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For one pandemic-worn parent, the key to staying close to her family is getting some distance

When my yellow Lab died last spring, I was flattened by an overwhelming sadness that’s with me still. And that’s normal, experts say, because losing a pet is often one of the hardest yet least acknowledged traumas we’ll ever face.

Doesn’t your dog deserve the best?

We asked a pediatrician for advice on getting outside safely when temperatures soar

After an American Army captain came home traumatized from the war, he lost his ability to love. It took the wilderness to reopen his heart.

The curious challenge of loving someone who’s always leaving you in the dust

“Is it your interpretation that I am taking you for your walk, or would you say that you are taking me for my walk?”

Kyle Dickman had spent his life chasing adventure. But after nearly dying from a snake bite, he saw menacing risks everywhere he went.

Whether you’re stuck in the city or counting down the days to a summer road trip, we have a few expert-approved tips for exploring nearby nature

It’s not just the gear purchases—it’s how we think about the future. Here’s the Outside guide to getting your financial $hit together, no selling out required.

The country singer-songwriter talks to Outside about the restorative power of nature, the unexpected blessings of quarantine, and the origins of his album ‘Country Again: Side A’

When President Biden needs a break from Putin and Mitch McConnell, he vacations on the Delmarva Peninsula, a blend of mid-Atlantic beauty, quirky accents, and tasty treasures from soil and sea. I grew up in the heart of it. Hear my song to this glorious land.

"I fell in love with cycling while watching the Tour each year with my father. When he was dying last summer, it became so much more than just the world's biggest bike race."

After losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, one writer reflects on her relationship with grief and running—and the connections between the two

He wanted to be the best man he could be. This required some bold and questionable choices.

It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.

Tips from a pro on how to keep your outdoor kitchen operating flawlessly

These gifts will add a touch of flair to his wardrobe

Bringing order to parental chaos is an uphill battle, but these products can help

The newest collection of recipes from James Beard–nominated chef Sarah Glover is geared toward parents looking to improve their outdoor cooking game. We’ve included two of our favorite recipes from the book.

Six items guaranteed to elevate your family’s next outdoor adventure

Choosing whether or not to have children can be difficult for many women. For Amelia Boone, an elite athletic career and her ongoing eating disorder recovery have made it even more complicated.

I study climate change, and my work left me depressed and suicidal. Then my dad got cancer.

Facebook is developing a new app for children, and advocates think it’s a terrible idea

From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy

Keep family adventures tantrum-free

The CEO of Scout Campers shares his story

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter. She’s also become an unintentional ambassador of the outdoor industry’s quest for inclusivity.

They might not splurge on these items for themselves, so do it for them

Ambreen Tariq’s new children’s book tells the story of an immigrant family’s first camping trip and expands the canon of outdoor literature for kids

The life of Natalie Rines Terry, one of the country’s top ski instructors for 50 years

Hiking was in vogue in 2020, but COVID-19 closures decimated the thru-hiking ranks. What did prospective hikers do with their unexpected time back home?

The phone rang and it was our 18-year-old, Hatcher, who apparently took a hard spill while ripping laps on Eldora Mountain. Or so we think: he’s OK now, but he still has no idea what really happened.

After a long year of staying put during COVID-19, families are dreaming of spring breaks and summer vacations. But should you book that flight? Our experts weigh in.

Outside’s ethics guru on who public lands are for

Monica and Vince Strawbridge and their four children hiked the PCT in 2018 and the CDT in 2020. Now the family has begun the AT.

Proposed laws in more than two dozen states seek to exclude transgender youth from interscholastic sports, depriving them of community and confidence-building skills

And things got rocky fast. Our correspondent talks to Jennifer Miller about Colorado, misconceptions, and a mysterious type of footwear called “hiking sandals.”

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