Out of the Ordinary
By Lesley McKenzie
Ted Turner is best known as the founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting Founder, but he’s an avid outdoorsman, too. Through Ted Turner Expeditions (TTX), fellow nature enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a love of nature through eco-conscious wilderness adventures, set on 1.1 million acres of Turner-owned land in New Mexico, complete with customized guide-led itineraries (heli-hiking, birding, fishing) and over-the-top guest services across the media mogul’s plush resorts and ranches, including the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa. Look for newly launched experiences on his sprawling Armendaris ranch, home to bison, mountain lions and oryx, and in the summer, North America’s largest bat population.