Love & Humor


Avoiding the awkwardness of the poop zone and other early-relationship concerns

Close friendships can and should develop in intense situations—but you don’t need to stick around if they get toxic

Lots of things sucked this year. But there was a ton of good too!

The social dynamics of swiping, ex-forgetting, and crush-Instagramming are harder to navigate than the backcountry

Got a spare $35K lying around? Blow it all on these moderately priced holiday gifts.

Here's how to gently tell your friends that you're good with ramen all week, thanks

There's no place like home, and that's a good thing

An ode to those who can't sit still

Your last Instagram picture DOESN'T have a seventh wonder in it? How... quaint.

It's going to be hard sometimes, but it's not going to be the end of your adventures

People are worried. But, naturally, it's usually about the wrong things.

How to break it to your risk-averse family that you're trying the whole "quit your job and travel the world" thing

Not only do you get to watch the sunset, you also get to sleep in first

Chances are, you've ticked a couple of these boxes

In a world of sexist social norms, how to be respectful of what you're into while being respectful of other people's choices

You can learn almost anything you want—for free!—on YouTube. Just make sure it's from a reliable source.

Most sports aren't that complicated. You can usually boil them down into one simple rule. (OK, maybe two.)

How to support a loved one who has witnessed something awful that changed their relationship to the outdoors

Ask yourself: Is that french press really necessary for the backcountry?

It's all fun and games until you're hiking alone with Kevin

When it comes to picking the ideal outdoor buddies, it doesn't matter at all

Get ready to hike very, very slowly and stop your car for every LBJ you see

Now is not the time to mourn the end of all-day playtime, especially if you're not the one giving birth

You just have to unfollow all those downers first

Humor isn't something you're born with—it takes work

It was long, long ago, on a wall far, far away

Mountain bikers Megan Walsh and Skye Nacel live a pretty idyllic life in their 250-square-foot Oregon cabin.

Especially if you don't share the same interest and it involves lots of time, money, and travel

What to do when you start dating someone who isn't ready to join you on dawn patrol?

No bears were subjected to Kanye’s rants in the making of this article

A price tag isn’t everything

And which one you see says a lot about how you exist in the world

A minute-by-minute account my attempt to run across the Grand Canyon—twice

We answer your cohabitation and codependency questions this week

A nostalgia-filled trip into the Grand Canyon

Location, location, location! This one-bedroom is close to nothing.

Trying to figure out how to show both of your dogs—with different energy levels—exactly how much you love them? We have answers to this dilemma and more in this week's lightning round.

For when you don’t have tens of thousands dollars just laying around

As artist Chuck Close said, “Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work”

And also, when to stop being a baby and learn to enjoy yourself

*Epic, as in a very long day—not we’re-gonna-die

What's the point in owning something if you're not going to make the most of it?

How to embrace the season (and your partner)

Learning to look on the bright side

A meditation on dating people who have different skills than you do

Don't try to justify what we do in the outdoors. Just enjoy it.

We need safe spaces from our addictive, IQ-lowering technology

There’s more to the season than holidays and snowsports

Because the gesture is more important than the price tag

Plus, why first dates are scary (even for falconers), and how to overcome your nerves

Who cares how you funded your nice van or thru-hike? What matters is that you're spending time outside.

We know you’ve been lacking this year—here’s how to change that

No one wants to have the conversation—but no one can avoid it, either