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What makes a queer person choose to live in an outdoorsy hot spot instead of an urban gayborhood?

The actor’s nature show, now streaming on Disney+, offers a welcome update to a familiar format

The podcast ‘FOGO’ captures a comedian’s quest to discover what she’s been missing in the outdoors

When Maggie Shipstead set out to report on women-only expedition travel, she was driven by a desire to learn new skills in a low-bro-factor environment. But six days exploring Alaska with the state’s first woman-owned adventure outfitter turned out to be regenerative in ways she didn’t expect.

In the UST film ‘This Is My Story: Tony Galbreath II,’ Galbreath shares what it’s like being a Black man in a managerial role in the outdoor industry today

What started as a Instagram account has boomed into a community of Muslim hikers taking on trails around the world

Florida’s Ocala National Forest is the oldest national forest in the eastern United States. This stunning footage will convince you to visit.

Ivy Le’s wildy funny take on adventure entertainment might just shift the conversation on who belongs in the outdoors

The forest is a sight to behold when the vibrant foliage is on full display

On the complicated experience of seeing Japanese wellness practices exoticized in the West

Our guru weighs in on the ethics of defacing a man-made blight

The grandeur of the Great Salt Lake stopped Brigham Young in his tracks and inspired John Muir to jump in for a swim. Yet now it’s in danger of disappearing, sucked dry by agriculture, climate change, and suburban lawns. Many Utahns would just as soon pave it, but as Bill Gifford learned during a yearlong exploration, there’s beauty and natural splendor here that deserves to live on.

The acclaimed author’s latest release is the October pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with him about the book, climate anxiety, and the father-son relationship

What a witches’ year taught me about our relationship to wild places

Pursue your favorite activities with color-coded trails in Gaia GPS’s U.S. Forest Service roads and trails layer

Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’

Dreaming of where to tri next? These picturesque races offer a reason to gawk at the surroundings of the world’s most scenic triathlons while you swim, bike, and run.

Good news: sustainability and joy go hand in hand

The actor, woodworker, and dedicated outdoorsman offers up choice lessons for making a deeper connection with the world beyond your door

The state of the steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River watersheds is dire. A Pacific Northwest steelhead angler grapples with how best to honor the people, places, and resources that she loves. 

Surfing in Baja. Summit-to-sea skiing in Alaska. Hiking in Death Valley. There’s no shortage of epic adventures to be had in winter. We’ve rounded up our favorite trips to make sure you get your fill of thrills.

Our culture columnist recommends six of the most interesting newsletters out there—from thru-hiking dispatches to Neko Case’s reflections on nature

Honest-to-God advice on how to enjoy nature, from an actor-comedian-author-canoe-builder who grew up on a farm and takes rock stars rafting

For Indie singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and British rapper Testament, the natural world is an endless source of creative inspiration

On an expedition to track lemurs in Madagascar, wildlife ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant found her confidence and her voice

Through the moving story of a widowed astrobiologist and his unusual son, ‘Bewilderment’ addresses our apathy in the face of environmental disaster

For philosopher John Kaag, a trek in the Alps during his youth was the beginning of a long and winding journey

Intrepid author Mary Roach shares tales of thieving bears, murderous possums, and mugging monkeys from her new book, ‘Fuzz’

This feature from Gaia GPS allows you to search recent satellite images for the best leaf peeping in your area 

Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.

Stories are about how human connections are made and kept in the outdoors, and how they’re evolving now—when community has never been more important or more at risk

A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.

After a terrible diagnosis forced me to slow down, I learned how to relate differently to the wild—and myself. 

Many Canadians think old-growth forests are protected from logging. Turns out, Indigenous people and a scrappy band of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad are all that stands between Vancouver Island’s last old growth and logging companies.

After an American Army captain came home traumatized from the war, he lost his ability to love. It took the wilderness to reopen his heart.

“I would contend that stupid behavior is sometimes the proper response to stupid laws”

The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar

The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.

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