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Please give me some kind of hope that I’m not raising a kid who always will prefer computers to canoes

In the words of Brendan Leonard: “I did perhaps underestimate it a tiny bit”

A daring advice columnist sets off on a road trip with a singular goal: to ask strangers if they make love outside—in towns named Eden

Your style, no matter the reason, is your choice. Period.

Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever

Doesn’t your dog deserve the best?

Your partner’s planning an epic adventure with his ex, but you’d rather be his go-to travel buddy

The curious challenge of loving someone who’s always leaving you in the dust

“Is it your interpretation that I am taking you for your walk, or would you say that you are taking me for my walk?”

And what to do when your fitness level doesn’t match your adventure partner’s

Can I cut switchbacks? What about smoking on the trail? And what do I do with all those rocks?

At home with the successful young climbers and burgeoning social media stars

You’re dead set on walking every inch of a trail, but your partner doesn’t mind skipping a section or two. How do you compromise?

After a year spent inside with too much time on his hands, a writer survives two days in the woods with only the equipment available to his hobbit alter ego—rapier and lute included

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How pregnancy complications and a long-term debilitating injury have reshaped ultrarunner Katie Grossman’s relationship with the sport she loves

Tips for calming your own nerves—and those of people who love you

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No matter where you go in Texas, you’ll find trails for every kind of hiker

Camping solo may not always be easy, but it'll always be worth it

There you are, at the bottom of a hill, on foot, or on your bike, or on skis, ready to start up. But are you really ready? Here are a few strategies you might consider. 1. Choosing More Pain for Less Time by Going Faster over Less Pain for More…

It's time to stop judging people for how they recreate outside

Do you jog around the block at the end of a run so your mileage equals a nice round number?

What to do when a significant other, or a friend, doesn't respect your decisions

What to do when you can’t be active in the same way

It might seem embarrassing at first, but putting a costume on your dog will likely result in more pets for him and more laughs for you

You’re actively running and cycling, but your partner’s on the sidelines. Here are tips on coping with this challenging dynamic.

Totally normal ways to keep the conversation moving

Sometimes our darkest moments create the best kind of magic

It's not just about saying you're sorry. You should also explain how you'll do better next time.

You have some options beyond that perfectly formulated post-workout beverage

The key to an adventure that's fun for everyone: lower your expectations, squash insecurities, and bring along plenty of creature comforts

Expanding your community is always tough. Throw in a pandemic and a move to a rural area, and it could feel impossible. But a shift in perspective might be all you need to (safely) fill that social void.

The majority of my favorite days have been on trails that wouldn't make anyone's list

Feel safe and embrace your time outdoors alone

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