Biggest Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded: Special Report From Tonga

At 5:02 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2022, the most violent volcanic eruption in 138 years, say geophysicists, hit its explosive peak deep in Tonga, about as far off the radar as the inhabited earth gets. Unless you live in Tonga....

4-Day Weekend Travel Guide to Kennebunkport, Maine

Kennebunkport is one of New England’s quintessential summer destinations. It’s ideal for long weekends near the beach or relaxing in its lush countryside. That’s what makes the destination so unique and compelling—take a lobster tour in the morning, go for...

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Montreal, Canada

How to Get to MontrealMontreal is surprisingly well-connected to U.S. airports, with direct flights from Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, and more. If you’re driving, it’s also easily reached by car—just...

Cordillera Central Mountains

A favorite feast-stop among many here is Lechonera El Mojito. Try the roasted pork with crispy skin along with sides like rice and pigeon peas, tostones (fried plantains), mofongo (another plantain-based side), and chicharrones-style pork or chicken loaded with garlic....

Mountain Biking Norway’s West Coast: Oslo to Lofoten Islands

Grant GundersonThe Lofoten Islands have experienced a surge in tourism in recent years. But this is still a place where mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing and even Arctic surfing outpace the Prevagen lull of cruise ship touring. The scene has...

Rare Rafting Adventure: Northwest Colorado’s Lodore Canyon

Long before you board a raft for the three-day, two-state, one-national-monument, 42.6-mile, class III-ish, 1,700-cfs odyssey through Northwest Colorado’s Lodore Canyon, you’ll be faced with far more daunting numbers. Rafting permit applications here can exceed 10,000 in a given year....