Outside readers are passionately committed to leading an active lifestyle. Outside not only motivates readers to uncover and define their own personal day-to-day adventures, but also provides them with the tools, products and information to fulfill them.
Paradise Unchanged • Twenty-five years ago, the author took her first trip to Long Caye, a simple, unspoiled island off the coast of Belize. Last year she went back, worried that time and the adventure-travel boom would have ruined everything. Surprise!
Freeze Frames • In April we put out a call for amazing photos and videos pegged to this year’s chosen theme: winter adventures. More than 1,600 amateurs and pros sent us their best work, and the winners’ breathtaking shots will make you want to get out and play hard in the cold.
The Mysterious Case of the Asthmatic Olympians • You won’t freeze your lungs exercising outdoors this winter, but there are reasons to be cautious about inhaling extremely cold air
BUDGET /// Bargain Bounty • You don’t need to break the bank to give a thoughtful gift
MIDRANGE /// Above-Average Finds • These picks might be middle-of-the-pack in price, but their appeal is way above mediocre
BALLER /// Price-Is-No-Object Presents • A carefully curated list of big-ticket items that won’t fall flat
Is It Better to Give an Experience or a Physical Thing? • Two of our editors differ on which option makes the most lasting memories
Here Fishy, Fishy • A tin of seafood might seem like a questionable holiday gift. Not for this gal.
Thanksgiving on Daufuskie • A cherished community potluck brings the best of Gullah culture to the holiday table
’Fuskie Favorite Red Rice with Sausage and Beef
Bring on the Heat • With winterapproaching, werounded up tenirresistible warm-weather locales around the globe to escape to when cold temperatures start weighing you down. Plan now and thank us later.
Ski Like Hell • Held annually in the Swiss village of Mürren, the Inferno—the world’s oldest and longest amateur downhill competition—combines hard partying with harder racing. And did we mention the abject terror?
Life on the Messissippi • LAST SPRING, SNOWMELT AND RAIN FROM AN EPIC CALIFORNIA WINTER CREATED AN ADVENTURE OPPORTUNITY THAT HADN’T BEEN VIABLE FOR DECADES: KAYAKING THROUGH THE CENTRAL VALLEY, 230 MILES FROM TULARE LAKE TO THE EASTERN EDGE OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY. DURING THIS VOYAGE, BRENDAN BORRELL SAW IT ALL: FLOODED FARMLAND, FLOATING REFRIGERATORS, ARMED YAHOOS, AND BOSSY SHERIFFS. HE ALSO CAUGHT GLIMMERS OF A LOST RIPARIAN WONDERLAND LAST EXPERIENCED BYTHE LIKES OF JOHN MUIRAND MARK TWAIN.
Change Makers • IN 2023, RECORDS FELL, KIDS TOOK GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO TASK, AND ACTIVISTS FOUGHT BRAVELY FOR THE PLANET. THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE THE OUTSIDERS OF THE YEAR, CHOSEN FOR THEIR BRAVERY, TENACITY, AND STRENGTH.
Held et al. • Sixteen young people who took Montana to court to hold the state responsible for violating their right to a clean and healthful environment—and won
Ryan Redington • His grandfather founded the Iditarod, but he’s the first member of his family to win
Nikki Hiltz, Austin Killips, and Quinn • Trans athletes who excelled in their respective sports this year and advocated fortheir community
Nino Schurter • The mountain biker who became the winningest male athlete in his sport
Sifan Hassan • The most versatile runner on the planet gave us a marathon debut for the ages
Martinus Evans • The founder of the Slow AF Run Club believes anyonecan be a runner
Luke Shepardson • The North Shore lifeguard and underdog athlete who won one of surfing’s most legendary competitions
Kirsten Neushäfer • A...