A new fly-fishing movie proves all angling films need not suck.
He dodges sharks, fends off charging elephants, and parries David Letterman with relaxed aplomb. Meet scientist and pitchman M. Sanjayan, coming soon to a channel near you.
Because the heat of summer is upon us, we scoured the globe for the greatest sailing, fishing, paddling, diving, floating, surfingyou get the ideatrips out there. And since you can't always pop over to Indonesia, we picked a few close-to-home adventures, too.
In an era of massive oil spills and increasing energy demands, why does river conservation still matter? Because free-flowing water is fun. Because it's good for the national chutzpah. And because, as these four comeback stories illustrate, saving rivers is more profitable than exploiting them.
Break out the hammocks and beach chairs! Presenting the best new books of summer.
A lifelong fisherman gets his first taste of the hard stuff.
The Wild File: Black Widows
The Wild File: Runners vs. Cyclists
The Wild File: Snow/Mud Chains
An American imprisoned for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in a Nicaraguan surf town finally clears the airsort of.
Making money shots.
A conversation with fishing buddies Tom Brokaw and Yvon Chouinard, who star in the new series Pirates of the Flats, airing December 27January 31 on ESPN2. OUTSIDE: You spent a week bonefishing in the Bahamas with actor Michael Keaton, photographer Val Atkinson, author Thomas McGuane, and legendary angler Lefty…
The season's most gripping adventure flick is...German?
Winter weekends are short and darkwhich means you need to be fast and smart. Beat the blues with one of these surprisingly affordable escapes.
Book clubs, rejoice: The rollicking sequel to Three Cups of Tea is here.
Attention, all cynics: You can change the world. But don't take our word for it. Here are people combining big ideas and bold adventures, including our first-ever Reader of the Year.
The newest addition to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records is a ukulele-strumming 23-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who caught her break on YouTube. In 2007, Zee Avi posted videos of herself singing uke-accompanied pop songs. The clips went viral, and Avi, who lived on Borneo until age 12 and started playing…
How a stealth documentary crew revealed Japan's secret dolphin slaughter.
All you need to cast away.
Robert Kenner’s new documentary FOOD, Inc. opens with a shot of a glowing cornfield and a quaint red farmhouse. Within minutes, headless chicken corpses the color of a sidewalk fill the screen, rolling down a factory assembly line. Shock value is the point here: The film, in wide release this…
In January, England's Olly Hicks, 26, set out from Tasmania to become the first person to row solo around Antarctica. His vessel: a 24-foot, fuel-cell-and-solar-panel-fortified boat called the Flying Carrot, which was designed to withstand 50-foot waves while navigating the storm-racked Southern Ocean. ABE STREEP caught up with Hickswho rowed solo acr
Turns out your old PE coach was right. Yes, it hurts, but the new thinking about athletic pain is clear: Keep moving.
By John Parker Jr. (Scribner, $24)
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Conveniently, 2009 marks both the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. This has fur-and-feather nerds everywhere aflutter. But the occasion should also be cause for celebration among adventure travelers. After all, before the British naturalist's obsession with Galápagos…
Most NFL players spend the off-season recovering from injuries or pumping iron. Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones, 31, spent the spring of 2008 traveling from Switzerland to Singapore, trying his hand at the world's most exotic sports, for his new Travel Channel show, Dhani Tackles the Globe, premiering March 16.
British Columbia has tried to secure the Winter Olympics no fewer than six times. In fact, the town of Whistler was built for this very purpose: In 1960, four Vancouver businessmen began developing the ski resort 75 miles to the north, hoping to win the 1968 event. They failed. Four…
Can a cult fly-fishing novel about a young man coming of age in the wild blow up on the big screen? It's happened once before
“Sometimes, sitting around, I’ll realize that I’ve been silently mouthing the words ‘nomadic hunter’ over and over again to myself,” confesses correspondent Steven Rinella in American Buffalo (Spiegel & Grau, $25). An expansion on his 2006 Outside story “Come Herd or High Water,” the book is a sleep-with-your-safety-off narrative of…
Fallen trees outnumber fallen men in Ron Rash’s fourth novel, but not by much: The title character, a pretty young timber baroness who carries a rattlesnake-eating eagle on her arm and is about as sweet as Lady Macbeth, sees to that. Set in 1920s North Carolina, on the front lines…
I don’t like guided fishing trips much. They feel canned. But for fish like the ones found in northwestern Colorado’s Yampa Valley, exceptions must be made. The area is best known for the Steamboat Ski Resort, but in recent years it’s also become a fly-fishing destination, especially in…
A 20,000-mile round-the-world motorcycle jaunt should be enough to cure any midlife crisis. Which makes us wonder about Ewan McGregor. Three years after his circumnavigation of the globe—seen in the 2004 film Long Way Round—the Scottish actor got the itch again. This time, he and friend Charley Boorman set off…
The next great beach grooves are coming from a son of Steeltown
Sleep has overtaken yoga and carb-free diets as America's favorite fitness craze. It's about time.
Apparently, 19th-century naval reenactments aren’t sexy enough for prime time. Since spring 2007, when the Discovery Channel poached Digging for the Truth star Josh Bernstein, the History Channel has been striking back at the number-one adventure network. First came last year’s surprise hit Ice Road Truckers. This year brought two…
PORTSMOUTH ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA – On a weekend last summer, while the rest of the beachgoing world descended upon overrun sand traps like Nags Head and Virginia Beach, I took a 4×4 and a shortboard and made for Portsmouth Island. There are a few selling points to this skinny, 18-mile-long…
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You don't need to have billions or hold office to make a big difference. Just check out how this year's nine eco-all-starsfrom a Chilean dam buster to a snowboarder who's seen the lightare changing the world.