Outdoors

Ready to conquer the great outdoors on National Take a Hike Day? Before hitting the trails on November 17, read up on the 411 for making a day in the woods fun, stress-free, and safe.
Heading to the shore this weekend? Brush up on your beach safety skills and learn how to stay safe before hitting the road!
In honor of National Dog Day (August 26), take advantage of a ready and willing workout partner — your canine companion! Nothing like working up a sweat (or a pant) with man's BFF.
Biking's a total blast, but how do you get started or push to the next level? We’ve got all you need to know (including three workout plans!) for any rider, beginner to pro.
Thought camping was no picnic? Think again. It IS possible to ditch civilization and still make healthy choices at mealtime. Here's how.
If you’re spending summer in a major city, things are starting to heat up — and not in a good way. We don’t all have time for a vacation, but everyone can carve out a day for one of these active day trips within three hours of eleven big cities across the country.

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Want to spend a few nights under the stars but not sure where to go? We’ve got 26 spots — all over the U.S. — to head for some unforgettable experiences (and pretty awesome photo ops).
With summer around the corner, it's time to get out and get moving. Here's a roundup of our favorite resources that help make outdoor exercise even more fun.
In honor of National Camping Week, Greatist’s happiness editor shares how much of what she’s learned in life can be attributed to time spent living in the woods.

Camping may not be as simple as pitching a tent with a hiking stick in hand. So before taking to the trail, make sure you’re prepared for anything.

If you’re spending summer in a major city, things are starting to heat up — and not in a good way. We don’t all have time for a vacation, but everyone can carve out a day for one of these active day trips within three hours of eleven big cities across the country.
Thought camping was no picnic? Think again. It IS possible to ditch civilization and still make healthy choices at mealtime. Here's how.

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