Work, Play, Live
We can't all be marine biologists, but there are ways to turn your career into an adventure. Outside's guide to thriving in the 21st-century workplace shows you how. PLUS: Seven masters of reinvention share their wisdom. By Abe Streep
The Soul of Skiing in the Great White North
Imagine a winter wonderland of endless powder and open bowls, where the locals are friendly, you can afford the hamburgers, and a limousine consists of a king-cab pickup truck. Christopher Solomon found that place.
Secret Agent Man
CIA operative. Blackwater cofounder. Special-operations expert. In an upcoming memoir, spook Jamie Smith chronicles a life in the shadows. But is his story for real? By Ace Atkins and Michael Fechter
First Look: Daredevil Nik Wallenda has walked a high wire across Niagara Falls. Now he's going to tiptoe above the Windy City—without a net.
Obstacle Course Racing: Can the sport overcome its infighting?
Primer: Cyclists chase the hour record.
Food: The new maple syrup.
Rising Star: How Instagram yogi Rachel Brathen took over the world.
Islands: Start planning your winter island escape. One of the wildest—St. John—is closer than you think. Plus: seven more surprising getaways.
Base Camp: A new adventure hub on Peru's Lake Titicaca.
In the Lead: Could a high-fat diet fuel endurance performance? Say it's so.
My Body: Marathoner Meb Keflezighi runs on routine—and strawberry cheesecake.
Grooming: Save your skin this winter.
Tools: Smart watches.
Moves: The best stress busters, whether you've got ten seconds, ten minutes, or ten years.
Wanted: Line's newest sticks make carving turns a work of art.
Skis: Our Snowbird, Utah, test revealed the best picks for powders, groomers, and everything in between.
Snowboards: A week of testing boiled down to these sweet three.
Accessories: What the snow pros won't leave home without.
Cold Front: This winter, leave the long johns and oversize puffies at home.