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A new wave of companies disrupting private-plane travel have made it more accessible to hop on a small chartered flight to regional destinations that are closer to outdoor playgrounds than any large airport

The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places

Vast mountains, majestic waterfalls, and a hungry bear are some of what our 62 Parks traveler encountered at her 30th park on her quest to visit every park in the U.S.

Spoiler: it isn't all that different from real ground beef

As RV rentals and purchases continue to skyrocket, these three startups are going beyond the basic rental scheme to be more on demand, millennial focused, and remote-work-friendly

Brush up on your knowledge before you hit the waves

The architect Charles Bello has spent the past 52 years restoring forests from logging and protecting the land on his 400-acre Bello Ranch in Northern California. Here's what he's learned along the way.

Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games

On Labor Day weekend 2019, the 'Conception' left Santa Barbara, California, for a diving trip to the Channel Islands. Six months later, authorities are still trying to determine how what should have been a routine excursion became one of the deadliest maritime disasters in U.S. history.

Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers

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

A combination of Santa Ana winds and climate change is almost the perfect recipe for extreme fires

When a father of two was shot through his tent in the Southern California park last year, the murder revealed a mysterious trail of previously unpublicized incidents that had happened nearby—and sparked a $90 million lawsuit.

How these photographers get outside in the biggest cities in the United States

The city's riding scene is unique and diverse, and the best way to dodge the infamous traffic is on two wheels

And we love it. Here are our first impressions after wearing a dozen of the line’s pieces this month.

How a father-son trip to Yosemite conquered my fear of hiking, bears, and falling off chairlifts

Statistics from Los Angeles County demonstrate just how deadly doing it for the ‘Gram can be

How to turn Tinseltown into a mountain town

The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the city of eternal summer

Techies turn to adventure to blow off steam. As San Francisco and Seattle price out everyone but executives, startups and established firms are seeking surprising outdoor play­grounds to put down roots.

Former pro racer Phil Gaimon shares his favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cookies

And how a small group of increasingly political riders is trying to change the congested driving culture, one bike path at a time

An energized group of explorers are bringing the spirit of wilderness through hiking to American cities. Record-breaking distance trekker Liz Thomas and others are altering how we see urban spaces and inviting folks new to the outdoors along for the fun.

This video City of Angels, City of Trails highlights three riding areas in Los Angeles including Simi Valley, Altadena, Chilao Region.

From filmmakers, Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet, this video is a product of intense boredom.

An otherwise fit 42-year-old, I had the range of motion of a sycamore.

The legendary filmmaker knew the secret to making great ski movies. You couldn't just show skiing, skiing, and more skiing. You needed to tell a story, too, with emotion and humor.

In short, your children are in vastly more danger in their own driveways than they are in a bicycle child seat

As the Thomas Fire scorched hundreds of thousands of acres and forced communities to evacuate, Stuart Palley and other fire photographers rushed to the front lines

From grippy socks to callused palms, a quest for an exercise silver bullet

Jean production is resource intensive and sometimes toxic—but it doesn't have to be

24 Hours In LA from Redington, follows a group of rowdy gentlemen as they explore the waters around Los Angeles.

There are 137 large wildfires raging across 7.8 million acres in what might be the worst fire season ever

And what I learned from an island camping trip with a bunch of disadvantaged youth

Whatever you do, just don't tell these serious, old'ish cyclists that they're living in a retirement home

Element Awareness Camp offers underserved Los Angeles youth the opportunity to go into the wilderness for a week.

Upscale meditation studios are bringing mindfulness to the masses. Are they also diluting the practice?

Before he became known as the boyfriend on Felicity, Scott Speedman was nearly an Olympic swimmer. Now the star of TNT's Animal Kingdom just wants to have fun in the mountains.

Ten simple, stylish, environmentally friendly options

If you exchange money for a dog, you’re doing it wrong

What does it mean to have a body that's ready for a music festival? Nate Dern heads to the gym—and then Coachella—to find out.

Then built it and then rode it around a Los Angeles suburb. Here are our first impressions.

Like so many others, Jameson found himself struggling to settle into normal life after returning from the Vietnam War, but then he found running.

If you've never picked up a gun before but are interested in harvesting your own healthy, sustainable, humane meat, here's why you should get started with birds

Elite runner Kate Martini wants to bring an edgier aesthetic to the straight-laced world of running apparel

Baja: The ultimate weekend escape. And it’s way easier than you think to get here.

The city may be the only one in America that can be confident in its Olympic hosting qualifications, and designers made an emblem that shows it

The first members of the U.S. track and field team have punched their tickets to Rio

For the price of a few cups of coffee, the Boulder company is helping offset the cost of Olympic dreams

It's expensive, demanding, and in the eyes of the many cities that have refused to throw their hats into the five-ring circus, a total scam

Gone: The days of treadmills shoved into ugly hotel closets. Here: The hotel gym you wish you could take home.

First there was an algae-based surfboard. Now we have El Portobello—a sustainable board you can grow yourself.

The classic cowboy hat comes home.

Two dueling trainers resurrect a forgotten but insanely effective gym machine

Most CrossFit affiliates across the country welcome out-of-towners who want to take part in the workout of the day—or WOD—making any vacation into a possible CrossFit vacation. But if you’re looking for a trip that specifically caters to people who like to spend their free time doing burpees, snatches, ring…

Growing up in Hollywood prepared Torres for the biggest red carpet event of all: the Olympics.

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

What are some good places to "escape" Los Angeles without having to go too far? -Susan Los Angeles CA

In an era of massive oil spills and increasing energy demands, why does river conservation still matter? Because free-flowing water is fun. Because it's good for the national chutzpah. And because, as these four comeback stories illustrate, saving rivers is more profitable than exploiting them.

The new canvas for artistic expression? Bike racks. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, among other cities, have instituted design competitions for their sidewalk bike racks. And in New York this spring, workers will begin replacing 225 outdated parking meters with winning rack designs—which, presumably, will not look like parking…

I'd like to plan a trip around erica's biggest and fastest roller coasters. Any suggestions on where I should head to maximize my riding time?

A handful of forward-thinking cities turn eyesores into urban oases.

PORTSMOUTH ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA – On a weekend last summer, while the rest of the beachgoing world descended upon overrun sand traps like Nags Head and Virginia Beach, I took a 4×4 and a shortboard and made for Portsmouth Island. There are a few selling points to this skinny, 18-mile-long…

At some point after puberty and before mortgage payments, that summer ritual our parents used to make us do became something we couldn't do without. And the rules have changed. Cars are faster, highways are better, and there's cool stuff—really cool stuff that doesn't involve buffets or Dollywood—just about everywhere. Stop sitting on those vacation d

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…

Three months of pure freedom. You're loving it—and we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.

How to see your stomping grounds as a concrete jungle.

Ten North American spas that will recharge your mind, body, and soul

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.

You'll find endless rewards in just 48 hours of freedom. We've got 50 close-to-home adventures right here.

TALL LATTE BEFORE WORK, double espresso in the afternoon, short cappuccino after dinner—it's the only way to tolerate Seattle's gray days. But when the clouds break and the Cascades, the Olympics, and Puget Sound appear, you know where you need to be. Grab a quadruple shot and get going.

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