Mega cruise ships stopped sailing to Key West, Florida, during the height of COVID-19. Many locals appreciated the resulting peace and quiet and won a vote for large ships not to return. But the fight’s not over.

The evidence is everywhere that humanity is actually pretty decent, according to Dutch historian Rutger Bregman. Pay attention to it and you’ll feel much better.

A new global racing series aims to make the electric car cool.

Trapping of bobcats, coyotes, and other fur-bearing animals is on the rise—with man’s best friend the collateral damage.

The 2014 season has ended in Nepal, and some mountaineers are turning toward Tibet, where ascents continue. Can they overcome Chinese complexities and turn the north side into the new Everest norm?

There's a rod here for everyone, from the expert angler to the one just getting his toes wet.

A daredevil's plan to jump off the top of the world

The best pet-monitoring device on the market—and one that could save your pooch’s life.

When the perfect drink coincides with the perfect location, you get better than buzzed.

Jamaican jerk chicken fuels America's Olympic dreams

Sledding grows up—almost

Devin Graham is creating a Youtube empire

6 steps to elevate your game

Flying a kite may be child’s play. But done right it can be serious, no-holds-barred child’s play.

How to get a more precise forecast for your own backyard

Behold the Cricket, summer’s best new road-trip partner.

With a sleek and lightweight design, plus superb clarity, these binoculars are great for wildlife enthusiasts

In March, a Utah man died while attempting to replicate a rope swing made famous by YouTube. Will the tragedy curb the latest adventure trend?

The recent death of a Tough Mudder participant is giving obstacle-racing fans pause: Are organizers pushing competitors too far with their trademark challenges?

How a secretive, stunt-loving energy-drink company pulled off one of the coolest feats in adventure history

Do athletes have a higher pain tolerance?

The ProteinPlus's blend of different proteins is more effective then whey protein alone.

The only thing ski season is harder on than your knees is your face.

Make the most of that noblest of winter weekend sports

It’s all about fit. Too loose and your head is a yolk inside an eggshell. Too tight and you’ll get migraines from all the pressure points. Most of today’s helmets have features that allow you to maximize fit.

The first question to ask yourself is: Down or synthetic? Synthetic insulation is water-resistant, dries quickly, and is usually not as marshmallowy as its natural counterpart, which makes for better layering.

We asked three hard-charging Outside readers how they manage to stay supremely fit while balancing work and family. The secrets to their success are easier than you think.

The gear you need—and the perfect Scotch—for fall fly-fishing season.

A protein-rich, paleo-inspired meal adapted for the modern athlete

The U.S. Olympic Training Center serves 1,200 meals to 350 athletes each day. The most popular dish? A nutrient-dense Thai chicken soup.

All you need to know about going wild with man's best friend, including training tips, canine gear, and wilderness etiquette

The world record holder dishes on his diamond grills and his plans for London

Priceless advice from world-champion decathlete Trey Hardee, who has distilled a decade of training and nutrition wisdom into one customizable gold-medal fitness formula.

The champion decathlete shares his favorite recovery meal

The performance gap between mid-tier and high-end optics is closing. Here are our favorite pairs of binocs to see you through any situation, including the Leupold Hawthorne 7x42, with its roof-prism design to cut size and weight, and the Bushnell Legend Ultra-HD, which are impressively bright and sharp—especially in low light.

The surprising psychological benefits of working out

Outside reviews the best barbecuing gear of June 2012, including the Primo Oval Junior.

Chia seeds pack a surprising amount of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein

A new study says that Ibuprofen can help prevent mountain climbers from getting altitude sickness

Ignore what you've been told: Summer is the time to try something new

A full-flavored plant-only feast for ultra-distance athletes

The nation's four best wilderness first aid courses

Tired of waiting in long lift lines at ski resorts? For a few thousand dollars, you could have the place to yourself.

In December, personal trainer and infomercial legend Tony Horton unveils P90X2, the follow-up to his wildly popular home-exercise DVD series. Since being released in 2003, P90X has sold more than 45 million copies. The latest version, which focuses on core strength and stability, offers the same brand of living-room motivation and campy expression

An easy, dramatic performance boost based on an old science is catching on. It's about time.

All about the youngest-ever ASP women's world champion

Defending the man who didn't come back

The American craft-brew movement is alive and well, with 1,800 breweries in the U.S. and hundreds more coming soon. With all those suds, how do you find the best brews? Go and taste them.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Leupold BX-3 Mojave 10x42 binoculars.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Carson 3D Series 8x42 binoculars.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Pentax DCF BC 9x32 binoculars.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Nikon EDG 8x32 binoculars.

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

South America contains the Amazon, the Andes, 19,000 miles of coastline, and arguably more adventure than any other continent. So where to start? These ten perfect trips, from exploratory rafting in Peru to skiing in Chile to beach-hopping Brazil.

The annals of adventure are filled with people who didn't come back alive. Here, those closest to six departed luminaries share their memories and the keepsakes that have helped them move forward.

There are certain skills every Outside guy should possess. For this, the first installment of our four-part fundamentals series, we address the basics of adventure.

Freeskier Sarah Burke is ready to return to her winning ways and convince the world the halfpipe skiing is worthy of the Olympics.

A 58-year-old Aspen socialite is forcing the world to grapple with just what it means to swim across the ocean.

Our man tries to transform his body by confusing his muscles.

The mutant Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle makes its way to the South Pole.

Triathlon's fiercest twins.

Birding on the Cheap Perfect for the neophyte birder who wants quality glass without blowing his inheritance. The DCF NV’s semi-compact design was fast on the draw, and the rubberized exterior helped protect them from inclement weather—and more than one clumsy drop. Their 16mm eye relief allowed for comfortable, strain-free…

Traveling Light These pocket-friendly glasses proved their worth on a trip down under, where spotting honeyeaters and musky rat kangaroos was easy. On our test back home, they were the best small binocs of the bunch, with tight, clean images, thanks to top-of-the-line SF prism glass and a light (13.5…

Mountain Stalking Rugged, comfortable in-hand, and damn near hurricane-proof, the Legend Ultra is a mountain man’s binocular. The glasses are outfitted with Bushnell’s ED Prime Glass, which offers impeccable light transmission and color resolution, allowing them to excel in low-light conditions. That, combined with their ample field of view for…

General Scoping Acquired by elite optics company Leupold & Stevens in 2009, Redfield is back this year with the Rebel, an ergonomic and economical binocular that’s a great all-around choice. The fully multi­coated lenses stood up well to repeated stream drops and didn’t fog up in cold-weather testing, plus an…

Patagonia's Cotton Steersman Shirt (Inga Hendrickson) On your bod Patagonia's cotton Steersman shirt, because, seriously, technical wear for a fishing shirt? Fishpond San Juan Vertical Chest Pack (Courtesy of Fishpond) For day trips, Fishpond's San Juan Vertical Chest Pack fits two fly boxes and a flask—more…

Caught in an avalanche. Mastless in the Indian Ocean. Come back alive from your worst nightmare.

Reed Timmer, star of the Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, turned chasing tornadoes into a career.

Eco-friendly, stylish gear

Navigating the politics of river conservation can be tricky. Here's what's going on now.

WHERE TO USE IT: Lake Winni­pesaukee, near New Hampshire’s White Mountains, is 72 square miles of tree-lined coves and some 300 sprawling islands—not to mentionwaterfront cabins with long wooden docks. Rent one on the quieter northor east side of the lake (from $1,000 per week;, then…

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

It's hard to be disappointed about a rookie year in which you defeat the defending ASP world champion at one of surfing's premier events.

It's not enough to be at the forefront. In an era when everything has supposedly been done, these adventure icons ignore convention, court risk, and let their passion lead the way.

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