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Working as a reporter in Central America, I've gotten used to men asking if I'm married and offering unsolicited advice about how to live my life. While it's usually framed in some well-intentioned way, the subtext has been obvious: If you're a woman, you shouldn't be traveling alone.

Even if you’re not traveling from Los Angeles to Patagonia by way of 13 countries like this writer did, you’ll want to add his travel resources to your to-meet and to-read list

Presenting the best trips in one of the hemisphere's hottest travel regions.

Stronger dollar? Check. Weaker euro? Check. Time to go see the world again!

What happens when you take away the road, the cheerful volunteers handing out energy gels, and most of your sanity? You get some of the gnarliest races out there.

A new 48 Hours documentary looks into the death of an American multimillionaire—and the bizarre trial of his wife.

These images, from some of Outside's favorite photographers, will make you want to pack your bags and get lost in adventure.

It seems like the list of natural wonders withering under the ravages of climate change gets longer every day—from the shrinking snow atop Mount Kilimanjaro to the dying Great Barrier Reef. Many will be gone, or nearly extinct, within the coming decades, so the clock is ticking on…

Adventures with kids in Nicaragua

Looking for your own private hideaway? This is it.

I want to hike up a live— or at least dormant—volcano. Where can I go without getting scorched?

Belize has world-famous diving and wild rainforests. This lodge has the menu to match.

Outside chooses the top vacation spots of the year

Costa rica is basically one giant, overrun eco-resort, right? Not here.

Michael Wigge has made two trips around the world: For one, he relied on strangers for food and accommodation; for the other, he bartered, trading a single apple for, eventually, a home in Hawaii, which he now owns. We caught up with him before his next adventure.

Gunther Holtorf, a 75-year-old former airline CEO who has driven more than 820,000 kilometers over the past two decades, doesn't care if you remember his travels. But you better respect Otto, his G Wagon that will be placed in a museum if it makes it through this final leg.

There's more to Christmas than carols, eggnog, and ugly sweaters. Broaden your horizons with a visit to one of these five holiday-friendly destinations.

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

I want an adventure without crossing the pond, but don't want to break the bank. Where should I go?

An American imprisoned for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in a Nicaraguan surf town finally clears the air—sort of.

What are some good, cheap, tropical eco-trips for a winter break? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico

When a local beauty turned up dead in Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur, the dream of paradise became a nightmare for one expat American surfer. He got 30 years and, predictably, a media melee ensued. But Tony D'Souza was on the scene from day one. This is the story you haven't heard.

Fight back! Don't succumb to the cold-weather blues this winter—head south to the Caribbean and Central America, where the sun comes up early and the ice comes shaved. Presenting the six freshest surf-and-chill outdoor adventures this season.

In the nearly 30 years I've been hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, and kayaking, I've gone through a lot of gear. Most of it has been pretty good (like my Eureka Sentinel tent of a dozen years ago—heavy, but sturdy and roomy). Some of it has been pretty awful (like the…

From mountain biking in Mexico to snorkeling in Panama...

Philip Smethurst is training young adventurers to spread Christianity to the planet's wildest corners

Outside's guide to the coolest trips and the world's top new adventure travel spots.