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If you're taking this time to reassess your career or set some new adventure goals, here are four affordable courses to add to your list

Hemmed between the Oregon and Washington border, this windy water-sports mecca has something for everyone. Add it to your list of adventures worth waiting for.

Some bucket-list adventures require securing a wilderness permit months or even years out. Here’s how to book the most coveted ones in the country.

The architect Charles Bello has spent the past 52 years restoring forests from logging and protecting the land on his 400-acre Bello Ranch in Northern California. Here's what he's learned along the way.

'Expedition Norway' follows a group of photographers on a mission to document the northern lights

Arctic Bath, a stunning new wellness retreat, makes it easy for guests to try out the Swedish health traditions of saunas and icy plunges

The Mexico of your dreams still exists at the hiking and mountain-biking playground of Rancho Cacachilas

The professional skier and activist on her most beloved spots in and out of bounds

Six towns and cities with awesome adventure potential that we'd move to right now if we could

'Uinta-Wasatch-Cache' highlights the beauty and recreation that the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northeast Utah has to offer

Don't have time to thru-hike? That's OK! These trails can be done in a few days or weeks so you can test your endurance without using up all your vacation days.

'Saisons' is a celebration of getting outside during all four seasons in France's Massif Central region

New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.

You don't have to spend a ton to pull off a dreamy getaway

Want to avoid the winter blues? These warm adventure remedies are here to help, from mountain biking in Baja to hiking Dominica.

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We asked five of the Keys' most intrepid residents for their favorite outings, eateries, and watering holes

The legendary ultrarunner's top trails, both near and far

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

Mexico's 775-mile-long Baja Peninsula is a magnet for travelers in search of their own arid slice of adventure paradise. From surfing to mountain biking to beach lounging, here's how to get off the beaten path and do it right.

Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown

From Hawaii to the Swiss Alps, what are the epic trips that nobody else is doing? We found a few.

After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development

Despite some lackluster conditions in 2019, skiers Manu Barnard and Hunter Paull put together this awesome edit, 'Tempo'

As locals get priced out of Aspen, Stowe, and Whistler, here are the places ski bums are heading to next

The stunning Paparoa Track is the country’s first new Great Walk to be completed in 25 years, and is unlike any to come before it. Our reporter scored a spot on opening day.

I traveled abroad on a shoestring budget. Here's how I did it—and how you can, too.

For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.

Following a tragedy, a photographer finds a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky

We talked to the experts about everything from surface stability to parking to find the most epic trails in the U.S.

Some bucket-list destinations will be more budget-friendly than ever this year. Here's where to go to make your dollar stretch.

With collective mega-passes, more direct flights, and super-dialed snow forecasts, it’s never been a better time to plan a destination ski trip. Our up-to-date guide has you covered for packing the most into a weekend getaway.

Hotel Rodavento in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, serves up an entrancing mix of downtime and adrenaline

Most skiers click out of their bindings to kick back for a cold one when the lifts stop swinging for the day—but not these guys

You survived the chaos of family visits and too many helpings of dessert. Now it's time to recover.

Skiers Jordy Norris and Ben Osborne chase elusive snow in a variety of Russian landscapes, like the Caucasus range and Sochi

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Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers

With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run

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From her home base in Flagstaff, the Diné educator and former river guide is inspiring the community to protect the landscapes of Arizona

Winter is off-season for several world-class destinations, which means lower plane fares and hotel rates. We asked Scott's Cheap Flights for advice on which trips to book.

A new lodge in Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats exponentially ups the awe factor

They say to spend money on experiences, not things—shouldn't gift giving be the same?

Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.

In Switzerland, you can board a train and ride it from the powder haven of Zermatt to an alpine resort

A ski weekend doesn't have to involve spending hundreds of dollars a night on a fancy slopeside resort. These hostels offer cozy accommodations close to some of North America's best skiing.

From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.

'The Rounds' features mountain biker Dylan Siggers showcasing what the terrain around Fernie, British Columbia, has to offer

'A Surfer's Search' features Erik Wilkie riding the frozen waters of Lake Superior during Winter Storm Wesley in 2019

From extreme tree skiing at Mad River Glen to the nostalgic charm of Smugglers' Notch, the East Coast offers deep powder and epic backcountry terrain if you know where to find it

Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.

The six most doable ski descents in North America, according to pro skier Cody Townsend and ski mountaineer Noah Howell

Hike, fish, and ski Europe's last stretch of wilderness from Niehku Mountain Villa in Swedish Lapland

Which mega-pass to buy to make the most of this season and more

You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.

With ten ski areas less than an hour from Salt Lake City's airport, and incredible backcountry terrain, powder-blessed Utah is arguably the best ski destination in North America. Here's our primer on how to make the most of it.

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Chip Thomas is a 62-year-old local physician, activist, and world-renowned public artist

The short road trip on British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler packs in a ton of adventure

According to Craig Romano, the local guy who literally wrote the book—actually, 20 of them—on hiking in the area

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How to score the best snow, eats, and après at six of the Centennial State's top destinations

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Step one: Pick up an Ikon Pass. Step two: Invest in a really good sleeping bag.

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Impossible to prove with science? Maybe. Worth a try? Absolutely.

Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way

These locals-only mountains might not have fancy spas or heated lifts, but they all sell affordable tickets and have hostels and cheap hotels nearby

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Work a nine-to-five? Try these quick-fix adventures to spice up your workdays and spend more time outside.

In 'Charge,' Salomon's top skiers access a zone known as Chatter Creek and shred the immense amount of snow that's available there

You can get away on a dime at this time of year

'Cast and Carve'​​​​​​​ chronicles a group of friends as they ride snowboards and cast for golden trout in the High Sierra

Skier Dash Longe knows that the best place to score fresh powder in the morning and be back for a noon work meeting is Salt Lake City

Think Minnesota’s cycling season lasts only a few months? Guess again. The midwestern state is an ideal year-round biking hot spot.

The traverse connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in British Columbia is a renowned backcountry ski zone that's at risk

Catch the great southerly migration with North America's top birding enthusiasts

Forget haunted houses and corn mazes. Head out to the woods instead, where the real scares await.

These experiences will help you connect to the land while respecting the indigenous cultures that have long inhabited it

From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities

Instagram can make even the most far-flung places seem accessible. But how much does it really cost to get the shot?

There's an easy and quick getaway for fall leaf peeping, no matter where you are in the region