Once a city loses a bit of its lustre, you finally start to see it for what it is—a landscape in its own right.

Active Cities

The definitive guide to making the most of urban life

Deep Dive


The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the Windy City


Play Harder


You don't have to live in a mountain town to pursue a life of adventure. Presenting the life-changing strategies urban dwellers can adopt to play harder.


Health and fitness columnist Brad Stulberg shares his tips on how to ensure that an active life and city life are not mutually exclusive


The best, most creative, time-saving ways to fit (and organize) all your gear into a tiny apartment

Michael Beck

These eight items don't take up much space. Buy them all and you'll be better outfitted than any pricey gym.

Deep Dive

New York

The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the city that never sleeps


Where to Live Now

You don’t have to give up the amenities of a large urban environment just because you prefer traveling on two wheels over four

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...


Dixie is bursting with adventures, hip breweries, and a new river to raft (we’ll explain). And it hasn’t lost any of its down-home charm.

City Guides

Make Every Trip an Adventure

Chris Cohen

The city gets a bad rap: flat, boring, concrete. The flat part? That’s true. But the rest couldn’t be more wrong.

Megan Michelson

They know their coffee, beer, yoga, and outdoor boutiques. We've picked the highlights.

Chris Cohen

The city has taken a turn toward smart development, livable neighborhoods, and high-energy amenities.


Luckily for you, these involve no slot machines—only glassy waters for paddling and natural playgrounds for climbing

Deep Dive

Los Angeles

The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the city of eternal summer