Ian Frazier

Tell Better Jokes

Proven strategies for getting laughs, plus some always winning punch lines

Outward Boundless

A few words on kick-starting a love of adventure

The Last Days of Stealhead Joe

The Deschutes River fly-fishing guide called Stealhead Joe was an angling master with a long list of devoted clients. But as Ian Frazier, who fished with Joe last fall, learned, off the water, Joe’s...

The Tale-Telling Days Are Over

Whatever happened to an outdoorsman’s sacred right to exaggerate? In the age of digitized adventure, the fish that got away is gone forever.

How to Leave a Motel Room

The act touches on mortality. It offers a small dose of the autobiographical sadness you feel after the moving van has gone and you take a last look around the place where you used to live. Travelers...

The Rambling Gene

Outside writer Ian Frazier discusses what makes some prone to wander.

The Longest Yarn

A new film chronicles the classic story of a daring prison break from a Soviet gulag. We dispatched our crankiest critic to weigh in on the somewhat true story.

Who's Your Daddy?

Pay attention, young adventurers—school's in session

Outfoxing the Fox

To catch a caveman like Osama bin Laden, who's at home in some of the earth's most remote mountains, what you really need is a great outdoorsman.

Yo, Frank!

In the unlikeliest of places, in the waters off JFK airport in New York, IAN FRAZIER lands a few big fish with Captain Frank, a guide who matches his passion striper for striper and knows why fishing...

Fishing with Jack

Why I love Jack, even if he does copy everything I do

A Kielbasa Too Far

Why do we get sick when traveling in out-of-the-way places? Join IAN FRAZIER, plus some liver flukes, dysentery, and cholera, on an enlightening journey that will make your stomach...