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March/April 2022

A very serious guide to fun (good times 100% guaranteed), the art of flirting outdoors, the greatest game ever played, the perfect meals for classic adventures, cliff diving & waterslides, and riding with Britain’s craziest bike club

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These exercises will help you stand tall—and boost your athleticism

From mullets to hardtails, a rig for everyone

From kimchis in South Korea to falafels in Egypt, our author says these meals refueled him after adventures on the road

Tim Neville has been around the world and back again, and as good travelers do, he’s made sure to try the local cuisine at every stop. So we asked him to write about his favorite meals—and how you can try them, too.

A small Minnesota company believes it has developed the future of fitness tech. Now it has to teach the rest of us how to use it.

Doesn’t look like you’ll head back to the office any time soon—why not add some luxury to your home setup?

Bomber bags for air travel, daily commuting, or any adventure off the beaten path

We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.

They’re essentially adventure flip-flops and therefore superior to every other sandal

Yolanda Davis-Overstreet is fighting for safer streets and mobility justice in the marginalized communities of Los Angeles

Potatoes, popcorn, paella, and apple crisp—all of these, and more, can be made using a smokeless fire pit

It’s not easy being a progressive who works for a middle-of-the-road president. Mark Sundeen sizes up the interior secretary’s first year in office—which has been a disappointment to climate-change activists—and decides she’s most likely to make a mark through a historic reckoning over the U.S. government’s shameful running of Native American boarding schools.

In a small town in England in the early 1950s, a group of Brits gathered at a pub to form the world’s first off-road cycling club. They came from all classes—barons rubbed elbows with foundry workers—but were united by their love of the wild and a shared belief that a bike could get them anywhere they dreamed of. Seventy years on, Tom Vanderbilt heads to the UK to join a few current members in pursuit of the rough stuff.

Buying a house just so you can rent it out on Airbnb is lame. And predatory.

Forget waking up at dawn to save your spot or navigating through crowds on Main Street. These coastal destinations are all about empty stretches of sand, activities for everyone, and ocean-view rooms that don’t break the bank.

Some might be surprised to hear that one of our nation's most visited parks is in Ohio, but a single trip will be enough to convince you otherwise. Bridal-veil waterfalls, a spectacular river, and more than 125 miles of trails are merely supporting characters to this Midwest playground's main act: a conservation success story.

Earth-loving New Yorkers are drawing from an unlikely arsenal of activism, hip-hop, marathon city-council Zoom meetings, and one sassy pug to hold the city to its zero-waste commitments. If they succeed, the environmental benefits could be huge.

The accident highlights an industry at a crossroads and raises a crucial question: As safety schools boom, who is responsible for making sure the students come home?

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