September 22, 2021

How Greenways Are Linking People, Places

The idea started with eight dreamy-eyed biking enthusiasts: Wouldn’t it be cool to pedal from Maine to Florida on protected trails, away from major highways and roads? And what if pedestrians, runners and others could also use portions of the route to exercise, explore nature or commute without a car? So began an ambitious plan […]

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September 3, 2021

The Perfect Kit for Leaf-Peeping

A woman strolls through the woods in fall when the leaves are turning bright orange

Autumn, with its crisp mornings and sunshine-on-your-shoulder afternoons, brings a special kind of magic—particularly when the maples, dogwoods and aspens burst into hues of yellow, orange and red. Ready to go leaf-peeping? Gather up this collection of cozy apparel and essential accoutrements and head out for a long hike or Sunday drive. After all, ’tis […]

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August 17, 2021

Gear I Hold Dear: My REI Co-op Fleece

REI Co-op Trailsmith fleece

When I pull the olive-colored fleece over my head, I am transported back. The intense nostalgia wraps me up into a tight hug, and I feel safe. Of course, the tightness I’m feeling might be because my REI fleece—a constant companion over more than a decade—may be a size too small. I think it’s a […]

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June 24, 2021

First Look: Testing the New OXO Outdoor Cooking Gear

OXO Outdoor Campgrounds French Press

Some people hate when their cult discovery goes mainstream—like when Supreme clothing went big-league or when indie rapper Saweetie signed to Warner Records—but not me. When OXO announced that it was rolling out a line of kitchenware designed especially for camping, I gave myself a smug pat on the back for having been an early […]

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June 22, 2021

Gear I Hold Dear: The Svea 123 Camping Stove

Svea 123 Camping Stove

“Flame on!” Even after 42 years, I can still hear the words bellowed by my fellow Appalachian Trail thru-hiker as I moved a match toward my Svea 123 stove. Then, a near-tectonic whoosh, and the pleasant woodland noises that served as a serene soundtrack at camp would be auditorily obliterated until my meal was cooked. […]

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June 11, 2021

The Perfect Kit for Camp Cooking

camp cooking

Ever since Earthlings discovered the transformational power of an open flame on basic foodstuffs, we’ve been gathering to enjoy the bounty of the planet. The diversity of our ecosystems and peoples has given rise to a rich tapestry of cuisines and tastes—and all are welcome at our camping table. True: An active day outdoors can […]

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June 2, 2021

Can You Get Exercise Riding an E-Bike?

Person riding e-bike up hill

You’ve undoubtedly seen them around, standing near the bike rack at the farmer’s market, kicking up dirt on your favorite mountain bike trail or cruising along the neighborhood bike path. E-bikes seem to be everywhere these days. That’s because sales ballooned 145% in 2020 compared with the previous year, according to industry analysts at The […]

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May 24, 2021

Sadiqaa Horton: Limitless Sides to Outside

Sadiqaa Horton

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. Outside is where I shine the brightest. It’s where I go to unwind and relax. Whether I’m arm deep in dirt from gardening, riding my bike, […]

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May 24, 2021

Camp Dinner With the Toguchi Family

There are so many ways to enjoy time outside. This is one of many unique stories we’re sharing as part of our effort to highlight the Limitless Sides to Outside. Mark Toguchi grew up in Alaska. Every weekend in the summer, he and his extended family, including aunts, uncles and cousins, would go camping and fishing […]

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