Weekends That Last

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 […]
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 […]
September 29, 2016
How to Plan the Perfect Weekend Camping Trip in Joshua Tree National Park premium
At first glance, Joshua Tree National Park doesn’t seem to be much more than wide open desert with massive, sand-colored boulders, spiky trees, and the occasional cactus. But, as Native Americans and millions of people who have visited Joshua Tree (“J-Tree” to locals) know, the park is a special place. The park has one of the […]
September 21, 2016
How to Have an Unforgettable Trip to Lake Powell premium
With 2,000 miles of serpentine coast full of inlets, side canyons, bays, and outcroppings, the shoreline of Lake Powell, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, is vast. It feels like one person could never explore all the mysteries of this man-made reservoir on the Colorado River—the second largest in the U.S. Its beauty runs […]
How to Plan a 7-Day Backpacking Trip Along the Shenandoah’s 100-Mile Section of the Appalachian Trail premium
Almost a fifth of Virginia’s 554-mile segment of the Appalachian Trail meanders through the state’s Blue Ridge jewel–the Shenandoah National Park. For 101-miles, the trail rambles through the park’s 200,000 protected acres, adorned with tumbling waterfalls, leafy hollows, craggy peaks, and abundant wildlife. Despite the park’s 80,000 acres of wilderness, the AT in the Shenandoah […]
September 1, 2016
The Southeast’s Best Swimming Holes premium
Whether you’re looking to plunge from the top of waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, swing from ropes in Alabama or dive into a bubbling turquoise spring in Florida, there’s a swimming hole for you in the southeastern U.S. There is no better way to transform a sultry, sweltering day into a refreshing adventure than […]
August 25, 2016
10 Tips for the Burning Man Newbie premium
Sweet. You’ve decided, for the first time, to go to Burning Man in late August with 69,999 of your closest friends. Now you get to plan for your virgin trip. Seasoned Burners have found plenty of ways to simplify their journey “home.” But if you’re venturing into the desert for the first time, there are […]
August 5, 2016
The Five Best Rivers in the U.S. for Tubing premium
Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and let the river do all the work. Tubing is a relaxing way to cool off in the summer heat, enjoy a scenic river view, and spend time with friends in the outdoors. Bring a cooler and some drinks along and it’s a movable party in the water. […]
July 27, 2016
The French Broad River Pub Float premium
During the full blaze of a southeastern summer day, tubing the brewery-packed French Broad River is the holy grail of outdoor adventure, blending cold beer with a lazy day on the river better than the country top-40 countdown. Cradled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC, is a small city that packs a big […]
June 24, 2016
The 17 Best Farmers Markets in Colorado premium
Farmers Markets have been on the rise in the past decade, especially here in Colorado.  The appeal of Farmers Markets is obvious – they give you the chance to buy fresh, locally grown produce straight from the source. But they’ve also grown into something more. In addition to fresh produce, you’ll find local baked goods, […]
June 9, 2016
Here is to Adventure premium
We received this later from Jennifer a few weeks ago. Nothing makes us happier or more inspired to keep creating gear that lasts a life time, then letters like this. We would love to hear your stories!!! This month of May marks 30 years with my backpack….yes, my Kelty backpack. I can’t believe I’ve owned […]