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Q&A: Photographer Matt Steindl on Art, Zines, the Quiet Beauty of Rural PA
Matt Steindl Talks Americana Moments, Changing Seasons, and Making Zines

Drawing inspiration from an artistic dynasty and his home region of Chester County, Steindl reflects on his work upon debuting his first zine

Rock Climbing in New York City: A Local’s Guide for All Climbers
A Local’s Guide to Rock Climbing in New York City: Outdoor Crags & Indoor Gyms

From Central Park classics to Brooklyn climbing gyms (and the Gunks), we break down all you need to know about climbing in America’s largest city

What Is a Via Ferrata & the 11 Best Spots to Try It in the US
An Abridged Guide to the Via Ferrata & Where to Find a Course Near You

This fixed-route blend of rock climbing and hiking has origins in WWI and is experiencing a resurgence amongst adventurers of all ages

Community, Not Customers: A Q&A with Usal Founder Michael Washington
Community, Not Customers: A Q&A with Usal Founder Michael Washington

How the Los Angeles-based brand unites modern nature enthusiasts through retreats and workshops (and merch) championing inclusivity and accessibility

How to Trick Your Friends Into Hut Hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains
How to Trick Your Friends Into Hut Hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains

On a shotgun hiking trip in Spain, one writer proves you can put your friends through hell and have them thank you for it too

Cold Plunge Guide: 8 Best Cold Plunge Tubs of 2024
Cold Plunge Guide: Everything You Need to Know About This Hot Wellness Trend

The history, health benefits, and how-to’s of this increasingly popular endeavor, plus eight of the best cold plunge tubs for your at-home routine

Portable Sauna Tent Guide: How They Work & Which to Trust
Portable Sauna Tents, a Cost and Heat Efficient Trend You Should Know

A peek into the steamy world of portable sauna tents to uncover how they work and why they are just so hot right now

How to Build a DIY Sauna in Your Backyard for $5,600
How to Build Your Own DIY Sauna for Less Than 6K: A Step-by-Step Guide

Canadian builder Andrew Szeto shares a full build breakdown, including cost, time, tools required, and pro tips from his whimsical backyard sauna

Infrared Saunas: What You Need to Know & Which to Buy For Your Home
The Field Mag Guide to Infrared Saunas: The Why Behind the Red Light Trend

Does this red light therapy get the green light or is it just another wellness craze? We went deep with the experts to find out—and recommend the best

Redwood Outdoors Review: What It’s Like to Build a Sauna Kit in My Backyard
Sauna Kit Review: What It’s Like to Build a DIY Backyard Sauna

First hand experience of what it’s like to build a Thermowood Mini-Cube 2-Person Sauna in my backyard in coastal Maine.

Mountain Gazette Issue 200 Establishes a Path Forward for the Revived Rag
Mountain Gazette Issue 200 Establishes a Path Forward for the Revived Print Mag

The once legendary, twice shuttered magazine founded in 1966 is back to celebrate mountain life in all its sentimental and irreverent glory once again

The 8 Best Natural Hot Springs in Arizona: A Local's Guide
8 Unique Natural Hot Springs in Arizona to Visit This Winter

From luxury resort to epic off-trail adventure, add these hot springs to your must-visit list for a relaxing soak after a long travel day