It was a great adventure base camp even before the state agreed to cough up $10K for anyone willing to move there
For toddlers and teens and everyone in between, these stories will ignite a sense of adventure
Yeah, I'm a sucker for the latest, greatest hardcore equipment, but this everyday stuff is invaluable
A new collaboration with The North Face will offer programs to earn badges in outdoor skills like backpacking, rock climbing, and trail running
'You Are Mighty' lays out ground rules for getting your kid to help change the world
The Magnolia State's first high-school mountain bike team wants to build a cycling culture, one pedal stroke at a time
We get strapped with more than just the logistics
Three new memoirs go deep on some big, existential themes—grief, life's meaning, creativity, and motherhood—while giving us inspiring examples of women chasing adventure with kids in tow
Why do we push ourselves, anyway?
And what parents can do to change that
The International Rescue Committee hopes that by teaching kids how to conquer the crag, they'll also be better off facing challenges in their daily lives
She started working at Alta when tickets cost $6.50 a pop. Now, as she prepares to retire, she leaves behind a legacy that spans four decades.
Traveling with kids comes with its own set of challenges. Cost shouldn't be one of them.
On the slope and off, there's plenty to do
Littlest Sidekick Outfitters will launch with a line of kid-specific base layers, which parents will be able to return for a discount toward the next size
Women who work as guides and professional athletes face a tougher go than their male counterparts if they also want to raise children
The founder of Out There Adventures discovered power in nature while growing up gay. Now she's sharing it with the next generation—and taking the industry by storm.
The Doug Coombs Foundation was created to subsidize skiing and open up the sport to a broader audience. Now the Jackson, Wyoming–based organization finds itself on the front lines in the battle over undocumented workers.
Is it a shame we need them? Yes. But it's the only way to protect parents who want their kids to grow up independent and brave.
There's no reason smaller feet should equal smaller ambition
Score everything from hotel rooms to concert tickets to dinner reservations on the online marketplace
The bike that turned my little rider into a ripper
It's not about training regimens or dietary dogma—it's about community
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
Now that we know which mountains are on the Ikon and how much it costs, we wanted to figure out: Which is a better deal for skiers?
Schools used to teach auto shop. Maybe it’s time to start teaching bike shop.
A new ad campaign from two major nonprofits aims to break children free from their dependence
See a cool new place and learn a tip or two from the pros along the way
Legislators in the state have proposed restricting marathons and half marathons to those older than 18, claiming that running damages kids' bones and joints. Science doesn't agree.
It’s all about warmth
During 40 years of adventure, hard-charging writer and climber Mark Jenkins has asked a lot of his wife and kids. After his fourth attempt on a dicey Chinese peak, he examines the risks and rewards of a risk-defying career.
From rafting whitewater to glamping among the sheep, these adventures will keep everyone happy
Who cares how you funded your nice van or thru-hike? What matters is that you're spending time outside.
In short, your children are in vastly more danger in their own driveways than they are in a bicycle child seat
Sometimes the most crowded landscapes are also the most expansive
Want them to love the sport? Start slow.
A good hat will keep your kids happy on the ski hill
Nine tips gleaned from the Swedish parenting playbook
You don't need to get kitted up before every ride
Want to change people's minds about cycling? Start with the school drop-off and go from there.
Give them something that will inspire a lifetime of adventure
When she was in college, Jack Kerouac’s book The Dharma Bums helped the author find her place in wilderness and in life. She hoped it would do the same for her 16-year-old son as they embarked on a mother-son California road trip retracing Kerouac’s adventures.
Bobby Kennedy Jr. has spent a lifetime protecting rivers, an ethos born on childhood expeditions
With its new Walls Are Meant for Climbing program, the company hopes to make climbing accessible for everyone of all ages and abilities
Tip: It helps to build your toddler a mini climbing wall so he can boulder with you
The adventure doesn't stop just because your team has a few new members
A child-sized motorcycle
Teens are breaking trail in the backcountry well before they can drink, vote, or even drive. Avalanche educators are hustling to get to them early.
We crowdsourced the reviews on this expensive piece of gear
Pedaling toward the truth of the “bikes-vs-cars” debate
Allowing girls is great, but the country's two scouting organizations need more serious change to better serve the next generation of outdoor lovers
Whether our writers and editors were drawn to flower and tree, bird and creature, or sun and moon, the outdoors wowed them in ways that never let go
Talking to the Longnecker family about life on the road
So you had a kid. That doesn't mean you just have to sit at home.
What started as a scratch team playing an alternative sport has become a rallying point for a community in Chinle, Arizona
If there’s anything better than an epic day outside, it’s reliving it over great food and drink. From mountain decks to beachside watering holes, our favorite après spots have mastered Cajun fries, crustaceans, and craft ales.
Of course I want my daughters to be kind—but that doesn't mean they can't stand up for themselves
When it comes to bikes and tech, morality is a moving target
As the hurricane raged toward Turks and Caicos, our writer desperately looked for a way off the island
And what I learned from an island camping trip with a bunch of disadvantaged youth
When Daniel Duane was a kid, his father taught him how to climb in Yosemite. Two decades later, when his teenage daughter wanted a valley education of her own, he realized that the old beta no longer applied.
Our correspondent heads to Bears Ears National Monument to find out
Whatever you do, just don't tell these serious, old'ish cyclists that they're living in a retirement home
Seven tips to enjoy the weekend safely and comfortably
The teenage phenom on reaching the summit and knowing when to give up
Talking with the founders of Luvmother about how to start your own kid-related outdoor business
Everything you need to throw the ultimate party
Meet the 16-year-old working to end discrimination in the nation's largest youth outdoors program
Sammy Hartley skis, climbs, bikes, and backpacks—and just spent five days hiking rim to rim
Whether it's skiing or mountain biking or camping, these guidelines will make sure you and your child get to enjoy a lifetime of adventure together
The BSA's latest policies are a step toward including other genders. Inclusiveness can't come soon enough.
As our writer cheered on his three-year-old at the Strider Cup in Texas—a merciless race replete with tears, anxiety, and elation—he had one question: Is intense competition good for the tiniest of competitors?
Spend enough time in the backcountry and you're bound to have a scare, as our writer recently discovered. Here's how to teach kids what to do when that happens.
Better learn Lanie Szuch's name, because you're about to start hearing it—a lot
Want to make the strongest memories? Don’t touch the camera.
There's a moment in a child's life when she's old enough to go on a real trip yet still young enough to want to hang out with her parents. These travel tactics and tools will help you seize that window.
Just because they have lacrosse practice doesn't mean you have to sacrifice outdoor adventures
For more than a century, the Girl Scouts has been the most well-trod path for junior explorers to get into adventure. But what comes after the Thin Mints and craft badges is a troop for sisterhood, winter camping, and some serious archery.
As her daughters get older, our correspondent wanted to pass along a few things that running has taught her
Nature documentaries offer the chance to teach your kids about the beauty and diversity of our planet