Take these steps to ensure you know what you’re getting before clicking the reserve button on that cute mountain cottage or condo by the sea
Leaf peeping in New England. Surfing California’s coast. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage (yes, Alaska, in fall). We scoured the world to find the absolute best destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust—especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.
Leaf peeping in Colorado. Surfing the Azores. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage—yes, Alaska, in fall. We scoured the world to find epic adventures and stunning destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust, especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.
Long stigmatized in the United States, wider adoption of guided backcountry skiing will boost knowledge, reduce gatekeeping, and promote human-powered skiing on public lands
From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves
Leave it to the Faroe Islands to come up with the most clever virtual tour we've seen. In their new tourism program, a Faroese resident becomes your local avatar, guiding you around the stunning archipelago in real time.
Some people are behaving badly in the face of a pandemic. Others are making the outdoor world proud.
While reporting a story about skiing in Spain, Kade Krichko felt far away from the coronavirus, until he watched it take over
Arctic Bath, a stunning new wellness retreat, makes it easy for guests to try out the Swedish health traditions of saunas and icy plunges
Six towns and cities with awesome adventure potential that we'd move to right now if we could
The legendary ultrarunner's top trails, both near and far
'Honeyland,' 'Into the Canyon,' and 'Okavango: River of Dreams' are generating buzz at Sundance and the Oscars. You can also stream them online.
For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.
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?
With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run
Winter is off-season for several world-class destinations, which means lower plane fares and hotel rates. We asked Scott's Cheap Flights for advice on which trips to book.
A new court ruling says the Swiss-based organization must answer accusations of exploiting athletes and operating a global monopoly
Hike, fish, and ski Europe's last stretch of wilderness from Niehku Mountain Villa in Swedish Lapland
The filmmakers behind HBO’s ‘Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season’ had to deal with a sudden plot change while documenting the legendary skier’s quest for a coveted record before her retirement, but ended up with an even more interesting story
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.
With ten ski areas less than an hour from Salt Lake City's airport, and incredible backcountry terrain, powder-blessed Utah is arguably the best ski destination in North America. Here's our primer on how to make the most of it.
In downtown Copenhagen, a city known to be extremely flat, a man-made climbing wall stands among the landscape at 45 feet high
After I lost 20 pounds and my red-blood-cell count dropped to dangerous levels, doctors finally knew what the problem was. But no one knew how to fix it.
And climate change at the same time
Two years ago, a massive river of mud and granite swept over thousands of feet of alpine terrain, killing eight hikers before swamping the alpine village of Bondo, Switzerland. This type of disaster is often fueled by climate change, and it will happen again.
A warming planet could make climbing iconic mountains like the Matterhorn a more risky enterprise. But is shutting them down a call for local authorities to make?
Having the right bags keeps your stuff organized and safe so you can focus on having fun
A promise of sustainability helped the bid from Cortina-Milan beat out Stockholm for the right to host the Games
I caught up with Shane Dillon Gidcumb, a former winery executive and author of 'The Franklin Fi' book series who up and quit his job one day in favor of cross-country touring
Save up for the trip of your dreams in six months or less
What started as an experiment will soon be available for DIYers everywhere
Yep, Costco. Here are six cut-rate trips you can take thanks to the bulk superstore.
From Yosemite to the Green Mountains, these are our favorite lodge-to-lodge treks this side of the pond
‘Troll Wall,’ from Salomon TV, documents Kilian Jornet’s first ski descent of the Fiva route in Norway’s Romsdalen Valley
From flash airline sales to public transportation, a boutique travel agent shares her tips for cost-effective travel
'Hang Tight' from Brothers on the Fly documents a fly fishing trip to Slovenia in search of a pristine river and the elusive marble trout.
Packing light is all about mind over matter
No more VPNs or sketchy pirate feeds. Here’s how to get almost every race in every discipline, all year, for less than $200.
A powerful storm swept the mountains over the weekend and killed more than a dozen people
Got a job you can do from anywhere? These eight international adventure towns and cities welcome you.
The Sea Wolf from filmmaker Ben Gulliver is a surf film more about the adventure than actually the surfing.
While dams are being decommissioned throughout the developed world, activists are descending on Albania to fight for the Vjosa River.
Arizona's Mt. Graham was always there to climb. We just had to stop and do it.
On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge
Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.
Corporate acquisitions and a challenging retail climate could alter the price and personality of the industry’s biggest wool-apparel brands
Who knew that it’s easy to find great backcountry skiing in Scotland? Nobody, because it isn’t. But that doesn’t stop a committed group of hard-asses from clicking their boots and heading into the mud, rain, and heather in search of stoke.
Growing research debunks the myth that the paleo movement replicates the diet of our ancestors. Here's what they were actually eating.
A new European carrier takes you to the heart of the Alps. Skis fly free.
High in the mountains of Europe, Josh Cowan traveled over alpine peaks and through many countries to make this film.
Mark Abma is known for delivering amazing segments season after season.
The European Outdoor Film Festival is the dark horse on the film festival circuit. They will be touring in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Austria, and many more.
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.
'ISOLATION' is a short film directed by Mathieu Bernat and David Guersan about a stranger leaving his modern lifestyle for a spiritual journey through incredible Scottish landscapes
Filmmaker Christiaan Welzel and his wife Kseniya traveled around the world on a grand 6-month adventure
Czech running phenomenon Emil Zátopek was unstoppable on the track. Outside of the arena, living in a Soviet satellite state, was where things got complicated.
"You know, there was this whole other world. There was the outdoors. There was the wilderness."
In our ongoing series called Weekly Escape, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in 2 minutes or less
Our ongoing Weekly Escape series transports you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less. This week, hit the road in a Volkswagon.
Turns out skiing the Alps isn't as expensive as you thought
As each week brings fresh reports of African and Middle Eastern migrants and refugees dying on the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats, a self-made Louisiana millionaire and his Italian wife have taken to the sea to save them.
To be an outlier in any sport now carries with it the taint of suspicion, but no matter how you put it, last weekend’s track meet in the tiny Mediterranean country is one for the books.
The "Swiss Machine" is halfway through an undertaking to summit 82 peaks across Western Europe in 80 days. How’s he holding up?
Explore Europe’s Wild North Yes, Northern Europe has more museums, cuisine, and historic city centers than you can cram into one trip. But here’s a good reason to go rural: It also offers some of the world’s best adventure. Read more. The Best Greek Islands for Adventure From climbing…
Just let it snow already.
Seeing Europe's famed countryside just got a lot easier.
The Swedish car company has partnered with outdoor gear maker POC to make helmets that communicate with cars. The goal: to end collisions between bikes and drivers.
There are plenty of ski areas where you can show up without a map and dink around on mellow (read: boring) terrain all day. These aren’t those kind of resorts.
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.
In October, 12 women will compete in one of the world's oldest male-dominated sports. The race? A 38,000-mile monster through pirate-infested waters and rough seas.
European resorts are pushing battery-powered trail machines hard. Can they override traditional mountain biking culture?
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.
Think you're ready for the world's longest stand-up paddleboard race? We'll be the judge.
Treehouse meets spa in one of Portugal's lush, mountainous nature parks.
Sass Pordoi, Italy
The Balkan Peninsula's new megatrail is as much about imbibing culture as it is about bagging peaks. In his first dispatch from the trail, the author embarks on a 1,250-mile journey across six countries.