These odd scraps of property tell us more about ourselves than we realize.

Our beloved pups have caused countless accidents, moments of horror, and sleepless nights

Virginia Sole-Smith’s new book, ‘Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,’ takes an unflinching look at fatphobia and how it affects our collective ideas about health

When the mixed media artist feels alone, there’s one place that always offers her the comfort and support she needs: the wilderness

The iconic film festival is celebrating its 45th year this weekend. Here are the documentaries we’re most excited to watch.

Lots of people struggle to find new friends for outdoor activities. But taking initiative (and acknowledging your awkwardness) goes a long way.

Nature and nurture both contribute to a dog’s lifespan. Bobi, the world’s oldest dog, is a perfect example.

Barking and lunging outbursts can put a damper on life with your pup, but there’s hope for calming your canine

Chinese Crested dogs are speedy, high-energy, always ready for adventure, and… well… naked

We bet you've never heard of some of these dog breeds

Sure, pretty sunsets and endorphin-pumping summits do the trick. But we’ve also found plenty more surprising moments of wonder and delight.

No commands, rules, or directives here. Just a gentle nudge towards something truly lovely.

You don’t have to be an astrology buff to believe that the moon and stars have a special kind of power in our lives

The outdoor-recreation professional thought he could get through cancer on his own. A week of surfing and climbing with new friends showed him otherwise.

I only recently learned that hitting the trails solo makes me feel more alive.

The latest chapter of the thrilling surf docuseries may lack the narrative cohesion of the first. It will still leave you feeling stoked.

Fishing can help your young ones cultivate confidence and develop patience in the outdoors. Here's how to pull it off.

Peter Kaestner has traveled the world on an adventure-filled quest to become the first birder to hit 10,000. Ornithologist Jessie Williamson hitched a ride on a rollicking South American mission that involved land, sea, and (you guessed it) air.

Maybe you should start writing a little something about your run, too

This age-old camp tradition has a higher purpose

After the death of their husband and father, the world felt irreversibly transformed. Skiing would offer a lifeline.

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An effort to protect special places in Arkansas has flourished into over 55,000 acres of public land

Americans live in one of the most individualistic nations on earth—and it can be one of the most isolating, too. Could hiking be a way for us to find our way back to community?

Our editors listened to a podcast about Indigenous resistance, watched a film about Palestinian climbers, and checked a few more books off of our reading lists

‘Wild and Precious’ is a memorial to the beloved American poet and a celebration of her work

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Outside is hitting the road this year with one mission: get everyone outside. The tour brings gear giveaways, skills clinics, guided adventures, iconic speakers, good causes, and more.

The controversial late fashion designer will be honored at the 2023 Met Gala tonight

The artist was lost in her own life until a walk in the forest spurred her to take charge of her journey

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Adventures are always better with man’s best friend by your side

Whether they’re for yourself or for someone else, here are some tips for taking NSFW photos in nature

A recent ‘New York Times’ story has three outdoor dads wondering how they would spend lavishly on a fancy bash for tots

We love our dogs as much as we love the outdoors

A new study found that humans are terrible at reading canine body language. But with the help of a few experts, you can learn.

I spent a year researching fifty women—one from each state in the country—who are taking action for climate justice.

In an excerpt from her new book 'Love Your Mother: 50 States, 50 Stories, and 50 Women United for Climate Justice,' Mallory McDuff profiles climate activist Colette Pichon Battle.

A warming planet is the enemy in ‘Terra Nil,’ the new video game for eco-friendly players. We tried it and came away inspired.

Some experiences are unforgettable for both very bad and very good reasons

And what about charging people to climb that mountain? Outside’s ethics guru weighs in.

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Backpacker and Outside readers joined the Sawyer team on the ground in Viti Levu, Fiji, to see the change in action

To manage her anxiety, the journalist takes a simple approach: she laces up her running shoes and heads out the door to see what comes next

‘Wild Life,’ a new film by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, chronicles Tompkins’s life as one of the world’s most influential conservationists

In her podcast, ‘FOGO: Fear of Going Outside,’ Ivy Le takes on the great outdoors—very, very reluctantly

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Situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Montana’s most populous city is also a cultural and economic hub

When her son was jailed for a crime he didn’t commit, the former legislator dealt with her pain in isolation. A powerful experience in nature spurred her to turn to her community for support.

New music by boygenius, a text exploring the governance of natural resources, ‘South Side,’ ‘She Said,’ and more

After I spent a decade in the grind of working motherhood, seals welcomed me to the wild

My sport is a huge part of my identity, but I’m not as good as I hoped I’d be. What if this is my peak? 

After losing her father, she first turned to the outdoors for relief. Then she funneled her grief into creativity.

Sure, maybe you get a leg cramp. But you could also get struck by an asteroid.

After a frightening accident, the veteran journalist reset her approach to work and life. The result was a surge in creativity.

My husband and I have hosted four different foster children over the past four years. We've found that we all benefit from time outdoors.

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The secret to an exciting family adventure? Bermuda.

Meet YouTube’s quiet superstar: Martijn Doolaard, a semi-hermit Dutchman who has turned the slow, steady process of Alpine-cabin restoration into a masterpiece of performance art

Want to raise kids who love the outdoors and aren’t afraid of a challenge? Try a little friluftsliv.

An argument in favor of catching sunrises, running errands, and talking with your friends face-to-face

5 tips to help you feel less critical and embrace your body

A difficult breakup had the musician worried he’d lost his identity. A solo road trip reminded him of who he is.

Director Robin Van Gyn discusses her new documentary series, which is playing on Outside Watch now

Therapy on the hiking trail couldn’t fix the new normal of Oregon wildfire season, but could it help me grapple with it?

In a time when people are more attached to their devices than ever, getting outside has never been more vital to our happiness and wellbeing.

After the ocean took away her partner, the marine biologist found a way to live with loss

Schools invested in outdoor ed during the pandemic, but the growth was disproportionate to high-income communities

The journalist was was about to quit his reporting trip down a remote river in Colombia when a group of kids reminded him that finding great stories demands that you participate in normal existence

When the adventurer began studying shipwrecks carrying enslaved people, she was scared to uncover the pain of their sad history. Then she realized the beauty of connecting with our ancestors.

Katie Burrell has developed a brand around teaching winter-sports experts and strivers to chill out and share a laugh. Her upcoming film, ‘Weak Layers,’ revives the old party-hard ski comedy—with women at the center of the action.

We let dogs out to run. We should do the same for ourselves.

Executive producer Grant Kahler explains how the outdoor reality show went from a social experiment to survival of the meanest

The eight-episode series ‘Outlast’ pits survivalists against each other in a cruel game of psychological torture

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The alpine guide’s new memoir gives readers an honest take on the highs and lows of parenting as a full-time climber

He’s a big fan of survival shows, and I have a hunch he’s trying to recreate one on our trips

Professional runner Lauren Fleshman’s memoir, a climbing survival story, a new Outside podcast, a sci-fi video game, and more

Being incarcerated at a young age taught the gear designer that we can move past our biggest mistakes—as long as we keep going

After dreaming about performing the works of the acclaimed author for decades, Nick Offerman finally got his shot—and realized he wasn’t worthy

When the outdoor writer organized a long-distance bike trip for her struggling brother, she learned the value of sharing things that bring us joy

After retiring from sled dog racing to raise her children, she thought the adventurous part of her life was over. Then she learned to pilot a bush plane.

A run-in with law enforcement when he was a college student spurred the Native activist to build an organization around the idea that we have to show up for each other