Hal Bertrand

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Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

There's nothing like winter steelheading. The search for the elusive slivers of chrome in dark green water is wrought with frustration, undeniable joy, and constant anticipation.

There's nothing like winter steelheading. The search for the elusive slivers of chrome in dark green water is wrought with frustration, undeniable …

Thoughts on Keeping 'Secret Spots' Secret

One question I often wrestle with is whether or not to name certain places in the stories I write. After all, I'm an angler too. I appreciate …

10 Reasons Why Every Fly Angler Should Fish Ireland Someday

Slainte! Happy St. Patrick's Day to the Fly Talk nation!<p>This is a special holiday for me, partly because I am of Irish descent (on my mother's side), …

#FWT14

National Geographic Traveler Director of...

National Geographic Traveler Director of Photography, Dan Westergren, recently was <i>On Assignment</i> in Montana, photographing the local culture and …

How Do I Start Fly Fishing?

<i>A:</i><p>Good fly fishermen have the sort mystique that makes you want to immediately go out and buy a pair of waders. But the sport also comes with a boatload of arcana and fussy gear, and it's hard to break into the club. So it was with a certain amount of glee that I received a loaner unit of …

Fishing

United States Photos

See photos of the United States (including national parks, the Grand Canyon, Times Square, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

The Best Adventure Books of 2013

This was a good year for club-chair adventurers. From airplane hijackers to kidnappings to a renegade Colorado River descent, these tales transported us into troubled Africa, into the wild skies of the 1970s, and down raging Western floodwaters. We didn’t rank them—we couldn’t; they are all …

Books

What Cities Have the Best Parks?

<i>A:</i><p>You can’t judge a city solely on its architecture and restaurants. You also have to take into account the green space where you can actually escape the urban jungle. These are my favorite municipally-owned escapes, based on size (they all dwarf 800-acre Central Park), beauty, and recreational …