Destinations

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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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

These skier-friendly hotels come with amenities like boot-drying rooms, meet-and-greets with ski patrol dogs, and in-house gear shops.

We asked Andrew Collins, author of the new book ‘Ultimate Road Trips: USA and Canada,’ to reveal his favorite fall road trips. From underrated national parks in Utah to classic leaf peeping in New England, here’s his intel on where to go and what to do.

Traveling this summer was chaotic and expensive. Fall trips don't have to be that way with this advice on how to save and where to go.

The festival circuit doesn't stop at the end of summer. Here are eight awesome adventure, culture, and food festivals worth traveling for.

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8 ways to experience all New Mexico has to offer

Explore epic canyons, breathtaking sunsets, iconic history, and so much more

We prioritized natural beauty—and lack of crowds

National forests are the perfect place to leaf peep—often away from the crowds. These are our top viewing spots and adventures in forests across the country.

Lighthouses across the country are crumbling amid worsening storms and dwindling funds. One promising exception is Graves Light Station, offshore from Boston, which has outlasted the Perfect Storm, among many poundings. Plus: lighthouses where you can spend the night.

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Beautiful weather for outdoor fun, fall colors galore, and festive seasonal activities—what more could you ask for?

Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.

The company will cap daily ticket sales at all 37 North American resorts, but season ticket holders will not be impacted

Winter has shown up big time in the Southern Hemisphere as ski resorts reopen to international travelers

The plastic ski surface at Emily Resort in western Ukraine allows skiers to slide downhill even when there’s no snow

In summer or shoulder season, there’s nothing better than a water-view hike or one that ends up at a beach for lounging and swimming. From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and places in between, these are our favorites.

Plan accordingly, because these mountains all require reservations to hit the slopes in 2022

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Outdoors lovers: coastal Georgia is calling your name

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.

Join us on a life-list Himalayan trek, and do good for others while enjoying one of the world’s dream trips

Feeling entranced by the cosmos? See the heavens in all their glory from one of these incredible trails.

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.

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra is the ultimate rig for a day of fishing

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Three anglers from different walks of life come together in one of the country's most storied fisheries

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From family hiking to white-knuckle biking, Maine has it all. Here's where to plan your escape.

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Plan the trip of a lifetime or just the weekend with these iconic routes

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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

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.

We’re for an official mandate: make this the season of long weekends. To help you out, we found the most fun new summer adventures.

Hike to alpine lakes, sleep under the stars, and visit some of the best parks in the country

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Looking for an epic family-friendly road trip? Look no further than the Black to Yellow route.

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

Mother Nature’s most bizarre wonders are created by all-real natural effects

These seven destinations are the perfect summer base camps, with plenty of adventure on and off the water

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”

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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

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Outdoor industry leaders of Asheville, North Carolina, share their secret spots and give you a chance to win their gear

From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country

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

You need more natural silence in your life. Find it in these parks.

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?

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Port Aransas is Texas’ greatest coastal paradise. With more than 18 miles of sandy beaches, hundreds of species of birds, and uber-easy access to world-class fishing, it’s the ultimate Gulf escape from city life. Port A, as locals call it, and San José Island—just a short boat ride…

Forget waking up at dawn to save your spot or navigating through crowds on Main Street. These coastal destinations are all about empty stretches of sand, activities for everyone, and ocean-view rooms that don’t break the bank.

From a scenic path that extends the entire length of New York to a new route connecting Yellowstone to Grand Teton, here are the most scenic ways to experience America’s wilderness by bike

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National parks get a lot of attention, but there’s so much more to the National Park Service

You’ll be surprised by the places on this list, but maybe it’s time we started redefining what makes a ski town

It’s February, which means you’d better start reserving campsites for August now. We have a few tips for you.

The young rock-climbing phenom, who got her start bouldering in Central Park as a kid, shares her favorite places in her home city for vintage clothes, vegan gelato, and indoor climbing

From affordability to crowd control, we considered a variety of factors to determine the best ski towns to visit or live in

When travel resumed in early 2021, Americans in droves headed south of the border, with most opting for popular tourist meccas. But why follow the masses when you can explore wild corners of the country few others visit? We rounded up 18 ways to do just that—and to support local economies while you’re at it.

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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

Cap off a day on the trail with a soak in a steamy mineral pool. We found the best from Alaska to North Carolina.

Explore America’s favorite winter wonderlands on these scenic routes, which range from beginner to expert terrain

Andrew Jackson reveals his favorite places to ride a bike, fuel up, and play in his home city

A ski trip into these Italian mountains unfolds into a learning experience and a bridge to much needed healing

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