Outside Summer Traveler 2006
F E A T U R E S
While sailing the Greek islands, one neophyte mariner finds that the unexpected detours are just as intriguing as the final destination.
BY ROLF POTTS
Get set for your own maritime excursion at the
country’s top sailing schools and flotillas
No need to sweat your hot-weather plans: Presenting our go-to list of 50 things you must do before Labor Day. (Think surfing Kauai’s Hanalei Bay, tearing into Maine lobster, and plunging 500 feet off an Idaho bridge.)
BY H. THAYER WALKER
STAR OF INDIA
Welcome to the new India, where quick flights are replacing grueling train rides and fashionable cafés are filled with both robed ascetics and hip software engineers.
BY LOLLY MERRELL
From palace hotels to Himalayan treks,
the top ten things to do on the subcontinent
HOW THE WEST WAS WINED
Sate your thirst for adventure and fine varietals in these five grape-growing hotbeds, from Walla Walla, Washington, to Paso Robles, California.
LONE SKY SAFARI
Ditch the jeep, and leave your wildlife checklist at home. Africa’s hottest safari buzzes over Namibia in a four-seater Cessna.
BY AARON GULLEY
D E P A R T M E N T S
Tack, jibe, and imbibe at Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean’s biggest, wildest nautical blowout.
THE GRAND SCHEME
A rugged journey on foot into Arizona’s be-all of canyons takes a longtime adventurer 1.8 billion years into the past.
A search for the ultimate souvenir turns up must-have modern art in South Africa.
Drop into the Southern Hemisphere this summer, where top ski pros teach you to tear up the backcountry and slay the halfpipe.
Arkansas’s appeal doesn’t stop with our 42nd president: The Ozarks are stuffed with extra-large trout and world-class singletrack.
Discover the charms of these four new World Heritage sites before the Expedia-clicking masses beat you to it.
Forget kitschy luaus: Nightlife on Hawaii’s Big Island means manta rays, lava flows, and the world’s best stargazing.
Through with through-hiking, our writer cherry-picks the Appalachian Trail’s choicest green hills (and nearby spas).
GET IT WHILE IT’S HAUTE
Four amped-up American outings that trade picnic fixings for five-course feasts on linen.
Unwind in cozy Turkish caves, private Tanzanian tree houses, and eight other properties on luxury’s cutting edge.