When my yellow Lab died last spring, I was flattened by an overwhelming sadness that’s with me still. And that’s normal, experts say, because losing a pet is often one of the hardest yet least acknowledged traumas we’ll ever face.

These canned beverages are every bit as tasty as their sober counterparts

Doesn’t your dog deserve the best?

After a terrible diagnosis forced me to slow down, I learned how to relate differently to the wild—and myself. 

We asked a pediatrician for advice on getting outside safely when temperatures soar

If I can help or influence one person, all the negative comments will have been worth it

“I would contend that stupid behavior is sometimes the proper response to stupid laws”

The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar

Follow the founders of the Collins Cup as they organize and train for a new kind of global triathlon

Journalist Lizzie Johnson provides a comprehensive postmortem of how the notorious 2018 inferno came to destroy Paradise, California—and what it means for the future of wildfires

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

‘Breathing Fire,’ a new book by Jaime Lowe, delves into the personal stories behind California’s inmate firefighter program

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The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.

Our senior editor’s foray into woodworking got off to a rough start

In 1960, John Steinbeck set out on a cross-country adventure with his standard poodle, Charley. More than half a century later, writer Kristin Wong did the same thing with her dog—and learned an unexpected lesson about the pain of uncertainty.

Growing up as a Mexican American kid in an anti-immigrant environment, Eric Arce began a yearslong struggle with anxiety and depression. In this essay, he explains how biking has helped him.

In a new series from Outside TV, two pro cyclists train three beginner riders for the one of the nation’s toughest mountain-bike races

Jenna Robinson believes that “this sense of calm is born in a moment when something vast and majestic is encountered, and it demands a pause from the mental chatter”

Daniel Pérez and the Sanba Cycling Team are proving that delivery workers, line cooks, and mechanics race bikes, too

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

When COVID-19 hit, one Outside editor found solace in an unexpected hobby

“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

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From well-trodden classics to unheard-of epics, these trails offer something for everyone and access to the best of our national parks

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

Fiction by Colson Whitehead, a Tokyo 2020 video game, and a fascinating history of coyotes

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Three well-being experts weigh in on how to do just that

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

These are the best climbing movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ right now

Knowledgeable and friendly rangers aren’t just found in our national parks

As a college student, writer Julia Rosen spent a summer on Alaska’s Taku Glacier, which kept growing for decades in spite of warming temperatures. Now, she reckons with its uncertain fate.

Phillip Dwight Morgan became obsessed with the hit History Channel series during quarantine. It inspired him to dive into survivalism and gave him skills to navigate an unprecedented year.

Whether you’re stuck in the city or counting down the days to a summer road trip, we have a few expert-approved tips for exploring nearby nature

With summer here, we’re getting back into ambitious recreation, and that means a return to grit, sweat, and serious post-fun scrubbing. Cleanliness connoisseur Danielle Sepulveres explains how these wetdowns can create memories all their own.

This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.

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?

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, and more

History tells us why skiing—and the outdoors in general—lacks diversity. Thanks to the work of dedicated groups, this is slowly changing.

They don’t need to be huge—just big enough to store all your gear and all your dreams

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