Crying babies, endless delays, and that one aggressive seat-kicker are almost inevitable travel companions. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice journey: savvy packing will keep you collected and calm. We can't promise the same for the new parents across the aisle.

We polled an all-star team of experts and adventurers to put together our new rules of travel—all the airfare tips and digital tricks that make getting out there easier than ever.

You should be packing like a technomad.

Behold: The #OutsideMobile Instagram contest winners

Despite the republic's best efforts to modernize, its legacy of trade and cultural expansion still lingers three centuries later

An epic, 10,000-mile road trip across America to find the best place to live in the country.

The short answer? No. Or at least not always.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

The 5 best ways to paddle, eat, and sail your way through "Vacationland" this summer

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.

A visual breakdown of what makes for blissful travel—backed by science.

We can boat the same backyard river with our family a dozen or more times, and it will never get old—because rivers, like our children, are constantly changing.

You'll need a scenic location, some motivation, and a lot of imagination. Oh yeah, there's also the money.

For the sake of your spine and your sanity, heed these rules

The roomiest, sturdiest, and most stylish hanging nests of the year

Beat the crowds on the not-so-beaten path this summer in one of America's favorite national parks.

Five wild mountain ranges. Hundreds of miles of trails. Zero crowds. That’s what awaits visitors at the country’s newest Naitonal Monument in New Mexico. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks consists of four separate patches of the Chihuahuan Desert surrounding Las Cruces in southern New Mexico. Encompassing a half-million acres…

The Pennine Way, England’s first national trail, turns 50 this year. Even if it’s literally over the hill, the 268-mile route of rolling terrain is as popular as ever, especially this weekend. July 12 marks the annual National Trails geocache release, during which new coins…

These ground-tested strategies will help you conquer every last weekend.

The drive from Eureka, California, to Coos Bay, Oregon has dunes, salmon, and Jurassic Park-worthy greenery—but no crowds. It'll be our little secret.

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