The Great Outdoors
Scenic views and how to get to them
The 7 most amazing pilgrimage paths you’ve never heard of
There’s more than just the Camino de Santiago.
The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New England
From Maine to Connecticut, New England has some of the best fall foliage in the United States. Here's when to visit and where to stay.
Lost in a Dream in the Surrealist Garden of Mexico
Photos of Las Pozas in Xilitla, Mexico
Head in the Clouds in Zhangjiajie, China
An Instagram tour of Tianmen Mountains in Zhangjiajie, China.
The Rolling Huts: An Architect's Alternative Approach to Camping - Design Milk
Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the Rolling Huts are glamping on a different, design-forward level from the architecture to the minimalist interiors.
The World's Best Destinations for Bird-Watching
Slow down for epic spectacles of nature in these world wonders for birding.
More Birds Expected for Majority of National Parks—Here's Why
Climate change may have big impacts on avian species, and all the results may not be positive.
3 Women Who Blazed Their Own Trails
As we celebrate Women's History Month this March, the National Park Foundation is proud to commemorate some of our nation's most remarkable women. These
A Bird’s Eye Tour of Our National Parks
When I was young, I had a habit of poring through national park books, fantasizing about visiting them all. Now I’m a part-time aerial adventure photographer, and I’ve been able to fly my Piper PA-11 Cub Special plane over many of the places I used to daydream over.
How to Eat Healthy on a Camping Trip
It can be tough to eat healthy while out camping. These dietitian-approved meal and snack ideas are guaranteed to keep you energized and lean.
Video: Stumptown Baristas on Brewing the Perfect Aeropress Coffee
The folks over at Stumptown Coffee Roasters show us how to make a great cup of joe (or, in other words, how to become your friends’ favorite camp mate), from their Airstream base.
How to Stay Sane as a Female Deckhand in Alaska
As one of very few women working in Alaska salmon country, I learned how to gut a fish and swallow its heart. But an even harder trick was navigating the torrential sea of masculinity.
On the Hunt for Stars: In Search of a Truly Dark Night Sky
A writer discovers finding an unblemished night sky is harder than she imagined
What Happens When a 5th Grader Plans Your Hike?
Let a 10-year-old be your guide and discover a new kind of fun.
What Happens When You Hike Every Day for a Month?
With a high school reunion coming and a gut to lose, our writer tries to remake himself on the trail.
Video: Mountain Biking in the Atacama Desert
From Wildland Media, Beyond Trails in the Atacama follows mountain biker Lorraine Blancher on a cycling trip through the Andes. Battling tumultuous weather, the crew battles through the unpredictable moods of the desert.
A Cartographer Is Mapping All of the UK’s National Parks, J.R.R. Tolkien-Style
Yeah, we think parks are pretty magical, too.
Paddleboard Along California's Big Sur Coast
Float past iconic cliffs and hidden coves.
This Incredible Instagram Account Shows What Life Is Like as a Visually Impaired Paralympic Skier
Part of Toyota’s ‘Start Your Impossible’ campaign.
The Perfect Crime May Be Possible in Yellowstone Park
The park's "Zone of Death" could, in theory, allow a murderer to go free.