Joe Spring

Author's Bio

Joe Spring is a former editor at Outside. His writing can be found in The New York Times, Canoe and Kayak, and the Santa Fean.

The Wandering Chef

In the famous Crook’s Corner restaurant, Chapel Hill chef Bill Smith has mashed Eastern North Carolina maritime dishes remembered from his childhood, French cooking techniques he learned in...

Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie

The Chapel Hill chef shares the recipe for a dessert inspired by childhood outings on the Eastern North Carolina Coast.

Kayaker Completes 4,000-Mile Expedition

In early 2012, a former corporate lawyer named Daniel Alvarez pitched Outside a back-of-the-napkin plan to kayak 4,000 miles from Minnesota to Florida that was so awesomely deranged, the magazine... Read More

Kelly Slater Wins Quiksilver Pro

Surfer Kelly Slater took out the two most recent ASP champs not named Slater on the way to nabbing his 52nd ASP tour win on Australia's Gold Coast in pumping three-to-five-foot waves. The... Read More

Brain Cancer Patient Wins Marathon

Iram Leon, a 32-year-old Austin, Texas, resident with a tumor in his left temporal lobe, won the Gusher Marathon while pushing his daughter in a stroller. Doctors told Leon that, with treatments,... Read More

2 Climbers Missing on Broad Peak

Two of the four Polish climbers who summited Broad Peak on Tuesday are missing, according to Polskie Radio. On Tuesday at roughly 6 p.m., Maciej Berbeka, Adam Bielecki, Artur Małek, and Tomasz... Read More

First Winter Ascent of Broad Peak

A polish team reached the summit of Broad Peak on Tuesday afternoon, notching the first winter ascent of the main summit of the 26,401-foot peak, according to Explorer's Web. Four... Read More

Galleries We Like: Mark Laita's Snakes

By now you’ve probably heard that photographer Mark Laita survived a black mamba bite while on assignment for his book Serpentine. Many of the people who have told that story have left out the...


A selection of photos from photographer Mark Laita’s new book Serpentine.

Exploring the Gambia River

This past winter, Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio took off on a 700-mile hike, motorbike ride, and paddle down the Gambia River. Here are some photos from their journey. To read more about the...