Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside. Two of her Outside stories have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing. She splits her time between the lakes of northern Minnesota and the mountains of the Southwest.

Point 65N Rum Runner Modular SUP Review

Cramped apartment dwellers and compact car owners, rejoice! This plastic touring SUP breaks down into three pieces for easy storage off the water and tracks better than most inflatables on it.

These Ski Resorts Are Perfect for Summer

Ski resorts take on a secret life in warmer months. Fewer crowds (with some exceptions, like Jackson Hole) and warmer, longer days to enjoy the ponderous beauty of the mountains make almost any ski...

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Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn't snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these noteworthy runners-up are still so spot-on that you should keep them on your radar.

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The 30 Best Trips of 2015

You could go anywhere in the entire planet this year, but don't get overwhelmed: We're here with the first of four Best of Travel lists to be unveiled throughout the month of March (coming soon: the...

The 5 Best Travel Guides

A good guide is a jack-of-all trades—so personable they could be your best friend, an expert on the terrain's gear and safety, and able to elevate an adventure destination beyond the usual tourist...

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The 70-Year-Old Night-Canoeing Explorer

In late March, polar explorer Will Steger will embark on one of his trickiest expeditions to date: a 200-mile, month-long solo voyage through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and...

The First Comprehensive Cycling Map of Route 66

Thirty years after it was officially decommissioned comes Bicycle Route 66— the first ever all encompassing cycling map of the iconic byway. So finally, you can ditch the car and explore the most...

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America’s Nordic Skiing Meccas

Nordic skiing began about 8,000 years ago in Scandinavia but it’s taken until now for the sport to start really catching on in the U.S.

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The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’...

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