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In which two bold but questionably sane adventurers actually do for reals what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels only pretended to do

Vanlifers share their secrets for fending off the stink (with or without finding a shower)

When you carry the whole world in your pocket, aid can arrive from the most unexpected places

From towering waterfalls to long-distance trails, this 90-mile stretch of Route 20 packs the region’s best adventures into one trip

We’ve found the most adventure-packed routes for your road-trip bucket list

If you were as caught off guard by the end of summer as we were, here are some easy-to-plan itineraries for the long weekend

In 1960, John Steinbeck set out on a cross-country adventure with his standard poodle, Charley. More than half a century later, writer Kristin Wong did the same thing with her dog—and learned an unexpected lesson about the pain of uncertainty.

The Flying Cloud 30FB Office oozes quality, but it’s not immune to the bumps in the road

This portable jump starter is the size of a sandwich, but has the juice to single-handedly revive a vehicle. Charge it via the included USB cable, and throw it in the trunk for additional peace of mind wherever you drive.

You don’t have to spend a lot to improve your vehicle setup

Our ethics columnist weighs in on balancing conservation and enjoyment

Chickfly’s innovative zipperless fly makes for pee freedom

Photographer James Barkman has been living in his 1976 VW Westfalia van for seven years. The lessons he’s learned can help you on your long-weekend road trip, too.

Fuel up for your next adventure with these deliciously portable bento boxes

We featured the Yeti 150 in our 2016 roundup of road trip essentials. “The 12-pound, toaster-size Yeti 150 offers USB, 12-volt, and AC ports. Wall-charge it before your trip, and connect Goal Zero’s solar panels to keep it humming for days on end,” wrote our tester.

This tee is one of our favorite shirts that cut down on odor. The Japanese polyester “makes it very lightweight, exceptionally breathable, and helps the shirt hold its shape,” wrote tester Bryan Rogala. Those features make it great for travel: “It’s easy to wash in a bathtub,…

This button-down shirt made from perforated nylon was built for long days on the road. It helps manage heat and sweat on long hikes, and you can cram it into the bottom of a pack, shake it out, and it will emerge wrinkle free. Unlike most other travel shirts, the…

We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter

This season you're going to want an adventuremobile you can post up in at the base of the ski area. Here are some good ones.

Six items that keep me self-sufficient while traveling

We explore the pros and cons of two relatively affordable options

No need to opt for a military-grade cooler when a classic Igloo does the job. This 16-quart model has ample room for on-the-go meals, but is small enough to stash on the seat floor or trunk. Throw in a few Ziplocs of ice, and the Playmate will keep your snacks…

Forget working from home. Here's everything you need to stay connected from your vehicle or a trailhead.

With Recon Campers, your daily commuter can actually double as your weekend off-grid rig

The ins and outs of staying clean (and safe) at camp

There are hundreds of scenic trails for you and your BFF to explore together

From going big on snacks to active pit stops, here's everything you need to know before taking a long road trip with the whole family

The ins and outs of keeping Fido safe, comfortable, and happy while on the go

Essential items from five full-time road-trippers

Now is a great time to build out a van, truck, or station wagon for adventurous road trips. We consulted vanlifers Grizel Caminas and Eric Hallworth to break down the steps.

We put together our favorite in-state itineraries in every region of the country, to make it easy for you to explore your own backyard

New tools to make your next adventure better

With a little extra planning, it's easy to be self-sufficient and safe when it comes to packing food for a long road trip. Here's how we do it.

For those looking to give vanlife a shot, follow these tips on renting and traveling with the family

Camper vans, pop-ups, RVs, and more—if you're ready to upgrade from tent camping, you've got plenty of options. Use this handy tool to pick your ideal vehicle setup.

When an overworked health care professional and her family needed a break, they decided to hit the highway. Here, she explains how they ­­did it.

How L. Renee Blount, a.k.a. Instagram's @urbanclimbr, blended her passions for climbing, travel, and design into a budding photography career

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