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When it feels like each choice leads you down a different path, it can be challenging to choose one at all

How much could you get done in a day if you were also trying to cram in a one mile run every hour on the hour?

We worked seasonal jobs to make enough money to spend the rest of our time traveling and feared a white-picket-fence life. But now they've all put down roots, and I still have the same lifestyle.

“Cooler hunting” may be Alaskans’ new favorite sport

She wants to show me the ropes. I want to cheer her on from the sidelines. What should I do?

You’ll need an ATV, throwing hatchets, strong lungs, a chainsaw, a snow machine, beer, a water gun, and neighbors who just can’t stop pissing you off

Oh, your Tinder date climbed the world’s highest peak? I’m unimpressed.

Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.

Is one person’s way of having fun inherently better?

Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That was the big question hanging over two novice sailors as they set out on a voyage off the coast of New England.

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And what to do when your girlfriend won't hike with you but plans to hit the trails with her friend

In his inaugural column for Outside, the ‘Parks & Recreation’ star sounds off on Henry David Thoreau, emasculation, and bullying in the outdoors

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Dogs have always been man’s best friend, but these pups and their humans are taking it up a notch

Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help

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Expert tips on how to maintain a thriving career from an RV

You've spent ages preparing for a trip, but now it's right around the corner and you're having second thoughts

The loss of a big toenail sent Outside columnist Brendan Leonard into an existential crisis—but maybe not for the reason you think

For 38 months, Rowlf brought love, slow meandering walks, and dog ice cream cones into writer Brendan Leonard's life. And now Rowlf is gone.

Weight-loss discussion in outdoor forums can inadvertently reinforce the idea that there's a "correct" kind of outdoors body. What should you post about where?

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Is there something about adventure and risk that opens our hearts? Absolutely.

From paddling a river during a forest fire to improvising a 62-mile trail run after a race cancellation, here are the most hilarious, heartwarming, and jaw-dropping outdoor meet-cutes gone right

“I went into this relationship happy to share my experience with someone new to the sport, but lately I just feel like an unpaid guide when what I want is a partner”

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Make sure your adventure buddy is trail-ready with these training tips

Our furry friends are the best of adventure playmates. But they can also provide pure, unconditional love that gets us through the darkest times.

Anyone can show symptoms of Male Answer Syndrome, but let’s face it—it’s an affliction commonly found in dudes

It doesn't matter why he's not showing up. It just matters that he's not there.

A squeeze of honey, a squirt of ketchup, and other non-solids you can toss down your gullet if you so choose

My buddy switched the price tags on a tent to pay a lower amount on a more expensive setup. I was unaware, and now I feel terrible.

To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it

I am pretty sure no runner who has consistently won races approaches their training in this way

If chronic overthinking is getting in the way of your next adventure, ask yourself these two questions

Life isn’t so ruff when you can sleep in a bed as comfy as this one

I took my dream job in a foreign place. I'm worried about leaving my local woods behind and connecting with a new landscape overseas. Help?

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The American downhill skier may not have won a medal in Beijing, but he got the most style points by far

Outside columnist Brendan Leonard investigates his relationship to nostalgia, happiness, and type-two fun

I’ve lived in a van for a year. It sucks, and now I’m ready to change things up.

Science shows that spending time outdoors can help with all kinds of serious ailments. So why not a broken heart?

I’m on a quest to learn to love the body I’m in but afraid to push my limits outside

I want to thru-hike part of the AT or PCT, but I’m the main caregiver in my household

I’m not convinced I can be with someone who isn’t into the same kind of adventures as me

Watching your dog age is one of the hardest parts of having a pet. Make their life comfortable and full of joy, and they’ll know how much you love them until the very end.

While getting his PhD in English, Logan Scherer developed an intense friendship with a male grad student that lasted for years, through his friend’s engagement and marriage to a woman. Scherer struggled to make sense of it, until he lost himself in a group of spinster nature writers from the late 19th century who eschewed marriage to live alone or with other women during a time when the language of queerness didn’t exist.

When you get creative with natural materials in parks, some call it art; others call it litter

What makes a queer person choose to live in an outdoorsy hot spot instead of an urban gayborhood?

38 quotes that we interpret for our own needs

Working as a camp counselor teaches you important skills that could jump-start your career

What to do if you followed your dream, only to realize it wasn’t what you wanted after all

How to balance freedom and adventure with safety and security

Ivy Le’s wildy funny take on adventure entertainment might just shift the conversation on who belongs in the outdoors

Why do I feel so, I don’t know, not that great after I spend a few minutes scrolling through social media?

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From adventurous sled dogs to aging golden retrievers, online canines make millions of people feel good about their day

If you sent me this question before the pandemic, I probably would have a very different answer. But we’re all in a different time now.

An overexplained “recipe” for my favorite endurance fuel

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?

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