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The Extraordinary Power of Going for a Walk

It's the most underrated form of adventure

For Growth

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Many of us have long dismissed this gentle, approachable activity for more adrenaline-pumping forms of exercise. We've been missing out—big-time.

'Volksmarches' are popular walking events that involve tea stops, prizes, and a noncompetitive spirit

Grammy nominee Mike Posner left behind his life in L.A. to go on a 2,851-mile journey in search of... something. Here's what he learned about grief, motivation, struggle, and authenticity.

For Exploration

All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways

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Five kicks that transition seamlessly from trail to town

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Lessons from Wendell Berry, Wallace Stegner, and my neighborhood trees

The Editors

Alpine scrambles and beachfront strolls; multi-day singletrack adventures and quick urban escapes; soaring trees and rolling sand dunes—every state in the country has something to offer intrepid hikers. So we rounded up a bucket-list-worthy, best-of-the-best guide.

For Health

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In an excerpt from his new book, 'In Praise of Walking,' Shane O'Mara delves into the science behind an activity that human beings often underestimate

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Research shows that walking has many benefits—but it's also a pretty darn good family adventure

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A grassroots movement of physicians are prescribing time outdoors as the best possible cure for a growing list of ailments. Can they really convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?