Choose Your Own Trip

At Outside, we seek to find one-of-a-kind adventures that will get you out of your comfort zone, challenge you, and transform you. But we get that too many options isn’t always a good thing. Here, you’ll find ways to cut through the noise to create the ideal bucket list for you (hint: it’s less about checking a destination box and more about the types of experiences you’ll find there), ideas and hacks for navigating a not-so-normal travel year (there’s a ton to be excited about), and stories that celebrate the spontaneity that should drive every single trip you take (a half-baked attempt to see a total solar eclipse from a 20,000-plus-foot peak that goes terribly wrong? Sign us up).

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Now's the Time to Rewrite Your Bucket List
May 2, 2020

Now's the Time to Rewrite Your Bucket List

With the coronavirus bringing global travel to a halt, take this time to pare down your dream destinations to the ones that really matter to you
10 Rules for Road Trips
Oct 30, 2018

10 Rules for Road Trips

Whether you're going for a weekend, a week, or a month, there are some general rules to live by
Plan Ahead…
8 Once-in-a-Lifetime Backpacking Trips in the U.S.
May 4, 2021

8 Once-in-a-Lifetime Backpacking Trips in the U.S.

From a trail in Isle Royale National Park with spectacular views to a hike that hits four 6,000-foot peaks in 30 miles, these are our favorite classic routes around the country
27 Epic Trips to Start Planning Now
Sep 8, 2020

27 Epic Trips to Start Planning Now

We asked our travel experts to reveal what's on their bucket lists, and their answers will surprise and inspire you. The destinations, insight, and data here will help you plan trips for months and years to come—when we hope we'll all be getting back out there.
5 New Off-the-Beaten-Path Long-Distance Trails
Mar 30, 2021

5 New Off-the-Beaten-Path Long-Distance Trails

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys
… But Not Too Much
A Pilgrimage to the Pub at the End of the World
Jan 15, 2020

A Pilgrimage to the Pub at the End of the World

For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.
The Country's Most Beautiful Mountaineering Route
Aug 23, 2017

The Country's Most Beautiful Mountaineering Route

The Ptarmigan Traverse in Washington State’s North Cascades has had the word “classic” pinned to it nearly from the time it was pioneered in 1938. You don’t get much more high-n-wild in the Lower 48 than on this 35-mile-plus mountaineering trip, which starts in North Cascades National Park and immediately dives south into the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
We're Here to See the Great Doomed Thing
Dec 14, 2020

We're Here to See the Great Doomed Thing

What do you do after surviving a near-death experience? Visit a dying natural wonder, of course. After his husband suffers a stroke at the age of 40, our writer plans the trip of a lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef—and discovers new meaning in the term "last-chance tourism."
An Irresistibly Loony 420-Kilometer Ski Trip Across Finland
Dec 11, 2019

An Irresistibly Loony 420-Kilometer Ski Trip Across Finland

Author and political consultant Stuart Stevens loves a good sufferfest, so he couldn't resist Border to Border: 420 kilometers of nordic sliding through a country that defines what winter is all about
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