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These seven destinations are the perfect summer base camps, with plenty of adventure on and off the water

This retired professional ultrarunner has found (almost) every waterfall along this wild stretch of central California coast. And, no, he won’t tell you where the best ones are.

This Central American destination is the adventure traveler’s dream, from its jungle-covered peaks to a coastline dotted with more than 450 islands stretching across the world’s second-largest barrier reef. It’s also delightfully accessible (English is the official language and the dollar a main currency), culturally diverse, and home to historically significant Maya sites, creating a particular dynamism that's unique to the region

The Escape Summit OutDry was our favorite boot for wet hikes in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “We raced up trails during muggy New Mexico monsoons and were flabbergasted by how well the membrane pulled sweat off our feet, keeping them dry and blister-free,” wrote our testers.

To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it

After finishing the Appalachian Trail, I experienced severe pain in my lower right leg. Little did I know, toe socks and spacers would be my saving grace.

It’s time to settle a longstanding debate once and for all. Which sandal will be crowned king?

They’re essentially adventure flip-flops and therefore superior to every other sandal

This simple sandal has everything you need and nothing you don’t

Eight fan favorites. Three head-to-head rounds. Only one winner.

From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country

A growing body of research suggests that it’s no longer sustainable to bury our waste in the wilderness

Score sunglasses, fire pits, water bottles, and more at a discount until midnight tonight

Next to having a little time to themselves, these are their top wish-list items

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