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From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.

We asked pro skiers Cody Townsend and Glen Plake which classic ski movies they could watch over and over again. Get ready to hunker down on the couch and revisit these throwback gems.

Tipping is part of life, but it often feels confusing and stressful. Whether you’re on a river trip, a safari, or taking a ski lesson, we asked all the hard questions to provide these guidelines on how much to give—and how to do it right.

Need a backcountry overnight dwelling in a crisis? Survival skills instructor Jessie Krebs has you covered.

Sorry for sending the crowds your way, but sharing special places in the outdoors is my job, and if it’s done right, it’s for the greater good

Top athletes—from Nordic skier Jessie Diggins to mountain runner Joseph Gray—share a meal-by-meal plan of what they eat on typical winter days.

These skier-friendly hotels come with amenities like boot-drying rooms, meet-and-greets with ski patrol dogs, and in-house gear shops.

We asked Andrew Collins, author of the new book ‘Ultimate Road Trips: USA and Canada,’ to reveal his favorite fall road trips. From underrated national parks in Utah to classic leaf peeping in New England, here’s his intel on where to go and what to do.

Traveling this summer was chaotic and expensive. Fall trips don't have to be that way with this advice on how to save and where to go.

The new documentary ‘Buried’ looks back at 1982 tragedy at Alpine Meadows ski resort, and finds lessons that are as relevant as ever about surviving a traumatic event

Looking for goggs with magnetic lens change systems, UV protection, and color-boosting contrast? Look no further.

According to seasoned ski gear testers, these are the most functional and comfortable brain buckets of the year

You don’t need a reservation to pitch a tent at these free and dispersed camping areas on public land, from empty beaches to lush forests to hot springs. Go, enjoy, and pledge to leave the place in better shape than you found it.

The 440-mile route goes from the third-deepest lake in the U.S. to the jagged peaks of the North Cascades and the tulip-filled Skagit Valley

These seven destinations are the perfect summer base camps, with plenty of adventure on and off the water

Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.

This cliff-hugging stretch of U.S Highway 550 is dotted with scenic mountain towns filled with hiking trails, brewpubs, and hot springs

From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country

The best way to catch aurora borealis in all its lit-up beauty: go to the darkest places on earth, at just the right time, and hope for the best

It’ll take some miles to reach these eight remote, high-elevation lakes, but what better way to cap off a strenuous trek than diving into cool, crystal-clear water?

Across the country, hard-to-nab spots are sitting vacant. How do we make sure these coveted spaces aren’t going to waste?

Forget waking up at dawn to save your spot or navigating through crowds on Main Street. These coastal destinations are all about empty stretches of sand, activities for everyone, and ocean-view rooms that don’t break the bank.

You’ll be surprised by the places on this list, but maybe it’s time we started redefining what makes a ski town

Figuring out how to best equip and dress yourself when you’re just starting this sport can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help.

It’s February, which means you’d better start reserving campsites for August now. We have a few tips for you.

The young rock-climbing phenom, who got her start bouldering in Central Park as a kid, shares her favorite places in her home city for vintage clothes, vegan gelato, and indoor climbing

From affordability to crowd control, we considered a variety of factors to determine the best ski towns to visit or live in

Andrew Jackson reveals his favorite places to ride a bike, fuel up, and play in his home city

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

A day out on the slopes doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. You just need to know where and when to go.

From huts with easy approaches to less crowded areas, we’ve got beginner-friendly ways for you to get out of bounds

Glenn McConkey raised one of freeskiing’s greatest icons. Now a Utah estate lawyer has pleaded guilty to taking millions of her dollars.

Don’t be afraid of ice climbing. It’s a fun winter skill to pick up, and we’ve got all the intel on how to get started.

Whether you want to learn a new sport—like skate skiing or ice climbing—or improve your skills, there’s a lesson out there for you

These places may not be ultra fancy or ski-in, ski-out, but the point is: if you’re savvy, you can take a ski trip on a budget

Expect full-capacity chairlifts and indoor dining to return to ski resorts this season. But some COVID-era policies, like buying lift tickets online, will remain.

We’ve got your next car-based ski vacation dialed, complete with worthy detours and the best powder stashes

The stunning, adventure-filled road parallels the eastern Sierra Nevada and has ample stops for hot springs, hikes, and backcountry skiing

Climate change is wreaking havoc on the timing and quality of fall foliage, but scientists have a few tips on how to catch the season’s best colors

From Reykjavík to Minneapolis, winter isn’t just tolerated here, it’s celebrated

You can’t beat the desert vibes at these stunning vacation homes, all minutes from California’s most laid-back national park

The yoga superstar dishes on her hometown’s best vegetarian breakfast tacos, dog-walking trails, and donation-based yoga for all

The movement for resorts, climbing routes, and other well-known destinations to get rid of offensive monikers is a step in the right direction, but there’s still more work to be done

There’s a lot to know before parking your van or pitching a tent on public lands. Here’s how to do it right.

Moab isn’t the only place to go. Explorer and professional skier Kalen Thorien shares her intel on how to find adventures off the beaten path.

If you were as caught off guard by the end of summer as we were, here are some easy-to-plan itineraries for the long weekend

Think hotels with bike washing stations and retreats with spin classes, all located near miles of empty singletrack

Thanks to the rise of engineered parks, it’s now easier than ever to learn to surf a wave in a kayak

It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.

You don’t have to head to Europe to hike to a backcountry chalet. Here are the most spectacular stateside options, ranging from rustic to full-service experiences.

Make this summer all about exploring off-the-beaten-path adventures within a few hours of your home

From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy

Campgrounds at popular national parks started booking up six months ago, but don’t fret: these strategies will help you to find a great spot to pitch a tent all summer long

From a trail in Isle Royale National Park with spectacular views to a hike that hits four 6,000-foot peaks in 30 miles, these are our favorite classic routes in the U.S.

With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike

Where to snag late-season deals, uncrowded slopes, and good-quality snow well into April

Thanks to their proximity, these Airbnbs book up fast. Make your summer reservation now.

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys

With cruise traffic set to be at an all-time low this summer, you’ll be able to have the 49th state all to yourself

Whether you’re after a beachfront campsite, some good juju, or a cabin built for mountain bikers, we’ve got a spring travel deal for you

Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season

A massive storm led to a record-breaking 60-hour shutdown at Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon last weekend, followed by a day of private skiing exclusively for those already in the area

Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.

Sleep in a Navajo Nation earth home, a vintage camper, or a dome tent, all just a short drive to the South Rim

Load up the car to see snow-covered volcanoes, cool desert landscapes, and empty beaches without any of summer's big crowds

From a glass-domed train to downhill skiing, these are some of our favorite adventures in our national parks. Bonus: they get you off the beaten path, too.

From cabins to cliff dwellings, here's where to post up close to two of southern Utah's best national parks

This season you're going to want an adventuremobile you can post up in at the base of the ski area. Here are some good ones.

Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds

Don't let cold weather stop you from exploring. These eight trails in some of our favorite national parks may be even better in the winter.

Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

When will we be able to take international trips again? Medical and travel experts weigh in.

The colder months are the perfect time to visit national parks, with fewer crowds and endless adventure. Stay at one of these dreamy base camps.

If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

Pull your van or RV into the cheapest slopeside lodging you can find: an overnight parking space

The ideal over-the-top holiday gift this year? A private ski experience.

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place for yourselves. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

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