An effort to protect special places in Arkansas has flourished into over 55,000 acres of public land
Three years ago, Danae and Olen Netteburg set out with their four kids on the Appalachian Trail. Three years (and one more baby) later, they’re about to complete the Triple Crown. All of them.
New legislation is being supported by a major REI initiative
She’s always asking me to volunteer in our community. I wish I could help, but I have a busy job and two young kids.
Having a child doesn’t mean the end of exploration outdoors. These women writers modeled that for me—and taught me new ways of thinking about risk and reward.
Nick Offerman’s annual family trip was always to the same lake in Minnesota, where he was taught things that really matter.
Am I being overprotective, or dismissive of something my wife finds meaningful?
Take your campsite game to the next level this summer
Head to South Dakota for an outdoor-centric road trip the kids will be telling stories about for years to come
Virginia Sole-Smith’s new book, ‘Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,’ takes an unflinching look at fatphobia and how it affects our collective ideas about health
Dad and I had always planned to climb Africa’s tallest peak together, but cancer took away our chance. I knew he wouldn’t want it to take mine, too.
A recent ‘New York Times’ story has three outdoor dads wondering how they would spend lavishly on a fancy bash for tots
Wolves are my favorite animal, but my parents see them as the enemy that kills their livestock
Randy Udall was most at peace in the wilderness. After he died on a solo backpacking trip, his daughter took up his tradition of hiking to a secret place in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, where she was surprised by what she found.
My husband and I have hosted four different foster children over the past four years. We've found that we all benefit from time outdoors.
The secret to an exciting family adventure? Bermuda.
We let dogs out to run. We should do the same for ourselves.
Adventurous families, Bermuda is the unexpected vacation you didn’t know you needed
The alpine guide’s new memoir gives readers an honest take on the highs and lows of parenting as a full-time climber
Our difference in perspective is causing tension as we plan the next big adventure
When Leo Babler was born with a rare and deadly genetic disorder, his parents reshaped their lives, moving to the mountains, building out an adventure van, and making sure their son experienced the most beautiful wild places in the country during the time they had
I want to add a storage unit, but he says it will sully the view
Racing around a mountain resort sounds like the ultimate adventure job. But with housing and other costs soaring, getting paid in fun is no longer cutting it.
Born on an island off the coast of Virginia, home to a wild herd that inspired the classic children’s novel ‘Misty of Chincoteague,’ this gentle, blue-eyed gelding enjoyed an adventurous life with a family in New Mexico. After his death, a mother and daughter went on a mission: to lay him to rest amid the sand and the waves.
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Spoil him with these thoughtful items
After setting out on her longtime fantasy to travel the world on a sailboat with her family, one writer learns just how beautiful—and devastating—it can be to finally get what you want
Last year, Annette McGivney lost her beloved yellow Lab, Sunny, and was overwhelmed by sadness. Since then she’s built a new life with a challenging rescue dog, and she’s learned a lot about the healing power of human and animal bonds.
After months of pandemic-induced isolation, one Vermont family dove headfirst into a 272-mile adventure
I want to thru-hike part of the AT or PCT, but I’m the main caregiver in my household
Organizations around the world are helping refugees feel welcome via wilderness immersions—and with a record number of displaced people, this movement couldn’t come at a better time
By portraying predators as villains, we are influencing how our children perceive the natural world
Want your children to have a deeper relationship with nature than you do? So did this writer. She found an entry point in Tinkergarten.
For as far back as she can remember, Mardi Fuller grew up in a world of swimming lessons and swim teams, which was unusual for a daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Why the emphasis on water? Because of a mysterious death that haunted her family’s past.
Let the rippers’ rumpus start
It’s never too early to help your kids develop a healthy mindset around food. Here’s where to start.
The South American pack animal is the perfect companion for getting deep into the wilderness with little ones
Coming to terms with a landscape ravaged by fire