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The weather is perfect. You get to do everything on your list. No one gets food poisoning or giardia or blisters.

Nothing matters once you’re out the door! Whatever you forget is simply not joining you on the adventure.

It might not be time to head out on a big excursion yet, but it's a great time to get inspired.

After my mom suffered a massive stroke that left half of her body paralyzed, my family and I decided to create adventures where none seemed possible

A surfer takes solace in the dark before the dawn

High school didn't serve up much adventure, so Devin Murphy signed up to do grunt work on expedition ships that sailed to Alaska, Iceland, Antarctica, and other far-flung places. Turned out to be a pretty great idea.

How a sick friend, a wedding in Mexico, and a cabin in Montana all led up to the A5 Wagyu striploin of my dreams

From a young age, the ocean provided relief from mental illness, something I've been unable to replicate with any other form of nature. It turns out, there's a science behind why some people prefer water.

You don't need to invest in a lot of equipment and expensive photography classes to get high-quality shots. Just use these simple tricks, courtesy of a professional travel photographer.

Leave it to the Faroe Islands to come up with the most clever virtual tour we've seen. In their new tourism program, a Faroese resident becomes your local avatar, guiding you around the stunning archipelago in real time.

Don and Steve Friedman decided to bond with a trek in the Cascades. Worked great! Except for some minor disagreements about work. And money. And hope. And the meaning of life. And …

Think vanlifers have a unique advantage during a pandemic? Think again.

Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip

Renowned architect Bjarke Ingels has crafted an epic synthetic slope on top of a massive waste-to-energy plant

Heed this expert advice before you cancel a flight or abandon a dream destination

With every post, Kiona, creator of the popular blog and Instagram account How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, is teaching herself and her followers how to be, well, less basic

After being raped in Mongolia in 2015, she's using her trek to advocate for women's safety

Professional boxing has been illegal in Cuba for more than 50 years. That hasn't stopped the country from producing the best fighters in the world.

How a father-son trip to Yosemite conquered my fear of hiking, bears, and falling off chairlifts

A recent report found that 259 people died between 2011 and 2017 while stepping in front of the camera in often dangerous destinations. Our writer went deep on the psychology of selfies to figure out what's behind our obsession with capturing extreme risk-taking.

The budget airline was responsible for shuttling 30 percent of the country's tourists last year. Its closing will irrevocably change how we get there—and that might be a good thing.