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.

Versatile lids that keep your noggin safe, inbounds and out

What you need to know about navigating the ski season to come

We asked 13 major resorts what operational plans are in place for this winter. Their answers ranged from après-ski in a private dome to parking spots you need to reserve.

From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves

These affordable digs are within driving distance from major cities but feel like far-away escapes

From trails to post-ride tacos, the decorated Mountain Bike World Cup champ shares her favorite Northern California spots

Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean

Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.

These kayak, sailboat, and yacht itineraries have all the makings of a post-pandemic remedy: wide-open space and time with friends

Some bucket-list adventures require securing a wilderness permit months or even years out. Here’s how to book the most coveted ones in the country.

From outdoor games to travel-inspired activities, there's a world of adventure waiting for young ones right in your backyard

Because travel is also a state of mind. Here are the movies, books, podcasts, online courses, and virtual tours to get your wanderlust fix from your couch.

Yes, getting outside is good for anxiety, but you should think twice about crowding backcountry trailheads and risking getting hurt

Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip

The professional skier and activist on her most beloved spots in and out of bounds

The start of spring is one of the best times to travel, thanks to perfect weather, fun festivals, and a screaming flight deal to the Virgin Islands

Don't have time to thru-hike? That's OK! These trails can be done in a few days or weeks so you can test your endurance without using up all your vacation days.

You don't have to spend a ton to pull off a dreamy getaway

Nikita Ovsyanikov has spent decades studying polar bears on a remote Siberian island to better understand their behaviors

And everything you need to know before driving over that snowy pass

From Hawaii to the Swiss Alps, what are the epic trips that nobody else is doing? We found a few.

After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development

As locals get priced out of Aspen, Stowe, and Whistler, here are the places ski bums are heading to next

One person was killed and another seriously injured at Alpine Meadows in California

With collective mega-passes, more direct flights, and super-dialed snow forecasts, it’s never been a better time to plan a destination ski trip. Our up-to-date guide has you covered for packing the most into a weekend getaway.

You survived the chaos of family visits and too many helpings of dessert. Now it's time to recover.

With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run

Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.

You could order a premade kit. Or you could get crafty and build your own hot box.

The six most doable ski descents in North America, according to pro skier Cody Townsend and ski mountaineer Noah Howell

You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.

You don't need mountain trails out your door to get your boots ready for a big hike

According to Craig Romano, the local guy who literally wrote the book—actually, 20 of them—on hiking in the area

Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way

The trick to staying the right temperature this time of year? Bring smart options.

You can get away on a dime at this time of year

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

What you need to treat blisters—and prevent them from happening in the first place

From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities

State-of-the-art protection, minus that clamped-down feeling

Eager to find the perfect resort? Read on.

Do it poorly—or not at all—and you could start the next catastrophic wildfire

There's an easy and quick getaway for fall leaf peeping, no matter where you are in the region

Skip the crowds at the national parks and head to these amazing monuments instead

You're not going to want to do this at home

Our guide for which mega ski pass is the best one for you

Forget about the booked-months-in-advance sites inside the parks. These nearby campgrounds guarantee availability, quiet, and solitude.

Because demoing bikes and gear, exploring great locations, and celebrating afterward with new friends, craft beer, and music is way more fun than riding alone

Because you don't want to be led deep into the backcountry by just anyone

Eight one-of-a-kind events for those who aren't into the standard swim, bike, run

You can soak and stay at these rad spots

For times when you want the surf and sand but not all the hype

If you're interested in disaster tourism, these places are packed with adventures and need your dollars more than ever before

Eight places to (safely) spy on bears—and other big game—in their natural habitat

Doing it right takes more than just a hose and a bottle of chain grease

The last thing you want is to go for a drink and end up sipping dirty water

Give back to the trails you enjoy. It's good for you and the place you’re visiting.

Book a room and score perks, like a stargazing kit, bike-park access, or a hiking guidebook

Want to get away on a dime? Here's where to go.

Stunning swimming holes, lakes, and pools to dunk into as temps heat up

If you think travel agents disappeared completely in the age of online booking, think again. They're back—in a whole new, modern form.

Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead

Not all camping mattresses are built the same

Hopefully you don't get charged by a bear in the first place. But in a worst-case scenario, here's what to do.

We pulled together a few of our favorite places to camp—some developed campgrounds, some not—alongside America’s most stunning rivers

Because, really, what's not to love about someone providing a luxe tent for you in these awesome locations?

Whether you’re in the mood for beer and barbecue, a dance party, or a shot of adrenaline, these events are a guaranteed blast

What to do if one of these bloodsuckers finds its way onto you or your dog

We cover the necessities, plus a few extras and friendly pointers

Whether you're looking for deals on gear or an inside line on your dream trip, the perfect group is just a click away

Meet the newest trend in full-service trip planning: surprise travel. You won't find out where you're going until it's time to go.

Who says you can't camp in (or near) big cities?

Spending a night in paradise doesn’t have to cost as much as a month’s rent back home

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