2008 BEST JOBS
From resort host to action-sports agent, how to score a surprisingly attainable, life-changing, 21st-century job. Plus: Great companies our first annual guide to the Best Places to Work.
F E A T U R E S
CNN's Anderson Cooper, the silverback gorilla of TV news, tells Patrick Symmes how Outside inspired him to hit the front lines hard.
HAS A SURFER/SNOWBOARDER WHO LIVES IN A VAN REWRITTEN PHYSICS? MAYBE.
Garrett Lisi refuses to take jobs that don't jibe with surf-bum summers and huck-junkie winters. Oh, yeah, and he's being called the next Einstein.
By Evan Ratliff
1,000 MILES OF NADA
Join Steven Rinella on a road trip down the wild and woolly spine of Baja for a week of "nothing" that ends up anything but.
KING OF THE HILL
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In an exclusive preview of his book Dark Summit, Nick Heil reveals the real Russell Brice, the most respected and controversial outfitter on Everest.
D E P A R T M E N T S
» FIRST LOOK: Cycling's baddest squad
» NEWS FROM THE FIELD
» MILESTONES: Inside the tragic death of freeskier Billy Poole
» FOOD & DRINK: Sushi's mountain-town boom; Portland's new green brewpub
» MEDIA: Harrison Ford talks vine swinging and elephant riding; David Breashears returns to Everest
» BOOKS: A new Miki Dora biography tackles the legend of the rebel surfer; Jennifer Lowe-Anker tells all in her memoir
» TRADING PLACES: Our favorite photographers don the spring's coolest threads and step in front of each other's lenses
» THE MASTER PLAN: CYCLING Everything you need to know about riding your bike, in the second installment of our four-part series
THE BIG IDEA
Is America's fitness dedication making us more efficient or just more whiny?
By Gabriel Sherman
The next big alt fuel is ... algae?
By Elizabeth Hightower