I've been writing a weekly travel story for Outside's website—essentially lists of some of the coolest places to travel to now—and I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces here. Hopefully this will inspire all of us to get outside this summer and discover a new place to explore, whether it's in your own backyard or a foreign locale a 10-hour flight or a three-day road trip from home.
The Best Hike-To Lodges: From backcountry shacks to full-scale catered hotels miles from nowhere, here's a collection of rustic and plush lodges you have to earn your way into by foot.
Where to Sleep in an Igloo: Want to experience snow camping but don't actually want to camp ... in the snow? Good thing there are places in Finland, Canada, and elsewhere where you spend a night in a glorified igloo hotel.
5 Rad Surf Lodges Around the World: Whether you want to learn to surf or you're a lifelong surfer, here's a collection of some of the coolest spots to post up near a quality break, from Bali to Mexico to British Columbia.
Craft Breweries Worth Visiting: Whether you're in Colorado, Vermont, or Oregon, there are small-batch breweries that offer quality beer for after any adventure. Here are some high altitude breweries from Big Sky to Park City.
Where to Rent a Campervan for your Next Road Trip: So you want to experience van life but you don't want to invest in a costly VW that may or may not break down hundreds of miles from the nearest mechanic? Problem solved. Check out these campervan rental outfitters all over the U.S. that'll rent you everything from a deluxe Sprinter van to a vintage Vanagon.