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7 breathtaking trips that will leave you fit

Can guidebook companies survive in the digital age? We take a look and try some new alternatives

Your perfect summer vacation may be just around the corner.

Classic American adventures with great meals

Experience the aurora borealis at Chena Hot Springs Resort

Ocean rowing, once an adventure sideshow, is on the rise thanks to new technology that has made record-setting crossings easier—and high-stakes rescues inevitable

Inside OAR Northwest's state-of-the-art, 30-foot Woodvale Ocean 4 rowboat, the James Robert Hanssen

Frigid temperatures, biting wind, blowing snow—if you’re well outfitted, it doesn’t really matter.

Fall is here, and the temps are dropping—time to pick a fresh new adventure in the American Southwest

The stablest country in the Middle East also makes for the most action-packed getaway

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Oakley carry-on roller bag.

Ease your load with these packs, including the Gregory Sage 45, which testers loved for its back panel, which perfectly fits the lumbar spine; the North Face Minera 30, a simple daypack with a widely adjustable chest strap and lightweight hipbelt; and the Black Diamond Onyx 75, a no-frills, long-haul, remarkably light pack.

The wildest places to sample the country’s best brews

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

We break down the best sites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and apps for travelers, bikers, gear nerds, and more

Outside picks the essential tech tools, including the OtterBox Defenders Series case.

La Niña means a long, hard winter—just how we like it. Take advantage by basing yourself at one of these nine Outside-approved adventure lodges.

You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.

A five-step strategy for landing your dream job in the action-sports or outdoor industries

Even if you're not a professional climber or cyclist, there are ways to get in on the action.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Oakley Miss Conduct Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Osprey Verve 13 backpack.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Marmot Freya 35 backpack.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the REI Crestrail 65 backpack.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Eagle Creek Salta Vita.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Timbuk2 Candybar backpack.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Camelbak Aventura.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the REI Endeavor Pants.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Black Diamond Distance FL Poles.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the First Ascent by Point 6 Lightweight Hiking Socks.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Outdoor Research Echo Duo Tee.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Ibex Shak Lite Half Zip Long-Sleeve.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Merrell Avian Light Sport Hikers.

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

#4 There’s No Better Way to Prove Yourself.

The most creative and affordable array of trips we’ve seen in years. Time to pack your bag.

Pick up the pace with this fast-forward shoe. Fans of its predecessor will recognize the familiar heel-cushion design, with its embedded thermoplastic, impact-dispersing “waves.” But now there are three waves rather than two, and they’re angled farther forward. The effect: It improves heel-to-toe transition, propelling you into the next…

With few bells and whistles, this lightweight bag, made with PrimaLoft MXL insulation, compresses to the size of a 12-pack—making it ideal for the fast-moving backpacker. Just don’t push it: There’s no collar, and a few testers got chilly on nights colder than 35 degrees. 25°, 3.3 lbs;…

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