Why I Keep Returning to Michigan’s Leelanau PeninsulaThe destination is a vital backdrop for my family’s story.
How to Get Scuba Certified for Your Next VacationExpert tips on trying out the sport, differing certifications, and where to get yours.
A Look Back at Waikiki's Surf History—and Why It's Still the Best Place to Learn the SportWith the sport debuting at this year’s Olympics, a visit to the birthplace of modern surfing has never felt more timely.
How to Responsibly Interact with Marine LifeWhat to keep in mind when you’re booking tours or planning other activities that involve marine life.
5 Trips to Plan Around America’s Great LakesPicturesque—and action-packed—weekend getaways on each of the Big Five.
The Best Scuba Diving Sites, From Mexican Cenotes to Egyptian ReefsFor first-timers, experts, and everyone in between.
8 Stunning U.S. Swimming Holes to Cool off in This SummerNatural oases from New York to California that are just begging you to dive in.
8 Waterfalls in the U.S. Worth Traveling ForFrom New York to Alaska, these cascades deserve a detour.
Exploring Another Side of the Mississippi Along the Great River RoadThere is much more to the mighty river than what they teach in school.
Places to Stay
8 Glamping Sites to Upgrade Your Next National Park Visit
Sleep under the stars, without having to actually sleep on the ground.
The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: 2020 Readers' Choice AwardsThe experiences that stayed with you in a year when travel may have been out of reach.
The Most Beautiful Places in Iceland, from Ice Caves to Steaming GeysersPlus volcanoes, countryside vistas, and waterfalls for days.
How to Safely Try Backcountry SkiingA growing number of skiers are skipping the resorts, and heading for the backcountry. Here's everything you should know before giving it a try.
Instead of Hot Tubs, Skiers Are Turning to Cryotherapy for Après-Ski FunSerious skiers say fighting the cold with more cold actually works.
The Best Ski Resorts in Europe: 2020 Readers' Choice AwardsThe places inspiring your return to travel, from remote mountain towns to aprés hotspots.
Chasing Winter in Lapland, FinlandBack before climate change, all a snow-lover had to do was stay home and eagerly await cold weather. Now she has to venture out and seek it.
Hiking and climbing
When the Navajo Nation Reopens, Visitors Must Return Slowly—And Respectfully
Writer Pauly Denetclaw hopes visitors will arrive at the Navajo Nation with a new perspective.
Via Ferratas Offer an Entry Into Rock Climbing—Here's Where to Find Them in the U.S.
Meaning “iron path” in Italian, this protected style of rock climbing makes mountaineering approachable for beginners.
For Under-the-Radar Vineyards and Hiking Trails, Head to Colorado's Western Slope
The region is filled with red rock trails, desert vistas, and rolling vineyards.
Car Camping Essentials: Where to Stay, What to Pack, and How to Organize Your GearTransform your car into the ultimate off-grid camping companion.
The Best Hiking Backpacks for Women, According to Avid AdventurersA comfortable pack means a more enjoyable day on the trails.
All the Outdoor Gear I Bought This SpringOur West Coast editor shares her favorite purchases, from hiking boots to a surfboard.
8 Hiking Essentials for a Day on the TrailsFrom a straw that filters water to cozy socks that keep your feet dry.
The Best Outdoor Gear for Winter Hikes and Bike RidesLong days outdoors mean it's time to layer up.
12 Outdoor Brands Every Traveler Should Know AboutWe asked outdoor enthusiasts for the under-the-radar brands they swear by.
10 National Parks to Visit During Wildflower Season
These parks are home to the country's most vivid blooms from late March through August.
The Best Women's Hiking Boots for Every Type of Trail and Climate
Boots for day hikers and mountain trekkers alike.
News & Advice
What It’s Like to Climb a Rocky Mountain Via Ferrata
Via ferratas have helped amateur hikers tackle the Alps for decades. Now, they are catching on stateside.
6 Expert-Recommended Bug Sprays That Actually Work
Whether you're camping, hiking, or just hanging out at a nearby park.
News & Advice
How an Indigenous-Owned Adventure Company Is Bringing Bike Tourism to the Navajo Nation
Dzil Ta’ah Adventures' cycling tours pair desert landscapes with Navajo creation stories—and all tour revenue is reinvested into Navajo communities.
Where to See Mammoth and Dinosaur Fossils in the U.S., Including Active Dig Sites
From South Dakota to Maryland, these places are sure to please any amateur paleontologist.
Islands & Beaches
The 15 Best New Jersey Beaches, from Cape May to Asbury Park
The spots worth planning a day, a weekend, or a whole week around, all summer long.
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