Love & Humor
5 tips to help you feel less critical and embrace your body
We let dogs out to run. We should do the same for ourselves.
He’s a big fan of survival shows, and I have a hunch he’s trying to recreate one on our trips
Explore eastern Montana’s winter wonderland
I used to be the life of the party, but now I’m having trouble meeting people
Meditations on radical incrementalism for the adventurer
Is it insomnia, or is it a tireless love for being awake?
Our difference in perspective is causing tension as we plan the next big adventure
When Leo Babler was born with a rare and deadly genetic disorder, his parents reshaped their lives, moving to the mountains, building out an adventure van, and making sure their son experienced the most beautiful wild places in the country during the time they had
What do you do when the mind wants to heal but the body has other ideas?
If not now, when?
I want to add a storage unit, but he says it will sully the view
Surely you’ve tried champagne flutes before?
Tips on getting to the other side
Consider these our anti–New Year’s resolutions
From easy cheese to mountain metaphors
In that low moment when he realized his far-flung journey wasn’t going to be what he imagined, there was only one thing to do: let out the gas
Say it ain’t so, Kyrsten!
I know he means well, but I hate to see him waste money on something I'm not that into
Outside’s ethics guru weighs in
My friend is building a yurt and asked me to live with him, but I’ve always thought there might be something more between us
Or: what to do when arguing with strangers
Traveling with a mix of people can lead to tension. Here’s how to defuse a tough situation.
“Midnights” is about self-loathing, revenge, falling in love, and falling apart—all elements of the outdoor lifestyle
The Tour de Elon (gasp) would mean more than just “minor changes” to the world’s most famous bike race
He likes to cozy up to animals and take their pictures. I prefer to keep my distance.
I think she may be in it for appearances. Plus, I really miss paper towels.
Major League’s postseason is about to start. If you’re into the sport like I am, you know that, whichever team you pull for, following this game is a workout.
There are those moments when you think: maybe I’m no smarter than a trash panda. This is one of them.
“I have shin splints,” “All of my running socks are dirty,” “I just ate a full rack of ribs and drank six Budweisers”
When it feels like each choice leads you down a different path, it can be challenging to choose one at all
How much could you get done in a day if you were also trying to cram in a one mile run every hour on the hour?
We worked seasonal jobs to make enough money to spend the rest of our time traveling and feared a white-picket-fence life. But now they've all put down roots, and I still have the same lifestyle.
“Cooler hunting” may be Alaskans’ new favorite sport
She wants to show me the ropes. I want to cheer her on from the sidelines. What should I do?
You’ll need an ATV, throwing hatchets, strong lungs, a chainsaw, a snow machine, beer, a water gun, and neighbors who just can’t stop pissing you off
Oh, your Tinder date climbed the world’s highest peak? I’m unimpressed.
Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.
The contents will astonish you
Is one person’s way of having fun inherently better?
Can a relationship survive a grand adventure? That was the big question hanging over two novice sailors as they set out on a voyage off the coast of New England.
Spot moose and wolves, wander old-growth spruce forest, and choose from more than 3,700 miles of hiking trails throughout the province
And what to do when your girlfriend won't hike with you but plans to hit the trails with her friend
In his inaugural column for Outside, the ‘Parks & Recreation’ star sounds off on Henry David Thoreau, emasculation, and bullying in the outdoors
Enjoy the best of Texas nature, wildlife, and parks on a luxury escape brought to you by H-E-B Field & Future products
Dogs have always been man’s best friend, but these pups and their humans are taking it up a notch
Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help
Expert tips on how to maintain a thriving career from an RV
You've spent ages preparing for a trip, but now it's right around the corner and you're having second thoughts
The loss of a big toenail sent Outside columnist Brendan Leonard into an existential crisis—but maybe not for the reason you think
For 38 months, Rowlf brought love, slow meandering walks, and dog ice cream cones into writer Brendan Leonard's life. And now Rowlf is gone.
Weight-loss discussion in outdoor forums can inadvertently reinforce the idea that there's a "correct" kind of outdoors body. What should you post about where?
From the mighty St. Lawrence River to ocean exploration, summer and fall in Québec are all about enjoying nature on and around the water
Is there something about adventure and risk that opens our hearts? Absolutely.
From paddling a river during a forest fire to improvising a 62-mile trail run after a race cancellation, here are the most hilarious, heartwarming, and jaw-dropping outdoor meet-cutes gone right
“I went into this relationship happy to share my experience with someone new to the sport, but lately I just feel like an unpaid guide when what I want is a partner”
Plus, learn how you can support LGBTQI+ advocacy with the Rainbow Wall project
“She had such a cute face,“ he said
Make sure your adventure buddy is trail-ready with these training tips
Lessons learned at camp sometimes do come in handy
Our furry friends are the best of adventure playmates. But they can also provide pure, unconditional love that gets us through the darkest times.
Anyone can show symptoms of Male Answer Syndrome, but let’s face it—it’s an affliction commonly found in dudes
It doesn't matter why he's not showing up. It just matters that he's not there.
A squeeze of honey, a squirt of ketchup, and other non-solids you can toss down your gullet if you so choose
My buddy switched the price tags on a tent to pay a lower amount on a more expensive setup. I was unaware, and now I feel terrible.
To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it
I am pretty sure no runner who has consistently won races approaches their training in this way
If chronic overthinking is getting in the way of your next adventure, ask yourself these two questions
Life isn’t so ruff when you can sleep in a bed as comfy as this one
I took my dream job in a foreign place. I'm worried about leaving my local woods behind and connecting with a new landscape overseas. Help?
Reflections on getting just a little bit older
The American downhill skier may not have won a medal in Beijing, but he got the most style points by far
Outside columnist Brendan Leonard investigates his relationship to nostalgia, happiness, and type-two fun
I’ve lived in a van for a year. It sucks, and now I’m ready to change things up.
Science shows that spending time outdoors can help with all kinds of serious ailments. So why not a broken heart?
I’m on a quest to learn to love the body I’m in but afraid to push my limits outside
I want to thru-hike part of the AT or PCT, but I’m the main caregiver in my household
I’m not convinced I can be with someone who isn’t into the same kind of adventures as me
Watching your dog age is one of the hardest parts of having a pet. Make their life comfortable and full of joy, and they’ll know how much you love them until the very end.