Travel

Exploring the West? Don’t start a wildfire.
Exploring the West? Don’t start a wildfire.
Here are some tips on how to stay safe.
The nowhereness of airports
The nowhereness of airports
The way air travel has devolved says something awful about humans.
Don’t give up on riding the rails
Don’t give up on riding the rails
A writer muses on a recent loss of confidence in the West’s rail system.
The West in 72 hours
The West in 72 hours
Asian tourists look for space, spectacles and a decent bowl of noodles.
On the road with America’s sightseers
On the road with America’s sightseers
A photographer looks at three decades of tourism.
A Taxonomy of Landscape
A Taxonomy of Landscape
Interstate and backroad photography with a Barry Lopez essay.
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
What a melting glacier can teach cruise ship passengers.
Lay of the land
Lay of the land
Review of ‘How to Read the American West: A Field Guide’ by William Wyckoff
The death of backpacking?
The death of backpacking?
Younger people don’t seem interested in this outdoors tradition.
On the Wilderness Act's 50th, a backpack into the Weminuche
On the Wilderness Act's 50th, a backpack into the Weminuche
Author ponders Wilderness Act on its 50th birthday.
Motorheads gone wild
Motorheads gone wild
An off-roading conservationist navigates some gnarly landscape on the road to more protection for the Utah desert.
Utah denied claim to road in Canyonlands National Park
Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra
Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra
The wonders of the classic roadside stands that still dish out soft-serve ice cream.
Touring Indian Country via footrace
Touring Indian Country via footrace
How to run in a reservation race that's both sport and cultural tradition.
Native American tourism quietly thrives
Native American tourism quietly thrives
Can tourists benefit, not just exploit, tribal communities?
Adventure travel vs. conservation
Adventure travel vs. conservation
A conversation with outdoor entrepreneur Bill Bryan.
Strange little museums and zoos enliven the region
Strange little museums and zoos enliven the region
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
Backpacking with monster skeeters
Backpacking with monster skeeters
An Alaska encounter with the fiercest of the 176 mosquito species that roam the U.S.
Best place to see a crowd of grizzlies
Best place to see a crowd of grizzlies
A few tourists get close to amazing numbers of bears catching salmon at Alaska's McNeil River Falls.
How to travel the West on $5,000 per day
How to travel the West on $5,000 per day
Our pick of high-end tourism accessories includes a $600K RV and an 87-tool Swiss Army knife.
Craig Childs narrates a Canyonlands adventure
Craig Childs narrates a Canyonlands adventure
Images from a month-long trip with friends in 1999.
Heart-Shaped River: Craig Childs finds his center in Canyonlands
Heart-Shaped River: Craig Childs finds his center in Canyonlands
Not all maps are made of paper. The best ones are spooled in memory.
Secret getaways of the National Landscape Conservation System
Secret getaways of the National Landscape Conservation System
A desert hiker finds a lot to like in little-known Bureau of Land Management gems.
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