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We just learned that 36-year-old New York resident Erik Schlimmer has bagged a first: climbing the 200 highest peaks in the Catskills, in winter. With spring approaching, a time of fresh starts, his accomplishment reminds us that the time is now to figure out your next adventure goal and get cracking. Ranging from 2,490 feet…

Kayaking during the Fourth of July celebration in Pittsburgh.  Photo courtesy of Cara Rufenacht, Venture Outdoors. If you live in a waterfront city or are visiting one this weekend for Independence Day festivities, chances are you’ve seen at least one stranger navigating your metropolis in a kayak and wondered, Could that actually be . .…

Cheaper travel doesn't have to mean putting your dream destination on hold. Now more than ever, outfitters and lodge owners will work to deliver the trip of a lifetime–at a price you can afford. In our June/July 2009 issue, contributing editor Kimberly Brown Seely reveals ten ways to capitalize on the new economy of adventure.…

Text by Andrea Minarcek, see more Top 10 lists After years on the fringes, parkour finally seems like it is breaking into the mainstream. Training camps and local groups are popping up all over the country, and suddenly the impossible—i.e. leaping across buildings in a single bound—seems possible. L’art du déplacement (the art of movement), as…

Text by Andrea Minarcek, see more Top 10 listsRankings by Robert Earle Howells, Jim Gorman, and the editors For our 10th anniversary issue (April/May 2009, on newsstands now) we drew on a decade of experience to find the 50 best adventure trips—in our own spectacular backyard. Heli-skiing, surfing, climbing, pedaling, and paddling excursions across the…

Beyond Green Travel is a blog written by Global Travel Editor Costas Christ The travel media seems filled these days with articles about the economic crisis and "tips" on how to take a budget holiday, usually mentioning some tour company that is offering a great 50 percent discount. Well, here is a budget travel tip that…

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. Last week, kayaker Pedro Olivia crushed the previous world-record run (108 feet high) and careened across the lip of Brazil’s 127-foot Salto Belo falls. Now, we’d never attempt anything that epic, but watching the stunning footage (below) of Olivia’s run did inspire us to want…

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. Last week, kayaker Pedro Olivia crushed the previous world-record run (108 feet high) and careened across the lip of Brazil’s 127-foot Salto Belo falls. Now, we’d never attempt anything that epic, but watching the stunning footage (below) of Olivia’s run did inspire us to want to…

Text by Andrea Minarcek As March Madness kicks off this week, talk around ye old office water-cooler will likely revolve around NCAA basketball. But that doesn’t mean college hoops fans should have all the fun. So we decided to give you ADVENTURE crowd your own bracket-like list to debate: a run-down of the best modern…

Text by Andrea Minarcek After an exhaustive (and completely unscientific) scouring of the Web, we at ADVENTURE have compiled the top ten funniest, most cringe-worthy videos of snow wipeouts on boards and skis. Why? Because watching people fall is funny—plain and simple; it appeals to the giggling frat boy in all of us. (There’s a…