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Home is Where the Futsal Is

In the three years since Amy Ragsdale and her family had left, nothing had changed and everything had changed. The town of Penedo was still sleepy, but the lives of their friends, the people who had...

Great News for Outdoor Gourmands

Xanterra, the company that provides concession services for Yellowstone and several other “crown jewel” parks, has committed to sourcing 50 percent of its food from either local or sustainable...

A Sunshine Day with the Secretary of Energy

While in Santa Fe, Moniz sat down with Outside editorial director Alex Heard and features editor Elizabeth Hightower Allen for a wide-ranging discussion of energy policy, technology, the environment,...

Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School

As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.

How K2 Just Had One of Its Best Seasons

With 45 successful summits and only one fatality on one of the world's deadliest mountains, this season on K2 seems too serendipitous to be true. But safely conquering the mountain took grueling...

The Mysterious Disappearance of Cody Dial

Roman Dial has made a name for himself courageously heading out on risky adventures. But his son's disappearance in Costa Rica has him shaken—and the details aren't adding up.

The Case for Going Uncivilized

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, an acclaimed environmental author heads for the Three Sisters Wilderness near his Oregon home.

What Happens When You Stop Doping

We know what happens to some athletes who dope. But what happens when they stop? According to one expert, it's impossible to know.

The Whiskey Women Love

The only nation in the world to measure its progress by G.D.H. or “Gross Domestic Happiness,” Bhutan truly has a spirit worth savoring. K5 Himalayan Whiskey aims to help you do just that—but without...

The State of the American Dog Owner

Journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis judges people by whether they love dogs. He has, however, struggled to accept that dogs can love people back.

Why University Forests Are Disappearing

University forests are basically outdoor laboratories for college forestry departments, where students learn how to plant, harvest and manage timber products.

A Storm Chaser Fact-Checks a Disaster Blockbuster

Reed Timmer gets right into the thick of huge storms for a living. We asked him to watch a new thriller featuring storm chasers and a deadly outbreak of tornadoes, and tell us how it stacks up to the...

10 Beers to Celebrate IPA Day

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you might not understand why “IPA Day” exists.

The Best Travel Plans Go Unwritten

Two risk-inclined families set off on a three-day excursion up the Rio São Francisco. Traveling minimally, they took the plunge of canoeing home—hoping to make it back before dark.