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The South American pack animal is the perfect companion for getting deep into the wilderness with little ones
The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.
Public lands have become more trodden and restrictive, but the pandemic-era craziness might not last
Your family’s next adventure begins when the sun goes down
Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs
A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.
Facebook is developing a new app for children, and advocates think it’s a terrible idea
Ambreen Tariq’s new children’s book tells the story of an immigrant family’s first camping trip and expands the canon of outdoor literature for kids
Proposed laws in more than two dozen states seek to exclude transgender youth from interscholastic sports, depriving them of community and confidence-building skills
The nonprofit Skiku has brought nordic skiing to thousands of Native kids in Alaska, where access to the sport has historically been limited
An ambitious new project is based on a straightforward and very attainable goal: to help kids spend as much time outdoors as they do in front of screens
With the right clothing, tools, and toys, your family can be happy and comfortable out there anytime
A new travel book offers an inspiring reminder of possibilities at a moment when we really need it
It’s the perfect wilderness vehicle for children who are too small to get far on their own but too heavy to carry
With at-home schooling the norm in many areas, we put together a P.E. plan for a full semester of fun and creative movement
Camper vans, pop-ups, RVs, and more—if you're ready to upgrade from tent camping, you've got plenty of options. Use this handy tool to pick your ideal vehicle setup.
Creating a shelter in nature is fun, encourages creativity, and offers an emotional refuge from the pandemic
The climbing prodigy's book, 'How to Solve a Problem,' teaches youth how to approach seemingly impossible challenges
Vanlife has totally mainstreamed. But if you don't have the finances to own a home on wheels, these companies have you covered.
From ballads inspired by outdoor adventures to neighborhood sing-alongs, the Okee Dokee Brothers' new album makes staying home with kids more fun
Set up a tent, turn off your screens, and enjoy some family bonding—without leaving home
Although the coronavirus has shuttered schools and events across the country, outdoor spaces can be a healthy outlet for families—but it's important to stay informed and cautious
Like many outdoor sports, cycling struggles with gender equality. In Colorado, a handful of youth organizations are trying to change that.
Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure
Italian students will soon be required to learn about global warming. American kids? Not so much.
If you and your co-parent have different ideas of what's risky, here's what you need to know
From hair ties to hydration bladders, women share their top pregnancy hacks
The successful businesswomen learned all about entrepreneurship at home on the windswept Aleutian Islands. They had to.
From summer heat to deep snow, here's a practical and affordable list of things you need
Princess Daazhraii Johnson, a creative producer for the PBS series, tells Outside that the show is a "way of saying that it’s OK to be who you are, you should be proud of that."
Tips from the pros about the importance of communication, being prepared for a breakdown, and taking it slow
Kids need more outdoor playtime, and one national nonprofit is helping provide families with just that
Taking a tiny human floating seems intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be
For active mamas-to-be, nine months of playing it too safe feels wrong. Good news: you don't have to give up on outdoor adventure.
After nearly 40 years of attempts by multiple people—and at least one mysterious disappearance—Scott Donaldson became the first person to paddle alone across the 1,400-mile stretch of ocean
Some of the places most sought after by recreationists are also culturally, spiritually or economically vital to tribes. We need to honor that.
Six women talk about their experiences with harassment while recreating or working in the outdoor industry
An Outside investigation of sexual harassment in outdoor workplaces, where unwanted advances, discrimination, and assault are a frequent and destructive occurrence for far too many women
The National Park Service findings, released last week, are troubling. The reality is even worse.
In Baltimore, a newly mandatory Outward Bound program brings together police and local kids to take steps toward easing tensions
They face unique challenges, longer odds, and sometimes outright hostility
The outdoor equipment co-op will close on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The rest of the gear world should take note.