Jerry

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Millennials are fueling new growth in recreational vehicle sales

With summer approaching and outdoor sites beckoning, Amy Buckles just put a deposit down on a ticket to adventure — her first new travel trailer.<p>The 35-year-old newcomer from Bristol, Va., is among the first-time recreational vehicle buyers expected to drive sales to a new record this year, the …

RVs

The 20 most scenic campsites in the U.S.

Who doesn’t like to go camping with a spectacular view?! It’s a memorable adventure if you can pitch your tent with the view of a lake, a mountain …

National Parks

Lightweight teardrop trailer can be customized for your adventure

The Inka Venture OHV starts at $20,000<p>Teardrop trailers are built with all kinds of specialties these days, from extra-large windows for star gazing to campers with modular pop-up design. But one of the most popular types of teardrop trailers are those that can go off-road.<p>The Inka Venture OHV …

Campers

Video: A Visit to Yosemite National Park Circa 1938

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S., which marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Of course, many families will be …

National Parks

Rediscovering a Lost Hiking Trail in California

<b>I unfold a topo map</b> to scope out two clearly distinguished mountain ranges. To the southwest, the Caliente Range rises more than 5,000 feet, and to …

Road Trips

The perfect road trip itinerary to explore Arizona

WHILE Arizona is known as the Grand Canyon State, there is much more to experience in its 114,000 square miles: Busy cities and desolate washes, low …

Road Trips

10 best places to camp across Texas and near San Antonio

Whether you’re a mountain fanatic, beach bum, or canyon lover, Texas has some of the most unique and diverse types of land when it comes to outdoor …

Texas

Hiking trails across Canada can now be experienced online

Doing research for your next excursion just got a little easier.<p>The Nature Conservancy of Canada has teamed up with Google to map a series of hiking …

Trails

Yosemite waterfalls are booming this Memorial Day and the crowds know it

The snow piled on mountaintops is melting, the rivers are roaring high, and the meadows are turning brilliant green and blooming with wildflowers.<p>After a winter of unrelenting storms, Yosemite National Park is waking up, flaunting its natural beauty and moving full-speed into its busy season.<p>The …

National Parks

Foods to Take Camping—Best Camping Snacks

Ah, camping. We’ve already discussed its more glamorous sister glamping, but some weekends call for roasting marshmallows over a fire, sleeping in a …

Camping

A Simple Prime Number Problem Mathematicians Cannot Prove

Let's talk about Goldbach's conjecture.<p>The best kinds of ideas about numbers are easy to understand but devilish to actually prove. We saw that in the YouTube channel Numberphile's video about the Collatz conjecture. Now that channel and the same professor are back to talk about Goldbach's …

Mathematics

The Gear for Geezers That We Could All Use

Last summer, when Yakima’s Garret Barnum invited members of the Oregon Ocean Paddling Society to test some of the company’s sport-rack concept products, he didn’t know that a bunch of little old ladies would show up. The gray-haired women—one of them a 79-year-old paddler—didn’t want help from …

Washington State

Ride Route 11 through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

From beautiful mountain vistas to farm-driven cuisine, make the most of one of the South’s most scenic drives<p>According to popular regional legend, the name Shenandoah is derived from a Native American expression meaning “Beautiful Daughter of the Stars.” And if you’ve ever driven through the …

Road Trips

The One Piece of Road Gear You Can't Live Without

In a 23-foot Airstream like Artemis, it’s possible to carry a lifetime’s supply of gear: four bikes and all our riding equipment, fly rods and waders, hunting gear with rifle and bows, running shoes, climbing rope and rack, computers and electronics for powering them, and all the day-to-day …

Airstream

SP Campground Review – Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin, VA

A GORGEOUS state park with a slightly mixed-bag of campsites in the western part of Virginia. Only ONE loop (D Loop) for larger rigs here.<p>Link to …

Camping

Amtrak Expands Train Status Alert System

<i>PHOTO: Go from beaches to mountains aboard Amtrak Vacations. (photo courtesy of Amtrak)</i><p>Amtrak officials have announced that anyone can now subscribe …

Trains

The 5 Best Lodges in Yosemite

Every year, millions of visitors trek out to the eastern edge of central California to see the splendor that is Yosemite National Park. A UNESCO …

National Parks

Finding free time while full timing

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Mandy Lea Photo<p>When people ask me what it’s like to live on the road, I tell them it’s pretty much as they imagine it might …

Tiny House Movement

Shakedowns and Last Rounds

Holy crap. In just over three weeks, my feet will be touching trail. I’ll officially be “Righteous” again, or maybe something else this time. I’ll …

Your Camper Van Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive, Huge, or Unreliable

It’s the fall of 2014. Ian Horgan and the woman who will eventually become his wife, his gal Ashley, take a trip to Durango, Colorado. Horgan’s Honda …

Campers

Half Dome hiking won’t be allowed until June

Yosemite National Park says hikers won’t be allowed on Half Dome for at least another week.<p>The cables that help people walk up the last 400-foot …

National Parks

Photo Of The Day By Anu Shankar

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Orange Glow” by Anu Shankar. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.<p>“Partially backlit trees as the sun broke …

Photos of the Day

This young man conquered Mount Everest in just 26 hours

Kílian Jornet is running to the top of the world, one mountain summit at a time. Jornet just scaled Mount Everest in under 26 hours, which is the fastest known ascent in the world.<p>He's been recording his incredible journey in a project called "Summits of my life."

Mount Everest

The natural beauty of Petrified Forest National Park in #Arizona is undeniable.The colorful landscape, open skies and unique formations make for excellent hiking and photography. But that beauty is all a bonus on top of the important scientific mission of the park. The #fossil record at the #PetrifiedForest preserves everything from fossil pollen to some of the earliest dinosaurs, and allows for the reconstruction of several ancient environments through time. Photo @petrifiedforestnps by Stuart Holmes, #NationalPark Service. #FindYourPark #usinterior

14 surprising facts about South Dakota's Black Hills & Badlands

ON THE WESTERN EDGE of South Dakota, the Earth awakens. In the middle of America’s heartland you’ll find the tallest peak east of the Rockies, where …

Road Trips

Mail that baby: A brief history of kids sent through the U.S. Postal Service

Decades before the first unaccompanied child was put on a plane to grandma’s in the care of a flight attendant, a few resourceful parents accomplished the same end by simply dropping their kids in the mail.<p>This was in the earliest days of the parcel post service, which launched in 1913. Before …

U.S. Postal Service

Check out the old campers along the North Fork of the White River, as seen on the back cover of our May 1971 issue. The photograph was made by Dave Davis, who used a Hasselblad camera with a 50mm Zeiss Distagon lens. #explore #arizona #rivers #forests #camping #fishing #1971 #photography #leavenotrace #exploreresponsibly @nationalforests #optoutside #arizonahighways

Women's journey heads to top of Yosemite's Half Dome, and you're invited

If you prefer a hearty hike to a scenic drive, grab your mountain boots and head for Northern California for a new women's vacation experience organized by REI Adventures.<p>The four-day tour — Yosemite Women's Backpacking, Half Dome — is designed for fit female backpackers looking for a challenging …

National Parks

Texas outdoor guide: State parks you have to visit

TEXAS IS BIG AND HOT, which means there’s loads of room for great outdoor activities — and you’re going to need to cool down. Here are favorite state …

Texas

The Best Camping Pad Ever Made

If you’ve never slept on a Paco pad while car camping, you’re doing it wrong. They’re the plushest, most durable sleeping pads around and have a longtime cult following among river guides—including me.<p>I was resistant at first. During my first year guiding, I thought sleeping on a Paco pad would …

Grand Canyon