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Living in a big city doesn't mean you can't spend a weekend outdoors this summer

All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways

With the airline industry struggling because of COVID-19, summer, fall, and winter plane fares to adventure destinations are hitting unprecedented lows. Airlines are also offering free change and cancellation fees. Should you hop on these deals now or wait and see? We consulted industry experts to find out—and rounded up some of the best fares out there.

An ode to traveling slow on two wheels and burning just enough calories each day to eat a large pizza each evening

Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers

The two-hour barrier and the women’s marathon world record both fell this weekend. The history makers, Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, have one obvious thing in common.

How these photographers get outside in the biggest cities in the United States

Presenting America’s new adventure capitals

Our new active-lifestyle festival brings the best new road-tripping rigs and outdoor gear to the windy city—along with demos, adventure films, inspirational speakers, and rockin' live music. Get your tickets here.

Cold temperatures didn't stop one Chicagoan from training

It's easier than ever to jump on a bus, bike, train, or trolley to climb, paddle, hike, and camp

Surfers on Lake Michigan are getting sick, and they think they know why

Athletes break down their nutrition rituals.

Sunday’s race will be a treat for running fans

Techies turn to adventure to blow off steam. As San Francisco and Seattle price out everyone but executives, startups and established firms are seeking surprising outdoor play­grounds to put down roots.

Cyclist Tillie Anderson came out of nowhere to shatter records, dominate her competition, and earn the world champion title during the late-19th-century women's racing craze

Creating a workplace that truly makes us happy and healthy takes a lot more than standing desks and on-site yoga. Thankfully, new research has sparked a growing design revolution.

A side-by-side comparison of the world's top-tier 26.2s

The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the Windy City

A slow race had some runners questioning just how exciting a pacer-less event is

Gone: The days of treadmills shoved into ugly hotel closets. Here: The hotel gym you wish you could take home.

The greatest entertainer of our generation wants to defy death on wires strung 50 stories over the cold, windy streets of Chicago

Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable. Atlanta Beltline Georgia’s Beltline cinches its…

According to AVP Pro and Olympian April Ross

Three panes of glass separate you from a 1,000-foot fall. And they start cracking, which is what happened to Willis Tower visitors Wednesday. Terrifying, yes. But dangerous? Not exactly.

There are roughly 200 natural history museums across the U.S., not including the big daddies in New York and D.C. Some are barely bigger than a schoolroom, while others are sprawling, multimillion-dollar palaces that house some of the country’s most precious natural artifacts. The five below are among the finest—for…

I could care less about luggage-sorting robots or Facebook kiosks. But high-tech bells and whistles that actually elevate my hotel stay? Yes, please. Be sure to book the following forward-looking lodgings whose amenities go well beyond the usual gimmickry.  Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel | (Ted…

It used to be, you could get tasered for riding your bike to the airport. Thankfully, the great urban two-wheel boom has seen dedicated lanes and other cycling infrastructure added to airports worldwide. Thus, it’s no longer that strange (or seemingly suspicious—sheesh!) for a cyclist to pedal…

Now that the weather’s starting to warm up, I’m planning to start training for a marathon this year. My goal is to qualify for Boston. Which races would give me the best chance for doing it?

In 1900, Chicagoans remade their city’s namesake river. Then they let it go to hell.

Jason Diamond talks with Michael Kiser, the founder of a site that, well, hunts for good beer

Jason Diamond looks back at Courtney Letts: style inspiration, socialite, and outdoorswoman extraordinaire

I want to enter the Chicago Urbanathlon, but I don't know what type of shoe I should wear. Ideas? -Eric Evergreen Park, IL

Break out the hammocks and beach chairs! Presenting the best new books of summer.

Nothing beats a great live show, especially when you’re enjoying it under the sun or the stars. Presenting the 15 best outdoor music festivals in North America. Because summer is the time to play the field. Sasquatch! Bonnaroo The Roots Picnic Telluride Bluegrass…

There are two choices when confronting the current chaos in the job market: Be afraid. (Useless.) Be bold. (That’s the spirit.) Because moments of turmoil present the biggest opportunities to take a new direction, to find an employer who gets your need for adventure, to finally break free of the cubicle. How We Picked…

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