And what to do when your girlfriend won't hike with you but plans to hit the trails with her friend
Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help
You've spent ages preparing for a trip, but now it's right around the corner and you're having second thoughts
Weight-loss discussion in outdoor forums can inadvertently reinforce the idea that there's a "correct" kind of outdoors body. What should you post about where?
From paddling a river during a forest fire to improvising a 62-mile trail run after a race cancellation, here are the most hilarious, heartwarming, and jaw-dropping outdoor meet-cutes gone right
“I went into this relationship happy to share my experience with someone new to the sport, but lately I just feel like an unpaid guide when what I want is a partner”
We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.
My buddy switched the price tags on a tent to pay a lower amount on a more expensive setup. I was unaware, and now I feel terrible.
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.
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
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
You’re dead set on walking every inch of a trail, but your partner doesn’t mind skipping a section or two. How do you compromise?
What to do when a significant other, or a friend, doesn't respect your decisions
Host Laura Borichevsky fearlessly goes where no man has gone before
By setting boundaries around what you post, when you're online, and who you surround yourself with in real life, you can strike a better balance between Instagram and reality
Plus, how to make up for missing an important day
What happens when your ski and river guiding partner isn't able to work during the pandemic?
"The time is always right to do what is right"
From filmmaker Aaron Peterson, '24 Leeches' recaps what a family vacation looks like through the eyes of his son, Josiah
My dad is struggling with cancer in North Carolina, and COVID-19 cruelly cut him off from his family. But in Maine, where I live, the pandemic has forced 'Brady Bunch' togetherness that's been challenging, strangely fun, and full of lessons worth carrying forward.
What a 4,000-mile expedition with her husband taught Caroline Van Hemert, author of 'The Sun Is a Compass,' about navigating a relationship in close quarters
Artist Eric Bealer was living the remote, rugged good life in coastal Alaska with his wife, Pam, an MS sufferer, when they made a dramatic decision: to exit this world together, leaving behind precise instructions for whoever entered their cabin first. Eva Holland investigates the mysteries and meaning of an adventurous couple who charted their own way out.
I mean, friends are great, but are they better than things like nachos or not getting mauled by a wild animal? That's up to you.
Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure
The husband and wife directing team open up about the life and work that they’ve created together—and where it all goes from here.
'Let's Talk' follows tech-minimalism evangelist Chris Andrews on a journey by foot across the United States
For snowboarder Megan Pischke, being a breast-cancer survivor and a professional athlete are both part of her identity
The successful businesswomen learned all about entrepreneurship at home on the windswept Aleutian Islands. They had to.
In this film from Spindrift, climber Heather Weidner attempts her fifth 5.14 sport climb in Saint George, Utah