From awe-inspiring, death-defying ropeless climbs to fatherhood, the world’s greatest climber is aiming for new heights but not about to hold back.
The Outside Issue
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There’s never been a better time to get outside. On one hand, the great outdoors are a salve — to our screen addiction, anxiety, (lack of) fitness, and boredom. On the other, nature reminds us that we’re on this rock together, a fragile space that couldn’t care less about polemics. But most practically, getting outside together brings us all closer. It gives families and friends shared experiences, memories, and opportunities to bond. In a very complicated world, it’s nice to have one answer to all that ails us: Go outside.
What the World's Greatest Adventurers Teach Their Kids
What outdoor skills should your kids know? We went to 18 professional explorers, athletes, and naturalists for answers.
Open Fire And Outdoor Grill Recipes for the Whole Family
These recipes prove that with a little preparation, you can have a spectacular meal anywhere.
22 Family Adventures For The Bold
For your next family vacation, paddle to your own island, bike from inn to inn, or take a road trip through the most remote regions of Patagonia. What’s stopping you?
As much as I hope to pass on the wisdom of the natural world to my children, they are often giving me an education on how to slow down and observe the world … through the texture of a new lichen, a unique seed pod, and that seemingly obnoxious stick I’m asked to carry the rest of our walk.
Scott Jurek, Ultrarunner
Maybe Dad was right all along — a little hardship builds character, makes memories, and is what life is really all about.
It’s been a long, wild trek, but the family camping trip is finally living up to its potential — and its promise. Here’s how we got here.
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The peerless Kim Stanley Robinson talks with Cory Doctorow about climate change, the moral necessity of hope, and helping kids feel deeply connected to the natural world.
Go Wild! Outdoor Gear Fit for the Whole Family
Whether you're hiking, biking, camping, or glamping, we've got the gear for you.
Better outdoors gear means more comfort under the stars, by the fire, and on top of the summit.
Forsake’s Halden boot is a true hybrid – a hiking boot that’s tough enough to handle the trails, but stylish enough to double as an in-town sneaker. The waterproof leather is bolstered with a waterproof/breathable membrane, a composite shank provides added support on rough trails, and the EVA midsole levels out bumps on both dirt and concrete.
48 Nature Names for Girls Inspired by the Great Outdoors
The natural world is always a great source of inspiration.
39 Nature Names for Boys Inspired By the Great Outdoors
The natural world is full of inspiration.
The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America
There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.
Why Your Backyard Needs a Mud Kitchen ASAP
Mud kitchens allow kids to make, squish, and experience mud. More importantly, they help them explore their imaginations and thrive in summer.
30 Classic Outdoor Games For Kids And How to Play Them
From Tag to Steal the Bacon, we rank the best unorganized sports games that are light on rules and heavy on fun.
This List Shows The Best States For Camping With the Family This Summer
This list — whether you want to believe it or not — suggests where you and your family should camp this summer.
The 7 Rules of Backyard Camping
The essential guide to all things backyard wilderness.
How to Teach a Kid to Safely Climb a Tree
According to a trio (a tree-oh!) of climbing experts.
The Simple Joy of Backyard Camping
What does it mean to camp 15 feet from home?
Can Getaways Help Urban Families Make More Time For Each Other?
The company has been quietly creating Walden-like escapes outside of New York City or Boston.
5 Creative Ways to Get Your Kids to Play Outside
Children need unstructured time outdoors, even if they'd rather spend the day on the couch. Here's how to make it happen.
Airbnb for Camping: 5 Services That Let You Rent Private Campsites
People with land, meet people with tents.
How Mountaineer Conrad Anker Unexpectedly and Accidentally Raised Adventurers
After losing his best friend and climbing partner to an avalanche, Anker stepped in to help raise his three sons.
We Moved Class Outside for the Pandemic. I’m Never Going Back
The events of the past year gave us an opportunity to take stock, to slow down, and get playful with education. It taught me a lot.
How To Stop a Reckless Kid From Getting Into Trouble
Teaching a toddler prone to leaping before they look is a matter of modeling good boundaries.
9 Books That Will Inspire Your Little Animal To Get Out Of The House And Into Nature
Because they can go live with the animals if they want to act like one.