September 8, 2017
Van Life Essentials: 13 Products To Improve Life On The Road premium
Want to live the #Vanlife in comfort? These 13 items will help make the road less-traveled a little more luxurious. Andrew Piasecki lives in his van. Over the last two months of initiation into the #Vanlife, our tech rep has learned a trick or two. He travels the United States in a 13-passenger van, pulling a […]
Destination: Yellowstone premium
Few national parks conjure up the mental images that Yellowstone does. Geysers, grizzlies—it’s a wild place. A wild place we absolutely love for that matter. Below are a few of our favorite outings and spots to explore when in Yellowstone. Artist Point to Sublime Point Artist Point is one of the most popular destinations in […]
September 6, 2017
How to Elevate Your Backpacking and Camping Food Game premium
Food tastes better in the outdoors… we’re pretty sure it’s science. But no matter how delicious your favorite freeze-dried meal is, or how much you swear by tortillas and peanut butter, trying something new never hurts. It’s easy to enhance backcountry meals without much extra effort. Whether you’re car camping, out for a backcountry weekend, […]
August 30, 2017
8 Pro Tips for Spending a Year Living Out of Your Backpack premium
Taking a year to backpack abroad after college is an idea that just about every young person toys with at one point or another. After all, riding trains to places with unpronounceable names, tasting exotic foods, and meeting fascinating people in faraway places sure has more of a romantic appeal than growing your LinkedIn network […]
August 21, 2017
The 20 Best Day Hikes in Colorado premium
These are the kind of articles that keep me up at night. Whittling down a list of Colorado’s best day hikes to a mere twenty is a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of hikes that would fit the bill, and none of them would be wrong. If that comes off like a big, fat, […]
Traveling 7,000 Miles Across South America By Bus premium
The endless Atacama desert laid before me, broken by salt flats and rugged mountains, bleak even in the soft light of dawn. I had a headache, pulsing in time with the bus’s engine, and I laid my forehead against the cool glass and watched the altiplano roll by. I felt terrible—a combination of sleep deprivation, […]
5 Top Spots for Car Camping Around Aspen premium
As awesome as it is, camping (and backpacking) can come with a significant hassle factor: packing up the gear, figuring out where to go, and schlepping everything to the campsite. However, with car camping, you can reap the same benefits of getting away from it all with a fraction of the hassle, with your vehicle […]
July 17, 2017
24 Hours in Brooklyn: An Outsider’s Guide to a Day of Urban Adventure premium
Brooklyn is big—like really, really big. So big, in fact, that if you were to separate each of NYC’s five boroughs into individual cities, Brooklyn by itself would be the third most populous city in the country, only behind L.A. and Chicago. What does this mean for visitors? Well, for one, it basically means that […]
Into the Amazon: What It’s Like to SUP in the Jungles of Peru premium
“The rafts will go first, then the safety kayakers, and then the SUPs,” Pepe described, looking around our little group. We were a motley team—mostly Peruvian—gathered on a rocky bank, the waters of the Queros River under what was already proving to be a scorching morning sun. The idea was, if a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) […]
July 1, 2017
5 Tips for Hiking on the Canary Islands premium
As an avid hiker, you might think you know all there is to know about lacing up your boots and heading into the great outdoors – but when it comes to exploring new areas, it pays to be prepared. Unpredictable weather changes and miles of barren land can make the Canary Islands a dangerous place […]
Exploring Capitol Reef: What to See and Do in a Short Amount of Time premium
Capitol Reef National Park, also known as “The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow” for its 100-mile majestic ridge protruding from the earth’s crust, is one of Utah’s “Mighty Five” National Parks. If you are looking for Southern Utah beauty with fewer crowds, Capitol Reef is a must-visit. It is located between Moab and Bryce Canyon […]
June 27, 2017
Exploring the Huasteca Potosina Region of Mexico premium
Standing on the precipice of a 26-foot waterfall, cool water rushes past my calves. I peer nervously over the edge along with a couple other women. We’re wearing lifejackets, helmets, and nervous frowns. We’re trying a sport I’d never heard of until I came to Huasteca Potosina, a region in the Mexican state of San […]