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The Interior Department said on Friday that national parks will shutter if Congress doesn’t approve the recent spending bill. Several governors say they will use state funds to keep federal parklands open.
The Swag, a beloved southern hideaway, borders Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cozy up in down-home cabins, hike to balds with views across Appalachia, and explore the least-crowded corners of the park.
More than 60 new World Heritage sites were just announced by Unesco, and one of them is a collection of incredible Native earthworks made nearly 2,000 years ago
This little burg hits the sweet spot where high adventure meets a low cost of living
To celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 23, the secretary of the interior reminds readers why protecting public lands is so important
Nick’s Cove is the North Bay’s most charming home base for exploring Point Reyes and cycling or cruising Highway One in search of adventure. Not to mention fresh oysters, house cocktails crafted with local ingredients, and an enchanting boat shack to enjoy them.
These weeklong backpacking trips are the perfect length to squeeze into a vacation
Heights, tattoos, rain, and tears. Watch the three teams of Bronco ambassadors break out of their comfort zones in episode two of Wildly Wyoming.
Spring’s cloud cover makes things tricky. We’ve got a map and excellent suggestions from an eclipsophile about where to head within the path of totality come April 8—and why you’d better book your stay now.
From where the Donner Party was stranded in California's High Sierra to the remnants of the great Chacoan civilization in New Mexico, you can relive history on these incredible trails
Follow these park-by-park recommendations from our expert who has explored each one to get the most bang for your adventure buck
Three locals are adamant that Germany’s mountains, coastlines, and forests are an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. Spoiler: they’re right.
Come fall at Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camps, the foliage is on fire, the ponds are still, and the trout are biting. But the real takeaway from a stay here is the hush of the wild.
Ford Bronco ambassadors travel across Wyoming and compete to win $10,000 to donate to a local nonprofit—all in the name of keeping Wyoming wild
With sunny skies and cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and off-season deals to be had, fall may be our favorite getaway season. Here where our editors are headed.
How to visit and responsibly recreate in the rivers, lakes, and hot springs that Arkansas is famous for
An effort to protect special places in Arkansas has flourished into over 55,000 acres of public land
When Pam Houston traveled to the nordic island nation to ride its unique breed of spirited horses, she wasn’t just after an adventure—she was urgently seeking a way to be well again
At Manshausen, on Norway’s Arctic coast, adventurer Børge Ousland makes sure nature is part of every experience. Fish for fresh cod, fall asleep beneath the northern lights, and discover why hygge is key to happiness.
Tipping has creeped in everywhere, from airport self-checkout kiosks to guiding fees. And we’re being asked to dole out more than ever before. Has America reached the tipping point?
“Turn around, don’t drown,” park rangers are reminding travelers as Hilary bears down on the southwestern United States
Our national forests are brilliant, underappreciated, and uncrowded compared to most national parks. Here’s the intel on where to hike in these stunning landscapes.
As angler numbers declined, lodge owners cast about to appeal to a changing world, offering way more adventures in spectacular corners of North America
This monsieur isn’t the first to BASE jump from Paris’s most iconic landmark
While the west side and parts of the interior of the Hawaiian island struggle to recover from devastating wildfires, other areas are unaffected. Our Maui-based writer asked locals and business owners if they still want tourists.
Here’s how to fill a weekend with local-favorite outdoor adventures and the top summer experiences that Vail, Colorado, has to offer
At these Labor Day Outdoor fests, for three sweet days, you can be outside, hike, hear live music, swim, boat, and run. Plus: there's food and beer.
From a severed hand in Yosemite to missing honeymooners in the Grand Canyon, our national parks are home to some curious and strange tales
Three years ago, Danae and Olen Netteburg set out with their four kids on the Appalachian Trail. Three years (and one more baby) later, they’re about to complete the Triple Crown. All of them.
Let your senses guide you to your next Maine adventure. Here’s where to plan your escape.
The York Fire has swept across thousands of acres of the Mojave Desert, torching Joshua trees and other delicate desert vegetation
With accommodations, dining, and activities for the whole family included, how could skiing get any easier?
While riding the 2,000-mile Pony Express Trail, I learned that the most dangerous aspect of the Utah desert isn’t the heat or the rattlesnakes or the lack of water
Canada is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record, but the country’s beautiful national park system has mostly escaped them
If you’re after an experience that feels like a real adventure, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than South Dakota
The Thelma Hut at Campfire Ranch Red Mountain Pass is surrounded by crowd-free hiking trails (and skin-up ski slopes come winter) and has a hutmaster who will cook for you while you’re adventuring outdoors
Brad Sailer and his epilepsy alert dog completed their quest in July to bring awareness to accessibility in the outdoors.
Reservations are hard to come by but this hundred-year-old lodge is worth the wait. In the meantime, you can hike five miles to see it.
Sometimes the grass really is greener in a new place
A psychedelic renaissance is underway in the U.S., with an emphasis on the healing potential for depression and trauma. An Outside editor gives ketamine a test run and reports that the power is real.
Experiencing local food is one of the joys of any trip, but you can only follow your gut so far. Our tips will help you keep traveler’s diarrhea at bay.
A former hiking guide reveals his favorite trails in and near Yosemite National Park, with views of enormous waterfalls, El Capitan, and wildlife
Scientists are focusing on the power of awe, and for good reason. Experiencing it is essential for our health. Our author hit the road during California’s superbloom to figure out how our mind and bodies are transformed when we’re blown away by nature.
The Wrong Way River Lodge and Cabins, with 16 sweet A-frames, is an ideal base camp for exploring greater Asheville
If you want your kids to learn more about the outdoors, plan an RV vacation
As a young actor, his first-ever trip outside the United States opened his heart to the astonishing power of the natural world
Nothing says “I do” like a small blood sacrifice
Long a local secret, the remote 11-tent glamping getaway KitFox is only open for a few short months each year. Trust us when we say book now.
All the inspiration and know-how you need to make the most of adventures on the open road
Recent studies suggest that water at many U.S. beaches is full of feces and too dirty for safe swimming. Plus, how to know if your beach is safe.
Expert tips on how to maintain a thriving career from an RV
North America’s first hydrogen-powered train, the Train de Charlevoix, is your ticket to eco-friendly travel between Québec City and Charlevoix regions
When the actor took a suborbital rocket ride, he came down with amazing (and fearsome) insights about the previous nature of our planet
Nick Offerman’s annual family trip was always to the same lake in Minnesota, where he was taught things that really matter.
Get an RV and enjoy savings, flexibility, and the best kind of indoor/outdoor living
Some of the wildest, best beaches in the country can be found in our national parks system. These are the most spectacular.
It’s becoming harder to find a slice of nature all to yourself. But there are plenty of secluded sweet spots around the country if you know where to look. From national monuments and lakeshores to forests and scenic waterways, here are some stunning, uncrowded wildlands that are definitely worth exploring.
We’ve got you. With this advice, you can still nab a nice—and even popular—spot at a campground of your choice this summer. Huzzah!
The beautiful scenery in popular TV series like ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘The White Lotus’ has sparked a tourism trend. Here are our five favorite locations to travel to and fun adventures nearby.
In an exclusive interview with Outside for a story last year, Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate and the pilot of the missing Titanic submersible, explained the reasons behind his costly expeditions, why he included paying tourists, and why ocean exploration was worth it
Whether you’re road-tripping or flying with Fido, our columnist has found the friendliest campgrounds, hotels, and airlines that welcome canines—as well as an app that dog owners shouldn’t live without
North America will have prime viewing when the moon (mostly) obscures the sun on October 14. These are the best places to see the magical ring of fire.
If you want to be active, try out new gear in a dream destination, pick up skills from experts, and mix with other adventurers, these hotels have it all. The fireside s’mores aren’t bad either.
Trips to or through hostile areas feel increasingly risky for many people in this community, given the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ policies