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The Maine coast has more landmarks than names. Much to the delight of possessive types.

Slicing through the waters that brought you the beast that inspired Jaws, Montauk’s shark hunters search the Atlantic for their cold-blooded, man-eating prey. It’s the brutal Mako Mania tournament, where old salts and paying customers harry a dying breed of monsters. Where the stakes are huge, the sharks are bigger, and the fishing is absolutely to di

A Guide to Surfing's Hallowed Hot Spots

Q: Any idea where I can take a vacation and at the same time do some environmental volunteer work? I remember an article in Outside a couple of years ago about a spot where you can act as a “guard” for sea turtles as they came ashore to lay…

Fifty-odd years ago, a young guy's visit to Vanuatu inspired the legend of Bali Hai. Thankfully, the good life's still here. Why aren't you?

So what if you have to endure endless hours in the air and shake out your piggy bank. Nothing this pure comes easy.

Are you, like the fabled Spicoli, searching for a cool breeze and some tasty waves? Look no further. These six sweet spots will make you wish you were born with fins.

Q: I’m planning a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in late June. All the trips that I have read about discuss canoes; I’ve find nothing about kayak trips. I have two sea kayaks and plan on kayaking the BWCAW for about nine days. Do you…

Get lost in Alaska's Wrangell--St. Elias: It's six Yellowstones' worth of icy lakes,anonymous meadows, and peaks you won't find on any map.

In remote Zapatista country, the good people of Chiapas are engaged in a once-a-year change to upend the world. Men become women. Night becomes day. And a pilgrim in a rental car is barreling toward them.

A compressed air pilgrimage to the Red Sea, where hobbyists become compulsives in the blink of a piscine eye.

Where do you want to go? Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a full-blown vacation, Outside Online's Adventure Advisor is here to show you the way.

Where do you want to go? Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a full-blown vacation, Outside Online's Adventure Advisor is here to show you the way.

Where do you want to go? Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a full-blown vacation, Outside Online's Adventure Advisor is here to show you the way.

For intrepid sailor Ellen MacArthur, round-the-world records are meant to be shattered

For a bargain price of $1.7 million, Doug Tompkins and his wife Kristine have sewn up a vast Patagonian wonderland. Who says cranky visionaries can't close a deal?

The world's newest adventure travel destinations

The world's largest scuba-training company plunges into the treacherous depths of technical diving, where fatalities are the accepted price for adrenaline

Some peaceful recreation on a journey from Gallipoli to Troy, where the echoes of war never die

Learning to become the captain of your own fate.

YOU DON’T float the Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River for the rapids. You go for a blissfully mellow trip through remote wilderness. During a trip down the Green one recent fall, an old friend and I didn’t wear life jackets or get our feet wet for eight…

Around the world in 65 days? The competitors who plan to make good on Bruno Peyron's dream.

Boat designer Adrian Thompson and skipper Pete Goss set out to revolutionize catamaran design with Team Philips. Will it survive its 25,000-mile shakedown cruise?

Cam Lewis says he knows the risks—and he's ready. Ready to sprint 25,000 miles in one of the fastest wind-driven vessels ever to grace the ocean, and become the first American skipper to set a round-the-world speed sailing record. That is, if he and his boat make it back in one piece.

New catamaran cruisers serve up sailing and diving adventure in Belize's pristine outer atolls

Sometimes you just have to escape into the night, where unpredictable rendezvous and things that bite await you

Where the water is calm, the camping great—and the sea kayaking takes you to a world of beautiful swimmers

The Rise and Fall and Exile and Triumphant Possible Return of Rod of Massachusetts to the Battle-Torn Bedouin Kingdom of Dahab

There's nothing more all-American than a long summer road trip—except maybe a long summer road trip sponsored by a kayak company. Meet the hard-drivin', trick-huckin', heart-throbbin' river punks that may just turn freestyle kayaking into whitewater's answer to snowboarding.

Floating through class V whitewater and grizzly country in the shadow of Mount McKinley

For a Wyoming omni-sport adventure, start here...

Canoeing pioneers unveil the new 700-plus Northern Forest Canoe Trail

An outsized wilderness lives on in mythic dreams and salvaged hope

We liberate the sport of fly-fishing and take you back to the clean and simple basics. Now go fish.

On Alaska's most dangerous body of water, a rugged band of sailors lives to sail—and to tell about it

Churchill, Canada, Isn't Just for the Bears

Successful guerrilla angling requires stealth, perseverance, and an insatiable, what-the-hell willingness to hunt for fish in some damn weird places

Canoeing the Bronx River is sheer metro adventure

The leatherback frogmen of the NYPD Scuba Squad patrol a hellish world beyond noir, where body parts abound, the water's filthy, and mob victims wear concrete shoes. And get this—they love it.

It takes a brave heart, a keen interest in cryogenics, and a thick coating of neoprene to climb into an iceboat and fly across a frozen lake at upwards of 60 miles per hour. But hey, hard-water sailors don't mind. What else would they do with all their free time?

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

Rodeo kayaking's effort to transform itself into a mainstream sport

Some of the most innovative boats ever built prepare for the fiercest race in sailing history

A Tex-Mex multisport adventure takes exhilarating turns in Big Bend country

Where the Suwanne hits the Gulf, a bygone Florida thrives in the wilderness

As the United States prepares to hand over the canal, Panama's wild wonders are ripe for discovery

Small child grows up, learns to surf better than anyone ever, finds fame, gathers wealth, forms a band, lands on television, dates starlets, grows bored, moves on. Just another success story, peculiar to America.

The endless summer set has yet to find Raglan's World class waves. Lucky for you.

Heading the Call of Oregon's Clatsop Spit

Premise One: Eight years ago a drunk Joe Hazelwood piloted the Exxon Valdez into a reef. Premise Two: Eight years ago Joe Hazelwood martyred himself out of pride. Resolution One: After much suffering and introspection, Joe Hazelwood has found peace. Resolution Two: He's resolved absolutely nothing.

Six young men set out on a dead-calm sea to seek their fortunes. Suddenly they were hit by the worst gale in a century, and there wasn't even time to shout.

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