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Outside contributor Will Palmer tested the Kusa Shirt while on a three-week jaunt around Ecuador. Palmer called this shirt essential for spending a night in the mountains. The DWR ripstop nylon fabric makes it durable but versatile enough for city use, while the llama-fiber insulation keeps you warm and…

From California to Ecuador, here's how to spend a couple of days in the backcountry while a guide leads the way

Get the most bang for your buck by planning a trip to one of these international destinations

From kayaker and filmmaker Mike Mckay, 'Jondachi' tells the story of young man and his connection to the Rio Jondachi in Ecuador.

For centuries, ice merchants retrieved this ice from glaciers on the mountain and sold it at local markets. In homage to this tradition, mountain biker Eric Porter and photographer Mason Mashon rode with their own collection of this glacial ice all the way to the ocean 17,000 feet below.

When Pete Rojwongsuriya set out on his trip to Ecuador, he thought he'd spend a maximum of 2 weeks. But what he found, far surpassed what two weeks of travel would allow.

All the exhilaration of a good old-fashioned adventure, without the risk of having to eat your tripmates

Learning to ride the waves isn't easy. But pick the right spot and find a gifted enough teacher, and you'll find your flow state

There are two sides to the story of the biggest environmental lawsuit ever, but a new book tells only one of them.

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.

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

A guy calls, says he found some mysterious papers left behind by a dead relative who apparently shrunk human heads and bodies. Do we wanna come see? Uh, no. But we knew Mary Roach would.

South America contains the Amazon, the Andes, 19,000 miles of coastline, and arguably more adventure than any other continent. So where to start? These ten perfect trips, from exploratory rafting in Peru to skiing in Chile to beach-hopping Brazil.

I want to take an awesome adventure trip with an operation run by indigenous people, any ideas? I want to be able to give back to the place I visit!—CharlotteSarasota, Fl

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