North & Central America

My Hometown: Runner Ryan Vail on Portland, Oregon

On April 13, Ryan Vail finished tenth at the London Marathon—the highest finish by an American man since Meb placed ninth in 2009. The Portland, Oregon-native, who was also the top American finisher...

Active Cities: Austin

Austin’s location in the Hill Country has turned it into the outdoor sports capital 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...

The Permit Problem

Piecing together the puzzle in Ascension Bay, Mexico
By Will Rice

Active Cities: New York City

It's a concrete jungle, but sneaking in a workout is easier than you think. Here's an athlete's guide to the Big Apple.

What are the World's Best Kitesurfing Destinations?

Imagine surfing on a wakeboard while a big-ass kite pulls you across the water (and occasionally out of it). This is kiteboarding in horribly reductive terms, but you knew that already and would prefer we get to the part where pro kitesurfer Damien LeRoy answers the question in question.

What are the Best Craft Brew Towns in America?

It’s a tough, thankless job rating beer towns. It involves buying endless numbers of pints, and spending many long hours sitting on barstools. But someone has to do it.

What Are the Best Triathlon Camps?

A triathlon camp is a fantastic idea if you’re able to get away for three days to a week. There, you’ll not only sharpen your knowledge about proper nutrition, training techniques, and race strategies, but also enjoy the fun of bonding with a small group of people by suffering through excessive amounts of pain together.