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Why Outdoor Friendships Don't Last

Why Outdoor Friendships Don't Last

You know that special feeling when you meet a stranger during an adventure, form a bond, vow to keep in touch—and then the whole thing fizzles out? Don’t feel alone. As Chuck Thompson explains, firefly relationships are an outdoor rite of passage, and in their own strange way, they’re magic.

Chuck Thompson
Jul 8, 2019
My Family Vacation Swimming in the Open Sea

My Family Vacation Swimming in the Open Sea

Like the rest of us, Tom Vanderbilt was dreaming of a new kind of vacation. He wanted adventure and a physical challenge, but also a trip that would appeal to his wife and young daughter. The answer: swimming in the open ocean, day after wet, wild day.

Tom Vanderbilt
Jul 2, 2019
Why Strava Is Getting More Social Than Ever

Why Strava Is Getting More Social Than Ever

The company is growing fast, adding roughly a million users a month, and it has lofty goals to expand far beyond its old identity as a platform for logging rides and runs. Can it succeed?

Joe Lindsey
Jun 24, 2019
Zwift Already Transformed Indoor Training. What's Next?

Zwift Already Transformed Indoor Training. What's Next?

Five years in, the virtual cycling and running game has acquired massive investment capital, thousands of daily players, and a professional bike-racing league. The platform has changed the way we run and ride.

Nick Heil
Jun 19, 2019
What It Feels Like to Die from Heat Stroke

What It Feels Like to Die from Heat Stroke

Your head is pounding, your muscles are cramping, and your heart is racing. Then you get dizzy and the vomiting starts. Heatstroke kills thousands of people every year. This is what it feels like—and how to know when you’re in danger.

Amy Ragsdale and Peter Stark
Jun 18, 2019
The Contemporary Adventure Canon

The Contemporary Adventure Canon

What does it mean to be a well-read outdoorsperson in 2019? We have 54 new ideas. Yes, we still love Cheryl Strayed and John McPhee, but here's an updated class of noteworthy additions.

Shawnté Salabert
Jun 15, 2019
The Town That Lives with Rattlesnakes

The Town That Lives with Rattlesnakes

For decades, herpetologist William Brown has studied a thriving population of timber rattlers in upstate New York. And somehow he's convinced locals that having venomous neighbors underfoot can be a glorious thing.

James McWilliams
Jun 10, 2019
A Supposedly Fun Thing I Just Might Do Again

A Supposedly Fun Thing I Just Might Do Again

There was something about Primland that made Emily Nunn see red—a lavish and expensive outdoor Xanadu situated near her beloved Virginia hometown. Then she went there and had... a pretty good time. Blame the trout stream and the 400-thread-count linens.

Emily Nunn
Jun 3, 2019