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Whether you’re on a road trip or backpacking through Europe, download these apps to learn more about the culture, weather, and even history of the places you’re visiting

Sometimes paying for camping is necessary, but GAIA Topo helps you find free alternatives that you won’t find with Google

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The next time you head into the outdoors, take your experience up a notch with these creative twists

This feature from Gaia GPS allows you to search recent satellite images for the best leaf peeping in your area 

Vanlifers share their secrets for fending off the stink (with or without finding a shower)

There’s a lot to know before parking your van or pitching a tent on public lands. Here’s how to do it right.

Here are some foolproof ways to ward off ticks, no-see-ums, mosquitos, and fleas—and to find relief if they get you anyway

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These six scenic byways will bring you across the most beautiful destinations on the East Coast

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All the inspiration and know-how you need to make the most of adventures on the open road

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

Crowds, lines, and permits. Here’s how to visit a park this summer without melting down.

Photographer James Barkman has been living in his 1976 VW Westfalia van for seven years. The lessons he’s learned can help you on your long-weekend road trip, too.

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Some of our favorite challenging outings in the heart of Colorado’s high country

Elevate your next ­outdoor sleepover with these genius tricks

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Wild, off-the-beaten-path outings in one of Colorado’s most rugged corners

Fuel up for your next adventure with these deliciously portable bento boxes

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The wild canyons and mountains of southern Utah have been around for over 2.6 billion years, and we want to protect them for a few billion more. This effort is known as Forever Mighty.

Start by figuring out the kinds of experiences you want to have, not where you want to go

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In the Sunshine State, adventures go far beyond roller coasters and theme parks

We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter

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Full of scenic woodlands and more lakes than you can count, the Midwest is vastly underappreciated as a haven for modern adventure.

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The region’s sheer variety of landscapes is sparking an adventure renaissance.

These eight titles will keep your wanderlust fired up for when it's safe to travel again

These fun and inspiring ideas will bring the world to the travelers on your list—and help out those working in the travel industry who've been hard hit by the pandemic

This season we may not be able to have a post-ski beer at the lodge, but these decked-out tailgate setups will keep things festive

If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes

A collaboration with 'The Dark Divide' on how to recreate safely

Stay warm and get outside more during these colder months with smart gear picks

What you need to know about navigating the ski season to come

Our writer reflects on the uncertain ski season ahead

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Whether you have a few hours or a whole week, here's how to fit outdoor fun into your family's routine

Whether you're planning to head on a rugged adventure, a weekend getaway, or an extended expedition, this gear will get you where you're going

We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.

Now is a great time to build out a van, truck, or station wagon for adventurous road trips. We consulted vanlifers Grizel Caminas and Eric Hallworth to break down the steps.

With a little extra planning, it's easy to be self-sufficient and safe when it comes to packing food for a long road trip. Here's how we do it.

For those looking to give vanlife a shot, follow these tips on renting and traveling with the family

When an overworked health care professional and her family needed a break, they decided to hit the highway. Here, she explains how they ­­did it.

How L. Renee Blount, a.k.a. Instagram's @urbanclimbr, blended her passions for climbing, travel, and design into a budding photography career

From going big on snacks to active pit stops, here's everything you need to know before taking a long road trip with the whole family

The ins and outs of keeping Fido safe, comfortable, and happy while on the go

Staying connected and productive on the move can be tough. Here's how to make it easier.

Essential items from five full-time road-trippers

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