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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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Hawaiian native athlete, model, and writer Chelsea Yamase's favorite picks on everything from waterfall hikes and snorkeling spots to poke bowls and shave ice

Donnie Arnoult owns this Hawaiian island's most popular bike shop and touring company. Here's how he maximizes playtime.

Exploration of these mountains isn’t new, but it wasn’t until five years ago that the first traverse of the entire range was completed, by Chase Norton, then a PhD student at the University of Hawai’i.

Twenty years ago the rainforest was destroyed, but as rains continue and lava flows it creates the foundation for new life.

Shorebreak from director Peter King is a feature film that dives into Clark Little's life as an action wave photographer.

In the early 80's an eclectic group of runners became discontent with only marathon distances. Soon, their HURT Ohana began to grow and organize.

There is an evolutionary death match under way in Hawaii, where half a million feral cats, some of them infected with a terrifying zombie parasite, are wreaking havoc on endangered species. Some people call them the "kitties of doom." Others will do anything to save them.

High Fives Foundation took 11 adaptive athletes to explore Maui.

Creative casual in Honolulu's new art hub

What, are you surprised? Tulsi Gabbard learned to choose her own line on Oahu's South Shore.

My Old Man is a new video series produced by Farm League for YETI that celebrates fatherhood. Big wave surfer Shane Dorian, father of two, is profiled in the first installment, Between Pulses. While people tell Dorian that…

Hawaii's 33-room Volcano House got a multimillion-dollar face-lift

Aaron Eveland took his young son dirt bag camping on a small rock island off the coast of Hawaii.

A mysterious plague that one expert calls “tree Ebola” threatens to wipe out the islands’ iconic ohia forests—and no one knows how to stop it

The North Shore local brought a self-effacing attitude to pro surfing that reminded everyone close to him what riding waves is really all about

A big northwest swell lit the North Shore's Banzai Pipeline, providing spectacular makes and even more spectacular slams.

The big-wave contest is rare, but when it goes off in Hawaii on Thursday, it'll be epic

A woman and her two-year-old son were knocked over when a rogue wave in Oahu landed on shore

Learning to ride the waves isn't easy. But pick the right spot and find a gifted enough teacher, and you'll find your flow state

From $6-a-night secrets to splurge-worthy resorts (and a few free urban oases), here’s where to escape the grind in a hammock.

Lanai is one of Hawaii’s least visited gems, and it’s closing down (mostly) till next year. But you can still visit. Here’s how.

This month, Insight Editions released “The Finest Line,” by big-wave surfer Rusty Long. The coffee table book chronicles all the best big-wave spots and surfers in the world with large, brilliant pictures by some of the top surf photographers.

We've cut the fat (and circumnavigated the crowds) so you can enjoy any of these thrilling parks in just one day

Test your inner compass in these six labyrinthine gardens!

If lingering holiday malaise and winter's cold, short days are knocking you off your game, look no further. One of these trips is sure to recharge you.

The Olympic gold medalist makes a name for herself as a big-wave surfer.

For one 41-year-old Australian triathlon champion, retiring just meant taking a break.

In The Art of Competition, Ironman-turned-author Mark Allen gives insight into the thoughts that helped him race his fastest while living to the fullest.

Kai Lenny is a 21-year-old hailing from Paia, Hawaii who also happens to be the breakout star of the SUP world, having paddled his way to six world titles.

Can married duo Sami Inkinen and Meredith Loring row across the Pacific without sugar or carbs and stay together?

Recommending multi-day hikes in Hawaii is a bit of a challenge—the islands just aren’t big enough to for many long distance treks. Kalulau Trail sign. But the hike that best fits your wish list is the Kalalau Trail through the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai.

Do nudists know something we don't? If you mean where the best luxury spots are, then yes.

Looking for your own private hideaway? This is it.

I want to hike up a live— or at least dormant—volcano. Where can I go without getting scorched?

I’m headed to Hawaii, but lying on the beach is not my thing. What hikes would you recommend?

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.

No one said your New Year’s resolutions had to feel like punishment. Jump-start 2013 with one of these seven spirit-recharging escapes.

It's hard to be disappointed about a rookie year in which you defeat the defending ASP world champion at one of surfing's premier events.

It's not enough to be at the forefront. In an era when everything has supposedly been done, these adventure icons ignore convention, court risk, and let their passion lead the way.

Wild weather makes the next couple of months the hardest time of the year to plan an adventure. To help you out, we've worked up game plans for all kinds of conditions. Your job? Just check the doppler—then go.

I’m planning a three-month trip to the Big Island and wanted to have some way to keep in contact with my travel companions. We are thinking about buying a set of walkie talkies. If we purchase these in Ontario will they work in Hawaii? Or do we need to purchase them in Hawaii? Can you suggest the best model to buy? Diane Ontario, Canada

What is stand-up paddle surfing and where can I learn to do it? John M. Los Angeles, CA

Turn your vacation into a full-body recalibration with these performance-enhancing getaways

The Super Bowl is without fail the most anticlimactic sporting event of the year. If you have tickets to the 2008 game, this February 3 in Glendale, Arizona, raise the stakes by arriving a week or two early. Park yourself 15 miles from the University of Phoenix Stadium at Sanctuary…

Wanna live where the action is? The goal: Trails out the back door, a serious Saturday-morning peloton, whitewater just up the road, and neighbors eager to join in. Our source: The best adventure athletes in America, who tell us where they live and why. The result: 20 places where locals work, train, and play hard. Start packing now.

The best beaches for practicing your moves offer gentle waves and a no-pressure atmosphere. Here, over 20 of the best beginner breaks in the country to get your feet wet.

Because every second you’re not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we’ve handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list of 50 things to do before you die—from climbing an 8,000-meter peak to making the perfect martini. Pro surfer Kelly Slater…

Go in search of the epicenter of summer soul and you’ll eventually wind up at Hanalei Bay, in Kauai, Hawaii. Among this tight-knit community of surfers, the days revolve around the sun, the wind, and one of the most revered waves on the planet. “Hanalei Bay is a spiritual place,”…

No one denies that our 50th state is Paradise, USA. But anyone who's ever been to this lush chain knows a simple truth: Not all the islands are created equal. So which is best? Welcome to the Great Hawaiian Island-Off. Read on, and pick your perfection.

Americans like to keep score. What better way to keep track of who’s good, better, and best than by casting bronze busts and collecting premium castoffs, then sticking them all in one place? Baseball may have Cooperstown, but surfing gets Lihue, Hawaii. Here’s what else you’ll find in our favorite…

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You'll hit more surf than pavement on this 250-mile pleasure drive around the Big Island

Can a monster swell be tracked down and hunted like some great beast? That's the mad mission of the $3 million Billabong Odyssey, surfing's rapid-response quest to find and ride the biggest wave in history?

Exotic journeys, fitness and pampering included

To maximize the return on your investment in wanderlust, you need know-how and solid advice. We’re here to help. From saving on destination packages and high-value gear to insider trips and the bet reasons to blow a bundle, we’ve got the lowdown on affordable, rip-roaring, full-value adventure travel.

Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.

A modern speed demon breathes new life into an ancient Hawaiian sport

1. Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona Hike two miles to this perfect turquoise pool, with year-round 72-degree water, in Havasu Canyon. All About H2O The wet stuff is always there for us—it grows our food, puts splash and spirit in our adventure, and (by the way) keeps us alive.

There’s a swoosh of heaven that runs from Hawaii through Mexico to Central America and the Caribbean. Don’t let it bask in the sun by itself. Our 43 sweet spots are waiting—surrender and go. TRAILING OFF ON KAUAI By James Glave THE INS & OUTBOARDS OF…

Who says you can't take your children mountaineering? The trick is to choose the right summit—then watch as they amaze themselves by scaling it. These five peaks, in order from easiest to hardest, are handpicked to bring out your kid's inner Messner.

One family's 18-month (and counting) Hawaiian Hiatus

Where to play, eat, and stay in the Hawaiian Islands

Honomu, Hawaii: Aloha Spirit

Of course they do—they get to trek with camels. But you can, too! We’ve got the COOLEST TRIPS, TOP TEN TRENDS, EXPERT ADVICE, AND BEST NEW PLACES TO GET LOST IN 2003. So what are you waiting for? Giddyup! Star…

Where to Surf, Hike, Dive, Fish, Shop, Eat, Drink, Dance, Sleep, and Kick Back

Behind the green door: Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauai Q: My husband and I are going to Hawaii for three weeks in October (mostly for hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling). We were thinking of spending some time on Kauai and the Big Island. How many days…

To be a surfer girl in Maui is to be the luckiest of creatures. It means you're beautiful and tan and ready to rip. It means you've caught the perfect dappled wave and are on a ride that can't possibly end.

Yoho National Park Mountain Hut Trip Canada’s Rockies Just another brick… China’s Great Wall MINIMUM AGE: All ages welcome DESCRIPTION: Who better to introduce kids to backpacking than a naturalist who was a teacher for 27 years? The owner of Back of Beyond, Bud Ettiger, puts his expertise…

Is a great beach more than a gazillion grains of sand mixed with sun and water? You bet. Here, the 15 best for families.

How To Get Off the Beaten Trail (or River, or Mountain) With These 43 Soon-To-Be-Classic National Park Adventure

The Island's Resident Sports Gurus Spill Their Secret Favorite Places

We’ve learned a lot in a quarter-century of roaming the planet. This month, to kick off Outside‘s silver anniversary, we’ve chosen 25 bold, epic, soul-nourishing experiences that every true adventurer must seek out—from the relatively plush and classic to the cutting-edge and hard-core. All that’s left for you is the…

It sounded like a good idea at the time: Journey to the sopping epicenter of the wettest place on earth, bag the peak, and get back in time for supper. But that was before the clouds clamped down on Mount Waialeale. Before the jungle closed in and the map became irrelevant. Before the machete-wielding, pig-hunting swamp guide said, "Would be so easy to get lost

And deliver us pronto to these 44 island Edens—if they were any more perfect we'd be in heaven