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If chronic overthinking is getting in the way of your next adventure, ask yourself these two questions

Last year, Annette McGivney lost her beloved yellow Lab, Sunny, and was overwhelmed by sadness. Since then she’s built a new life with a challenging rescue dog, and she’s learned a lot about the healing power of human and animal bonds.

The phone feature can be a convenient safety tool. But for one writer, it served as a crutch for anxiety.

I’ve lived in a van for a year. It sucks, and now I’m ready to change things up.

I’m on a quest to learn to love the body I’m in but afraid to push my limits outside

I want to thru-hike part of the AT or PCT, but I’m the main caregiver in my household

An experienced physician and marathoner answers questions you’re embarrassed to ask about running and sex

I’m not convinced I can be with someone who isn’t into the same kind of adventures as me

Reeling from her husband’s request to divorce after 25 years of marriage and two kids, Florence Williams was experiencing debilitating grief. An accomplished reporter, she decided to explore the science of heartache to see if she could find a cure. In this excerpt from her new book, ‘Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey,’ she heads out for a 120-mile solo paddle on Utah’s Green River, with a too heavy portable toilet and a shattered heart.

While getting his PhD in English, Logan Scherer developed an intense friendship with a male grad student that lasted for years, through his friend’s engagement and marriage to a woman. Scherer struggled to make sense of it, until he lost himself in a group of spinster nature writers from the late 19th century who eschewed marriage to live alone or with other women during a time when the language of queerness didn’t exist.

When you get creative with natural materials in parks, some call it art; others call it litter

Hoping to help my brother beat his alcohol addiction, I set up a two-wheel road trip through the scenic terrain of northeast Kansas. As usual, he was funny, endearing, maddening, and burdened by problems I couldn’t solve.

Please give me some kind of hope that I’m not raising a kid who always will prefer computers to canoes

A daring advice columnist sets off on a road trip with a singular goal: to ask strangers if they make love outside—in towns named Eden

Your style, no matter the reason, is your choice. Period.

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

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