Cecilia Blomdahl’s viral videos are a window into an unfamiliar world full of polar bears, reindeer, and adventures on snowmobiles. But they also offer suprisingly resonant insights for those of us who’ve just spent a year in quarantine.
The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places
With cruise traffic set to be at an all-time low this summer, you’ll be able to have the 49th state all to yourself
In one fell swoop, President Biden is undoing his predecessor's most harmful work on public lands, climate change, clean air and water, and environmental justice
Drawing only three bidders and $14 million, the administration's attempt to drill for oil in the massive Alaskan refuge is likely dead on arrival
These slackliners explore the limits of humankind high above the ground, under the northern lights.
In its final months, Trump's Department of the Interior shows its true colors by rushing through drilling leases in Alaska and rewriting major components of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act
Goods for when the going gets tough
A tale about two-wheeled island hopping in the midnight sun
These recent releases feature stories of gritty heroines on journeys through threatened wild landscapes
The good news: you can easily opt for a greener bank so your money works for good
For a book project about 16th-century polar explorer William Barents, Andrea Pitzer needed to reach the remote Arctic island where he and his men came to grief. She booked passage on an expeditionary boat out of Murmansk, then headed north on a trip marked by unforgettable scenery, unexpected loss, and wild magic that changed her life.
Years of underfunding and climate change are increasingly threatening the national park system. From the Everglades in Florida to Glacier in Montana, here are the ones we stand to lose.
The North Pacific right whale has been spotted only a handful of times in 60 years. A marine biologist from Seattle wants to change that.
From polar explorer Eric Larsen to rock climber Sasha DiGiulian, here's what adventurers are doing with their downtime
Arctic Bath, a stunning new wellness retreat, makes it easy for guests to try out the Swedish health traditions of saunas and icy plunges
Spend less than you would on a restaurant dinner and get a book that you'll cherish for years to come
Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure
And our world will never be the same
As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.
Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers
A new miniseries from the podcast Threshold explores the controversy surrounding one of the our most contested pieces of public land by meeting the people who live off it
Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.
Scientists turn to high-tech solutions to protect a threatened population
Author and political consultant Stuart Stevens loves a good sufferfest, so he couldn't resist Border to Border: 420 kilometers of nordic sliding through a country that defines what winter is all about
Multimillionaire Victor Vescovo committed himself to one of the world’s craziest remaining adventure quests: to reach the deepest points in every ocean. What does it take to get there? A radically high-tech, $30 million Triton submersible, a team of crack engineers and scientists, and one very gonzo explorer.
Princess Daazhraii Johnson, a creative producer for the PBS series, tells Outside that the show is a "way of saying that it’s OK to be who you are, you should be proud of that."
And climate change at the same time
The Canadian pilot has summited Mount Everest, biked the Arctic, and rowed across the Atlantic
The blazes are releasing so much carbon that they could create a feedback loop
Meet the newest trend in full-service trip planning: surprise travel. You won't find out where you're going until it's time to go.
Caroline Van Hemert recounts an epic North American journey in her memoir 'The Sun Is a Compass.' But it's a lot more than just a gripping ride-along.
Inspiring stories by badass adventurers
Eight hundred of the 2,300 Bureau of Land Management staff who remain on duty during the shutdown are dedicated to serving the oil and gas industries
Advocates of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are trying to make an end run around the law and the American people. If they succeed, your backyard conservation area could be next.
The Alaska senator sent us a letter about her enviro bonafides. Naturally, we checked her work.
A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.
When I needed to process my grief, the polar cold and isolation proved to be exactly what I needed
Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada's Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth's coldest conditions. Still, nothing really prepares you for 72 hours of a sled-pulling, pathfinding ordeal on a skinny pair of skis.
Last winter, the author ventured to the tundra with an extreme tour company promising the ultimate digital renewal—ten days living with nomadic reindeer herders in one of the planet’s last remaining off-the-grid dark spots. Is it really possible to totally unplug?
Congress got closer to drilling in the "crown jewel" Arctic refuge with legislation that just cleared the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
This month's massive government climate report sounds the alarm about the rising risk of wildfire. Will the Trump Administration listen?