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This monsieur isn’t the first to BASE jump from Paris’s most iconic landmark
Three years ago, Danae and Olen Netteburg set out with their four kids on the Appalachian Trail. Three years (and one more baby) later, they’re about to complete the Triple Crown. All of them.
The York Fire has swept across thousands of acres of the Mojave Desert, torching Joshua trees and other delicate desert vegetation
Canada is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record, but the country’s beautiful national park system has mostly escaped them
Recent studies suggest that water at many U.S. beaches is full of feces and too dirty for safe swimming. Plus, how to know if your beach is safe.
In an exclusive interview with Outside for a story last year, Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate and the pilot of the missing Titanic submersible, explained the reasons behind his costly expeditions, why he included paying tourists, and why ocean exploration was worth it
North America will have prime viewing when the moon (mostly) obscures the sun on October 14. These are the best places to see the magical ring of fire.
Trips to or through hostile areas feel increasingly risky for many people in this community, given the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ policies
Our national parks are celebrating the season (aren’t we all?) with fun and immersive special events. We've mapped out our favorites, from photo classes to great music to getting dirty helping on a trail day.
Officials say evidence suggests the men were caught by a flash flood. This is the second double tragedy in the famous slot canyon this year.
The epic winter of 2022–23 is still with us, with snowmelt causing flooding concerns in some national parks and in others roads and trails are closed for repairs. Here’s what you need to know for your summer trips.
Touring rock stars aren’t exactly known for clean living. The members of this band do ginger shots and ice baths.
High snowpack may lead to issues throughout May and June
It’s not just skiers who are enjoying a banner year. Thanks to all the snow, 2023 promises to be one of the best rafting seasons ever. Check out these five great trips.
California’s wild storms and wet weather have resulted in dazzling displays of wildflowers, some peaking and others ready to pop. Here’s how to see one before it’s too late.
These destinations are still keen to jump-start tourism after the pandemic, so they’re offering airline tickets and other freebies. Other places will actually pay you to move there. Here are the pros and cons.
Looking to save a few bucks when visiting our national parks? Here are upcoming free days, and seven other programs for freebies or discounts. You could make some memories.
Over a dozen ski areas have extended their seasons by at least a week, some up a month or more. It’s not too late to plan one last adventure.
The legislation prohibits visiting hikers from exploring the country’s trails by themselves
The last thing you want while looking out over Bryce Canyon contemplating the millennia is a tourist helicopter buzzing overhead. That’s why some parks, like Glacier, are working to end air tourism.
Purchase the GoWild! Pass and you'll get an unlimited number of domestic and international flights between May 2 and September 30, 2023. But is it too good to be true?
This lesser-known outdoor hub has something for every kind of explorer, from novice to adrenaline junkie—on, under, and off the water
Thousands of acres in California’s Sierra National Forest have been proposed as a national monument. Many argue that the protection is crucial for wildlife, the environment, and wilderness recreation. But it will face stiff opposition.
A raging rain and wind storm is hitting Northern California hard. The state has closed regional, state, and national parks, with partial closings of 37 others, while Yosemite braces for a blizzard.
We’re witnessing a monumental shift in federal land management
Website TravelLens recently analyzed reviews of 6,000 U.S. state parks to determine the champion
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.
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