W. Hodding Carter

W. Hodding Carter

W. Hodding Carter has written for several national magazines, including Esquire, Smithsonian, and Newsweek. The author of Westward Whoa , A Viking Voyage , and An Illustrated Viking Voyage , he lives with his family in Rockport, Maine.


The Outside Guide to Love

How to find a partner who shares your passion for living bravely, build a relationship fueled by adventure, and keep happiness alive through kids, career changes, and really bad wipeouts

How to Raise an Outside Kid

W. Hodding Carter, Jack Hitt, and Anthoy Doerr look back on their attempts to raise kids who love the outdoors.

57 Feet and Rising

When the biggest floods in 75 years rolled down the Lower Mississippi, three river rats couldn't resist putting in. The result: an epic 300-mile canoe journey filled police boats, deadly whirlpools,...

Martin Strel

Glorious Bastard: Martin Strel

He's kinda fat and more than a little rude (and he drinks like a fish). But long-distance swimmer Martin Strel has become the world's most unlikely philanthropist—out to save the world...

W. Hodding Carter

The 40-Year-Old Virgin Swimmer

In a (completely misguided) bid to make the 2008 Olympic team, ex-NCAA swimmer W. Hodding Carter is training like he did in college. And that means spring break. Only this time our party frogman is...

Without a Paddle

Journey with us through the watery heart of the largest subtropical wetlands in America: the Everglades. Why? Because it's there—or used to be.

Off the Beaten Park

Big Fun in 17 National Parks

Knock on Wood

Armed with audiovisual firepower, a squadron of bird geeks chases the one that got away

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My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.