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Brad Wetzler

Brad Wetzler is a New Mexico-based writer and a former senior editor at Outside. Wetzler originated the idea to send Outside editor-at-large Jon Krakauer on his 1996 expedition to the summit of Mount Everest, the disastrous culmination of which spawned Krakauer's best-selling book, Into Thin Air. His story "Is Just Like Amerika!," about Bohemian trekkers in Eastern Europe, was selected for the 2001 edition of The Best American Travel Writing.

From the writer

  • Hawaiian Island Cruise

    If you cruise the Hawaiian Islands, you can also spend the day ashore exploring Waimea Canyon on Kaui or the Kahekili Highway...

  • Valley of the Gods, Utah

    A less-traveled red rock country has all the sculptured landscape of its neighbor, Monument Valley, without the crowds.

  • Western Tourist Traps

    Are popular spots like Fisherman’s Wharf, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and the Winchester House of Mystery still worth visiting...

  • The Lightning Field

    An unusual art installation by Walter De Maria in the high desert of New Mexico draws curious art and lightning lovers.