Escape Routes: Columbia’s Silver Ridge™ Utility Collection

This article was produced in partnership with Columbia Sportswear Weekends are precious for outdoor adventurers: They’re a respite from the hectic schedules of the workweek and a chance to slow down and enjoy nature. Just ask Yassine Diboun and Willie McBride, Columbia ambassadors and co-owners of Wy’east Wolfpack, a Portland, OR-based organization dedicated to helping people … Read more

Adventure in Ireland Is Even Wilder Than You Imagined

Sure, Ireland’s Rory McIlroy pulled off a seven-stroke comeback to win his third Fed-X Cup title in August, but there’s far more to the Emerald Isle than golf, Guinness, and Game of Thrones, or even its famed Irish whiskey. In a nation of storytellers that will leave you telling your own, it’s also an outdoor … Read more

Top 20 National Parks You Need to Visit This Fall

With the temperatures turned down, nature’s colors turned up, and the kids back in school, fall is the ultimate time to book a trip to national parks. You not only get fewer crowds and even better landscape views, but your trip becomes a little more spontaneous thanks to the unpredictable weather—whether it’s extra-cool nights or … Read more

The Best Hybrid Running Shoes for the Road, Trail, and Beyond

Although trail shoes might seem like an unnecessary purchase for most people, these dirt-adapted running shoes can actually be very versatile, and you don’t need to be a hardcore ultrarunner to get a lot of use out of them. If you regularly run on both pavement and dirt trails, hybrid running shoes (which combine features … Read more