Take the whole family outside with these skills, trips, and stories from the writers and editors of BACKPACKER.
Even with no agenda, a spontaneous day trip serves up many rewards
How to make it more bonding than battle zone.
Finding adventure inside and outside will keep the kids entertained all season long.
Get the whole family excited about the outdoors by spotting animals in the wild.
Don’t stay inside just because the trail is a mess. But you can make cleanup easier with these simple tips.
Take a deep breath, mom and dad. Actually, don’t.
Visit forests and rivers on these incredible hikes.
Trek through the country's heartland with your miniatures.
Explore the desert with your little ones.
Growing up at the beach gave me a love for nature, and a desire to protect it. Now, I want to pass that on.
A month of travel through Nepal proves just as enriching as second grade math, science, English, and history. Maybe more.
Plant a group of kids in cabins in the mountains, and watch them grow.
Give me some dirt, or snow, or sticks to glue them together.
Get your family ready for the trail with this hand-me-down-worthy kit.
Just pack up your kids and go camping. It’ll get easier—and more fun—with practice.
Our fleet of little feet put these shoes through the paces.
We put eight pint-size snowshoes on our testers. Here's how they measured up.
Skip the video games and give them something they can use on the trail, or just in the park.