Even if you don’t climb Washington’s highest peak, the spectacular views and scenery in Mount Rainier National Park will leave you invigorated, says our 63 Parks columnist of the 42nd stop on her quest to visit every U.S. park
Some of the most popular national-park sites come alive this season, offering vibrant hikes, cool camping weather, and amazing wildlife spotting
From towering waterfalls to long-distance trails, this 90-mile stretch of Route 20 packs the region’s best adventures into one trip
Moab isn’t the only place to go. Explorer and professional skier Kalen Thorien shares her intel on how to find adventures off the beaten path.
‘The Noor,’ filmed by Vadim Sherbakov, captures the otherworldly winter beauty of the planet’s deepest lake, Russia’s Lake Baikal
Writer Jason Motlagh has been reporting in Afghanistan since 2006, which has involved developing close relationships with Afghan journalists and their families. He and a network of media colleagues are currently in a race to get more than 100 of them out of the country as the Taliban cracks down.
Sometimes the grass really is greener in a new place
Many major national parks implemented new reservation systems intended to give visitors a more positive experience by decreasing gridlock, parking issues, and long lines for public services. But are they actually helping or making it more difficult to visit a park?
To live in the small town of Haines, Alaska, is to live with bears, with roughly one brown bear for every nine human residents. Last winter, a local snowboarder woke a hibernating brown bear in the backcountry and was severely injured, furthering tensions between food-stressed bears and anxious local residents. But in most encounters, it’s the bear that ends up dead, prompting the question of what it means to coexist.
Leaf peeping in New England. Surfing California’s coast. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage (yes, Alaska, in fall). We scoured the world to find the absolute best destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust—especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.
Leaf peeping in Colorado. Surfing the Azores. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage—yes, Alaska, in fall. We scoured the world to find epic adventures and stunning destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust, especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.
These six scenic byways will bring you across the most beautiful destinations on the East Coast
Explore lonely desert roads, venture deep into Utah's red-rock country, or head for the high alpine of the Rocky Mountains
From California's sheer cliffs to Oregon's craggy mountains, the west coast of the U.S. is home to some of the planet's most stunning scenery. Here's how to see the best of it.
From winding canyon roads and vast desert straightaways to historic routes and serene oceanside drives, the U.S. is home to some of the most awe-inspiring roads in the world. So e compiled 25 of the best byways—each loaded with joy-inducing adventure, scenery, and history.
From well-trodden classics to unheard-of epics, these trails offer something for everyone and access to the best of our national parks
From expert tips to gear recommendations to trail inspiration, we teamed up with Swedish gearmaker Fjällräven to help you make the most of your time in nature
Whether you’re looking to explore mountains, canyons, beaches—or all three—these RV trips have something for every kind of adventurer
Alaska’s Kobuk Valley National Park is an overlooked gem. It offers up the great caribou migration, stargazing and miles of solitude, and massive dunes you’d expect to find in the Sahara. This is the 40th stop on our 62 Parks Traveler's quest to visit every national park in the U.S.
All the inspiration and know-how you need to make the most of adventures on the open road
A day in Austin, Texas never disappoints—and L. Renee can prove it.
Watch as photographer and storyteller L. Renee explores the region’s historic, cultural, and outdoor hubs.
At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.
From paved city paths to mountain-peak trails, there’s something for every kind of runner in Texas
On a backpacking trip through Utah’s Buckskin Gulch with ultralight gear legend Glen Van Peski, our writer learns about the Crotch Pot, an Oscar-winning actor’s anti-snoring technique, and that there’s a whole lot of shit you don’t need when you’re on the trail 1,000 miles from home