These recent literary works feature unsettling tales set in familiar locations
When will we be able to take international trips again? Medical and travel experts weigh in.
Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure
Australia's bushfires have scorched 27 million acres, more than 10 times the area burned in California's catastrophic 2018 wildfire season. The way that Australia is dealing with devastation, and how quickly that devastation came, feels like a spooky portent for what’s coming next.
And our world will never be the same
She walks across entire continents. She has a Spidey sense for alligators and avalanches. And she is redefining what it means to be a modern-day explorer.
The entire chair fell from one gust of wind, which makes us feel totally safe and not at all concerned
Paperwork? Fuggetaboutit. From Brazil to Thailand, just get a ticket and go.
Some of the world's most unique places are disappearing fast, as a result of climate change. It might be time to rearrange your bucket list.
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Stephanie Gilmore's record-tying seventh world title signals the perfect end to the most progressive year in professional surfing history
From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.
After nearly 40 years of attempts by multiple people—and at least one mysterious disappearance—Scott Donaldson became the first person to paddle alone across the 1,400-mile stretch of ocean
The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.
Rescuers spent nine days searching for the 12 boys and their coach. They finally found them two miles deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.
Ford Australia is teasing a Ford Ranger Raptor. Could it come to the U.S.?
Storytravelers loaded up their little yellow bus named Mango and set their sites on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, The Great Ocean Road.
One man’s quest to avoid bad coffee and dirty bathrooms
When Raymond Stansel was busted in 1974, he was one of Florida's biggest pot smugglers. Facing trial and years in prison, he jumped bail, changed his name, and holed up in a remote Australian outpost. Even more remarkable than that? His second life as an environmental hero.
One man’s slightly deranged quest to Bodhi his way to a must-see YouTube clip
76 GoPro athletes converged on the Gold Coast of Australia for the 2016 GoPro Athlete Summit
"I think that if you know there's a problem, you have to do something about it."
"The first time she went into the ocean it just seemed to fit her. I don't why. It's just her place."
Australia is home to 24 million people and roughly 60 million kangaroos. The cuddly looking creatures are still a beloved national icon, but they're also the scourge of ranchers, frequent roadkill, a favorite on restaurant menus, and now the target of government-sponsored sharpshooters. Our writer hops Down Under for a rugged tour of one of the world's most surprising human-animal conflicts.
When 27-year-old Johan Lolos set out from Belgium in 2013 with his camera and no return ticket, he admittedly didn't anticipate becoming one of New Zealand's most popular Instagrammers. It was only a year ago, in February of 2014, that Lolos started taking his Instagram account—@lebackpacker—seriously while traveling through Australia. He started getting noticed, even reposted by larger accounts like @australia and @natgeotravel, and began trading his Instagram skills with outfitters and local tourism boards for accommodations or tickets for his next trip. Lolos's current gig is as New Zealand's Lake Wanaka tourism photographer, where he is staying free for three months, sharing daily adventures with his 75,000 followers.
Most CrossFit affiliates across the country welcome out-of-towners who want to take part in the workout of the day—or WOD—making any vacation into a possible CrossFit vacation. But if you’re looking for a trip that specifically caters to people who like to spend their free time doing burpees, snatches, ring…
Perth was thrust into the public consciousness recently for being the home base of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. But this city of 1.7 million people with a Mediterranean climate on the remote southwestern corner of Australia has hardly been a secret…
A fascination with a cartoon animal and a Class V river lured her to the empty wilderness of Tasmania. Turns out the raw side of Down Under offers an amazing number of pristine places to camp, surf, hike, mountain bike, and kayak. Stephanie Pearson goes all in.
Desertification is out of control, but there may be a way to stop it
Just because you're headed overseas this November doesn't mean you have to miss Turkey Day. We round up the best Thanksgiving feasts for backpackers, expats, and other travelers.
If you plan to get out in an inflatable this season, you’re probably going to have a great time regardless of what body of water you’re cruising. But if you’re looking for the biggest thrills and the most excitement, consider this your go-to list.
November's Down Under epic, Australia, is the classic story of an aristocratic woman (Nicole Kidman) who falls for a rough-edged cowboy (Hugh Jackman), but making the film wasn't so predictable. Australian director Baz Luhrmann, 46, whose previous film (2001's Moulin Rouge!) also starred Kidman, had his entire crew of 300 trucked hundreds of mil