2018 Is Pro Surfing's Year of the Woman

Stephanie Gilmore's record-tying seventh world title signals the perfect end to the most progressive year in professional surfing history

Andrew Lewis
Nov 28, 2018

10 Amazing Crowd-Free Trails

From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.

Megan Michelson
Aug 24, 2018

Kiwi Becomes First to Solo Kayak the Tasman Sea

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

Krista Langlois
Jul 24, 2018

Another Voyage for Madmen (And, This Time, One Woman)

The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.

Maggie Shipstead
Jul 17, 2018

#Vanlife'ing Through New Zealand

New Zealand’s camping options notoriously abound which made it the perfect destination for Vanlifer and photographer Louis Charles Pilon.

Mar 13, 2018