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Hiking Odyssey in Western Newfoundland

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield takes us on a journey through the unforgettable landscape of Western Newfoundland. We'll backpack into the Lewis Hills, the highest point on the island, take in the world class bird watching on the Codroy Estuary, and hike some of the best trails in Gros Morne National Park.

Exploring Sweden's Wild West Coast

Come along as adventure journalist Peter Potterfield takes us to West Sweden, the craggy, island studded coastline between Gothenburg and Norway. We'll visit the pink granite headlands of Smogen National Park, the islands of Kosterhavet National Park, and explore the canals and backstreets of laid back Gothenburg itself.

Grand Canyon Odyssey

For an unforgettable hike, come along as Editor Peter Potterfield takes us from the South Rim to the Colorado River, and back again, on OARS' Grand Canyon hiking trip. The well known rafting company has expanded its offerings to include this four day tour of northern Arizona featuring a hike into the Canyon and a stay at Phantom Ranch.

Adventures in Arctic Sweden

From the Northern Lights to cross country skiing, the unique experience of Sweden's legendary Ice Hotel in mid-winter is unforgettable. Come along as GreatOutdoors.com Editor Peter Potterfield shows us the perpetual twilight and snowy beauty of this remote corner of Scandinavia, far above the Arctic Circle, where the Ice Hotel provides the ultimate base camp

 

Adventures In Haida Gwaii

The salmon fishing is called the best in the world here in Canada's most out there chain of islands, but there's much more. There's hiking to ancient Haida villages, standing totem poles a hundred years old, humpback whales blowing and breaching, and eagles snatching fish from the Pacific just yards from the boat. Magical Haida Gwaii is a place emphatically on the edge of things.

Adventuring in Costa Rica

By Adam Jaquette

Come along with Adam Jaquette, author, educator and photographer, as he takes us through the highlights of an adventure trip to Costa Rica. "With its rich biodiversity and numerous distinct ecosystems,” Jaquette said, “Costa Rica is an ideal destination for nature lovers. Hiking, kayaking, surfing and exploring the wildlife of the famous “cloud forests” make the peaceful country an adventure travel dream.”

 

A Journey Down the River Aare

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield follows the legendary River Aare as it flows from it’s headwaters in the glaciers of the Swiss Alps to Switzerland's capitol of Bern. We climb, hike, bike and raft alongside the Aare, as it changes its moods from mountain stream, to roiling whitewater to more tranquil stretches. The turquoise Aare defines Switzerland as it flows from the mountains to make its famous oxbow bend that embraces the city of Bern.

Art Wolfe Photographs Kenya's Masai Mara

Join us in this ongoing series as GreatOutdoors.com showcases photographer Art Wolfe's world-wide expeditions as he films his PBS series, Travels to the Edge. For this gallery, Art shows us the outrageous wildlife of Kenya, and the Masai people who live there. Art even flies high above the plains to catch never before seen patterns as the animals of the plain participate in the Great Migration.

An Iceland Grand Tour

By Adam Jaquette

Photographer Adam Jaquette shows us the wild side to Iceland in this collection of images. "What struck me about Iceland was the stark beauty of the country and the diversity of the countryside, from puffins nesting on the sea cliffs, beaches littered with ice, and geo-thermal geysers. Iceland is a place where nature still rules and visitors must respect it."

The Planet Ice Project: Into the Arctic Ice Pack

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from the Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian Icebreaker, in the Arctic Ocean.

Hiking Tasmania's East Coast

Beaches of blinding white sand and turquoise waters meet granite mountains and towering coastal cliffs on this two week odyssey from Bay of Fires and the Freycinet Peninsula to Tasman National Park

The Planet Ice Project: The Greenland Icecap

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his book, Planet Ice, reports from Greenland's Icecap

The Northern Lights from Arctic Sweden

Watching the Northern lights from a good hundred miles
inside the Arctic Circle, where a fluke of geography around the inland sea known as the Tornetrask keeps the clouds at bay

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The Planet Ice Project: Mt. Everest

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his book, Planet Ice, reports from Mount Everest.

Hiking Ireland's Wild West Coast

This trip is proof that hiking is a great way to enhance international travel.

The Planet Ice Project: Kilimanjaro

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he
photographs and researches his book, Planet Ice, reports from Kilimanjaro.

The Planet Ice Project: Mountains of the Moon

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he
photographs and researches his book, Planet Ice, reports from the Mountains of the Moon.

Kiwi Redux: The Second Time Around

From Rakiura National Park, New Zealand's newest, to old favorites like the Greenstone Track, the varied backcountry landscapes down here make the second or third trip even more interesting than the first.

Patagonia: Cure for Winter Blues

For backcountry travelers yearning for warm sunshine and green meadows, the rolling wilderness at the foot of Argentina's Fitz Roy group offers up world class hiking and a travel bargain to boot.

Images from the Edge

GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield shares photos he's taken while writing about backcountry adventures.

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