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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

After two young pilots crashed their small plane into the water off Hawaii, they realized their best hope for survival was to make it back to land on their own.

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

Take these steps to ensure you know what you’re getting before clicking the reserve button on that cute mountain cottage or condo by the sea

But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme

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

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

Parts of the state have been overrun by tourists for years. When COVID-19 hit, the islands got a much needed pause. Will it change the future of tourism there for good?

From Alabama to Wyoming, we found the best off-grid sites for chilling out, escaping the hordes, and finding adventure

From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves

In this film from Morgan Maassen, he profiles two-time world longboarding champion Honolua Blomfield

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

'Big Ben' profiles former professional surfer Ben Wilkinson, whose current career is working with unwieldy Hawaiian trees

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

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

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.

'Hana Ku,' from Olukai, profiles a small Hawaiian village's traditional cooking and harvesting methods and its focus on eating sustainably

Alaska Airlines's latest flight promotion to Hawaii offers cheaper tickets for bigger waves—but you only have a few days to snag a deal

In 'Pressure,' Mark Healey explains how his connection to the ocean influences his time hunting in the hills

If you're interested in disaster tourism, these places are packed with adventures and need your dollars more than ever before

Lifeguards in Hawaii wake up early, have a healthy breakfast, and take time to work on their personal fitness

This film will leave you seeking out your next adventure—and it just might be on the shores of Hawaii

'Aloha Rodeo' and 'Rough Magic' are two new, totally true stories about the triumph of man and horse

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.

In 'The Big Island,' Tyler Fairbank stitched hundreds of still images together and manipulated them into motion sequences

Although he retired from the World Tour in 2004, Shane Dorian isn't slowing down

Spending a night in paradise doesn’t have to cost as much as a month’s rent back home

These trails thrill hikers with more than just scenery

Expert advice on surviving family travel mishaps

From a barrier island off South Carolina’s coast to a remote ski town in British Columbia, we’ve rounded up our (and our kids'!) favorite places to chase adventure this summer

Yep, Costco. Here are six cut-rate trips you can take thanks to the bulk superstore.

All of them come from @tinyatlasquarterly, the Instagram account you wish you ran

After four months at sea, wunderkind inventor Boyan Slat's $360 million system is being towed back to port without having collected any plastic debris

Winter blues already got you down? These trips make it easy to find sun and sand.

Mountain biker KC Deane learns from Hawai'i local Albee Layer that there’s more to the island than the waves

Avoid coral-killing chemical sunscreens and try one of these safer sun-protection methods

Seeds of Change profiles Dr. Cliff Kapono whose work is defining the future of stewardship in Hawaii.

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

International flights don't have to break the bank—even when your budget is zero

Sure, you'll sleep in an awesome place, but at these pads, the owners are what really make your stay exceptional

A More Than Just Parks film, Haleakala is the culmination of weeks of shooting in and around the national park of the same name.

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

The shoe brand worked with a pair of Honolulu artists to incorporate home-grown indigo plants into its fabrics

Don't let hot lava ruin your trip. Except for a confined area, most of Hawaii remains open for business.

Ditch Waikiki to find the best food on Oahu

The latest images, videos, and information from the scene

Depending on the vote Tuesday, some products from big names like Banana Boat and Coppertone could soon be missing from shelves in the Aloha State

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

From surf apparel company Banks Journal, Mr. John Hook profiles the surf photographer and why he’s picked Hawaii to call home.

Tom “Pōhaku” Stone is a native Hawaiian who practices the art of hand-carving wooden surfboards.

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

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

Filmmaker Raphael Rogers has traveled to some of our favorite places like New Mexico, Alaska, and Montana but two he ended up naming the film From Kauai to Norway in honor of his favorites.

On a recent trip to Hawaii, filmmaker Ryan Harris hiked the Kalalau Trail in search of a legendary local who makes pizza in the mountains.

You don't have to strike it mega-rich to have access to an amazing private island—but it helps

From Sporting Club of the Pacific, Wipeout brings you into the carnage that takes place at Peahi during an El Nino storm.

And three brothers from Kauai are leading the way

These six remote beaches are worth the effort it takes to get there

Don and Donna Shearer's birds get dispatched to rescues, James Bond sets, Jaws swells, and forest fires on the Hawaiian island

The Pace of Formation was a goal for Givot Media for three years. Immediately, they were mesmerized by the ever changing landscape and sheer heat that the lava produced

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