Hiding within what can seem like Chicagoland’s endless suburbs are slices of nature that make for a perfect weekend camping trip, with restaurants in easy reach.
A booking system used by the National Park Service may be disadvantaging marginalized communities the service has worked hard to attract.
“When did the willingness to put your life on the line become an acceptable prerequisite for being an educator?” Also: Benefits of camp; psychiatric care.
In December, a photographer set off on a 2,600-mile road trip, traveling from the Yemeni border to the Strait of Hormuz. Here’s what she saw.
The Fresh Air Fund offers a summer escape from New York City.
The well-known network of budget-focused campgrounds has introduced a new brand to focus on glampers. The company’s head explains the move.
Yaren, age 10, lost her mother at 6. She felt alone in her grief — until she attended a camp for kids who have lost someone important.
After a storm disrupted plans for a 99-mile paddling trek, a Times journalist’s time on the water took a more reflective turn. Come look and listen alongside him.
Understanding the activity’s unique challenges, and taking the time to plan and prepare, make the experience enjoyable and safe.
Traversing a frozen lake with a team of dogs is an escapist dream in the winter wonderland of Southern Maine. Just remember the brake — and no Instagram selfies.
In a remote southern Australian area famed for its forbidding landscape and unsolved mysteries, the couple had set out for a weeklong trip and were never seen again.
The R1T can haul five tons, conquer brutal off-road trails and sprint to 60 miles an hour in a blink. And about that Camp Kitchen tucked inside …
The Three Capes area offers a quieter version of the classic road trip, with rugged scenery and hidden beaches off the main highway.
Ben Lee, a recreational pilot and motocross racer, and Kerrie Knox, an avid camper and outdoorswoman, discovered every adventure was only more thrilling when together.
A new breed of RV park brings travelers together by putting an emphasis on panache.
A three-day hike through the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming offers consistently stunning — and constantly unfolding — scenery.
Summer camp in the middle of a pandemic has been a tech-free, joyous balm for some. For others, though, it’s a pit of anxiety.
The high country of southern Australia is “remote and beautiful and unpredictable,” a place where visitors can be swallowed up without a sound.
Summer camps have reopened into a tight labor market without the international seasonal workers they often depend on.
Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.
As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.
Separation anxiety may be harder for parents than for children.
Do counselors have to be vaccinated? Will there be singing around campfires? We asked the experts.
Who says you can’t get a reservation for the great outdoors this weekend?
Once a niche movement, the nomadic lifestyle is going mainstream. For longtime vanlifers, that means fewer parking spaces and more trash, but the potential for positive changes.
After resisting in 2020, many parents see an antidote to a school year when their children have been glued to a computer screen.
Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.
The Y.M.C.A. of Greater New York is selling three summer camps that have been a bucolic retreat for generations of poor children from the city, part of the pandemic’s economic fallout.
Was it U.F.O.s? Yeti? The K.G.B.? The riddle of who or what killed nine young hikers has inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Two scientists now say a natural disaster may be to blame.
Lockdowns are harder when you’re stuck in a small space and can’t stockpile food or toilet paper.
Savvy travelers intent on staying in their bubbles are finding that what was once a luxury option can actually be attainable.
Driving over flying. Domestic destinations. Though the conditions and causes were different, certain midcentury travel preferences experienced a revival this year.
With many vacationers reluctant to go abroad because of the pandemic, “for the first time in the U.K., owning a caravan is kind of cool.”
A fishing trip is a reminder of the impulses that stop us from protecting ourselves.
Meet the motorcyclists gathered in Sturgis, S.D., for a giant annual rally, with plenty of regard for one another but little for the pandemic.
The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus.
The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.
The diabetes camp that gave us hope had an unlikely connection to my father, a former priest who would have delighted in being our guardian angel.
Olmsted, like many of its New York City peers, is trying to make the most of a strange season by serving up fun and games along with the distancing.
Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.
The letters my children and I used to send to and from camp were little shots of treasure, containing everything we would use to put our family back together at the end of summer.
Summer camp in the pandemic looks just like a screen. But what happens when kids run away from the computer?
The bustling R.V. business gets a jolt from a ritzy new Mercedes-Benz rig.
As travelers seek safety amid social distancing, the travel industry is adapting with outdoor trips, remote lodgings and private camps.
Views, trails, the best takeaway food and where to find an evil clown sign, not to mention a Jell-O museum, can all be found with these apps for the outdoors-bound.
Close contact at day and overnight camps can make it easy for disease to spread. Can programs adjust to keep children safe?
Recreational vehicles were gaining in popularity before the pandemic. Now, with travel restrictions loosening, a surge of travelers is drawn to the relative solitude that R.V.s offer.
The kids who most need social interaction this summer won’t be getting it.
Companies have arrived to help sell a safer summer. “They are crawling out of the woodwork,” one camp director said.
“Every state is different. In some states, every municipality is different.”