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Top 10 Outdoor Adventures


SMART SPLURGE: Kola Peninsula, Russia
Over the past decade, the Ponoi River on Russia’s Kola Peninsula has gone from total obscurity to the hottest destination for Atlantic salmon. Great fishing is just about guaranteed, thanks to aggressively biting fish that are far more plentiful than in Scotland. Frontiers Travel gives you a private guide for 8 hours a day, comfortable platform tents, and amazing food, for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing week. From $3,990 for 7 days, all-inclusive, with flight from Murmansk

GREAT VALUE: Big Sky, Montana
Fly fishers know the Gallatin River as the trout Grand Central of the lower 48. Rainbow Ranch, a former cattle ranch with wooden decks and river-rock fireplaces, is on the main tracks. In between casting-clinics, wading and walking trips, or all-day trips to wilderness lakes, you can literally cast off from your deck into the Gallatin – or into the ranch’s own trout pond. Non-fishers can embark on other outdoor adventures, such as rafting, hiking, and biking, and everyone can meet up over dinner at one of the best kitchens in the Rockies. From $145/night, guided trips and area activities extra


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