But seriously: at this popular South Florida park, come for the large reptiles, but stay for the subtropical scenery, varied birdlife, and all-out airboat rides
Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here’s everything you need to know to explore it.
Winter has shown up big time in the Southern Hemisphere as ski resorts reopen to international travelers
You don’t have to know much about paddling to wend the dark waterways of Congaree, in South Carolina. But persistence and a good sense of humor will help you along.
When the celebrated singer-songwriter moved to this adventure hub nearly ten years ago, she instantly fell in love with the small-town feel and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are her tips for where to hike, grab a meal, and go dancing afterward.
Want to hike without crowds? See jaw-dropping vistas without torching your quads? Check out these dayhikes and backpacks.
Plan accordingly, because these mountains all require reservations to hit the slopes in 2022
“Um, don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah governor Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday
The Wind Cave is the seventh-largest mapped cave in the world
Great Smoky Mountains is a mecca for millions of outdoor visitors each year. But as our 63 Parks columnist explains, that doesn’t mean you can’t find solitude and peace. Often all it takes is a walk in the woods.
Outdoors lovers: coastal Georgia is calling your name
Western national parks like Yellowstone, Zion, and Joshua Tree are among our most iconic, but it’s the journeys road-tripping in between them that provide the greatest opportunities for adventure. From Montana to Southern California, here’s how to make the most of this itinerary and avoid the crowds.
Deep, dark, and hiding some dreadful bits of history, Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky, is a fascinating place for underground exploration
You don’t need a reservation to pitch a tent at these free and dispersed camping areas on public land, from empty beaches to lush forests to hot springs. Go, enjoy, and pledge to leave the place in better shape than you found it.
We caught up with two of RVing’s most seasoned pet parents for their best advice
Too many rocks? Not enough people? Illustrator Amber Share says bring it on.
Feeling entranced by the cosmos? See the heavens in all their glory from one of these incredible trails.
Officials are investigating a triple homicide at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a popular area for spelunkers and casual hikers
Turns out you can carve fresh snow in August. Put these Southern Hemisphere resorts on your bucket list.
From kimchis in South Korea to falafels in Egypt, our author says these meals refueled him after adventures on the road
Tim Neville has been around the world and back again, and as good travelers do, he’s made sure to try the local cuisine at every stop. So we asked him to write about his favorite meals—and how you can try them, too.
Plastic rangers exploring America’s best idea
Many visitors to the mid-Atlantic make a beeline to the Smokies. But our 63 Parks columnist argues that there’s plenty of wild adventuring to be had in Shenandoah—and Blue Ridge views for days.
Unique recreation opportunities and uncrowded wilderness abound in areas impacted by Yellowstone flood
The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the ultimate rig for a day of fishing
From family-friendly hikes to deep-wilderness paddling trips, Maine has it all.
Three anglers from different walks of life come together in one of the country's most storied fisheries
From family hiking to white-knuckle biking, Maine has it all. Here's where to plan your escape.
Plan the trip of a lifetime or just the weekend with these iconic routes
The Park Service is moving quickly to reopen most of the park in time for the July Fourth weekend, but the historic flood changed Yellowstone forever
You can still find a slice of solitude in the country's most visited parks
If you’re on the hunt for unexpected and uncommon gems, Nevada delivers
Inside Indonesia’s Coral Islands exists one of the most biodiverse regions on earth
From the Wave to the Wonderland Trail, more famous outdoor destinations are enacting lottery systems. For one writer, it’s not worth the hassle.
Summer road trip, anyone?
The second-city travel trend is helping alleviate pressure on the world’s most overtouristed urban centers. Here’s how it could help crowded outdoor escapes, too.
An atmospheric river dumped 200 to 300 percent more moisture than usual onto the area over the weekend
The 10,551-foot peak, formerly called Doane Mountain, has a new title that reflects the contributions of Native Americans
Everything you need to know about how the burning West will affect your summer
Looking for an epic family-friendly road trip? Look no further than the Black to Yellow route.
If you haven’t snagged a reservation to the growing list of timed-entry parks, it might seem like a trip there this summer is out of the cards. But fret not—we found some legal ways to visit.
There’s a reason crowds flock to places like Havasu Falls and Horseshoe Bend—they’re absolutely gorgeous
The 440-mile route goes from the third-deepest lake in the U.S. to the jagged peaks of the North Cascades and the tulip-filled Skagit Valley
This Central American destination is the adventure traveler’s dream, from its jungle-covered peaks to a coastline dotted with more than 450 islands stretching across the world’s second-largest barrier reef. It’s also delightfully accessible (English is the official language and the dollar a main currency), culturally diverse, and home to historically significant Maya sites, creating a particular dynamism that's unique to the region
The former president once said, “It was here that the romance of my life began”
A unique outdoor experience is waiting for you in this epic southern mountain town
More than just a beach destination, the Fort Myers area has something for everyone this summer
This cliff-hugging stretch of U.S Highway 550 is dotted with scenic mountain towns filled with hiking trails, brewpubs, and hot springs
Watch as the Moon family sets out on a camping adventure in the all-new Toyota Tundra
A program called Malama Hawaii is connecting hotel and restaurant visitors with environmental nonprofits to tackle the state’s mounting plastic-pollution problem
Outdoor industry leaders of Asheville, North Carolina, share their secret spots and give you a chance to win their gear
Wherever you explore, summer adventures shine brighter when we do our part to travel sustainably and responsibly
After setting out on her longtime fantasy to travel the world on a sailboat with her family, one writer learns just how beautiful—and devastating—it can be to finally get what you want
The best way to catch aurora borealis in all its lit-up beauty: go to the darkest places on earth, at just the right time, and hope for the best
Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio turned a canalway into a 90-mile trail perfect for hiking and biking, and our 63 Parks columnist highly recommends a ride
Indiana Dunes National Park is an adventure gem for urban midwesterners all year long, but particularly in summer, when Lake Michigan almost appears tropical
It’ll take some miles to reach these eight remote, high-elevation lakes, but what better way to cap off a strenuous trek than diving into cool, crystal-clear water?