Eric Hansen

Drones Grounded

As of Wednesday, pilots of hobbyist drones like the DJI Phantom will no longer be allowed to fly their gadgets in national parks.

The Ultimate Urban Utility Bike

What do you get when a company known for its luxury airplane seats teams up with a well-known bike builder from Seattle? Answer: the ultimate utility bike. And we’re excited about it for a few...

Raleigh Tamland 1

The Raleigh Tamland is the most versatile, well-behaved, and eager bike this author has ridden.

A Boy and His Drone

Camera-equipped flying robots have quickly become a ­staple of the ­adventure world, filming first ascents and nailing poachers. But that’s just the beginning. As Eric Hansen found out during a...

The Best Travel Cameras

Anyone shopping now can pick up a terrific, future-proof travel camera. So get ready to hit the road—and document your adventure.

Niseko Is Japan’s Mythical Powder Paradise

In a typical January, the fabled Japanese resort Niseko gets more snow—nearly 15 feet—than any ­other ski area in the world. Is there such a thing as too much? We sent Eric Hansen to find out.

The 7 Sweetest Apres Ski Bars

Kick back, you earned it. And at one of these lively winter watering holes, you won't regret it.

Five Runs You Need to Ride Before You Die

Self-respecting skiers and snowboards owe it to themselves to dig their edges into the best slopes before they reach that big resort in the sky, and we're not talking about Montana. Add these epic...

Mom and Dad's Excellent Adventure

When Eric Hansen’s parents abruptly decided to join the Peace Corps in their fifties, it was just what the family needed

Surfing the Desert States of India

Eric Hansen gets a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of a project to surf in each of India's states, nevermind that 21 (of 28) are landlocked and that the coastline is known for little more than...

3 of Our Favorite Wetsuits

Lots of surfers take pride in spending as little as possible on a wetsuit. What do you get if you spend more? In the best cases, exactly what you pay for.