When the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, the event served to spotlight the growing consensus that environmental issues mattered and needed to be addressed. Some 43 years later, much has changed for the better and much has changed for the worse.
Utah’s Amangiri resort has four on-site Via Ferrata. This Italian invention, which translates to “iron road,” is a network of fixed cables and ladders that allow guests to safely climb the steep canyon walls. Photograph by Robert Wright
The Falkland Islands are a source of U.K.-Argentina tensions, but they’re also full of quaint charm, beer, and — you guessed it — penguins.
Renan Ozturk takes in the view from the summit of India’s 21,000-foot Mount Meru. Photograph by Jimmy Chin
Besides being a luxurious and gorgeous resort to put up your boots for a few days, Red Reflet Ranch is at its essence a phenomenal place for guests to immerse themselves in all those rugged activities that are so quintessentially western. Photograph by Robert Wright
Though it isn’t the first mode of transport that comes to mind when planning an African safari, a hot-air balloon is one of the best ways to look at wildlife.