With his new cookbook, ‘Masa,’ the Masienda founder illustrates the variety of uses of the once overlooked corn flour
What’s a traveler’s responsibility when a once quiet destination gentrifies?
When travel resumed in early 2021, Americans in droves headed south of the border, with most opting for popular tourist meccas. But why follow the masses when you can explore wild corners of the country few others visit? We rounded up 18 ways to do just that—and to support local economies while you’re at it.
Shorts, tees, swimsuits, gin... must be almost summer!
It’s just south of the border yet entirely a world away from the typical American outdoor experience. Here’s how to camp your way down the Mexican peninsula.
Little luxuries for nights spent under the stars
A decade after 'Born to Run' made them famous, anthropologists take another look
What a locked-down Outside travel editor has been making to eat her way around the world during the pandemic
There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands
The best documentaries from this year's film festivals look at quixotic quests and devastating disasters
The Mexico of your dreams still exists at the hiking and mountain-biking playground of Rancho Cacachilas
Argeo Cruz ran the standard. But he had a much tougher obstacle to contend with.
An entire mountain range to itself, dramatic stretches of the Rio Grande, and 118 miles of shared border with Mexico are just a few reasons why this 801,163-acre range in southwest Texas is worth a visit
Nothing says "I love you" like getting someone a gift they'll use again and again
From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO
Mexico's 775-mile-long Baja Peninsula is a magnet for travelers in search of their own arid slice of adventure paradise. From surfing to mountain biking to beach lounging, here's how to get off the beaten path and do it right.
Some bucket-list destinations will be more budget-friendly than ever this year. Here's where to go to make your dollar stretch.
Hotel Rodavento in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, serves up an entrancing mix of downtime and adrenaline
They say to spend money on experiences, not things—shouldn't gift giving be the same?
Parts of the southern border are ecological wonderlands. The wall threatens 23 endangered and at-risk species.
Heed this expert advice before you cancel a flight or abandon a dream destination
On November 27, Brad Gobright died in Potrero Chico, Mexico. He was 31.
We drove to Mexico and filled our thermoses with margaritas (for gear testing)
'The Mentor' chronicles climber Marcus Garcia’s relationship with climbing legend, Jimmy Ray Forester
Australia's Uluru has closed for climbing. That sheds light on other bucket-list destinations you could be doing better.
Catch the great southerly migration with North America's top birding enthusiasts
From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities
If you're interested in disaster tourism, these places are packed with adventures and need your dollars more than ever before
Want to get away on a dime? Here's where to go.
In 'Hike the Line,' from Corey Robinson, these hikers share an experience that's unlike any other thru-hike
Filmmakers Granite and Light took off with eight friends, four vans, and one furball for a holiday vacation in Baja
From the Canadian Kootenay Rockies to Southwest hot springs, we found the most scenic stretches of road for epic summer adventures
Baja's right-hand point breaks are what surfer Allesandro Ponzanelli was after during the shooting of 'The Guero'
Photographer Christian Vizl documents the ocean’s beauty to show us what we’re ravaging
Spending a night in paradise doesn’t have to cost as much as a month’s rent back home
The Gila is America’s most endangered river. What do we stand to lose if it disappears thanks to climate change and overuse?
Continuing his #everysinglestreet quest to know his world intimately, on the street level, ultra-runner Rickey Gates explored nine neighborhoods in Mexico City.
'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border
Tequila master Nick Heil tells you how to raise your mix game from good to gold
Meet the daredevils who crossed from the Santa Elena Canyon to Big Bend National Park to make a point about unity and trust
Our favorite places to live could look a lot different in 2080, according to a new study
A new documentary, 'Sea of Shadows,' highlights the work of Andrea Crosta, whose team infiltrates cartels and gangs to fight illegal wildlife trafficking around the world
From deserted beaches to raucous singletrack to ancient Maya ruins, these new adventures and resorts in Central America will warm you up
Twin brothers Ryan and Casey Higginbotham planned to paddle from Alaska to the U.S.-Mexico border, but when they got there, they decided to keep going
The 34-year-old teacher reportedly died at the hands of a drug cartel
The 34-year-old from North Carolina hasn't been heard from in more than a week
The route patches together portions of five other thru-hikes and includes sections of trail-less meandering through the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. It's no wonder that only one person has ever completed it—yet.
If you're still using ground beef, you've got a lot to learn
Many of the people disqualified last week cut the course for the commemorative medal
After six months and 2,000 miles of hiking, Tenny Ostrem and Claire Wernstedt-Lynch finally reached the Gulf of Mexico
Amid a frenzied conversation over shrinking public lands, Native Americans run hundreds of miles to honor—and take back—the land that's sacred to them
Doce Dias is a recap of Mexi Log Fest in La Saladita, Mexico which celebrates longboarding and its unique laid-back lifestyle.
Our readers submitted their favorite moments from cross-country adventures
Bike, run, surf, climb, paddle, hike—and do it all on a getaway where someone else organizes it for you
And we better get used to it
The park police typically help keep the peace at urban monuments, but the Department of Interior is sending a group to the U.S.-Mexico border to chase smugglers. Sort of.
Kaitlyn Boyle smashed the women's record for the AZT300, while Kurt Refsnider reclaimed the record for the 760-mile AZTR
While political and legal battles rage over the future of our national monuments, one of the most important things you can do is go see them—and then share your experiences widely. Here are some of our favorite adventures.
Arizona's Mt. Graham was always there to climb. We just had to stop and do it.
Swap ice and cold for sand and sun
EnergyNet, an online auction company from Amarillo, Texas, is set to make a fortune from oil and gas leases under the Trump administration. And good luck finding a way to protest.
More than any other animal, ducks depend on hunting to survive
In the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico the Trans Sierra Norte mountain bike race boasts over 3000 of elevation over this three-day race.
24 products—for work and play—that we fell in love with this year
We know a thing or two about the Southwest—our offices are located in Santa Fe, after all. So trust us when we say that these radar-ducking adventures are full of hidden rivers and otherworldly canyons. Just don’t pass it on.
Learn to build a fire, track animals, and forage for wild food—and still sleep in a bed
Giving disaster-struck communities the ability to produce their own clean water
A new nonfiction book by Ted Genoways looks at the complex argument over how best to grow food in America, told from the farmer's perspective. Another good read explores how a drug kingpin made millions breeding horses.
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.
The ultimate rules-free weekend date
Working as a reporter in Central America, I've gotten used to men asking if I'm married and offering unsolicited advice about how to live my life. While it's usually framed in some well-intentioned way, the subtext has been obvious: If you're a woman, you shouldn't be traveling alone.
Mexico’s Wild West is best seen from two wheels
After a cancellation in 2015 due to drug violence, nearly 1,000 Tarahumara gathered in Copper Canyon this March to run the brutal, unrelenting 50-miler
Wandering the Sonoran Desert in search of the chiltepin—the ancestor to domesticated chile peppers—with MacArthur genius Gary Paul Nabhan
After 'Born to Run' introduced the world to the Tarahumara people and the healthful chia that grows on their land, they may have found a way to turn the seeds into economic stability
Our Latin American neighbor remains the last bastion of total freedom outdoors