This month, Roger Deakin’s cult-favorite book about swimming the waters of Britain will be published in the U.S. for the first time. In her introduction to the new edition, writer Bonnie Tsui reflects on what she’s learned from it over the years.
Start by figuring out the kinds of experiences you want to have, not where you want to go
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.
From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves
Here's the gear to do it
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
Scientists estimate Australia’s devastating bush fires have killed more than one billion animals. What does that mean?
With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run
Which mega-pass to buy to make the most of this season and more
Australia's Uluru has closed for climbing. That sheds light on other bucket-list destinations you could be doing better.
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
Stunning swimming holes, lakes, and pools to dunk into as temps heat up
Real-world experience in the hands of an expert who drives the Ranger off-road every single day
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.
Hoffmeister is no stranger to long kayak trips—she's already paddled around Ireland, Australia, and South America
You can try to book your epic adventure by spending hours online. Or you can save time, money, and hassle by using a travel agent.
Expert advice on surviving family travel mishaps
With 50 countries and more than a decade of travel under her belt, Liz Carlson, AKA the Young Adventuress, knows a thing or two about the best locales for a trip abroad
Want to stay overnight in a jetliner, a snowcat, or a luxe glass globe dangling off a cliff? You can.
Daily savings strategies to make your bucket-list vacation a reality
Stephanie Gilmore's record-tying seventh world title signals the perfect end to the most progressive year in professional surfing history
An expat travel writer who spent the past five years exploring the two countries reveals her 12 favorite down under trips
Forget the all-you-can-eat buffets. These small-ship cruises offer unparalleled access to adventure.
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.
A new podcast, "Mothers of Invention," spotlights women fighting climate change
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.
New Zealand’s camping options notoriously abound which made it the perfect destination for Vanlifer and photographer Louis Charles Pilon.
We must resolve the sexism ingrained in cycling—starting with ditching the outdated practice of flanking successful male athletes with scantily clad women
Whether you want to dedicate a few hours or a few weeks, here's how to give back on your next trip
Often overlooked as a ski destination, the Aussie backcountry has some spectacular lines as displayed in this video from We Are Explorers and Hayden Griffith.
For 19 years, Keir Beck has been behind some of the most complex stunts in the industry
Filmmaker Ben Walton is traveling around Australia in a bus which he and some friends have outfitted for an endless road trip.
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.
'The Way It Should Be - Where We Live' from Stone and Wood Brewing Co. features Dave Rastovich as he reflects on what makes this area so remarkable.
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.
In this series from Dior, Tales of the Wild brings you into the lives of four men who are truly wild.
One man’s slightly deranged quest to Bodhi his way to a must-see YouTube clip
Old-school toughness takes on modern performance in the Australian Outback
'Road 2 Adventure' highlights Joe and Kaity who have been traveling Australia in their adventure bus.
Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.
Runner is a short film from filmmaker Andy Lloyd that profiles Australian trail runners Majell Backhausen and Blake Hose
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."
From epic skiing in Antarctica to a lazy beer-fueled canoe trip in North Carolina, these are the best places to visit this year
All the exhilaration of a good old-fashioned adventure, without the risk of having to eat your tripmates
Travel south and stay warm for a long walk on these worthy winter trails
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.
Pedal the world’s best dine-and-wine destinations, then sleep in style
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.
For one 41-year-old Australian triathlon champion, retiring just meant taking a break.
Tearing yourself away from this villa for an adventure will be hard, but so worth it.
Escaping west of Sydney
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.
Disaster can strike anywhere, at any time. Being prepared can save your life.
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.
Forget the necktie. He doesn’t need another one. Want to let dad know you care? This year, send him on one of these adventures. Don’t have a dad—or don’t care for the one you’ve got? Send yourself.
Need to get away? Far away? Where you, and maybe someone else, can spend some time on an endless beach and in a whole lot of water? Here you go.
Australia’s Northern Territory is our kind of place—a vast expanse of desert playgrounds, tropical rainforests, and supersize wildlife. Buckle up with Matthew Power as he bounces through the most extreme landscapes on the planet.
Seven can't-miss Aussie adventures
Attention, all cynics: You can change the world. But don't take our word for it. Here are people combining big ideas and bold adventures, including our first-ever Reader of the Year.
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