An experimental surf film, with expressive shots of African landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife
These fun and inspiring ideas will bring the world to the travelers on your list—and help out those working in the travel industry who've been hard hit by the pandemic
Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.
What a locked-down Outside travel editor has been making to eat her way around the world during the pandemic
Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe
From Patagonia to South Africa to Yosemite, visit some of our favorite places on the planet in real time via these live webcams—and start dreaming of where you want to go when we can travel again
The economic catastrophe resulting from COVID-19 will have surprising and lasting impacts—good and bad—on endangered wildlife
And our world will never be the same
There have been countless reports denouncing travel in the fight against climate change. This environmentalist thinks you should consider the bigger picture.
Because no one has time for missed connections and grueling layovers
Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip
Some of our favorite nonfiction authors dropped new books that explore everything from climate disaster to unusual acts of endurance
In 2017, two Americans set off on a round-the-world bike trip. They believed people all over the world are inherently good at heart. They never made it home.
From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities
On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.
A new book showcases the globe-trotting work of a photographer whose life mission is to document masks from endangered cultures
Save This Rhino, a new documentary from acclaimed surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, chronicles the bloody struggle to save an iconic species from extinction
In 'The Outlaw Ocean,' Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ian Urbina explores the sprawling systems of abuse and corruption that rule the high seas
In 2018, New Zealand–based photographer Mike Dawson and his two kayaking partners dodged crocodiles, land mines, and torrential rains to paddle wild rivers in a remote corner of Africa
Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.
In the fall of 2018, the 26-year-old American missionary traveled to a remote speck of sand and jungle in the Indian Ocean, attempting to convert one of the planet's last uncontacted tribes to Christianity. The islanders killed him, and Chau was pilloried around the world as a deluded Christian supremacist who deserved to die. Alex Perry pieces together the life and death of a young adventurer driven to extremes by unshakable faith.
The adventurer takes us through self-doubt, being a dad, and learning to stick with it
Some of the world's most unique places are disappearing fast, as a result of climate change. It might be time to rearrange your bucket list.
You can try to book your epic adventure by spending hours online. Or you can save time, money, and hassle by using a travel agent.
‘The Runner’ features Charles Nkazamyampi's return to his home in Burundi to mentor kids in need of support
Get the most bang for your buck by planning a trip to one of these international destinations
The Senegalese surfer is making fans all over the world. Next stop: The 2020 Olympics. Words by Anna Kusmer.
‘Trail Hunter: South Africa’ profiles trailbuilder Hylton “Hylly” Turvey’s work building trails in the Karkloof Valley.
As South African Sibusiso Vilane awaits a window to summit Mount Everest for the third time—this attempt without oxygen—he wants the world to know something: We need more black mountaineers
Amid the worst drought on record, the city has threatened to turn off the taps on its nearly 4 million residents. Our correspondent spent a week there while he could still get a shower.
While other kids were stuck taking standardized tests, I decided to take my daughter, Devon, to Africa to learn about conservation in the global classroom
Just because some people think these destinations are miserable doesn't mean they actually are.
Hunting fights habitat loss and poaching, even in unstable countries
Raiding troops of baboons face off against city employees armed with paintball guns on a regular basis. And it brings into question the very way we coexist with nature.
Nomadic herders have brought guns and hundreds of thousands of livestock into the green expanses of Laikipia County, starving out wildlife and shooting the area's megafauna. As police burn homesteads and shoot civilians in response, the future of one of the most iconic regions on the planet hangs in the balance.
Nicky Fitzgerald loves tourists, doesn't believe in work-life balance, and has a controversial approach to conservation that just might work
Growing research debunks the myth that the paleo movement replicates the diet of our ancestors. Here's what they were actually eating.
Filmmaker and photographer Jiro Bosma on the stark beauty of Lanzarote, a Spanish island off the coast of Morocco.
Our Play Now series highlights an epic POV clip so you can get in on the action even when you're stuck behind a desk. This incredible footage comes from professional kayaker Ben Marr who was on the Zambezi River directly underneath Victoria Falls.
Wildlife Filmmaker Alex Goetz is on a mission. He values wildlife conservation to a degree that he's dedicated his life to it.
Big change may be coming to Africa’s fourth-largest river. While commercial outfitters have been running trips on the Zambezi since 1982, the river may soon be impassable, as the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe continue to discuss a proposed dam construction below Victoria Falls. Last October, I joined Brian McCutcheon and raft guide “Hippo” Moses Ngoma to see the river firsthand.
Travel south and stay warm for a long walk on these worthy winter trails
Michal Huniewicz is a UK software developer with a knack for photography and a penchant for visiting places most tourists wouldn’t touch. The Saharan country of Mauritania certainly qualifies as one such place.
Mountain gorillas, Pygmy guides, and idyllic lakes are hidden in southwest Uganda. And almost no one is going!
These adventure geniuses will make your next trip the one you never, ever forget.
The Ebola virus has devastated a tiny corner of West Africa, but the entire continent is feeling the fallout
MTN-Qhubeka team qualifies for the Tour de France
Save the world in style.
What happens when you take away the road, the cheerful volunteers handing out energy gels, and most of your sanity? You get some of the gnarliest races out there.
Yes, Napa needs your support now more than ever. But if the great wine shortage of 2014 comes to pass, buy from these emerging wine regions.
Namibia's desert elephant population is dwindling—so why are they handing out hunting permits?
An excerpt from Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies examines the spaces between borders
Click but don’t share when you’re on safari
You should be vigilant about Ebola if you’re traveling to West Africa, just as you should take precautions with more common threats such as crime, malaria, and crazy drivers. It’s all part of safe and healthy traveling. But don’t worry excessively about it. Below are some tips for minimizing the…
Chelsea and Hillary Clinton have teamed up to confront a new challenge—protecting the heavily poached African elephant.
An airy hideaway above Zambia’s Zambezi River
Amy Ragsdale learns to appreciate life's simple beauties through her children's eyes
At the annual Adventure Travel World Summit in Namibia, a bicycle proves the best way to experience your surroundings.
Looking for your own private hideaway? This is it.
What do you get when you combine six eye surgeons, thirteen runners, six educators, two nonprofits, 871 cataract patients, 63,000 students, two of the fastest men on the planet, and one trail race in the remote highlands of East Africa? Accelerate Ethiopia. Welcome to the brave new world of adventure philanthropy.
9 people changing the face of global adventure
The new country of South Sudan is blessed with oil, water, and a safari bonanza: one of the largest, most stunning animal migrations on earth. But without roads, laws, or infrastructure, can Africa’s youngest state turn potential into stabilizing profit? Patrick Symmes joins the adventure.
Desertification is out of control, but there may be a way to stop it
Outside chooses the top vacation spots of the year
I want to climb one of the Seven Summits and have narrowed the list to Aconcagua or Kilimanjaro. I’m in excellent shape and an experienced hiker, but not a mountaineer. Which one would you recommend?
Michael Wigge has made two trips around the world: For one, he relied on strangers for food and accommodation; for the other, he bartered, trading a single apple for, eventually, a home in Hawaii, which he now owns. We caught up with him before his next adventure.
Gunther Holtorf, a 75-year-old former airline CEO who has driven more than 820,000 kilometers over the past two decades, doesn't care if you remember his travels. But you better respect Otto, his G Wagon that will be placed in a museum if it makes it through this final leg.
What started as a simple idea four years ago finally ended last week when Graham Hughes became the first person to visit all 201 countries without setting foot on an airplane
Ambitious conservation efforts have put Namibia at the head of the safari class. Stephanie Pearson explores the country's latest projects.
Surfing in Morocco
A new book celebrates Ten Years of the Tour d'Afrique Bicycle Race and Expedition
Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.
You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.
How does ultrarunner Ray Zahab—who became famous for expeditions traversing the harshest terrain on earth—up the ante? By taking high school kids on his next series of trips.
They climbed the biggest walls, descended the longest rivers, and sailed the highest seas. And they went farther and faster under their own power than anyone else in 2010. Chosen for their ambition, their attitude, and their audacious lines, these are Outside's inaugural adventurers of the year.
We present our Trips of the Year, everything from whitewater rafting in Siberia to mountain biking in Argentina to the greatest multisport vacation in Alaska.