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The final episode of Lost has been filmed, and in just a few weeks we’ll know all the secrets of the island (we're joking, of course—this show is bound to leave us guessing). But what we can know, in certain terms, is what it was like to shoot on Oahu and the location of the…

You won’t find a replica of Charleston Peak on the Las Vegas Strip. The 11,918-foot-tall chunk of granite is an hour away, blissfully removed from the lights and noise, in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (702-515-5400). In a good year, Charleston harbors some of the best unsung ice climbing in the West. “The Vegas…

After serving five years on the board of the Swedish Ecotourism Society, Håkan Strotz began working with ecologist/designer Ulrika Krynitz to create the perfect ecolodge. The result: a six-cabin wilderness retreat named Urnatur (“from nature”), which opened near Sweden’s Lake Vättern in 2007. From here guests can explore some of the country’s most striking landscapes…

Ever since ecotourism took off in the early 1990s, European travelers have helped to spread the movement across the savannas of Africa and the jungles of Central America. Today they’re starting to look closer to home, and with good reason. Some of the most sustainable lodges on the planet are rooted in Old World ways.…

Thanks anyway, President Obama, for stopping through Copenhagen in an appeal to get the Olympics to your adopted home town. Today it was announced that Rio de Janeiro will welcome the 2016 Summer Games, making it the first South American city ever to host the Olympics. For the next six years Rio will be samba-ing…

Text and photographs by Costas Christ Finding a beach that is not covered with umbrellas and lounge chairs is no small task in the Greek Isles. I found one on Patmos, where a friend of a friend led me as if I was being taken to a secret hideout. It was small and rocky, the…