Big Trips

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 […]
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 14, 2017
Destination Maine: Acadia National Park premium
Don’t forget about Maine. That’s something we’ll always remind ourselves from this point forward. Acadia National Park had everything we could have asked for in a trip to a new national park. You name it, Acadia’s got it. Below you’ll find some highly recommended spots we suggest you check out! Ship Harbor Trail The Ship Harbor […]
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, […]
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) […]
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 […]
June 20, 2017
The Timberline Trail: Circumnavigating America’s Most Picturesque Peak premium
Drive through Portland at sunset and you start to wonder if the city’s notoriously bad traffic can’t be at least partially blamed on Mt. Hood’s picture-worthy silhouette. Sometimes it’s just so darn pretty it’s impossible to stop your eyes from drifting eastward. But be warned: stare too long and it starts to issue forth a […]
May 30, 2017
How to Bikepack the Colorado Trail premium
  The Basics A technical, rocky, and fog-shrouded summit along the Colorado Trail—expect it all! Richard Forbes   The Colorado Trail (CT) stretches over 486-miles between Denver and Durango and encompasses a landscape home to everything from high elevations and exposed summits, to alpine meadows studded with wildflowers, to dense spruce forests and raging waterfalls. […]
April 27, 2017
The Appalachian Trail From Maine to … Alabama? premium
Thousands of people dream of having an adventure that will let them experience nature and the world, take them away from the rat race of everyday life, and change their lives. For many outdoor lovers, the Appalachian Trail fills that void. It’s a chance to walk over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine in virtually […]
April 18, 2017
The Complete Sangre De Cristo Weekend Camping Guide premium
The 8,000-square-mile San Luis Valley sits at super-high elevation, as desert climates go—the average elevation is more than 7,600 feet above sea level. It’s bordered on all sides by mountains, none more majestic than the rugged Sangre de Cristo Range, the farther south subrange of the Rockies. The Sangres contain a number of so-called Fourteeners, […]