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Anyone driving an OHV on public lands in the state will need to complete a free online program
Travel to earth’s final frontiers is more possible than ever before, with exciting plans on the horizon. The question today isn’t whether you can actually get there anymore, but whether you can afford it.
Swedish novelist John Ajvide Lindqvis created a scary audio story geo-locked within his country’s borders to lure visitors into its beautiful natural areas. For Halloween only, you can listen to it anywhere in the world.
From outdoor adventure to sampling local food culture, here’s how to enjoy the Green Mountain State
It’s like sustainable tourism 2.0—with a focus on leaving destinations better than we found them.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency, spearheaded the effort to rename U.S. landmarks bearing the offensive term
If you don’t want your phone to ring, just turn it off
“Um, don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah governor Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday
Officials are investigating a triple homicide at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a popular area for spelunkers and casual hikers
A program called Malama Hawaii is connecting hotel and restaurant visitors with environmental nonprofits to tackle the state’s mounting plastic-pollution problem
Citing Utah’s record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement this week protesting the trade show’s potential return to Salt Lake City
With plenty of good food and drinks, events, and nightlife, there’s a lot more to Reno-Tahoe than its phenomenal skiing
The host of CNN’s ‘United Shades of America’ on what we learn when we engage with communities very different than our own
W. Kamau Bell, the host of ‘United Shades of America,’ sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own
Writer Jason Motlagh has been reporting in Afghanistan since 2006, which has involved developing close relationships with Afghan journalists and their families. He and a network of media colleagues are currently in a race to get more than 100 of them out of the country as the Taliban cracks down.
To live in the small town of Haines, Alaska, is to live with bears, with roughly one brown bear for every nine human residents. Last winter, a local snowboarder woke a hibernating brown bear in the backcountry and was severely injured, furthering tensions between food-stressed bears and anxious local residents. But in most encounters, it’s the bear that ends up dead, prompting the question of what it means to coexist.
A new wave of companies disrupting private-plane travel have made it more accessible to hop on a small chartered flight to regional destinations that are closer to outdoor playgrounds than any large airport
In New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, local stewards have banded together to persuade private landowners to allow access to backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and other kinds of outdoor recreation
Key beta on snagging a ticket to your favorite park this year
The Grand Canyon State’s namesake park is just the start—in every corner of Arizona, there are public lands and trails for every kind of adventurer. Use the map below to find your next Arizona adventure.
After a long year of staying put during COVID-19, families are dreaming of spring breaks and summer vacations. But should you book that flight? Our experts weigh in.
Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions
Forget visiting the app store every time you visit a national park. This new, free release provides all kinds of maps, must-hike trails, food recommendations, and more for all of its 423 units.
Although the concept has been OK'd, that doesn't mean it will be implemented. Here's what former government officials, local guides, and environmental experts told Outside about its possible implications on Africa's highest peak.
From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing and snowmobiling, here's what you need to know
The underrated West Virginia adventure hub is finally getting the recognition it deserves
When will we be able to take international trips again? Medical and travel experts weigh in.
From backcountry skiing to DIY surfboard building, the Northeast is rewriting the rules of adventure
The Department of Transportation has finally reclassified emotional support animals as pets. Here's how that will affect your ability to fly with your dog next year.
In Colorado, backcountry adventures and backyard hangouts happen in the same day
Carbon offsets are confusing, and many people wonder how—or if—they even work. Hoping to find a more guilt-free way to travel, frequent flier Tim Neville heads to the ranchlands of Montana to see what an offset looks like on the ground. Hint: it involves cows.
Fed up with packed trails and parking lots, small groups of people have begun to summit in the dark
As RV rentals and purchases continue to skyrocket, these three startups are going beyond the basic rental scheme to be more on demand, millennial focused, and remote-work-friendly
Eastern Airlines relaunched in January with a plan to fly adventurous millennials to underserved locales. Then the pandemic hit, and the company had to get creative.
Travel is poised to make a strong comeback, according to experts. We talked to guides, company founders, flight specialists, and industry veterans to determine how getting out in the world will change post-pandemic.
Could the company's latest play to own the experience economy transport me virtually around the world? I made sangria with drag queens in Portugal, meditated with sleepy sheep in Scotland, and visited stray dogs in Ukraine to find out just how far Zoom-powered travel could take me.
A new United Nations report finds that Scandinavian nations continue to be the happiest in the world. Here's why.
Notoriously crowded beaches, national parks, and other classic travel destinations are now vacant and quiet. See the difference in these before and after COVID-19-shutdown photos.
Last December, around 100 tourists set out for New Zealand's Whakaari/White Island, where an active volcano has attracted hundreds of thousands of vacationers since the early 1990s. It was supposed to be a routine six-hour tour, including the highlight: a quick hike into the island's otherworldly caldera. Then the volcano exploded. What happened next reveals troubling questions about the risks we're willing to take when lives hang in the balance.
Think vanlifers have a unique advantage during a pandemic? Think again.
Get these products for a future trip and their companies will give back to those most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
While reporting a story about skiing in Spain, Kade Krichko felt far away from the coronavirus, until he watched it take over
The popular Maine national park will begin testing a reservation system for driving on certain roads in fall 2020 to help alleviate congestion
Bluebird Backcountry is an avalanche- and ski-patrolled ski area where you'll have to climb to earn your turns
The Department of Transportation might ban ESAs from air travel
Adrenaline filmmakers Teton Gravity Research are entering the travel space. Now you can hang out with their athletes and videographers at the company's Jackson hotel, or splurge on one of their new Fantasy Trips and ski with the TGR athlete of your choice.
How to keep your devices safe when you park at a trailhead
Despite decades of conflict, Palestine is home to an up-and-coming climbing scene centered around top-notch—and untouched—limestone. A new guidebook hopes to show locals and foreigners alike how to navigate the region's rock safely and help foster cross-cultural understanding.
In the remote Soviet mining village of Jyrgalan, Kyrgyzstan, resident Emil Ibakov is driving a tourist economy
On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.
A new book showcases the globe-trotting work of a photographer whose life mission is to document masks from endangered cultures
The once idyllic coastal area of California has been besieged by tourists, and residents worry that lasting environmental damage is being done. But how can you tell visitors not to come when tourism supports so many? One local, Josh Marcus, looks for solutions.
Over the past ten years, more than 160 Tibetans have committed self-immolation—the act of setting yourself on fire—to protest Chinese occupation of their country. Has this had any lasting effect? In an extraordinary journey to Dharamsala, India, the center of Tibetan culture in exile, a journalist and a scholar talk to family members about the meaning and costs of the ultimate political sacrifice.
And climate change at the same time
Which seat reigns supreme? We polled you (and our editors) to find out.
This whole fake-service-dog thing is going to ruin flying for everyone
A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.
As outdoor-recreation tourism booms, these places have been forced to find innovative (and sometimes desperate) ways of adapting to and curbing the steady stream of tourists each season
The budget airline was responsible for shuttling 30 percent of the country's tourists last year. Its closing will irrevocably change how we get there—and that might be a good thing.