Wildlife & Outdoors

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Jack’s Camp — Reinvented and More Alluring Than Ever

Jack's Camp, a collection of tents set at the edge of the vast Makgadikgadi salt pan, in Botswana, will be reopened after a complete rebuilding.

7 Best Beaches in Menorca

Of the four Balearic islands, Menorca is known for having the best beaches. Here are seven, ranging from the white sand variety to remote rocky shorelines.

On Safari in Malawi

Malawi has had its wildlife reserves replenished. Two lodges have opened there, appealing to those who miss the wild and empty Africa of 40 years ago.

Deep Dive: 12 Hotels With World-Class Scuba

There may be no greater adventure on this planet than diving into the 70 percent of it that is water. Here are 12 properties where the diving is extraordinary.

Best Things to Do in Puebla

Fans of San Miguel's colonial architecture, fine restaurants and mild climate will find much to love about Puebla. Founded in 1531, it feels much less touristy.

Good News for African Wildlife

Much of the uplifting wildlife news of 2019 wouldn't have been possible without the support of travelers. Here are six positive stories that show a way forward.

Where to Go in 2020

Here are a few of the places -- some familiar, some unfamiliar -- that you will likely be hearing more about in the year to come.

Best Travel Experiences: Editors' Choice 2020

Several life-changing adventures marked 2019 as an unforgettable year in travel. Here are our Editors' Choice Awards for best travel experiences.

Mara Nyika: A Glamorous New Camp in the Masai Mara

Mara Plains Camp has been joined by a glamorous sibling, Mara Nyika Camp, located beside a stream and surrounded by yellow fever trees on 50,000-acres in Kenya.

Historical Highlights of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has a rich history influenced by the gold rush and timber industry. Here are the three destinations that provide glimpses into its past.

Bucket-List Bike Tours

These 8 bike tours are the trips that lifelong cyclists dream about taking, from luxury tour companies with sterling reputations.

The Machrie: A Scottish Legend Reborn

The restored Machrie hotel on the Isle of Islay, in the Scottish Hebrides, is a new addition to the American golfer's bucket list.

Willie Campbell: The Golf Legend Who Designed the Machrie Course

Willie Campbell was a successful golfer in Scotland who became an expert club- and ball-maker. He went on to become a course architect who designed the Machrie.

Top 11 Fly-Fishing Lodges and Resorts

Discover the top fly-fishing lodges worldwide. These top-tier properties include fishing, food and breathtaking views.

Video: A Hike in Snow Canyon State Park

A detour to Snow Canyon State Park proved to be a highlight of our writer’s trip to the Southwest. Enjoy this video from his day amid the petrified dunes.

Adventures in Chilean Patagonia

Horseback riding, rafting down Class IV and V rapids, hooking monster trout, trekking through national parks: Chilean Patagonia has all that and more.

Singita Opens in Rwanda

Dedicated to reforestation initiatives and expanding gorillas’ natural habitat, Singita has opened Kwitonda Lodge in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

Spectacular Landscapes of the American Southwest

The scenery of the American Southwest is often otherworldly. Listed below are my favorite landscapes from a spring road trip through Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Beat the Crowds: Zion National Park

Despite the crowds and long lines, there are still ways to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Zion National Park in relative solitude.

Video: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Outside the Phoenix-Scottsdale area are numerous places to hike. The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of our favorites.

Gardens and Waterfalls of Grenada

Visitors to Grenada will want to see its natural beauty, whether in the picturesque waterfalls of its interior or the profusion of color in its estate gardens.

Snorkeling in Grenada From a Private Sailboat

Sailing in the Caribbean — slipping through sapphire water along emerald coastlines, rum punch in hand — is one of the world’s great pleasures.

Whale Watching Off the Coast of Southern California

We went on two whale-watching tours: one in the Channel Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, and another, farther south, off Newport Beach.

An Unforgettable Walk in Runyon Canyon

An afternoon hike in Runyon Canyon, a park rising from Hollywood up into the hills, proved exhilarating in the cool air and ultimately "very L.A."

Hiking Los Angeles: 4 Parks to Explore

Los Angeles has a reputation for endless urban sprawl, but in fact it’s easy to find scenic hikes within the metro area. Here are four parks we explored.

Pedaling Southern Spain

Over five days, our writer enjoyed an inn-to-inn-style cycling itinerary linking Córdoba and Granada using lightly traveled back roads through Andalusia, Spain.

Your First Bike Tour: Arranging an Inn-to-Inn Itinerary

Bike travel can seem intimidating, but a range of tour styles and options for everyone from novices to experienced cyclists can make for a trip.

Video: Zambezi River Wildlife

Our writer took video on sensational game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the Zambezi National Park and on sundowner cruises on the Zambezi River.

Contrasting Safari Lodges at Victoria Falls

Visitors to Victoria Falls in the rainy season are rewarded in many ways. On this trip we stayed on the Zambia side and the Zimbabwe side of the falls.

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