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All you need is a long weekend to get out, get lost, and find yourself again. From Asheville to Seattle, we’ve researched the best three-day wilderness trips within road-tripping distance from a city.

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys

Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions

Right-wing politicians and media are trying to scapegoat frozen wind turbines for the state’s power disaster. Their claims couldn’t be more inaccurate and irresponsible.

From Houston to Minneapolis, protesters on horseback are sending a powerful message

All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways

Hike to the top of Texas and take in the views of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's eighth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Explore underground and see a famous bat colony in southern New Mexico. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's seventh stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

A new wave of craft distilleries are using salvaged ingredients to brew up spirits

Separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande, Big Bend is a stunning national park in Texas with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, javelinas, and hot springs. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's sixth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

An ode to traveling slow on two wheels and burning just enough calories each day to eat a large pizza each evening

The start of spring is one of the best times to travel, thanks to perfect weather, fun festivals, and a screaming flight deal to the Virgin Islands

An entire mountain range to itself, dramatic stretches of the Rio Grande, and 118 miles of shared border with Mexico are just a few reasons why this 801,163-acre range in southwest Texas is worth a visit

From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.

This black-owned outdoor store is built around faith, and being a safe space for all identities and communities

In this episode of the Hungry Life series, chef Eduardo Garcia visits one of JT Van Zandt's most prolific fishing grounds

Das Boat is a series of short films that follow a 50-year-old aluminum hull boat as it's towed all over the Southeast

From tubing to trail running, pro athletes describe the best way to get outside in their hometowns

In 'Hike the Line,' from Corey Robinson, these hikers share an experience that's unlike any other thru-hike

A group of Australian cyclists departs Oklahoma to replicate the iconic journey taken by the Joad family in the novel 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Feeling hemmed in and obsessed with purging the toxins in her life, the author heads to the hot springs of the Chihuahuan Desert

The wall won’t just separate two nations, it will sever the connection between a community and its native flora and fauna

'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border

Including, but not limited to, films on taxidermists, Olympians, and one very scary night for a park ranger

Classroom time isn't so bad when you're building fly-fishing rods in Virginia or barbecuing in the Lone Star State

If you've only been following the drama of Scott Pruitt and his replacement at the EPA, you only know half the story. Environmental regulations are under attack all across America, and the siege is just beginning.

The 20-year-old faced three wildlife attacks within 36 months

Seven lovely destinations, from Florida to Arizona

While not as famous as some of their siblings, these parks offer stunning sights without all the people

The Bassmaster Elite Series is trying something new in Austin, Texas: letting the fish go

Find out how your state stacks up

Crowdfunding was intended for startups. Should they keep using the platform when they grow up?

EnergyNet, an online auction company from Amarillo, Texas, is set to make a fortune from oil and gas leases under the Trump administration. And good luck finding a way to protest.

We know a thing or two about the Southwest—our offices are located in Santa Fe, after all. So trust us when we say that these radar-ducking adventures are full of hidden rivers and otherworldly canyons. Just don’t pass it on.

One of the more time-consuming challenges of public-land Airstreaming? Locating good sites. This app helps.

Some of the industry’s best-known brands are doing whatever they can to aid those affected by the floods

Whatever you do, just don't tell these serious, old'ish cyclists that they're living in a retirement home

Here are some innovative ideas towns and cities across the country have adopted to make the world a better place, one mile of singletrack at a time

Make the most of summer with these 48-hour ­adventures, from surfing in Texas to tasting your way through Oregon’s wine country

Maybe you don't want to live in a 200-square-foot house full-time, but you wouldn't mind vacationing in one

'Every Other Day' is a film from The Noble Lab that shares the story of Rode Lewis who is a father and rancher in West Texas 180 miles outside of Ft. Stockton.

World Champion Boulderer Jule Wurm had a fantastic run within the competitive indoor climbing circuit, but with all the victories came the toll of constantly traveling and training.

Chef Jesse Griffith loves meat. There are no ifs, ands, or (pork) butts about it.

On Friday, Oct 7 NLand Surf Park will open its doors to the general public. The waves range from beginner through experienced, catering to all kinds of surfers.

When summer hits and waves flatten out, Evan Adamson, Tommy Witt, and some friends took to Lake Austin for a seemingly never ending wave.

Jesse 'Tex' Leos jumped from 15,000 feet and had about 50 seconds of free fall

A three-day, 33-mile canoe float through Boquillas Canyon, the farthest-flung and mellowest route in the park

"It is good to have a partner in life, though, that you can share this stuff with."

The city gets a bad rap: flat, boring, concrete. The flat part? That’s true. But the rest couldn’t be more wrong.

Fulfill that childhood fantasy and book one of these high-end treehouses, from Costa Rica to Italy to San Francisco

Gone: The days of treadmills shoved into ugly hotel closets. Here: The hotel gym you wish you could take home.

The classic cowboy hat comes home.

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From mountain biking and climbing to swimming and kiteboarding, there’s a lifetime of adventure in the Lone Star State

Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.

El Cosmico is Marfa's roadside oasis

Yes, Napa needs your support now more than ever. But if the great wine shortage of 2014 comes to pass, buy from these emerging wine regions.

An epic, 10,000-mile road trip across America to find the best place to live in the country.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

These oases of relaxation, adventure, mindful eating, and awe-inspiring views are going to be very popular once it's safe travel again. Until then, we can dream.

It's a lonely road from Las Cruces, New Mexico, through West Texas, but very much worth it. Just a few reasons why: surreal white sand dunes, a massive network of caves, and mountain biking trails all to yourself.

It seems like the list of natural wonders withering under the ravages of climate change gets longer every day—from the shrinking snow atop Mount Kilimanjaro to the dying Great Barrier Reef. Many will be gone, or nearly extinct, within the coming decades, so the clock is ticking on…

Terlingua, Texas, is a magnet for drifters, dropouts, and raft guides—but not murderers. So when a popular bar owner turned up dead after a night of hard drinking, the tiny town found itself facing some very tough questions.

Tough question. That’s like asking someone to choose between a Ferrari and Lamborghini (served on a bun). And to be fair, South Carolina should be added to the list—because their pork barbecue differs a bit from North Carolina’s, and enjoys the same cultlike following. As for which is…

In his 100-mile debut, the Sausalito resident wins the Huntsville, Texas, ultramarathon in an impressive 13:17:42.

Cliff diving traces its roots to Hawaii, where, in the 1760s, King Kahekili initiated his warriors with the tactic, thus proving their loyalty and bravery. Cliff diving is now a sanctioned sport under the World High Diving Federation (WHDF), but no measure of officiousness can take away its homespun daredevil…

Three proven formulas for a different kind of Turkey Day

Travel to these destinations for tons of open space—and it's all yours

Noah Davis takes a look at Wade Barrett's transition from professional soccer player to semi-serious ultramarathoner

Each fall, in the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert in West Texas, a little-known miracle transforms one of America's most iconic—and tragically dammed—waterways. Revived by diamond-clear spring-fed creeks, the mighty Pecos River is reborn, creating a 60-mile stretch of wild and secret Class III whitewater. And did I mention we had it all to ourselves?

Presenting eight romantic, spontaneous, epic, and quest-driven cruises down America's emptiest highways.

A lifelong fisherman gets his first taste of the hard stuff.

Love Acadia, the Tetons, and the Grand Canyon? Wait until you meet their crazy little cousins.

BEST: SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER, WHEN THE SAND IS COOL FIRST ENCOUNTER: Sun Spots I can’t tell you if we saw the sun set on the North Rim and rise on the South Rim or if the order was reversed. It doesn’t matter. What I remember is that I was seven…

Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.

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