Adventure.

Weekend Getaways
The rivers are high, the trails clear, and the crowds, well, there are no crowds. Spring has officially sprung.

The Legend Roars: Patagonia's Cerro Torre
A landmark ascent of Patagonia's daunting Cerro Torre rekindles one of exploration's greatest controversies.  

What It Takes: Speed Hiker Matthew Hazley
How to hike 7,525 miles (12,110 kilometers) in only 239 days (and 13 pairs of shoes).  

GEAR
Instant Expert: Staying Dry
A downpour can defeat even the best rainproof gear. Keep the cats and dogs (and hypothermia) at bay.

COLUMNS
Robert Young Pelton's Travel Advice
It's one thing to be good at something, but quite another to be good.

Video: Paddling Mexico
Kayaking over Mexico's Agua Azul Falls

SPORTS
Mind + Body: Stretching's New Rules
Your current stretching routine actually may be tightening your muscles.

Power Powders: Energy Drinks
A taste-off reveals which recovery drink goes down easiest, so you bounce back.


March 2006

FEATURES

Southwest Game Plans
From red rock to rolling rivers, here's how to get in on the action.

Video: The Amazon's Shaman Therapy
In the Amazon, writer Kira Salak takes part in ayahuasca ritual ceremonies, a form Shaman therapy said to cure everything from cancer to depression.

Patagonia's Cerro Torre Climbing Photos
Photos from the ultralight climb that retraced Cesare Maestri's controversial first-ascent route.

TRIPS
Caribbean Adventures
Nine island nations and how to explore them—Adventure-style.

Where Next: Costa Rica
The perfect week: action plans for the trip of a lifetime in Costa Rica.

World Class Adventure Travel
Adventure-approved trips just right for right now.

Wild Roads: Carolina
In South Carolina's lowlands, coastal waterways, lazy rivers, and country cooking welcome you down home.

WHAT'S NEW
11 Weekend Escapes
Sun, rain, or snow—your guide to taking the year's most temperamental month by storm.  

Special Report: Blood on the Nile
In Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park, an unconventional expedition is ambushed by rebels.

GEAR
Running Shoes + Apparel
Jump-start your routine with the latest spring-training gear.

The Buy List
A honeymoon of a tent, a better messenger, and a fresh take on an old jersey.

Instant Expert: Map + Compass
Perfect the art of backcountry navigation.

Recycle Gear on eBay
How easy is it to recycle your old gear using new features from eBay?

COLUMNS
Your Turn: Snowboarder Jeremy Jones
"You can search the world over for a fluted face this perfect and snow this good."

Robert Young Pelton's Travel Advice
Robert Young Pelton has the secure line on staying in touch—no matter how far out there you are.

SPORTS
Stretching's New Rules
Your current stretching routine actually may be tightening your muscles.

Recovery Drinks
A taste-off reveals which recovery drink goes down easiest.

Ask Dr. Extreme
Get travel-health and trip advice from an expedition M.D.

Cover: Adventure magazine
February 2006

FEATURES
Hawaii Vacations
Don't be lulled into thinking that white-sand beaches and year-round sunshine are the only reasons to visit this tropical paradise

 Photo Gallery: Ice Climbing at Ouray Ice Fest
Ouray, Colorado is home to some of the best ice climbing in the U.S. Check it out with photos from Steve Casimiro.

New Reader Photos
Been on a memorable trip? Send us your best photo and travel tips.

Audio: Explorer Børge Ousland
Explorer Børge Ousland talks about trek to the North Pole in complete darkness.
3-D Fly-Through Map
Become a virtual trail scout with National Geographic's new TOPO! Software.

TRIPS
World Class Adventure Travel Database
Adventure-approved trips just right for right now.


Wild Roads: Texas
The ultimate Texas road trip: head for these hills.

WHAT'S NEW
Eight Below's Paul Walker

Paul Walker is living proof that actors have more fun.

11 Weekend Getaways
Out-the-backdoor snow stashes where winter's worst is the main attraction.

NASA's Mars Man
NASA's resident Martian talks about a new book, a big movie, and what it's like to road trip the Red Planet.

GEAR
Home Gyms
All the advantages of the gym, none of the bad classic rock.

Gift Ideas
Best Gear for 2006

COLUMNS
Your Turn: Mono Lake
Share your trip photos and experiences. They could be published in the magazine!

Robert Young Pelton's Travel Clubs
No secret handshake necessary: Robert Young Pelton infiltrates the world's great travel clubs—and shows how you can, too.

SPORTS
Skiing Japan's Backcountry
At Hakkoda-san, the Japanese show off how they ski: in the backcountry, in chest-deep powder, with a hot spring and sake waiting at the end of the day.

Online Personal Training
Web-based coaches are out to hook everyday athletes with pumped-up new features. Should we take the bait?

Ask Dr. Extreme
Get travel-health and trip advice from an expedition M.D.

Cover: Adventure magazine
December 2005/January 2006

FEATURES

Audio: Ed Viesturs and the Adventurers of the Year
Hear legendary alpinist Ed Viesturs explain what it feels like to be the United States's first 8,000-meter man.

Photo Gallery: Modern Mongolia
Get a fresh view of a top-notch adventure destination.

Video: Alan Rabinowitz's Big Cats
Biologist Alan Rabinowitz battles the status quo and the ticking clock of his health to make Myanmar a refuge for tigers.

Climbing: Rescue on Nanga Parbat of Tomaz Humar
Incredible rescue, angry backlash on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat

TRIPS
World Class Adventure Travel Database
Adventure-approved trips just right for right now.

Wild Roads: Puerto Rico
Take one island, add car, marinate four days, and serve.  

WHAT'S NEW
The ANWR Update
Here's a look at the drilling debate and what's in the forecast for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Winter Weekend Getaways
From architectural masterpiece to log-cabin cozy—11 weekend hideouts near prime outdoor playgrounds. Text by Jim Gorman

King Kong in Rwanda
Andy Serkis gets up close and (very) personal with mountain gorillas for the biggest role of his career.

The Outdoor Bible
The Good Book gets tougher.

COLUMNS
Robert Young Pelton's Packing Tips
Though it's tempting to bring the kitchen sink on your trip, don't. For Robert Young Pelton, it all boils down to six fundamentals.

Video: Will Gadd's Iceberg Climbing
Share your trip photos and experiences. They could be published in the magazine! 
              
Sports
Train Like an Olympian
Three United States Olympians share the training secrets that make them faster, stronger, better (no doping required).

Ski Vacation Almanac
How to ski all year long.

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