Want to make the strongest memories? Don’t touch the camera.
There's a moment in a child's life when she's old enough to go on a real trip yet still young enough to want to hang out with her parents. These travel tactics and tools will help you seize that window.
Just because they have lacrosse practice doesn't mean you have to sacrifice outdoor adventures
For more than a century, the Girl Scouts has been the most well-trod path for junior explorers to get into adventure. But what comes after the Thin Mints and craft badges is a troop for sisterhood, winter camping, and some serious archery.
How the National Winter Activity Center is raising the next generation of skiers
Behind-the-scenes with the company's efforts to make sure kids—and parents—are valued at the office
"How can you let her do that? It's so dangerous!" For years, my mom has fielded this question from other parents about my climbing. Here's what she thinks about raising an adventurous daughter in an unfamiliar sport.
The world's greatest dog sanctuary is on a small farm in Costa Rica, where hundreds of canines run wild over the land—eating huge piles of food and slobbering happily on Lya Battle and her small band of dedicated volunteers.
Nature documentaries offer the chance to teach your kids about the beauty and diversity of our planet
Because no one will remember this storm as much as the children who got to stay home because of it
The best schools know that kids learn when their noses aren't shoved in textbooks all the time
The simplest way to ensure children have free play is often the hardest: opening the door and shooing them out. On their own.
Top Dog Sweepstakes: Prize Details and Official Rules
There’s a growing movement of people who say that abstaining from having children is the best way to offset climate change. They’re wrong. The only way to stop it is by raising environmentally conscientious kids.
How the upstart parenting meet-up Hike it Baby has quietly gone national
Scott Swaney, a former oilman and current badass a couple years shy of 70, has more first descents in Death Valley National Park than anyone on earth. He spent the past decade looking for everything from tight canyons to massive drop-offs and is believed to have led or been involved with 203 of the 258 first descents in the park. Swaney has burned through partners who couldn’t stand the heat and hard labor of exploring his hellish playground, but he continues to recruit new ones, eager to keep exploring. This spring, photographer Ian Tuttle, who had never canyoneered, stuffed his camera—a film Mamiya 645 AFDii—into a backpack and followed along.
The Clark family's advice for surviving a 120-day backpacking trip—or whatever adventures you and yours have planned for the summer
The 42-year-old mountaineer and mother of two just claimed the women’s speed record for the Explorer’s Grand Slam. How did she pull it off?
My Old Man is a new video series produced by Farm League for YETI that celebrates fatherhood. Big wave surfer Shane Dorian, father of two, is profiled in the first installment, Between Pulses. While people tell Dorian that…
A new initiative gives complimentary national park access to every fourth-grader in America. Can a class field trip turn kids into lifetime fans of the outdoors? Mike Kessler hops on the yellow bus—and endures high-decibel Bieber sing-alongs—to find out.
It helps to live in a cool mountain town and be a world-class athlete. But Davenport also uses fundamental tools that train his kids to think for themselves.
Rule #1: Always shoot the tantrums. And never take another selfie.
The author tagged along on a trip to Joshua Tree with a group of kids from Southern California who had never slept in a tent
Aaron Eveland took his young son dirt bag camping on a small rock island off the coast of Hawaii.
The secret to surviving a weeklong family vacation along the Pacific Coast? Rent a tricked-out minivan
It starts with redefining concepts like spring break, recess, and access to nature
The Secretary of the Interior just issued an order that aims to help get at-risk and disabled children outside. Here’s how it will work.
Author Richard Louv, who coined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” is back with his latest book on the importance of getting kids into nature
Nutritious lunches are key to fueling our children’s minds and bodies, and our cafeterias are failing us
In 2015, filmmaker Jeremy Prusso took his family on a trip to Utah's Maple Canyon. The journey spawned his latest film, Maple Canyon, which touches on the importance of spending time outside with family. “You just want them to have what you have, to see…
Indira, a short film from Nate Gunn, follows a family's struggle after losing their child. Utah-based artist, mountaineer, and photographer Andy Earl and his wife finally find peace in the place that always brings them happiness: the mountains. …
A family of backcountry maximalists learns to love going fast and light
The weekend-long event features a multi-heat dog surfing contest with prizes in four different weight-class divisions and even tandem heats with the dogs’ owners.
James Lawrence, aka the Iron Cowboy, ran 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days this summer. He did it all with his five young children in tow.
“Blue zones” where entire communities live longer, better lives aren't just for grownups. Here’s how you can craft them in your own neighborhood.
It’s tough to beat the ranch dog’s daily grind: They run around all day, swim in water troughs, and, of course, keep the crazy cows in line. Anyone who's lived with one cannot live without.
This is a longterm relationship that will have a major impact on your lifestyle. It pays to choose wisely.
Athletic training and parenthood aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, when done right, they go hand in hand.
The trick is educating them with these honest, science-supported reasons why pets make our lives better
What’s the best dog in the world? Our picks: the ones that have a job, do it well, and then curl up at the foot of the bed.
Ruffwear has announced a major partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, along with its Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program, that matches adventure-loving, outdoor oriented people with high-energy, fresh air-seeking dogs from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Through a Facebook app on Ruffwear’s…