In honor of slopes season, we present an essential (if highly abridged) glossary of skiing and snowboarding, from “après” to “zipper line”
From Dubai in July to Alaska in January, 12 local experts make the case for off-season travel
Our adventure-fueled, tarmac-tested guide to making the most of your next road trip
The athletes, the venues, the medals, the odds, the styles and everything else you need to know about the London 2012 Olympic Games
An enlightened guide to top courses and essential gear, plus sage words from PGA legend Gary Player
In our annual adventure issue we round up the world’s best ways to get the adrenaline pumping, taking you plunging pell-mell down China’s biggest sand dune, galloping across the Argentine pampas and clambering to the top of Yosemite’s famed Half Dome.
In rounding up ingenious fixes for today’s trickiest environmental problems, our 2012 Green Issue envisions a world in which sidewalks power streetlights, buildings eat smog, endangered animals are socially networked and the daily special is an ecofriendly lab-grown hamburger.
Even as newfangled treatments push spa culture far beyond traditional facials and massages, many spas are doubling down on the restorative power of simple physical pleasures. From sound (birdsong) to smell (frankincense) to touch (a 20-hand massage), we round up some of the best spa offerings for all five senses.
Whether it’s improvising life saving devices worthy of MacGyver, making cars that “talk” to each other to avoid accidents or tinkering with all manner of potentially disruptive technologies, there’s a select group of people whose work will actually change the way we live. Meet six of them.
Lazing on a deserted strip of sand is all well and good, but the best island getaways are more than just a day at the beach. For this month’s islands extravaganza, we bring you the top spots for local atmosphere, natural wonders and one-of-a-kind adventures—from making peace with the atives on Kangaroo Island to belting out karaoke with the sunburnt Dutchmen of Saba.
Regifting — which occurs when a present misses the target so badly that the recipient can hardly bear to have it in her home — happens to the best of us. To help you avoid such a fate, we recruited experts from the tech, design, food, toy and sports worlds to offer can’t-miss picks this holiday season.
From New Zealand to Norway, Arizona to India, we round up eight of the best highways, byways and backcountry roads
In our annual adventure issue, we take you down the raging rivers of Chile and into the canyons of Utah, from the Great Barrier Reef to the caves of Mexico, introducing you to some of the world’s great adventures.
Take a deep breath. Relax. No matter how stressed out you get, it’s nice to be reminded that there’s a spa out there to soothe you. From sleep therapy to Thai detox, anti-aging facials to a mythically good backrub (and not to mention something called Rolfing), Hemispheres has traveled the world to find the best spa treatments out there right now. Be prepared to feel better.
With the Consumer Electronics Show unveiling new technologies this month, we take a look at what’s to come.