“What’s new?” Lately, this polite attempt at small talk has been my kryptonite. It may seem benign and friendly, but to me it sounds vaguely like a challenge. As in: Is your life interesting or not? I’ll
The school bus roaring past my house woke me from an email and social media stupor, and I looked up from my laptop to notice the sky growing dark. How? I whined to myself. I’d meant to sneak in a midday
Few things are more daunting than putting together your profile on an online dating app. A few years ago, I sat for hours in front of my computer trying to craft an original, fabulous description of myself.
It’s hard to beat a week (or two) of total off-the-grid goodness. Alas, most of us don’t have unlimited vacation days or vacation funds. Until we do, Outside staffers get a thrill out of squeezing in adventures
Microadventures are to weekdays as epics are to weekends. When we can’t escape the responsibilities of the day-to-day, they’re little ways to spice up life, like an evening hike by headlamp light, a few
No matter which metropolis you're fleeing this summer, we've got you covered. These 16 driving-distance excursions range from little-known east coast beaches to endless west coast singletrack—and all in
My boyfriend (now husband) and I once circled America in our Sprinter van. We learned a lot in that yearlong road trip: how to find ideal urban camping spots (hint: it involves Zillow and tall hedges),
With cycling meetups, paddling races, and farm-fresh delivery services sprouting up all over the country, it's easier than ever to make the urban jungle your playground. We've got 16 strategies for outdoor
I’m not exactly sure when New York City started to feel like home since I moved here seven years ago, but before I knew it, I’d lived here the longest I’ve lived anywhere as an adult. Folks I meet in outdoor
You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. time
Out of the world’s major cities, Los Angeles has by far some of the easiest access to outdoor environments and activities. Heck, a mountain lion lives in Hollywood. So why doesn’t the city have a better
I was standing outside the back of my van, doors open, brushing my teeth in the brisk February air, when the camp host rolled up in his lightly rusted pickup truck, glaring at me. “Good morning!” I said
Bookmark these five sites—loved by endurance icons for motivational quotes and practical advice alike—to give your daily internet search a much-needed reboot. Gravel Cyclist “It’s basically one of the
We get it: Not everyone has time for a lunch workout. When new hires move out to our Santa Fe headquarters, they can’t believe they’re allowed to ride, run, or climb for an hour in the middle of the day.
Imagine living in a city that is home to one of the world’s most renowned art institutions, as well as a robust music and culinary scene–but also having a 25,000-square mile glacial lake at your doorstep.
The last thing any runner, mountain biker, or rock climber wants to do is take their strength training to the (not so great) indoors. But like it or not, strength training is a critical part of an endurance