Love & Humor

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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Twelve reasons Deepak Chopra's new podcast on Audible will help change the way you view yourself and the world

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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Even if your idea of getting after it involves a camp chair and a cold one, you can (and should!) practice these skills

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

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

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