Enhance your experience of the world around you with these tips for sharpening your perception.
These fresh takes on three popular sports will get you outside, moving your body, building community, and feeling like a kid again.
Artistic retreats can help you break away from daily routines and make delving into your imagination easier — and more productive — than ever.
Staycations combine the healthy benefits of vacations — reconnection, relaxation, and exploration — with all the comforts of home.
Eat well, move well, and rest well to make the most of your next road trip.
Our nation’s most iconic vacation destinations are that much more awe-inspiring when you experience them up close under your own steam.
Discover how active multigenerational vacations can broaden your horizons in fun and unexpected ways.
A human “rewilding” retreat helps a longtime city dweller face her fears, relinquish control, and rediscover what sparks her joy.
Gritty, military-inspired team adventures push your mental and physical limits. They may also redefine your idea of fun.
Our fitness editor’s “what if” curiosity leads to a transformational trek in the Andes.
Solo camping can stoke your appetite for adventure, bring you closer to nature, and put you in touch with your true self.
Roll up your sleeves and make a difference with voluntourism.
New-experience getaways that help you leave old behaviors behind.
More than just a vacation, these retreat centers offer restoration for mind, body, and soul.
Experience Life’s social-media specialist unplugs her devices and enjoys some old-school fun at adult summer camp.
Roll right over the winter blues by heading south for a warm-weather bike tour.
Experience Life’s fitness editor discovers that PrimalCon — an immersion into primal living in the modern world — involves more than just eating like a caveman.
EL's Heidi Wachter on the surprising rewards of learning to cook.
Breathtaking views and pristine mountain trails make the Yellowstone Ski Festival an early-season mecca for skiers of all abilities.
A canoe transports you to places you’d never see otherwise — at a speed that allows you to appreciate them.
Thanks to its physical and mental challenges, rock climbing gives new meaning to upward mobility.