One enticement of visiting Hawaii Volcanoes, on the Big Island, is witnessing the eruption of young Kilauea—the world’s most active volcano—and basking in the glow of its lava-filled caldera
From lush jungles with waterfalls and ocean shores to otherworldly volcanic peaks and craters, the range of ecosystems you can visit in a day at this Maui park is astounding
Locals, visitors, and surfers especially were all stoked at the prospect of experiencing the rare south swell on its way from Tahiti. But for the lifeguards on duty, it meant rip currents, broken boards, and, as it turned out, an insane number of people in the water who needed a helping hand.
Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.
We can’t get enough of The Rock glistening and swinging machetes in a tropical forest
Most surf films portray riding waves in a purely positive light. A new Apple TV+ docuseries and the documentaries ‘Waterman’ and ‘Havana Libre’ take a nuanced look at a spectrum of experiences amid the waves
A program called Malama Hawaii is connecting hotel and restaurant visitors with environmental nonprofits to tackle the state’s mounting plastic-pollution problem
This short film follows a pod of whales as they play and glide through the waters off the coast of Maui
Meet the grassroots movement of women fighting to open up surfing to a more diverse range of body types
But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme
Whether you’re after a beachfront campsite, some good juju, or a cabin built for mountain bikers, we’ve got a spring travel deal for you
Finding a bit of quiet is harder than ever
From Patagonia to South Africa to Yosemite, visit some of our favorite places on the planet in real time via these live webcams—and start dreaming of where you want to go when we can travel again
Jeremiah Bishop is still riding strong and staying healthy without a spring race schedule
This world champion says you can get into surf shape without ever catching a wave
A trip to the largest of Hawaii Island's five national and historic parks is a step back in time, a place where two active volcanoes have long altered the landscape. From 1983 to 2018, lava poured into the Pacific Ocean, as it pounded and shaped the craggy shoreline. Today, endangered birds and rare orchids fill the rainforest and grasslands, geological wonders dot the terrain, and sacred cultural sites speak to the park's mythic roots.
Angela Madsen, a three-time Paralympic rower, has a new goal: becoming the oldest woman to row from Los Angeles to Hawaii
The story of how three crewmen lived more than a week in the middle of the Pacific in a wrecked sailboat with almost nothing
We could all take ourselves a little less seriously
Winter is off-season for several world-class destinations, which means lower plane fares and hotel rates. We asked Scott's Cheap Flights for advice on which trips to book.
If you're interested in disaster tourism, these places are packed with adventures and need your dollars more than ever before
Five days after an ad hoc army of volunteer searchers rescued hiker Amanda Eller, the yoga teacher missing for 17 days on Maui, the same crew located missing person Noah "Kekai" Mina just 20 miles away. This time, the ending was not so happy.
Spending a night in paradise doesn’t have to cost as much as a month’s rent back home
All of them come from @tinyatlasquarterly, the Instagram account you wish you ran
Seeds of Change profiles Dr. Cliff Kapono whose work is defining the future of stewardship in Hawaii.
If a high-profile volcano (think: Hawaii’s Kilauea) shows signs of instability, it’s Michael Poland’s job to reassure us that everything is going to be okay
Don't let hot lava ruin your trip. Except for a confined area, most of Hawaii remains open for business.
In 2017, Hawaiian lawmakers removed liability protections for lifeguards exposing them to risk of lawsuits.
The Kauai resident puts the catastrophic damage into perspective, after rescuing 75 people himself
The first woman to ride Mavericks on her love-hate relationship with the sport, competing against other women, and why she never went pro
A permitting issue and public dispute between the mayor of Honolulu and World Surf League CEO Sophie Goldschmidt may have just killed surfing's most iconic event
Don and Donna Shearer's birds get dispatched to rescues, James Bond sets, Jaws swells, and forest fires on the Hawaiian island