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How two rival teams fought storms and sleep deprivation to claim an 18-year-old paddling FKT

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High school didn't serve up much adventure, so Devin Murphy signed up to do grunt work on expedition ships that sailed to Alaska, Iceland, Antarctica, and other far-flung places. Turned out to be a pretty great idea.

Islands are probably not what come to mind when you think of a trip to New England, but they should be. These spots are all accessible through ferries and tour operators and will show you a side of the Northeast that few think to explore.

'Expedition Norway' follows a group of photographers on a mission to document the northern lights

One of the many things that COVID-19 has taught us is to always consider buying a travel insurance policy. If you bought travel insurance for a trip you have to cancel during the travel bans, you may or may not be covered. Here's how to protect yourself now and on future trips.

Angela Madsen, a three-time Paralympic rower, has a new goal: becoming the oldest woman to row from Los Angeles to Hawaii

On Labor Day weekend 2019, the 'Conception' left Santa Barbara, California, for a diving trip to the Channel Islands. Six months later, authorities are still trying to determine how what should have been a routine excursion became one of the deadliest maritime disasters in U.S. history.

While researching his new book 'Author in Chief,' our contributor discovered a forgotten piece of John Adams's life: the time he sailed to Europe during the Revolutionary War and barely survived

From reading material to the perfect breezy outfit, these 10 items deserve space in your suitcase

The author, a proud son of Nebraska, and his wife were in a funk after a move from the soothing heartland to the noisy canyons of Chicago. What better cure than a trip down a short, muddy stream that's often interrupted by dead trees and barbwire fences?

From Hawaii to the Swiss Alps, what are the epic trips that nobody else is doing? We found a few.

For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.

Ida Pfeiffer sailed the oceans, trekked through jungles, and scaled peaks, becoming one of the most famous women in Europe in the early 1800s   

Seattle has a lot to offer city folk—a thriving job market, world-class culture, and all the pour-over coffee you can drink. But for those who need frequent and fast escapes from the metropolis, the shores and woods of Puget Sound's islands are only a boat ride away.

This year is a celebration of the past—each of the boats at the top of our list is a revamp of a bestseller. Some might say that looking back is a sign that the sport isn’t progressing, but we don’t agree.

An assortment of oars to take you where you want to go

Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That’s a question neither partner thought to ask when She got the bright idea to refit an old sailboat while He was dreaming of life on the range. A he-said-she-said tale of a voyage that somehow managed to avoid the rocks.

15 countries. 16 states. 33 adventures. Your travel bucket list just got a whole lot longer.

Surfer Matt Meola and filmmaker Jon Spenser took off on a charter boat called the Mangalui, and set a course for the Mentawais islands.

Carrying your own portable boat is officially the coolest way to go deep into the wilderness

A glorious and ill-considered expedition to retrace the nearly 300-mile sufferfest endured by colonial badass (and not yet turncoat) Benedict Arnold and his 1,100 brave, starving men. Their aim: to take Quebec City from the British. Ours: to survive.

Survive planes, trains, and automobiles with these essentials

How the mysterious disappearance of a boat in the Bering Sea changed Alaskan fishing

A late autumn day in northern Finland is exactly what you'd think; short, dark, and frigid. Nonetheless, the dedicated captain and his boat, the Sanibonani, set a course for Lapland to explore Lemmenjoki National Park by bike. 

Photographer Dennis Schmeltz spent this past July cruising along the icy fjords of Greenland aboard a Russian sailboat.

Lighthouse keeping is integral to Maine's ocean faring history. The Last Lightkeepers from Wandergroove follows Ford Reiche as he reflects on the importance of his mission.

Along the way, they encountered a few locals hunting with golden eagles, intense whitewater sections, and a ruthless climate. In the words of Schusler, "This was not an adventure these young lads would soon forget."

Here are five places that can teach you how to build everything from a surfboard to a teardrop trailer

hen you feel the call of the sea as much as bikepacker Erkki Punttila it just makes sense to drive your boat to an isolated island.

Summer in Croatia from nineteen-year-old filmmaker Nikita Suchanov documents his visit to Zadar, Croatia. As the longest inhabited city in the country, it's rich in history, culture, and activity.

Tim Kellner explores the arctic on a Russian Icebreaker named Kapitan Khlebnikov.

The barren land of the Arctic is where filmmaker Jason van Bruggen calls home for a few months each year. This film showcases just how beautiful and special this place is.

Everything you need to get out on the water

Have you ever found yourself on a boat besieged by pirates? Aboard a derailing train? Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson explains how to survive these crises and many more in his new book, 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition.

This summer, photographer Fredrik Norrsell and his wife Nancy Pfeiffer set out to explore a simple question: Could they live solely off the land for three months? The pair covered 566 nautical miles in Southeast Alaska in sea kayaks, surviving off whatever they captured or found. Between fresh crab and salmon, and foraged mushrooms and other vegetation, the couple lived like kings. Here, Norrsell explains how they did it.

On the other side of the glossy sport are skilled craftsmen who keep the boats afloat. We visited one crowded workshop in the village of Greenport, New York, to see where the magic happens.

In this short film from Scott Sports, Trippin Fellaz set out in their sailboat, Annito, in search of the best singletrack on the Scottish Isles.

This summer, a Los Angeles cruise company is sending 1,500 passengers on a month-long voyage through the Arctic

A user's list for all the travel, fun, and affiliated delights you can cram into a year

How a humble wooden fishing craft became the quintessential Grand Canyon ride

A bag that epitomizes the high quality of small-batch products made in the U.S.

Ditch that paddle and put the pedal to the seas.

Hop in and say, “Bond, James Bond.”

Unleash 493 horses on the water with this versatile transformer.

Come for the solitude on the island's unpeopled parts and check out the dedicated ex-pat community if you decide you never want to leave.

From nearby to far-flung and exotic, we've got seven islands to cure your winter wanderlust. Turns out one of the most spectacular is right around the corner.

In October, 12 women will compete in one of the world's oldest male-dominated sports. The race? A 38,000-mile monster through pirate-infested waters and rough seas.

Who says you have to chose between land or water?

On the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition, a writer retraces the explorer's steps to one of the cruelest, most gorgeous wildernesses on earth.

Some plan trips in advance; others let the current carry them. For Amy Ragsdale, traveling with risk takers like herself has helped her trust the process of exploring without a full map, rather than fight it.

Three plane fuselages in a Montana river might seem like a problem, but there’s more to the accident than meets the eye.

People who cruise and those who don’t are the Bloods and the Crips of the travel and leisure class. The former breathlessly defend the virtues of “all-inclusive” and “pre-planned,” while the latter—if they’re up on their cruise drama—envision floating cattle cars covered in microbes and piloted by inebriates. I’ve seen…

Since the birth of their first child, photographer Somira Sao and her husband have traversed the world’s oceans on a 40-foot racing sailboat, visiting six continents with their growing brood. Bet your preschool wasn’t like this.

We gave a former corporate lawyer $10,000 to fund his back-of-the-napkin plan to sea kayak from Minnesota to Florida. He made it all the way—then he turned around and started paddling home. Here's why.

Three whitewater guides, one wooden dory, and the Colorado River, swollen by record snowmelt and raging with a fury that boatmen hadn't seen since the days of John Wesley Powell. From Kevin Fedarko's epic new book, The Emerald Mile, the incredible story of the fastest, wildest trip ever attempted through the Grand Canyon.

Can't wait for the weather to warm up? With balmy temperatures year-round, miles of world-class trails, and a laid-back, kid-friendly atmosphere, L.A.'s southern neighbor has you covered.

To fulfill a longtime dream and honor the memory of a fallen hero, a Turkish-American software engineer decides to circle the earth by bike and rowboat, powered solely by his own muscle, lungs, and heart. A little obsessive? Maybe, but look closely at the journey of Erden Eruc and you’ll see something else: one of the most incredible adventure stories of our ti

What started as a simple idea four years ago finally ended last week when Graham Hughes became the first person to visit all 201 countries without setting foot on an airplane

By the winter of 1854, the Advance crew had been trapped for almost two years, their ship frozen in ice just below the North Pole. Some had lost limbs to scurvy and frostbite; some had succumbed to Arctic hysteria; all of them were starving.

I want to ride the best rapids in the Caribbean. Where should I start?

Outside brings you the best adventure-specific dresses for your next late summer trip.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Quiksilver Women's Sandblaster Pants.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Horny Toad Bivalent Dress.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Gravis Travel Duffle.

You, too, can own a share of Henry VIII's sunken flatware—for $50,000. That is, if you cut a deal with Barry Clifford, the Pirate Prince to some, the Underwater Antichrist to others.