What’s the Difference between National Parks and National Monuments?
Active Cities: Austin
Explore the outdoorsy side of the Star of Texas
Baked Alaska: Surviving Aniakchak National Monument
The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and flame-colored walls. The only catch? Doing it right involves days of trekking and rafting through some of the planet’s toughest, most bear-heavy terrain.
The 2014 Best Outdoor Cities
Our guide to staying fit and finding adventure in the urban jungle
Active Cities: New York City
Sweat and the city
A Fresh Look at Our National Parks
There are better ways to see our national parks than staring at Old Faithful or crawling in Yosemite's traffic.
Active Cities: Escape from L.A.
Visiting the City of Angels and in desperate need of exercise? Here’s our guide to getting outside.
The Best Ski Town Eats
Our picks for the resort town cuisine in four destinations.
Camping in the Wilds of New York City
I am not sure which I remember better: the deafening noise or the tranquil silence.
The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem
Every year, scores of Into the Wild fans tackle a dangerous river crossing to visit the last home of Alaska’s most famous adventure casualty. Why are so many people willing to risk injury, and even death, to pay homage to a controversial ascetic who perished so young?
Into the McCandless Bus
Into The Bus: An intimate tour of the Fairbanks City Transit System Bus 142, where the late Chris McCandless was discovered.
Colorado's New Pot Paradise
Welcome to Telluride, the best little stoner town in America
The Best Deals of the 2014 Ski Season
Outside's 2014 Ski-Season Travel Awards
From slope-side tacos to new green initiatives and bucket splurges, we pick our favorite things of the 2014 ski season.