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Ski Skimming in the North Cascades

This image was taken during a spring road trip through the Pacific Northwest. We had skis, wetsuits, surfboards and a camper all loaded up and we were on the hunt for anything that looked fun. We...

What Are the Best Beaches in Florida?

If you’re looking for the seclusion of a private beach with the affordability of a state park, but want to do more than kick off your flip-flops and sunbathe, these are the five Florida beaches for you.

Night Sky Over Delicate Arch

I stopped at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, on my way from Ohio to California. Because there are so many images of this famous landmark—most of which are taken at the same angle—I...

The Active Cities Guide to Chicago

The deep-dish pizza may get all the love, but there's plenty to keep you active in the windy city. Here's our guide to the best of it.

Where Are the Best Places for Portaledge Camping?

Like any real estate choice, camping is all about location, location, location. Camping on a portaledge—a deployable, hanging-tent system—gives rock climbers locations worth bragging about: unimpeded views, no noisy neighbors, and everything from egress to big-wall climbs.

The Man Who Brought Running to Boulder

In 1970, Boulder, Colorado, was the only town above 5,000 feet in the United States that had a permanent indoor track. That alone was reason enough for Frank Shorter to move there. “I could do...

What Are the Best Bike-Commuting Cities in the Country?

The good news is that a rapidly growing number of cities across the country are becoming more bike-commuter friendly because of rising gas prices, growing alarm over global warming, and Americans’ desire to stay fit.

Surfing Highway 1

I was traveling up the coast from Southern Baja and stopped in to stay with my good friend Brett Simundson at his forest hideaway. As always, we were hungry for some waves and decided to go search...

What Can I Do in 48 Hours in Miami?

When you’re in Miami for 48 hours, you’re only limited by the amount of sleep you need to grab. This tropical city of long, crystalline beaches on the Atlantic Ocean can be a near-endless playground for outdoor sports on land and sea during the day—if you know where to look—and arguably the country’s rowdiest party town at night (apologies to New Orleans).