When the celebrated singer-songwriter moved to this adventure hub nearly ten years ago, she instantly fell in love with the small-town feel and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are her tips for where to hike, grab a meal, and go dancing afterward.
Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on the Great Outdoors Music Debate
The Revolution Go is an ideal machine for toting your favorite records to picnics, park days, or anywhere else under the sun
In his new book, ‘Sounds Wild and Broken,’ the award-winning ecologist and writer dives into the history and diversity of our planet’s soundscapes in effort to get us to pay attention before they disappear
Earth-loving New Yorkers are drawing from an unlikely arsenal of activism, hip-hop, marathon city-council Zoom meetings, and one sassy pug to hold the city to its zero-waste commitments. If they succeed, the environmental benefits could be huge.
America’s youth are in desperate need of real-life human connection. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bassist says there’s no better place to provide that than a skate park.
Whether you’re on a road trip or backpacking through Europe, download these apps to learn more about the culture, weather, and even history of the places you’re visiting
The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar
The country singer-songwriter talks to Outside about the restorative power of nature, the unexpected blessings of quarantine, and the origins of his album ‘Country Again: Side A’
Journalist Ian Urbina is revealing the lawlessness of the open ocean in ways you’d never imagine
Equipment to help you get lost in the music
Top-notch tunes need equipment to match
From ballads inspired by outdoor adventures to neighborhood sing-alongs, the Okee Dokee Brothers' new album makes staying home with kids more fun
This trailer for Yeti's Midnight Hour video series features musicians like Jack Johnson, Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham, and Margo Price
The best documentaries from this year's film festivals look at quixotic quests and devastating disasters
I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.
The books, movies, podcasts, games, and more that are keeping us sane indoors
For decades, the cowboy has occupied a storied place in Americana—but the image in popular narratives excluded cowboys of color. This year the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons sought to change that. At the event, held in Nevada earlier this winter, the theme was the same as Flemons's 2018 album: black cowboys.
Grammy nominee Mike Posner left behind his life in L.A. to go on a 2,851-mile journey in search of... something. Here's what he learned about grief, motivation, struggle, and authenticity.
If you’re looking for a pair of water-resistant headphones on a budget, look into the Fit line from Plantronics, which has everything from burly over-ear models to true wireless buds. We like the the 350’s security, six hours of play time, and sweatproof IPX5 rating. Just don’t take them swimming.
If you spend much time in the water, you’ll need a “SwiMP3”—a waterproof set of headphones with an MP3 player that straps to the back of your head. The Finis Duo is fully submersible down to nine feet, has four gigabytes of storage (enough for 1,000 songs), and uses bone-conduction…
Tech shaming has made us believe that the outdoor experience has to be pure or nothing. Here's why you should absolve your guilt about using your gadgets in nature.
Summer jams can't last forever. The Highwomen lead the way on our mix for fall road trips and campouts.
This waterproof speaker was made for shower singers—it’s got a suction cup that sticks to the wall for hands-free listening. The Barnacle syncs to your phone via Bluetooth so you can jam to your Spotify playlists, but it also has enough storage for 1,000 songs if you want to leave…
The famous waterfalls appear in about ten seconds' worth of her new music video, and some people are angry about it
This week, we’ve got Zephaniah OHora performing 'High Class City Girl from the Country'
The Charge 3 is a favorite of ours for several reasons: it has great battery life (up to 20 hours of play time), it can charge your phone (via the USB output), and it’s IPX7 waterproof (read: it’s fully submersible). Oh, and there’s that ample bass. Lash this speaker to…
You don’t have to drop serious cash for serious sound. Anker specializes in budget-friendly speakers, and the SoundCore Sport is no exception. It’s shockproof and waterproof, so you can take it on the trail, river, or out in a rainstorm without worry. Its eight-ounce frame belies its rich sound and…
This little dynamo’s best feature is its 360-degree sound—you don’t have to worry about where the thing is pointed for unobstructed listening. Other perks: it’s completely waterproof and floats, plus you can pair two devices at once for friendly DJ battles.
True wireless headphones, these fit snugly inside your ears. And they can handle spray from a shower or the sweatiest workout of your life with no problem. The sound quality is great, there’s a built-in microphone for calls, and 4.5 hours of play time on a single charge isn’t shabby.