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Mega cruise ships stopped sailing to Key West, Florida, during the height of COVID-19. Many locals appreciated the resulting peace and quiet and won a vote for large ships not to return. But the fight’s not over.

Florida’s Ocala National Forest is the oldest national forest in the eastern United States. This stunning footage will convince you to visit.

Tim Zimmermann’s feature about a 12,000-pound orca that killed a SeaWorld trainer changed the future of marine parks, was developed into a powerful 2013 documentary, and turned the author into a vegan

Scientists, planners, and even the Army Corps of Engineers are turning to natural solutions like coral reefs and sand dunes to protect coastal communities against intensifying storm surges and flooding

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

From Maine to Alaska, we’ve done all the research for you to camp in style while visiting America’s best idea this summer

Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

These eight titles will keep your wanderlust fired up for when it's safe to travel again

A guide to key ballot measures and Senate and House races that will have huge impacts on the way we address climate change

'Una Razon para Pescar' follows Miami tarpon fisherman Dan Diez as he explores how the sport is woven into his blood

Years of underfunding and climate change are increasingly threatening the national park system. From the Everglades in Florida to Glacier in Montana, here are the ones we stand to lose.

Most endurance events are canceled for the summer, but Spartan Race will hold its first event since the pandemic from June 13 to 14 in Florida

Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida. To help solve the problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have turned to amateur and professional hunters to round up the reptiles in a wild competition called the Python Bowl.

This world champion says you can get into surf shape without ever catching a wave

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

In 'Cat Tale,' a longtime environmental journalist documents the dramatic saga that brought this state animal back from the brink of extinction

Want to avoid the winter blues? These warm adventure remedies are here to help, from mountain biking in Baja to hiking Dominica.

These experiences will help you connect to the land while respecting the indigenous cultures that have long inhabited it

This film follows spearfisherman G.R. Tarr as he competes in the St. Petersburg Open, in Florida

The duo explores why this bug-eyed fish has taken the hearts of so many anglers and swaps stories about why fishing is so important to them

Patricia McNeal biked across America five years after surviving a stroke. And she's going to do it again.

Give back to the trails you enjoy. It's good for you and the place you’re visiting.

The Miami Murals project is adding an interactive digital layer to a series of climate-focused public art in a mural-crazy city

The 1,300-mile Florida National Scenic Trail just might be the hardest hike you've never heard of

Some of the world's most unique places are disappearing fast, as a result of climate change. It might be time to rearrange your bucket list.

Three paddlers sail to Havana in order to kayak 27 hours all the way back to Key West, Florida

A national park conservation advocate shares his advice on how to avoid crowds, get off the beaten path, see wildlife, and find adventure

Known as the Hawaii of the Mainland throughout the spearfishing community, Tampa Bay's waters are teeming with fish

New owners are revitalizing Shaw's, the beloved hostel on the Appalachian Trail

How we exploit big trees, big game, and even extinct creatures

Stop by and find the book or local hiking guide that will change your whole perception of a new place

Avoid the crowds and catch a meteor shower or monarch butterfly migration on these perfect autumnal treks

In wildlife management areas, hikers can glimpse animals in their natural, pristine habitat while getting off the beaten path

But be wary. Not all reef-safe sunscreens are created equal.

Use these sunscreens now, and in 30 years your skin will thank you

No one would blame you for planning your summer vacation around visits to these shops

Seven lovely destinations, from Florida to Arizona

Fire has always been a part of the landscape. The mistake we made was trying to stop it—something Florida never did.

The author's latest book features stories that are just as mired in the contradictions of humanity as they are in the humidity of the Sunshine State

Warm weather has officially arrived, and we’ve got your plan: the most stunning beaches for surfing, casting, lounging, and exploring

He is one of the most scandal-plagued interior secretaries in history. But even so, he can probably get away with a lot more.

Camp Walker is a thirty-year-old fly guide in the south Florida, where the last thing they need is more fly guides.

As sea levels rise and megastorms become more frequent and intense, answering that question might be the key to preserving coastal life as we know it

At least that's the result of a new study, which also found that drivers tend to cause crashes and close calls way more often than road bikers

Swap ice and cold for sand and sun

Three months after the hurricane, fly-fishing guides wrestle with what the future of their industry might look like

It's legal too, believe it or not

Pack the cooler. From surfing in Rhode Island to fishing the newly reborn Elwha River in the Northwest, these are the season’s quintessential weekend escapes.

Americans spend $11 billion a year in pursuit of the blissful happy-ever-after. But what do we really accomplish? To find out, Peter Andrey Smith embedded with the utopia seekers for a weekend in Miami at the first-ever World Happiness Summit.

From Felt Soul Media and YETI, 120 Days follows tarpon guide David Mangum who's reputation in the area borders on scary.

In South Florida, cane toads are so numerous that they seem to be dropping from the sky. They're overtaking parking lots and backyards, can weigh almost six pounds, and pack enough poison to kill pets. Why the surge?

When catching tarpon is the goal, better give these guys a call.

Fit in a last-minute camping trip at one of these iconic parks before summer ends

How to build a huge fire while staying on the right side of the law

The 100-mile stretch along the Gulf Coast is full of adventure

Not visiting the in-laws? Have an adventurous Turkey Day in one of these destinations.

Among the benefits to hitting the trail in winter? No mosquitoes. But there are more!

Examining the perpetual youth and singular talent of surfing's king

From nearby to far-flung and exotic, we've got seven islands to cure your winter wanderlust. Turns out one of the most spectacular is right around the corner.

The hours are long, and the work can be dangerous. But animal care workers, the unsung heroes devoted to the health of mammals at SeaWorld and other marine parks, have unrivaled access to the animals—and the challenges of captivity. Here, three former employees go on the record about their experiences.

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.

These oases of relaxation, adventure, mindful eating, and awe-inspiring views are going to be very popular once it's safe travel again. Until then, we can dream.

With a little help from Make-A-Wish, Yosemite’s first honorary park ranger earns his keep and proves his strength

This road trip from New Orleans to Florida featuring lazy days feasting on the freshest seafood, sandy camping, and pristine paddling.

If you’re looking for the seclusion of a private beach with the affordability of a state park, but want to do more than kick off your flip-flops and sunbathe, these are the five Florida beaches for you.

With the launch of Strava Metro, the Bay Area-based online fitness company hopes to become an advocate for its users.

Portland, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, and Milwaukee might be the U.S.’s most widely acknowledged beer cities, but don’t discount the underdogs. Here are five unexpected brewery towns worth rooting for. Albuquerque, New Mexico Marble (Alejandro de la Cruz/Flickr) With two dozen breweries in this southwestern hub of…

Imagine surfing on a wakeboard while a big-ass kite pulls you across the water—and occasionally out of it. This is kiteboarding in horribly reductive terms (but you knew that already). Let’s get to the part where pro kitesurfer Damien LeRoy answers the question in question. Damien…

There’s something Pac-Man-esque about floating through the saw grass–lined sloughs and mangrove stands of South Florida. Like the classic arcade game, the Everglades are filled with mazes and monsters to challenge even the most seasoned paddlers. But if you can navigate the tides and the uncompromisingly flat terrain, avoid alligators and…

Winter is great, except when you’re holed up with no sun all day. Take your weekends back with one of these fresh, easy adventures.

Forget the drunk, stumbling, bleached-blonde, muscled hordes of Panama City. Take a trip to one of the country’s top spots for adventure and come back refreshed.

Having constructed the greatest flotation device mankind has ever known, our fearless writer embarks on an ill-conceived, possibly insane crossing of alligator-infested North Florida via a string of seriously imperiled and incredibly beautiful rivers. (Yeah, it's a tube.)

Is it ever too late to become the caring parent you thought you could be? To find out, one man went in search of his adopted manatee—only to discover the many injustices that humankind has heaped upon these hapless marine mammals. And when Junior is fat, slow, and endangered, family values are nothing more than an easy way to break your heart.

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