What a locked-down Outside travel editor has been making to eat her way around the world during the pandemic
If you're taking this time to reassess your career or set some new adventure goals, here are four affordable courses to add to your list
From retail giants like REI to the mom and pop stores in your hometowns, what happens when these businesses shut down?
Anxiety, hypochondria, OCD, and travel might sound like a recipe for disaster. But I've seen the world despite my mental health. Here's how I manage my mind on the road.
Here's the gear to do it
The legendary ultrarunner's top trails, both near and far
More than two decades in the making, Big Snow is the first indoor ski area in North America. Now the question is: Can it attract enough skiers to survive?
Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip
Heed this expert advice before you cancel a flight or abandon a dream destination
Despite decades of conflict, Palestine is home to an up-and-coming climbing scene centered around top-notch—and untouched—limestone. A new guidebook hopes to show locals and foreigners alike how to navigate the region's rock safely and help foster cross-cultural understanding.
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.
Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing
Australia's Uluru has closed for climbing. That sheds light on other bucket-list destinations you could be doing better.
In 'The Outlaw Ocean,' Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ian Urbina explores the sprawling systems of abuse and corruption that rule the high seas
More than 75 years ago, ancient remains of hundreds of people were found in a Himalayan lake. Scientists recently revealed more clues about where the people came from and how they could have died.
A wavepool malfunction in Longjing, China, sent a wall of water through a crowded pool
Myanmar’s untouched Mergui Archipelago is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a new luxury lodge that’s in the center of it all
New research shows just how much global warming is eating away at the glaciers on the world’s highest peaks
Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin were riding around the world when they were killed in a brutal attack
A group of the world's best cave divers joined to help save the 12 boys and their coach in one of the most dangerous missions of its kind
Rescuers spent nine days searching for the 12 boys and their coach. They finally found them two miles deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.
Riding bikes may be green, but the manufacturing behind them can be far from it
For a picturesque Tibetan village, an increase in tourists represents a complicated past and an uncertain future
Growing research debunks the myth that the paleo movement replicates the diet of our ancestors. Here's what they were actually eating.
Allied Cycles, based in Little Rock, is trying to ignite American carbon-fiber manufacturing and steal China's thunder
Lose the backpacking hordes with these wild new ideas, from surfing in Sri Lanka to a culinary tour of Myanmar
A new documentary tells the story of Kazakh teenager Nurgaiv Aisholpan's quest to become an eagle huntress and upend centuries of male-dominated tradition
Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington plan to climb the world’s sixth tallest mountain in record time. If they're successful, it could launch a whole new type of commercial mountaineering.
A new list names the places where you’ll pay the least and most for a beer. We asked locals what the drinking culture is like in each.
In our ongoing 'Weekly Escape' series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in 2 minutes or less
Filmmaker Nicolás Bori spent 120 days following the ancient route of the Silk Road.
Imagine a river with steep, big water rapids like the Stikine in British Columbia running through deep-walled canyons like the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It’s understandably hard to visualize, but these pictures of Kyrgyzstan’s Sary-Jaz River should help.
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.
Syria is an enthusiastic state sponsor of terrorism and a fiendish fan of torture and oppression. But have you tried the stuffed grape leaves? Patrick Symmes invades before the coalition of the willing can.
Booze from the only country in the world that measures its progress by Gross Domestic Happiness.
These images, from some of Outside's favorite photographers, will make you want to pack your bags and get lost in adventure.
Why trek when you can fly?
While the rest of the Middle East boils, Jordan’s epic canyonlands are quiet—and empty
I want to hike up a live— or at least dormant—volcano. Where can I go without getting scorched?
9 people changing the face of global adventure
The ponies that carried Genghis Khan’s warriors are small, tough, and skittish as hell, making the prospect of riding them for 1,000 kilometers seem downright insane. American cowboy Will Grant couldn’t resist, so he entered the Mongol Derby—the longest, hardest horse race in the world—determined not just to finish but to win.
Get way out there at a new hotel in the foothills of the Himalayas
Desertification is out of control, but there may be a way to stop it
Outside chooses the top vacation spots of the year
I travel to China twice a year for work, but never escape the sprawling cities. I’d like to extend my stay next time, and go hiking, or snorkeling, or mountain climbing—something outdoorsy. Where should I go?
Travis Winn, a 29-year-old river guide based in Kunming, is working to bring people from China’s growing cities out to see the last remaining wild river in the country and, in doing so, martial their support for protecting it from a series of proposed dams
Once a layover for hippies on the overland trail to India, Afghanistan is now so dangerous even its Lonely Planet author won’t go back. Can a tourism industry rise from the rubble?
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.
Christopher Michel tries out his new Nikon D800E in Myanmar
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
Eric Hansen gets a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of a project to surf in each of India's states, nevermind that 21 (of 28) are landlocked and that the coastline is known for little more than ankle-slappers
An Olympic sport at the turn of the 20th century tries to find its way back into the modern Games
The only thing more epic than that monster attack or spleen-bruising crash? Reliving it all with friends over an adult recovery drink at an establishment that loves your kind.
From the world’s most fuel-efficient commercial plane to foreign economic collapses to a cloud-tickling hotel, the biggest adventure travel stories this year
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.
India's Shark's Fin is a 6,500-foot rock route that's twice as long and just as steep as anything on El Capitan, and once left me defeated. When I took it on for the second time, at 45, a blizzard promptly pinned our team to the wall like insects. Which made me wonder: was the mountain telling me something?
How could he? As host of the ribald series ‘No Reservations’, Bourdain is the ultimate adventure traveler, eating (and drinking) his way across the planet, courageously swallowing whatever the locals do. This has 1. Caused him to acquire a very funky flavor and 2. Seriously altered his mind.
A five-month round-the-world journey beats geography class any day
Outside's guide to the coolest trips and the world's top new adventure travel spots.