The Definitive Guide to Raising Adventurous Kids

How to parent the next generation of kind humans, environmental activists, and rippers

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The Skills You'll Need
How Young Is Too Young to Begin Avalanche Ed?
Oct 27, 2017

How Young Is Too Young to Begin Avalanche Ed?

Teens are breaking trail in the backcountry well before they can drink, vote, or even drive. Avalanche educators are hustling to get to them early.
The Role Models
6 Cities That Love Cars More Than Bikes
Apr 11, 2014

6 Cities That Love Cars More Than Bikes

Looking for a metropolis with ample green space, abundant bike shops, and progressive environmental initiatives? Then these outdoor-challenged locales are definitely not for you.
Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School
Aug 12, 2014

Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School

At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.
Daniel Duane on Giving His Daughter a Yosemite Education
Aug 22, 2017

Daniel Duane on Giving His Daughter a Yosemite Education

When Daniel Duane was a kid, his father taught him how to climb in Yosemite. Two decades later, when his teenage daughter wanted a valley education of her own, he realized that the old beta no longer applied.
What Kerouac's Wilderness Teaches Us About Parenting
Nov 27, 2017

What Kerouac's Wilderness Teaches Us About Parenting

When she was in college, Jack Kerouac’s book The Dharma Bums helped the author find her place in wilderness and in life. She hoped it would do the same for her 16-year-old son as they embarked on a mother-son California road trip retracing Kerouac’s adventures.
Confessions of a Snowboard Dad
Dec 5, 2006

Confessions of a Snowboard Dad

It ain't easy being the sponsor (a.k.a. old man) of a competitive snowboard artiste (a.k.a. my teenage son). Lend an ear, and a shoulder, and I'll tell you all about it.
The Gear You'll Want
The Places You'll Go
Where to Raise Free-Range Kids
Jun 30, 2013

Where to Raise Free-Range Kids

Want to get your children hooked on the active life? In these five family-friendly towns, adventure is right outside the front door.
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