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This lesser-known outdoor hub has something for every kind of explorer, from novice to adrenaline junkie—on, under, and off the water

Because why opt for a cookie-cutter apartment when you can spend the night in a crane, a ceramic serpent, or a yellow submarine?

The National Park Service plans to clear the McPherson Square homeless encampment on February 15, amid D.C.’s hypothermia season

The family of Esther Nakajjigo accused the National Park Service of negligence for not properly securing the metal gate that killed her

In her adventure memoir "Feral," Emily Pennington sets out in a van to visit all 63 of America's national parks. She faces a painful romantic breakup, a pandemic, wildfires, and a hurricane. And that's just for starters.

Nothing is better than landing in the perfect hut for a night or two to get away from it all. These beautiful cabins are available to book all year, and you only need a moderate fitness level to reach them. Bring your kids, bring your elders, and head out for awesome wilderness access and big scenic payoffs.

The Havasupai Tribe closed their lands—and the iconic waterfall—to tourists amid the pandemic. Guests who had reservations from 2020 will be allowed to visit in 2023.

These mountains made out of sand should be on your travel bucket list

Securing a permit to hike in national parks or well-protected preserves can be difficult. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how to do it.

While California’s storms were devastating in many parts of the state, they blew epic snow and adventure opportunities into the park. Waterfall viewings are off the charts, there are fewer crowds, and conditions are primo for backcountry exploring.

Whether you’re determined to embrace a healthier diet or finally ride that mountain bike you bought during the pandemic, wellness-focused getaways can help bring those good intentions to fruition. Here are awesome travel-focused ideas designed to do just that.

Eager to visit one of America’s national parks this year? Start planning now. Here’s all the information you need to book hard-to-get reservations.

Reports of bedbug bites in domestic and international hotels are increasing. But there are ways to avoid being nipped in the night and keeping stowaways from hitchhiking home. Here’s advice from an avid traveler who learned best practices the hard way.

From beer events to wine fêtes, and pretty much everything in between, these celebrations will fill your cup (and plate)

Thousands of acres in California’s Sierra National Forest have been proposed as a national monument. Many argue that the protection is crucial for wildlife, the environment, and wilderness recreation. But it will face stiff opposition.

A raging rain and wind storm is hitting Northern California hard. The state has closed regional, state, and national parks, with partial closings of 37 others, while Yosemite braces for a blizzard.

The Colorado mountain town has always been famous for its steep skiing, epic powder, and hippies, oddballs, and celebs. But with changes like those of recent years, can a place stay weird?

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Famous for its rowdy buccaneer history that lives on today, Key West also offers plenty of outdoor adventures and chances to disconnect

Celebrating everything from desert biking and alt-rock to bouldering and oyster-eating, these are some of the best outdoor festivals across the country in 2023

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Time spent outside and human-powered fun are what this region of the Florida Keys is all about

In a park whose heart is a volcano, see ancient obsidian lava flows layered with red and orange cinder cones. Explore green gulches, bamboo forests, warm lagoons. Hike, run, bike, stargaze, soak up sunsets. Hey, you might even fly.

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Ready to disconnect from the world? Visit Islamorada, Florida.

You might not about outdoor adventure in New York City. But you should. With 51 nature preserves and 520 miles of coastline, there are hidden worlds of natural wonders to explore. Here's how to find them.

Forty years ago, Belkin founder Chet Pipkin changed the computer industry by making the cables that made machines work together. Now, with the Desolation Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, he wants to change how we vacation in the woods.

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Set your clock to island time, and unplug in the Florida Keys

Buy your own slice of paradise at these surprisingly affordable locations—and drool over the listings far out of reach

Winter opens up endless adventure opportunities. And there’s no time to hibernate, because it’ll be gone before you know it. Here are 13 unique and fun trips, from backcountry lodges to fat biking to the world's longest ice skating path.

Café Huskies in Svalbard sells coffee, baked goods, and local art—all while local dogs roam the shop

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Land Rover Defender enthusiasts from across the nation came together for a weekend of fun events, live music, and, of course, off-roading

As the sun transitions to “solar maximum” in the next three years, it is prime time to spot the aurora borealis—even in the lower 48 states. Here’s where, when, and how to catch the show in our national parks.

California’s Twenty Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will sign a co-stewardship agreement to help operate the park

As park managers focus on accessibility, burly all-terrain chairs are allowing users to get off the grid in our most beautiful places

Biden commits to protecting 450,000 acres in Nevada known as Avi Kwa Ame, sacred to Indigenous inhabitants. The designation would preserve Native culture, rare birds, dark skies, and endless outdoor adventure for generations.

Florence, a world champion, grew up exploring this Hawaiian Island. Here are his favorite off-the-radar places to surf, hike, sail, and chill on empty beaches.

Website TravelLens recently analyzed reviews of 6,000 U.S. state parks to determine the champion

Here’s what you need to know before traveling to Hawaii’s Big Island if you’re planning on visiting the park and viewing the spectacle

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Maine has it all: friendly (and uncrowded) ski resorts, trails for everyone, cozy lodging, unique events, and more

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Healthy living as seen in the Swiss Alps

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From stunning alpine routes to the environments where high-altitude herbs thrive, tap into the healing power of nature in the mountains of Switzerland

From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.

Anyone driving an OHV on public lands in the state will need to complete a free online program

Happiness experts say that it's better to receive an experience than something material. So we rounded up the trips we're dreaming of taking to gift your loved ones this holiday season.

From tropical beaches to wildlife-watching outposts, we’ve rounded up the perfect campsites to escape the cold-weather blues

The iconic California park has done away with its three-year-old timed-entry system

From Red Rock to Acadia, and Asheville to Maui, these climbing destination are unforgettable stocking stuffers

I thought I’d found my calling guiding clients in mountains around the world. I sought out the highs of an adventurous life, but I wasn’t at all prepared for the dark side.

Hiking and living in a vibrant city are no longer mutually exclusive. From Los Angeles to Atlanta, you don’t have to leave the city to get dirty on these nearby trails.

In less than 800 miles, the Arizona Trail offers a steady string of stunning landscapes, uncanny animals, and changing circumstances. If your time is limited, it’s the national scenic trail to try.

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Tipping is part of life, but it often feels confusing and stressful. Whether you’re on a river trip, a safari, or taking a ski lesson, we asked all the hard questions to provide these guidelines on how much to give—and how to do it right.

During the phenomenon of polar night, parts of the Arctic don’t see the sun for weeks or months at a time. The darkness drives some people insane, but for others, it opens a gateway into wonder and peace.

As frequent national-park visitors know, the Park Service offers coveted passport stamps, maps, and badges. Here’s how to get them.

Get a front-row seat to epic views and adventure by staying at a national-park lodge. From Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel to Shenandoah’s Big Meadows Lodge, these are our favorites.

According to a new Unesco report, glaciers in Yosemite National Park and other World Heritage sites are very likely to melt away by 2050

See where your favorite resort landed in the 2023 Ski Magazine reader survey

A longtime resident of the Southwest shares her favorite ways to see this region’s geological wonders, surreal sunsets, and wide-open spaces

Travel to earth’s final frontiers is more possible than ever before, with exciting plans on the horizon. The question today isn’t whether you can actually get there anymore, but whether you can afford it.

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Land Rover’s adventure weekend in New York’s Hudson Valley celebrates the winners of the 2022 Defender Service Awards

Sparkling alpine lakes, the highest point in the continental U.S., and 800-plus miles of breathtaking hiking trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon in the Sierra Nevada are far more than home to the biggest trees on the planet.

Adventures are our favorite presents

Swedish novelist John Ajvide Lindqvis created a scary audio story geo-locked within his country’s borders to lure visitors into its beautiful natural areas. For Halloween only, you can listen to it anywhere in the world.

Shenandoah National Park has unveiled Shencamp, a text message-based update to help campers locate vacant campsites

The results are in from the 2023 Ski Magazine reader survey! Did your favorite East Coast ski area make the list?

There’s nothing better than a cold drink with friends after a long hike. From a classic western brewery in Colorado to a mountain tavern in North Carolina, toast your accomplishment at one of these trailside drinking establishments across the country.

How to prepare, what to learn, and where to drive in Utah’s greatest four-wheeling playground

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These tips from a local will loop you into everything you need to know for the perfect Whistler Blackcomb experience

Swimming over dead bodies, haunted shipwrecks, and a mysterious floating stump

It’s possible to visit the stunning Hawaiian island even if you’re on a budget, especially if you’re willing to get adventurous

The Aspen Ski Company has some new runs to name, and wants to hear from you. Suggested categories are Greek mythology, local lights, and more. Hades Glades, anyone?

A former hiking guide reveals his favorite trails in and near Yosemite National Park, with views of enormous waterfalls, El Capitan, and wildlife

From Acadia in Maine to the Everglades in Florida, this road trip hits seven national parks, covers 1,800 miles, and guides you away from the crowds 

Visitors are waiting up to five hours to enter the famed Utah parkland, which did away with a timed-entry system earlier this month

With increasing decriminalization efforts underway, here’s what it would take to legalize weed on public lands

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From outdoor adventure to sampling local food culture, here’s how to enjoy the Green Mountain State

From temperate rainforests to miles of coastline; from waterfalls and lakes to hiking, backpacking, and camping; from boating to skiing to glacier travel and mountaineering—Olympic has astonishing variety.

When visiting West Virginia’s New River Gorge, you’ve got to go with the flow—and in the fall, during Gauley Season, that means Class V rapids

Sorry for sending the crowds your way, but sharing special places in the outdoors is my job, and if it’s done right, it’s for the greater good

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