July Issue Videos
In his new book, The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World, Andrew Winston argues that environmental changes are forcing companies that make our cars, our food, our plastic bags, and everything else we choose to buy or not buy, to sink or swim. Consumers play a major role in their fates.
Nothing feels more alien than moving to a new town, let alone a new country. But an emergency trip to a Brazilian trauma center showed author Amy Ragsdale and her family that trauma is an emotional place where people connect universally.
It’s typically Western climbers who grab the spotlight when performing stunts on Mount Everest (see: Ogwyn, Joby). So it may be no surprise that when, in 2011, two Sherpas stood near Everest’s summit, preparing to tandem paraglide from the top, just the start of an audacious 400-mile adventure—and hardly anyone paid attention.
Perhaps more than anyone else, the late literary master’s worked shaped the modern adventure narrative.
Kid-friendly, all-inclusive clubs set in unbeatable destinations but without the mega-resort feel—start planning your next vacation.
Desperate for your saucy, fiery fix? How about in vodka form? Drink at your own risk.
A showdown at a Utah canyon pits ATV users against the BLM. But the real operators in public-land disputes are out of view—and out to use sportsmen to advance their cause.
In 2009, divorced documentary filmmaker Sprague Theobald took his kids on a 8,500-mile adventure across the Northwest Passage to see if adventure can repair a broken family.
I tend to think of adventure as heading into the wilderness, but maybe that's because of where I came from.
The poles are melting, but so are high mountain ranges in and near the tropics.
Between earthquakes, live turtle births and exhilarating surfing, author Katie Arnold and her family find that great vacations aren't always relaxing.
Our family of four was on Day Five of our eight-day wilderness canoe trip from the headwaters of the St. John River in northwestern Maine down to its confluence with the Allagash. My husband, Peter, was doing research for his book The Last Empty Places. The goal of the book was to explore places that are "blank" on the U.S. map. He'd defined "blank" as spots having no lights in nighttime satellite photos. When Peter suggested the family come along, I was thrilled. I'm always looking for solid chunks of time together and a chance to get away from the distractions of city life into something simpler, maybe something that demands a different kind of resourcefulness. Afterward, I realized a lot about what we really need to make vacation time enjoyable.
In 2012, advocacy group 5 Gyres, which had theretofore been focused on drawing attention to the epidemic of ocean trash and the impact photo-degraded plastic is having on ocean ecosystems, turned its attention to the Great Lakes. What it found there immediately increased the group's workload, big time.
Say the words "Nicaragua" and "family vacation" in the same breath, and you may get odd looks. There's just something about the combination that sounds a little off. But for writer Katie Arnold and her family, those words make perfect sense together.