Exploring the Ozarks by way of the Buffalo River in Arkansas.

Have Your Best Summer Ever

Plotting your summer can be stressful—so we planned all your weekends for you, packed with fly-fishing, mountain biking, and beer festivals. You're welcome.

Gear

Essentials

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Stop browsing #vanlife photos and get out of town fast

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The best of the season—don't get caught on an impromptu escape without them

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The final word on what to pack it into for your summer getaway

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Never get stranded with a dead phone again—take one of our six picks with you

Travel

Weekend Escapes

You're going to fill every free day—from Memorial Day through Labor Day—with wild races, delicious food and drink, good music, and an abalone or two

10 easy trips, maximum fun guaranteed

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Load up the gear, grab your girlfriends, and get ready for the best summer ever

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Beat the crowds and head for fresh climbing, mountain-biking, and chill-out spots within easy driving distance of eight burgs

Now you have no excuse not to get out and explore this summer.

The Editors

You can hang in Cancun with the rest of the world, or head to one of these less well-known spots for a real ocean adventure.

Culture

Eat and Drink

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Strategies to ensure that no matter where you are and how sober (or not) you want to remain, you'll like what's in your cup

How To

New and Improved Formulas

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How to take your friends camping without killing them, or wanting to

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You didn’t come to this barbecue to make friends. You came to become cornhole champion. A lifetime of bragging rights is yours with these tips from bona fide lawn game experts.

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Staying safe, clean, and healthy while having the time of your life

Betsy Welch

Women learn from the pros at the VIDA Mountain Bike Series