Yurt Life

Monday December 14, 2015

You don’t have to be one of Genghis Khan’s descendants to enjoy living in a yurt. For this couple in the wilds of the U.S., it proved the perfect way to get off the grid.

First-Person Kayaker

Wednesday December 09, 2015

When Thomasz Furmanek wants to clear his mind before work, he does what any fjord-loving Norwegian would do if they had the means, and sets off in his kayak.

Poler rolltop bag (giveaway)

Friday December 04, 2015

To celebrate summer – and all the outdoor fun the season entails – we're giving away some durable, hike-worthy backpacks from Poler.

Enjoy books? Like road trips? This interactive map of American literature's iconic journeys is the most fun you can have without actually hitting the road.

Aspen the Hiking Dog

Tuesday December 01, 2015

This dog hiking its way across the U.S. is currently living a more enviable life than any of us.

Mexico's Crystal Forest

Friday November 20, 2015

No, this isn't Superman's Fortress of Solitude. But the Cave of Crystals beneath the Mexican desert is every bit as otherworldly.

The Basket Houses of Iraq

Sunday November 15, 2015

This water kingdom in southern Iraq was almost destroyed by Saddam Hussein – and its unique woven reed architecture along with it. But now they're both making a comeback.

Bowling for Antartica

Monday November 02, 2015

Where there are Americans, there are bowling alleys. Even at the end of the Earth.

The Honey Hunters of Nepal

Tuesday September 22, 2015

Honey hunters in Nepal have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. And as these photos show, they also have one of the most scenic. Sadly, though, their days might be numbered.

The Tree Bridges of Mawsynram

Tuesday September 08, 2015

In the wettest place on Earth, bridges made of wood and metal rust and fall apart. So the locals came up with an alternative: build them out of living trees.