Next month, the Geneva-based Convention on Illegal Trading in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will convene in Bangkok for the organization’s annual international powwow. The CITES Conference of the Parties will be held March 3-14; during the event, member states will vote to
Outside Magazine recently listed a career in the National Park Service as one of the country’s ‘Best Outdoor Jobs’, and for good reason. Most NPS employees primarily work outdoors in some of the country’s most beautiful places, and their days are typically spent
It’s hard not to like a hammock. They symbolize lazy days spent on beaches with Mexican lagers, palm trees, and a complete lack of responsibility. Or at least they used to. At some point in recent history, some very un-lazy people decided to get downright serious about our favorite body [...]
One of the most amazing ways to explore the world is by bike touring – that is, using your bicycle as your means of transport over an extended distance and period of time while carrying your gear on your bike. It’s kind of like backpacking — you’ll be sleeping outside [...]
With the unfortunate diagnosis of a stress fracture to the second metatarsus in 2012, World Cup Nordic Champion Kikkan Randall spent much of the summer in a cast and was limited in her workout choices even as the first races of the 2013 race season approached.
Chances are, you strolled into your kitchen today and gulped down a glass of clean water. You had no problems accessing this water, nobody attacked you on the way to your kitchen, and you likely used clean water to bathe yourself at some point during the day. For most industrialized [...]
Vitamin D Studies are showing that the link between vitamin D and happiness is stronger than we ever thought, but you don’t need science to tell you how sublime it is to feel the sun on your skin in the middle of winter. If a fifteen-minute walk outside provides enough [...]
Every summer, thousands of people leave the city behind to take part in a time-honored American tradition: wildland firefighting. This seasonal profession is ideal for men and women who enjoy spending (a lot of) time outdoors,
For more than a century explorers and adventurers from around the globe have attempted to cross the frozen expanse of the Arctic Ocean on foot just to reach the North Pole. Although most fail, some have been successful in that endeavor, spending weeks enduring subzero temperatures, incredibly high winds, whiteout [...]
These days, folks have learned that packing a minimal amount of equipment means you can go light and fast through the wilderness.