Go sledding, slow cook a hearty stew, sip on a rich cup of hot cocoa. Just because the days are shorter and colder doesn’t have to mean they’re any less fun.

People are disabled in countless different ways, so there are few practical tips that will apply to everyone. Yet a few key things can improve your experience.

When you get creative with natural materials in parks, some call it art; others call it litter

Working as a camp counselor teaches you important skills that could jump-start your career

What to do if you followed your dream, only to realize it wasn’t what you wanted after all

How to balance freedom and adventure with safety and security

If you sent me this question before the pandemic, I probably would have a very different answer. But we’re all in a different time now.

Please give me some kind of hope that I’m not raising a kid who always will prefer computers to canoes

The outdoors are all around you, no matter where you live

Your style, no matter the reason, is your choice. Period.

Breathable, stink-free, and softer with wear. What's not to love?

Smart tips to make sure your new adventure partner has a blast and feels welcome outside

Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever

Your partner’s planning an epic adventure with his ex, but you’d rather be his go-to travel buddy

Two versatile, go-anywhere dresses that are practical before all else

Challenge yourself, choose your own pace, and embrace nature all by yourself

And what to do when your fitness level doesn’t match your adventure partner’s

You’re dead set on walking every inch of a trail, but your partner doesn’t mind skipping a section or two. How do you compromise?

One team of sled dogs. Twenty tested toys. Three standouts.

Tips for calming your own nerves—and those of people who love you

If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do

Camping solo may not always be easy, but it'll always be worth it

If you're just getting started on the trails, don't be overwhelmed. This 101 guide breaks down where to go, what to wear, and everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun out there.

It's time to stop judging people for how they recreate outside

What to do when a significant other, or a friend, doesn't respect your decisions

What to do when you can’t be active in the same way

It might seem embarrassing at first, but putting a costume on your dog will likely result in more pets for him and more laughs for you

You’re actively running and cycling, but your partner’s on the sidelines. Here are tips on coping with this challenging dynamic.

It's not just about saying you're sorry. You should also explain how you'll do better next time.

It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs

The key to an adventure that's fun for everyone: lower your expectations, squash insecurities, and bring along plenty of creature comforts

Expanding your community is always tough. Throw in a pandemic and a move to a rural area, and it could feel impossible. But a shift in perspective might be all you need to (safely) fill that social void.

Getting outdoors in the winter doesn't have to be miserable. Here, musher Blair Braverman shares her top ten tips for keeping cozy in frigid temperatures.

Feel safe and embrace your time outdoors alone

The key is to go all out on the things you feel comfortable doing

By setting boundaries around what you post, when you're online, and who you surround yourself with in real life, you can strike a better balance between Instagram and reality

What happens when your ski and river guiding partner isn't able to work during the pandemic?

These items will keep you comfortable and protected while you tend to your flowers and veggies

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