If you’re worried about how the current campsite and rental-car shortages are going to impact your summer travels, consider these options. We’ve rounded up our favorite companies in six cities, plus the itineraries to test them out on.

From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy

Campgrounds at popular national parks started booking up six months ago, but don’t fret: these strategies will help you to find a great spot to pitch a tent all summer long

From a trail in Isle Royale National Park with spectacular views to a hike that hits four 6,000-foot peaks in 30 miles, these are our favorite classic routes in the U.S.

From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.

Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge or a cozy canvas tent minutes from Lake Powell, there’s something for everyone at these newly opened stays

Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.

The upshot of only traveling domestically for the past year? We’ve gotten to know our 615 million acres of federal public lands better than ever. And with new parks and designations on the horizon, there will be even more ways to get off the beaten path for adventure.

With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike

The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.

Where to snag late-season deals, uncrowded slopes, and good-quality snow well into April

Thanks to their proximity, these Airbnbs book up fast. Make your summer reservation now.

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From secluded corners of national monuments to lesser-known state parks, here’s where to explore on public lands in Arizona

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys

With cruise traffic set to be at an all-time low this summer, you’ll be able to have the 49th state all to yourself

Whether you’re after a beachfront campsite, some good juju, or a cabin built for mountain bikers, we’ve got a spring travel deal for you

Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season

It’s just south of the border yet entirely a world away from the typical American outdoor experience. Here’s how to camp your way down the Mexican peninsula.

Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.

Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

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There's never been a better time to explore the Centennial State. Here's why.

What do you do after surviving a near-death experience? Visit a dying natural wonder, of course. After his husband suffers a stroke at the age of 40, our writer plans the trip of a lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef—and discovers new meaning in the term "last-chance tourism."

The colder months are the perfect time to visit national parks, with fewer crowds and endless adventure. Stay at one of these dreamy base camps.

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

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With a little planning and some commonsense precautions, including quarantine, winter adventures in the Green Mountain State are as ample as ever

Pull your van or RV into the cheapest slopeside lodging you can find: an overnight parking space

The ideal over-the-top holiday gift this year? A private ski experience.

Both the world-weary and stoked-on-life congregate at these wild outposts—all seeking the same euphoric joy, communality, and escapism

After centuries of coal mining, West Virginia looks to a new form of economic growth

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place and be COVID safe. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

From Washington to California, here are nine of our favorite short treks along the famous route

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From traversing forgotten Pacific coastline to walking back in geologic time in Wisconsin, these backpacking trails are unlike anything else

From Red Lady Films comes a story about Crested Butte, Colorado, a small mountain town that has always been defined by its people

We asked 13 major resorts what operational plans are in place for this winter. Their answers ranged from après-ski in a private dome to parking spots you need to reserve.

Given that most of us have stayed put for the past few months, the Outside staff came up with some exciting ways to make the most of being on the home front. Puppy, anyone?

From Alabama to Wyoming, we found the best off-grid sites for chilling out, escaping the hordes, and finding adventure

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