Come away with me
Denali's pedigree as the tallest mountain in North America makes it an obvious target for high-shooting mountaineers, but it also has sheer visual impressiveness: From the surrounding lowlands, it rises more than three vertical miles into a monster of rock, glaciers, and snow. The only novice-friendly route, the West Buttress, becomes an international party of climbers in May and June, but despite the crowds, few ski it. Skiing, of course, is more technical than walking, and only expert skie...
Indonesia. More than half of the world's subaerial volcanoes lie within the Ring of Fire, a series of volcanic uprisings that line the edge of the Pacific tectonic plate, and one of the most dramatic hot spots is Indonesia's Java, home to 42 volcanoes that have caused untold damage over the millennia.