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
Fishing can help your young ones cultivate confidence and develop patience in the outdoors. Here's how to pull it off.
After the death of their husband and father, the world felt irreversibly transformed. Skiing would offer a lifeline.
An effort to protect special places in Arkansas has flourished into over 55,000 acres of public land
Adventures are always better with man’s best friend by your side
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.
Situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Montana’s most populous city is also a cultural and economic hub
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.
The secret to an exciting family adventure? Bermuda.
Want to raise kids who love the outdoors and aren’t afraid of a challenge? Try a little friluftsliv.
Schools invested in outdoor ed during the pandemic, but the growth was disproportionate to high-income communities
Adventurous families, Bermuda is the unexpected vacation you didn’t know you needed
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.
One man’s journey to become the person his dog thinks he is
Katie Cahn is inspiring the new spirit of fly fishing
Famous for its rowdy buccaneer history that lives on today, Key West also offers plenty of outdoor adventures and chances to disconnect
Respect for nature is just as important in winter as any other season
The key to staying energized? Eating and hydrating.
The Land Rover Trophy off-roading competition invites drivers to join a storied 4x4 legacy
Last season, Rahlves brought his son on his first Alaskan heli trip, and Warren Miller chronicled the journey for their latest film, ‘Daymaker.’ Spoiler alert: they both rip.
Let them be free
Pro tips on preparing a lot, annoying your friends a little, and really shining as the caretaker of all
We caught up with two of RVing’s most seasoned pet parents for their best advice
Meet three anglers who are redefining the sport for the better
Mentorship programs like P1440 and Voice in Sport are helping young athletes connect with a more experienced cohort who can guide them through a wide range of challenges
Teach these to your dog, and both of you will be safer and happier outdoors
In his new book ‘Outdoor Kids in an Inside World,’ the author and TV personality prescribes “radical engagement” for kids everywhere
A study of 20,000 pure breeds and mutts rules out breeding as a major determining factor in a dog’s personality
Night comes alive when you let your voice and imagination lead you—and your rapt audience—somewhere surprising
Kids learn best through stories, and these books weave gripping tales with messages about caring for the planet
Is there anything better than seeing kids having fun outside?
After months of pandemic-induced isolation, one Vermont family dove headfirst into a 272-mile adventure
Whether on the Olympic stage or the home hill, women on skis demonstrate what sportsmanship, bravery, and self-love could look like
Let your grom take the lead and you’ll both learn new tricks and become better skiers for it
The messed up rugs, destroyed childhood mementos, and complicated travel plans? Completely worth it.
By portraying predators as villains, we are influencing how our children perceive the natural world
America’s youth are in desperate need of real-life human connection. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bassist says there’s no better place to provide that than a skate park.
After moving to San Diego, one writer took her husband and sons on a five-day urban hike to explore and better understand their new stomping grounds
Want your children to have a deeper relationship with nature than you do? So did this writer. She found an entry point in Tinkergarten.
Stories about kids who break hiking or climbing records feel like the continuation of an outdated and unhealthy attitude toward outdoor recreation
Why? Because when more kids reap the benefits of time spent in nature, the world will be a better place.
Having a green lawn doesn’t make sense in many parts of the country. But that doesn’t mean kids have to sacrifice their backyard adventures.
Eco-conscious parents are turning to electric utility bikes to haul their most precious cargo: their children
It’s never too early to help your kids develop a healthy mindset around food. Here’s where to start.
The South American pack animal is the perfect companion for getting deep into the wilderness with little ones
Stories are about how human connections are made and kept in the outdoors, and how they’re evolving now—when community has never been more important or more at risk
For one pandemic-worn parent, the key to staying close to her family is getting some distance
We asked a pediatrician for advice on getting outside safely when temperatures soar
Coming to terms with a landscape ravaged by fire
The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.
Whether you’re stuck in the city or counting down the days to a summer road trip, we have a few expert-approved tips for exploring nearby nature
Your family’s next adventure begins when the sun goes down
Personal-finance guru Mr. Money Mustache breaks down how Outside readers can stop wasting hard-earned cash on expensive gear and trips and start putting it toward real freedom: the financial kind
I gave my 12-year-olds the Rand McNally on our 300-mile drive from Atlanta to the South Carolina coast to impart the joys of reading an old-school physical map
Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs
He wanted to be the best man he could be. This required some bold and questionable choices.
The newest collection of recipes from James Beard–nominated chef Sarah Glover is geared toward parents looking to improve their outdoor cooking game. We’ve included two of our favorite recipes from the book.
Ready to dive into some of the most rich culture in the United States?
Facebook is developing a new app for children, and advocates think it’s a terrible idea
Everything you need to make the most of the very best season with your very best friend
Ambreen Tariq’s new children’s book tells the story of an immigrant family’s first camping trip and expands the canon of outdoor literature for kids
Proposed laws in more than two dozen states seek to exclude transgender youth from interscholastic sports, depriving them of community and confidence-building skills
The nonprofit Skiku has brought nordic skiing to thousands of Native kids in Alaska, where access to the sport has historically been limited
American kids are less likely to play in a youth sports league than ever before. But as 2020's surge in outdoor activities showed, we have a huge opportunity to get this generation moving again.
An ambitious new project is based on a straightforward and very attainable goal: to help kids spend as much time outdoors as they do in front of screens
With the right clothing, tools, and toys, your family can be happy and comfortable out there anytime
Get out there—it'll be worth it
A new travel book offers an inspiring reminder of possibilities at a moment when we really need it
As any child will tell you, smartwatches are one of the most popular items on holiday lists this year. Be careful what they wish for.
The pandemic has robbed kids of vital socialization with friends—and put even more emphasis on the importance of spending time with them in nature. But what happens when your child is a nonstop yakker on the trail?
Practical tips from two experienced adventure moms
Adventure photographer Chris Burkard's 'Unnur' is a gorgeous meditation on one Icelandic father's plan to raise his daughter (way, way) off the grid
It’s the perfect wilderness vehicle for children who are too small to get far on their own but too heavy to carry
With at-home schooling the norm in many areas, we put together a P.E. plan for a full semester of fun and creative movement