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 […]

My Current Favorite Insulated Water Bottles

I’ve probably tested over 100 insulated drink receptacles for Outside over the years. I’ve used hundreds of pounds of ice and countless gallons of beer, booze, and boiling water to rate everything from wee whiskey tumblers to mondo growlers. Oddly enough, I hadn’t yet tested the vessel that I use for daily water consumption: the 32-to-36-ounce […]

How Oiselle Is Committing to Anti-Racism 

Women’s running apparel company Oiselle announced today that Alison Désir has joined the company as an athlete-adviser. Désir is the founder of the running group Harlem Run and the running advocacy organizations Run 4 All Women and Global Womxn Run Collective. She recently called out the running community for its racism and lack of coverage following the […]

This App Wants to Open Up 350,000 Miles of Off-Roading

When planning a trip that involves off-road travel—whether to camp, hike, or just see nature—you likely scour the internet for available information, ask friends for suggestions, and lean heavily on your own previous experience. That process will undoubtedly get you somewhere, though it’s also limiting and time-consuming. But what if a simple smartphone app could enable you to […]