Ali Carr Troxell has written for Men's Journal, ESPN.com, Sunset, Gear Patrol, Travel + Leisure, REI.com and more. She was an editor at Outside for six years and worked as a digital media editor at Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine before anyone knew what a blog was.
Richard Carr, a retired psychologist who had long dreamed of sailing around the world, was in the middle of the Pacific when he started sending frantic messages that said pirates were boarding his boat. Two thousand miles away in Los Angeles, his family woke up to a nightmare: he might be dying alone, and there was almost nothing they could do about it.
Ali Carr Troxell visits the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, a noted Maya archeological site. Read about her trip here and then check out her list of 10 must-have pieces of gear for a perfect Belizean expedition.
This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Everest, but also the 25th anniversary of the first female ascent up the tallest mountain in the world. We sat down with the female summit record holder to discuss what it’s like to be a female climber in a man’s world, what her gear must-haves are, and what’s next.
When it comes to holiday giving, you should never have to choose. This year, our editors have pulled together 68 perfect ideas—priced from $4 to $50,000—guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel like a million bucks.