Monthly Archives: July 2020

Your Money Might Be Working Against the Environment

If you keep your money in a checking account with a major bank in the United States, there’s a good chance you’re inadvertently funding projects that directly negate the efforts you make to mitigate your climate impact. If you’re signed up with a big bank like Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, or Bank of America, bad […]

My Midlife Crisis as a Russian Sailor

I’m heading to the Arctic thinking about death. Lying facedown in the top bunk of an overnight train inching from Saint Petersburg toward the Russian port city of Murmansk, I have a berth waiting for me on an August expedition sailing north. I’m working on a book about Arctic explorers, and that means swimming in […]

Ride It Out

Denali mountaineering guides Kristin Arnold and Jason Denley are no strangers to adversity. So when the pandemic canceled their season, Arnold and Denley adapted, picking up odd jobs around their newly purchased home in Ouray, Colorado. Communities reliant on outdoor recreation can use your help. Pre-booking a trip for the future or purchasing gift cards are […]

The Outdoorsy Board Games Our Editors Love

Your family’s summer vacation may be looking a bit different this year. Gone are day camps, hours spent poolside, and amusement-park outings. While you could always send the little ones outside to cook up their own adventures (something we wholeheartedly endorse), in the event of rain, you’ll need a backup. Below, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite outdoorsy […]

15 Family-Friendly Staycation Ideas | Outside Online

If you’re like a lot of us, you’re looking for adventures closer to home this summer. But while your bucket-list family vacation may have to wait, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of outdoor fun to be had. With a little creativity and the right mindset, an afternoon at the local park or an overnight […]

What We Learn When Humans Race Against Horses

Back in the summer of 1980, the barkeep of the Neuadd Arms Hotel in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells overheard two men arguing about one of those hypothetical questions that inevitably come up after a few pints of cwrw. Who would cover a long distance over mountainous terrain more quickly, they wondered: a human or a […]

Pendley’s Own Words Disqualify Him from Leading the BLM

Almost a year after he was first appointed acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), William Perry Pendley is finally set to go before the Senate for a legally mandated confirmation hearing sometime later this year. This seems like a good opportunity to remind you, and hopefully our elected representatives, that Pendley is not up […]

Channeling Edward Abbey in Arches National Park

62 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park in one year. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and she wanted to see them before it’s too late. […]

Strava Wants You Back | Outside Online

Anyone who uses the social-fitness app Strava undoubtedly noticed the host of new features that the company steadily rolled out this spring. They ranged from the flashy (a robust new route-planning tool) to the mundane (splitting moving time and total elapsed time). Those new features were part of a larger plan. Collectively, they’re the carrot to lure back […]