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Where the Wild Things Go

Load up the duffels and crank up the campstove—we've handpicked 21 superdeluxe backcountry sites, accessible only by foot, bike, boat, horse, or bush plane. Want more? We scout 18 other locales from Alaska to Appalachia, round up a wagonload of sweet gear, and show you how to stage four-star meals …

Hiking

Big Time: 7 Bucket Trips Across the Globe

Go Big or Go Home<p>After decades of scrimping, you’re ready for a full-bore, budget-be-damned adventure. Presenting outside’s Seven Wonders, our curated list of top-end expeditions.<p>Private Reserve: East Africa<p>You can find game drives in East Africa for as little as $600, but then you might end up in …

South America

The 100 Best Places to Work in 2013

Outside's 100 Best Places to Work<p>For our 2013 list of the best places to work in the United States, free ski passes, unlimited vacation time, and exotic trips are just the tip of the iceberg. We found a staggering number of companies that understand the road to success depends on a work-life …

Adventure Travel

How Should I Learn To Be A Mountaineer?

<i>A:</i><p>Step one: Read the essential texts. Rock-star alpinist Conrad Anker, who leads The North Face’s dream team of globetrotting expeditionists, recommends <i>Mountaineering: The</i> <i>Freedom of the Hills</i>. First published 54 years ago by The Mountaineers climbing club in Seattle, the how-to guide is widely …

Climbing

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Honduras and the dirty war fuelled by the west's drive for clean energy

The palm oil magnates are growing ever more trees for use in biofuels and carbon trading. But what happens to the subsistence farmers who live on the lucrative land?<p>The west's drive to reduce its carbon footprint cheaply is fuelling a dirty war in Honduras, where US-backed security forces are …

In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula

The Honduras neighborhood of Chamelecon is a network of gang turfs where residents' survival depends on playing by gang rules.<p>Reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras<p>We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world.<p>"Roll down your windows," the …

Clouds Over Honduras

Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, took office on January 27. However, given ongoing questions about his victory in November's election, the legitimacy of Hernández's presidency remains in doubt. On this shaky democratic mandate, Hernández will likely continue to militarize Honduran …

The Future of USAID

(Photo: Paul Riismandel)<p><i>Foreign Policy</i> has published an interesting interview with <b>Rajiv Shah</b>, a United States Agency for International Development …

Watchdog Says USAID Wasted $1 Billion Propping Up Afghan Ministries…and That’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The United States Agency For International Development poured more than $1 billion into Afghanistan’s government ministries but failed to account where the money was going, how it was being distributed, and did not follow many of its own provisions to protect U.S. tax dollars from being mired in …

At odds with Ecuador, USAID moves to leave

USAID expects to close its doors in Ecuador by September 2014 due to an increasingly acrimonious relationship with President Rafael Correa. This …

USAID Contractor, Four Years In Cuban Jail, Asks Obama For Help

Robert Siegel talks with Peter Wallsten of <i>The Washington Post</i> about the story of Alan Gross, a USAID contractor held in a Cuban prison for the last four years. Gross had been working on a covert project installing internet in a Jewish community in Cuba.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Four years and …

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