We've been married 13 years and backpacked more than 12,000 miles together. This is what we've learned.
In his new book, writer Mark O'Connell explores what our anxieties about the future say about our precarious present
I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.
Last December, around 100 tourists set out for New Zealand's Whakaari/White Island, where an active volcano has attracted hundreds of thousands of vacationers since the early 1990s. It was supposed to be a routine six-hour tour, including the highlight: a quick hike into the island's otherworldly caldera. Then the volcano exploded. What happened next reveals troubling questions about the risks we're willing to take when lives hang in the balance.
One of the many things that COVID-19 has taught us is to always consider buying a travel insurance policy. If you bought travel insurance for a trip you have to cancel during the travel bans, you may or may not be covered. Here's how to protect yourself now and on future trips.
New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.
Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers
'How to Be a Family' and 'Uncharted' give unvarnished views of family travel from two very different perspectives
In O'Neill's Strike Mission series, its team of surfers sets off to far-flung corners of the globe in search of remote waves
Reachable only by boat, this remote Pacific atoll is inhabited by descendants of a footloose Englishman. The idyllic vibe is unmistakable, but it's tested by the realities of living in a very vulnerable place in a warming world.
Plus, tips on how to avoid said masses
The new documentary Maiden tells the story of the first all-female sailing team to finish the Whitbread Round the World Race. We talked with the crew's skipper about the historic feat.
One writer endures awkward morning cabin run-ins and hazardous chairlifts in the name of settling down (but still chasing snow)
After nearly 40 years of attempts by multiple people—and at least one mysterious disappearance—Scott Donaldson became the first person to paddle alone across the 1,400-mile stretch of ocean
The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.
Scientists discovered that the temperature of a patch of water on the other side of the world can help predict how dry winters will be in the Southwest
What does this mean for U.S. consumers?
From Take Shelter Productions, Brrr follows a group of warm weather surfers from Hawaii—including Albee Layer, Kain Daly, and Hank Gaskell—as they go out of their element into the cold waters off the southern coast of New Zealand.
Bring your skis and a good book, and prepare to settle in
The Mid Caples Hut along the Greenstone-Caples Track services 5,000 trampers, New Zealand's name for a backpacker, annually.