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Skiing in the sun at Lake Louise

Our favorite ski resorts in Canada, ranked

Canada ski resorts have some of the best snow in the world. They're all wonderful, and these are our favorites.
a day for jake snowboarding burton carpenter 1970s

Throwback video shows the origin of tensions between skiing and snowboarding

This old-school video shows that the skiing vs. snowboarding debate has been rumbling on for as long as snowboards have existed; who do you side with?
Burton Gril Master snowboard topsheet

Burton snowboard review: The Family Tree Gril Master is a magic carpet for the mountain

Looking for a board that eats powder and spits out speed? The Burton Family Tree Gril Master might be what you're looking for
Man walking his road bike

Specialized, Giant, and more: These are the best bikes worth pedaling in 2024

Explore scenic routes and rugged roads with the best bicycles, guaranteed to nurture your wanderlust and up your fitness level.
A snowy view with a cabin in the mountains .

These are the most incredible, picturesque mountain towns for a winter getaway

Forget about overcrowded beaches and long lines at amusement parks. These mountain towns are the best spots for your winter getaway.
The best ski and snowboard racks secure and protect all your most precious winter gear.

How to set up a snowboard: A beginner’s guide

Getting your snowboard set up properly is key to developing your riding and having a great time on the slopes. We're here to help you get it right.
The Revel Rail 29 mountain bike in front of the garage of a house

Mountain biking mistakes: 5 things new mountain bikers should never do

The mountain biking world can be overwhelming, causing decisions based on outside sources, like social media. Unfortunately, this can be a money dump.
Happier camper exterior cliff feature

Road trip tips: Travel with one of the best ultralight travel trailers

The best travel trailers can take a mobile campsite anywhere you want to go. Here's a list of the top lightweight options for all your adventures.
The McSki in Sweden during ski season.

There’s a McDonald’s in Sweden you can actually ski-through like a drive-through

This McDonald's in Sweden lets you ski up to a window to order food, just like a drive-through.
Yosemite Falls

Reservations required: You’ll have to plan ahead before visiting these national parks in 2024

Going to visit national parks in 2024? Make sure you get reservations for these popular attractions.
Campfire in the winter.

This camping hack is a game-changer when it gets cold quickly

When the temperature drops quickly when you're camping, this easy hack gets your fire going quickly
Lightship L1 all-electric RV/travel trailer being towed by a pickup truck.

Lightship’s all-new L1 is a sleek, telescoping RV that looks and feels ready for space travel

Lightship's all-new L1 RV has the form factor of a traditional pop-up camper, but the sleek telescoping design is all hard-sided.
Gravity Haus Breckenridge

Here’s why Gravity Haus is our top lodging choice in Breck

Plan on visiting Breckenridge for some skiing or snowboarding? Here's where you should stay - and why
best hikes in united states 2021

From California to Maine, these are the 10 best hikes in the U.S.

Declaring the "best hikes" is a recipe for a fistfight. Still, we’re boldly staking our claim to the best hikes throughout the U.S.
Mountain biker silhouette against the sunset concept for achievement, conquering adversity and exercising

From the French Alps to Moab, Utah, these are the 7 best mountain biking destinations to put on your bucket list

Whether you're looking for a muscle-burning climb or an adrenaline-rushing descent, you'll find it at one of these top mountain biking destinations.
Hand holding a leech

How to safely remove a leech (or avoid them altogether)

Leeches love to latch onto a passing hiker, so learn what to do to avoid becoming a host, and how to remove a leech if you do get sucked.
Group of skiiers learning to sk

Hit the slopes at these beginner-friendly ski resorts in Vermont

Whether you're taking to the snow for the first time or learning to link your turns on skis or snowboards, these beginner-friendly Vermont resorts are for you.
Taking a break from hiking to drink some water from an insulated water bottle

Up your hydration game with one of the best insulated water bottles from CamelBak, Yeti, and more

Whether you're hiking, backpacking, heading to the gym, or just in the office, stay hydrated with these insulated water bottles.
Baltoro Impetro modular backpack set.

Do you need a modular backpack? We tested the Baltoro Impetro, and weight the pros and cons

Is a modular backpack right for you? We test the Baltoro Impetro to find out why the modular backpack trend is catching on

Dispersed camping is your way to camp for free throughout the U.S. (seriously)

One-quarter of all U.S. land is federally owned and free for dispersed camping. Here's how and where to find your next dispersed campsite safely and legally.
Cyclist balancing on a bike in a barren landscape.

Back in the saddle with REI, Pearl Izumi, and more : Get ready to ride with the best cycling shorts for men

Cycling shorts support and protect against chafing to make your ride more comfortable so you can venture out farther and faster than ever before.
snowboarder wearing goggles in powder

These are our favorite snowboarding goggles for 2024

Looking for a new pair of snowboarding goggles? These are our favorites for any budget
The Blackstone Adventure Ready 2-Burner 28-inch Griddle Cooking Station outside.,

This is your chance to get a Blackstone griddle for under $180

Right now, you can save $50 on a Blackstone Griddle and get it for just $177 (originally $227).
Snowboarders riding through powder

Our favorite snowboard gloves and snowboard mittens for 2024

Looking for a great pair of snowboard gloves or snowboard mittens? These are our top picks from reputable, reliable brands
The Sportsman Gasoline 4000W Portable Generator.

Get a 4000W portable generator for $299 with this deal

Right now, you can get a Sportsman Gasoline 4000W Portable Generator for $300 (originally $480), saving you major bucks on this electrical essential.
Black and white photo of Vail from 1966

Vail travel guide: Where to stay, what to eat, and more

There’s something about Vail that is distinct from any other winter destination in the U.S. Get the most out of your Vail vacation with our guide.
Ghost Tree Grill pork belly

Our ultimate Bandon Dunes golf resort restaurant guide

Want to dine in Bandon Dunes while you're in town for golf? Here are the best picks, including the resorts new multi million dollar restaurant
Georgia mountain biking trail turn.

The 5 best mountain biking YouTube channels (and why we like them)

Whether you want advice, inspiration for the pros, or a laugh, these are the mountain biking YouTube channels to watch.
Cyrusher Ripple electric snowboard

This $2,500 snowboard might be the weirdest thing we’ve ever seen

At $2,500, the Cyrusher snowboard isn't affordable, and we're not sure why you'd want it anyway
Snowboarder at resort

Did your snowboarding season start late? Here’s our favorite snowboard, bindings, and boot setup for resort riding

Need a 'quiver killer' snowboard setup for 2024? This is the board, binding, and boot combo we like best.
stainless steel wood burning fire pit.

Stop what you’re doing and buy this Solo Stove fire pit now

Save with this fire pit deal at Best Buy and add the Solo Stove 2.0 to your backyard, patio, or camping trips for just $285.
The Revel Rail 29 mountain bike in front of the garage of a house

5 critical mountain bike skills you can work on in your driveway

Now that winter is here, many of us are not able to ride our regular mountain bike trails, but there are still easy skills we can practice in our driveways.
My Specialized Stumpjumper with Forge + Bond 30AM carbon wheels

Forge + Bond 30AM mountain bike carbon wheelset review: Simply put, the best I’ve ridden

Forge + Bond has hit the nail on the head with their newly released carbon fiber wheelset. I've put a few hundred miles on these wheels; here's what I think
Wy'East Academy dry slope and airbag

This snowboarding and skiing-focused high school is about to get a U.S.-first feature

Wy'East Academy in Oregon is getting a U.S.-first skiing and snowboarding feature that will draw the attention of athletes and students
A smoldering campfire heating up an iron pot in the dusk

Think you know the best campfire wood? These 7 wood options might have you thinking twice

Different firewood is good for different campfire needs. This is what you should know.
686 x Welcome Anorak and Pants

New 686 and Welcome snowboarding gear collab is all about the ‘feeling’ you get on the mountain, and we love it

Welcome Skateboards and 686 have created a snowboarding gear collection that has everything you need.
An RV driving through the mountains

What RV is right for me? Every type you can get (and which one you should)

From camper vans to motorhomes, there are a variety of RV options. This is what you need to know.
MINI E-Bike 1 Ocean Wave Green e-bike with a gray background with green light swirls.

Honda, Porsche, BMW, MINI Cooper: Carmakers make a play with electric bikes

From Honda to Mercedes, more and more automakers are seeing the appeal of electric bikes.
A grove of sequoia trees seen through a thick fog.

Environmentalists are suing because national parks are… planting trees? Here’s what’s going on

You'd think environmentalists would be all for planting trees, but some groups are suing the National Park Service for it. Here's why.
Toyota Tacoma with a Tune Outdoor M1 truck camper canopy parked in a field at sunset.

This hyper-lightweight truck camper canopy turns (almost) any pickup into a great overland vehicle

Tune Outdoor now offers M1, a lightweight truck camper canopy that's sleek, durable, minimalist, and designed to fit all of the most popular pickups.
Man relaxing alone under a MoonShade Portable Vehicle Awning while overlanding.

Everything you need to have an overland adventure with the vehicle you (probably) already have

To kickstart your journey, we’ve gathered the best, most essential overlanding gear we’ve field tested and personally recommend.
A view of Copper Mountain's Three Bears back bowl section

Our favorite ski resorts in Colorado, ranked

Ski resorts in Colorado have some of the best conditions and terrain. They're all wonderful, and these are our favorites
Someone about to take a swing at a golf ball.

Golfers are too good at hitting golf balls, so the USGA is making changes

Golf balls are being rolled back. This is what that means and how it will affect your game.
Emerson TKF-1

When you need the very best EDC knife, these 8 knives make the cut – The James Brand, 5.11 Tactical, and more

The best EDC knives come in all shapes, styles, and sizes, but these top-of-the-line blades are our favorite go-to picks.
Breckenridge downtown at night

The best places to eat or grab a drink in Breckenridge, CO

Traveling to Breckenridge? Here are all the best places to eat and grad a drink while you're in town
The North Face Nuptse Jacket on a plain background

This is the North Face jacket I’d buy this winter (if I had to pick just one)

The North Face has plenty of great jackets and outerwear for winter — this is the best.
A picture of a WTB mountain bike seat

Is your mountain bike seat uncomfortable? This is the secret to a more comfortable ride

Mountain bike seats are often the first thing to be changed out when a new bike is purchased. This is the one thing you should do before buying a new seat.
snowboarder freeriding in red jacket

Snowboarding 101: What’s the difference between freestyle and freeride?

Ever wondered what the difference between freeride and freestyle snowboarding is? We'll tell you!
Man standing atop a conversion van looking out at Big Sur, California.

The truth about van life: 5 realities of living in a camper van no one talks about

We've all dreamed of completing a camper van conversion, hitting the open road, and leaving everything behind. But van life isn't for everyone.
Snowmakers blowing snow at Wildcat Mountain

Skiing and snowboarding season is starting slow out west – our full list of ski resort openings

Want to go skiing or snowboarding in Colorado, Utah, or California? This is a full list of which resorts are open