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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.

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

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

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.

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

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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 for yourselves. 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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Mix, match, and click your way to the perfect backpacking kit

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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.

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

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?

'Clarity' dives into North America's largest alpine lake, highlighting the beauty of, and threats to, its renowned clear water

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From fishing to four-wheeling, these adventures are more accessible than you might think

With stormchasing tours more popular than ever, our writer set out to discover why this risky pastime is once again taking off

From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves

We asked our travel experts to reveal what's on their bucket lists, and their answers will surprise and inspire you. The destinations, insight, and data here will help you plan trips for months and years to come—when we hope we'll all be getting back out there.

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The athlete and artist on creating your own hero, shifting the culture, and why the outdoors is your right

There are hundreds of scenic trails for you and your BFF to explore together

These eight rentals are the ultimate social-distancing hacks

These affordable digs are within driving distance from major cities but feel like far-away escapes

We put together our favorite in-state itineraries in every region of the country, to make it easy for you to explore your own backyard

The two-hour corridor from Asheville, North Carolina, to Bluff City, Tennessee, packs eight adventures into 60 miles

From trails to post-ride tacos, the decorated Mountain Bike World Cup champ shares her favorite Northern California spots

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The athlete and artist on creating your own hero, shifting the culture, and why the outdoors is your right

Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean

After Hurricane Joaquin devastated his home, flats fishing guide Elton McKinney was left to rebuild

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HEADWINDS explores a new global reality as it unfolds in one small Colorado mountain town.

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Headwinds explores a new global reality as it unfolds in one small Colorado mountain town.

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HEADWINDS explores a new global reality as it unfolds in one small Colorado mountain town.

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Headwinds explores a new global reality as it unfolds in one small Colorado mountain town.

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Headwinds explores a new global reality, as it unfolds in one small Colorado mountain town.

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There’s never been a better time to seek the positive benefits of being outdoors, which is why this travel writer keeps coming back to Utah

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Cyrus Sutton balances running a successful filmmaking studio and his sunscreen brand—all while living mostly on the road

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Meet the athletes, adventurers, and entrepreneurs proving that it’s never been easier to pursue your passions while living life on the road

Sperm whales are extra­ordinarily intelligent animals with deep family traditions and the ability to communicate across oceans with sonic clicks. But when Rowan Jacobsen had a close encounter with one in the Caribbean, he saw a creature far stranger than he'd ever imagined.

When veteran adventure writer Rowan Jacobsen went eye to eye with a sperm whale, he was changed in ways he never expected

Living in a big city doesn't mean you can't spend a weekend outdoors this summer

Islands are probably not what come to mind when you think of a trip to New England, but they should be. These spots are all accessible through ferries and tour operators and will show you a side of the Northeast that few think to explore.

There's way more to this area than just the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Non-thru-hikers, pack your bags.

Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.

No matter your skill level or the type of adventure you're seeking, New England's two dominant mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities to explore. Here's your guide to getting the most out of them.

The region is known for its craft brews. Here are eight places we recommend visiting for the best of the best.

We tested 9 places to enjoy the classic New England food and mapped out some nearby adventures, too

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Despite the current state of affairs, the future of tourism is bright—and a degree from Colorado State University's Master of Tourism Management can help you turn your passion into a career.

All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways

Our writer was looking to find solace on the congested slopes of Snowdon in Wales when COVID-19 shut it down. He soon realized that a mountain devoid of humans isn't the vision he thought it would be.

This spring, photographer Kiliii Yuyan gathered his camera equipment and, practicing social-distancing guidelines, explored the West Coast to find out how it's been faring in the age of COVID-19

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of my own four walls

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From world-class trails and pristine rivers to vibrant arts and food scenes, there’s something for everyone in Arkansas’s northwest corner

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It might be in your backyard, or at a less crowded campsite later in the season. But here's everything you need to kick off camping season right—and a chance to win the ultimate camping getaway.