Using Joshua Tree as her muse, Alison Carroll explores the creative boost that comes from deafening silence.
Renewable energy projects such as Ivanpah Solar raise challenging questions about land and resource use, illuminating differing perspectives and contradictions.
With temperatures topping out above 120 degrees at times, having a swimming pool was a necessity in the desert. Now, skaters hunt them with a different purpose in mind.
Some have sought this “nowhere between two somewheres” as an isolated, out-of-the-way destination to conduct a variety of illicit activities
The twin communities of Slab City and Niland can be found near the eastern shore of the Salton Sea—a shallow, toxic lake approaching ecological disaster.
Bob and Helene Quinn are the last two residents of Eagle Island, in a line of ancestors have lived there for two centuries.
Once reserved for prisoners and indentured servants, lobster is now in peak demand—and chasing them is high-risk, high-reward.
The Rambler's Guide to Penobscot Bay explores the midcoast's best place to sleep.
Once upon a time, almost 400 million years ago, three continental plates (today’s Africa, Europe, and North America) smashed into one another. Here, a naturalist explores the impact on Maine.
By living off the fat of a wasteful society, a neo-primitive community explores the meaning of life outside civilization
An abandoned concrete slab cements itself at the heart of Asheville’s resourceful DIY skateboarding community.
Two men tend one of the first urban farms to sprout in Asheville's low-income neighborhoods.
A journey to Middle Earth, deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest
Frank and Carrie Vogler brave arson, suspicious locals, and a land that won't be tamed without a fight.
One thing unites these homesteaders, skaters, mechanics, and waterfall-hunters in Asheville, North Carolina: They all wear Stetson hats.
Field notes from ground zero of climate change, where insects swarmed and glaciers grew.
Exactly how much gear can fit inside the Yakima Skybox 21?
Chasing waves in the frigid, icy waters of the Great Lakes.
What to eat, drink, and do during your stay at a repurposed fire station in the heart of Austin, Texas.
An Italian family welcomes an American traveler to lend a hand during picking season.