After a terrible diagnosis forced me to slow down, I learned how to relate differently to the wild—and myself. 

Pet adoptions have spiked during the pandemic. Now is the time to change outdoor dog culture for the benefit of people, public lands, wildlife, and the dogs themselves. 

Outside correspondent Kate Siber learned to reinhabit her body by being outdoors. But she didn’t expect that healing would also bring a new perspective on nature itself. 

With 'The Forests of California,' naturalist and artist Obi Kaufmann aims to deepen environmental literacy. He also argues that this cataclysmic time is an opportunity.

Ida Pfeiffer sailed the oceans, trekked through jungles, and scaled peaks, becoming one of the most famous women in Europe in the early 1800s   

How one nonprofit is working to get more people outside through urban adventures

Healthy and convenient or too good to be true? Our writer sampled a dozen of the most popular brands to find out.

A growing number of insurance carriers are encouraging us via cold, hard cash to get after it in nature

America’s grandest public lands have a big role to play in our health

Nature’s healing power may be in its ability to blow our minds

After a mental-health breakdown, Mexia grew obsessed with plants in her fifties and became one of the early 20th century’s great botanical collectors

Mary Austin wrote about the Mojave as brilliantly as John Muir wrote about the Sierra. Why was she forgotten? 

A new study prompted misguided reports suggesting that digital technology is just fine for kids. It isn’t.

Nearly a century ago, a small group of women pilots flew terrifying early airplanes, broke flying records, and raced—and beat—male pilots in air races

In 2017, the suicide rate in Durango, Colorado, was three times the national average. After 32 deaths in two years, the town's leaders banded together and instituted a range of changes with the goal of stopping the contagion. Their efforts may help other mountain towns to put an end to the grim "suicide belt" moniker for good.

Lucy Walker was the first woman to summit the Matterhorn and the Eiger—in a billowing dress—but she nearly vanished from history

Wilma Rudolph won three Olympic golds and was among the first athletes to use her celebrity to fight for civil rights

Cyclist Tillie Anderson came out of nowhere to shatter records, dominate her competition, and earn the world champion title during the late-19th-century women's racing craze

Pro climber Joe Kinder lost his job for harassing fellow pro Sasha DiGiulian on Instagram. Where do we go from here?

Aimée Crocker sailed across the Pacific, narrowly escaped murder in the jungle, and trounced the sexist and racist norms of her day

It’s hard to make a living from just one thing. The champion middle-distance runner, cofounder of Picky Bars, coach, and mother of two lets us in on how she juggles it all.

Ada Blackjack had no wilderness skills before she was forced to fend for herself on a remote Arctic island—and outlived four male explorers

When Gertrude Ederle swam the notorious strait in 1926, she beat the times of all the men before her. By two hours. In a violent storm.

In 1905, Mina Hubbard completed the expedition that had killed her husband—and beat the pants off his swaggering rival

With few options for dealing with online harassment, individuals are often left to address it on their own

Caroline Gleich’s Instagram feed is full of epic shots of the pro skier conquering the planet’s hardest lines. But in recent years, it was marred by an ugly shadow: anonymous bullies whose abusive comments left a wake of anxiety and doubt. Then Gleich spoke out about her tormenters—and realized she wasn’t the only adventure athlete being harassed online.

Upscale meditation studios are bringing mindfulness to the masses. Are they also diluting the practice?

Women have come a long way since they were banned from running marathons and competing in ski jumping for fear of damaging their wombs. But pros are still fighting the pay gap on the slopes, trails, and surf breaks.

Just because you’re ready to shack up with your squeeze, don’t assume your best friend is on board

This big next step is thrilling—and perilous. Proceed with caution.

Getting hitched is the ­ultimate excuse to go big on a vacation. Don’t waste it.

As light pollution continues to crowd out the stars, a small group of activists and scientists are examining how it’s damaging humans and wildlife—and what can be done to fix it

And it’s coughing up the cash to make that happen

Webcams have changed the way we interact with the wild

And Charles Lindbergh’s grandson thinks he’s found a quieter way to fly

A user's list for all the travel, fun, and affiliated delights you can cram into a year

Webcams now broadcast the intimate lives of bears, wolves, and other wild animals around the world, to hundreds of thousands of eager viewers. Whether that’s beneficial to conservation efforts is up for debate.

This is a longterm relationship that will have a major impact on your lifestyle. It pays to choose wisely.

You don't have to live in a mountain town to pursue a life of adventure. Presenting the life-changing strategies urban dwellers can adopt to play harder.

This year, go beyond Daytona Beach to surf Puerto Rico, fish the Bahamas, or explore an Ecuadorean rainforest. (Don't worry, skiers—there's neck-deep powder here for you, too.)

What you need to know about the change in the frequent flier program.

On the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition, a writer retraces the explorer's steps to one of the cruelest, most gorgeous wildernesses on earth.

These ground-tested strategies will help you conquer every last weekend.

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