From the coastlines of Europe to remote Kodiak Island, Alaska, here are five of our favorite stories to help you explore the world from your comfort of your screen.
On the Water: 10 Favorite Places on European Rivers, Lakes and Coastlines
The rugged coast of northern Italy, a vintage British pleasure pier, winding Norwegian fjords and a jewel box of a lake district in the Croatian countryside: Our writers share their favorite watery places in Europe.
Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity
Great Bear Lake in Canada is the first Unesco Biosphere Reserve led by an indigenous community. They guard it as if it were the last hope for humanity. They may have a point.
In the Footsteps of Charles Darwin
A land-based vacation in the Galápagos offers snorkeling, cave exploration, mountain hikes, tortoises and, sometimes, a little mystery.
130 Miles, 8 Days, 1 Spellbound Photographer on Kodiak Island
How an epic hiking and packrafting trip on Kodiak Island connected us to the earth and our collective past.
Looking for the Sublime? It’s in This Swiss Valley
A hiking trip through a glacial ravine crowded with waterfalls and enclosed by sheer cliff faces is just about as breathtaking as it sounds.