Dakota Vincent Parson

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Falling in Love on the Trail

256<p>SHARES<p><b>It's September</b> in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains, and Danny, my boyfriend of eight months, and I are not expecting snow. We awaken to the …

Climbing On Mount Denali

An Inside Look at Running an Independent Record Label

The industry may be in flux, but record labels are still the bastions of the business.<p>Meet three independent labels working hard to connect great …

Best Camera Bags in 2018 | Camera Bag Reviews for Photographers

446 Shares<p>For photographers around the world, the search for the best camera bags seems like a never-ending conquest.<p>If there’s one thing for sure …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

The world's most spectacular camping spots

Want a night to remember? From the wilds of Africa to the ice of Antarctica – here's where to spend an unforgettable night under canvas...<p>1. Alaska's …

South America

Airborn: The 7 Best Suspended Tree Tents

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2<p><b>Pro:</b> Lightweight<b><br>Con:</b> Minimal protection<p><b>Double Decker:</b> This is about as basic as it gets when it comes to suspended tree …

The National Park Service Invites You to Find Your Park

Yesterday, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced a new initiative called Find Your Park. This new campaign is designed …

National Parks

65 Amazing Photo Series Inspired by the Earth

The wonders and calamities of nature and life on Earth seem as endless as the cosmos themselves. Here are 65 amazing photo series that draw their inspiration from the beauty of nature, the cycles of life, changing weather and environments, and much more. The editors of LensCulture hope you find …

How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos in Light Polluted Places

I’ve always found photos of star trails — the arcs the stars paint across the sky as the earth turns — fascinating. They’re one of the things that we …

Landscape Photography

The Best Thru-Hikes for 2015 (That Aren't the PCT)

If you’re thinking about tackling the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trails this year, you might want to revise your plans. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which monitors the AT, is expecting record numbers of thru-hikers this year, thanks to the popularity of movies featuring thru-hikes, like <i>Wild</i> …

31 of the Most Inspiring Things Anyone Ever Said

Sometimes all you need are a few incredibly inspiring words to get you moving.<p>What separates people who are truly successful from those who never will be?<p>Lots of things, come to think of it--but one of the most crucial is having the right mindset.<p>How do you train yourself to adopt that kind of …

Motivation

24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans

We asked and you delivered. Searching for the best outdoor rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road, we asked our followers to share their adventure vehicles on Instagram using #OutsideMobile. Here are 24 of our favorite setups.<p><i>Photo</i>: Our winning shot! Courtesy of …

The Most Beautiful Places to Run in the World

These stunning trails and roads, published in our print magazine over the years, will inspire you to find your own Rave Run.<p>1 of 78<p>Yosemite National Park, California<p>About 3,214 feet above the Yosemite Valley is Glacier Point Road, said to be one of the most scenic stretches to run. Cool off and …

Hiking

7 crazy simple tricks to make amazing photos! | Skylum Blog (ex

As an amateur photographer, you shouldn’t go overboard, however. Your goal is to easily improve your photos, not make them gimmicky. You also don’t …

11 reasons why Olympic National Park is the most underrated place in the US

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK’S 1,440 square mile landscape is one of the most diverse cultural and geographic regions in North America, a designated United …

Seascapes: Ocean Waves Photographed to Look Like Mountain Ranges

Many photographers capture close-up photos of ocean waves, but photographer Ray Collins has a portfolio of wave shots that stands out. His images of …

Photography

The World Below....2

Little Horn

An Oregon Road Trip That Has Everything

Up in the air about your next vacation? Here’s a little secret: You can’t go wrong with a southern Oregon road trip. It’s literally got a little bit …

The campaign to make national parks relevant to millennials

WASHINGTON — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's …

Topo Designs Mountain Pack

Your standard backpack isn’t durable enough for the outdoors, and your average camping pack is a bit too utilitarian for everyday use. With that in …

11 Mind Blowing Optical Illusion Paintings - Page 4 of 6

We’ve all seen our fair share of optical illusions, from the warped triangle to images where we see flashing dots. However, some optical illusions …

Taking Pictures: A Cute Animated Short About Love and Photography

Animator and photography enthusiast Simon Taylor created this short animated film titled “Taking Pictures.” It’s a cute little story of two …

Photography

The "Best" Focal Length for Street Photography? There Is No Such Thing

“What’s the best _________ for _________ ?”<p>Can you fill in the blanks?<p>Even if you stay well within the realm of photography you could rattle off an …

How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad Carnival is two months of "fetting" and "liming." It's as if India’s Holi festival did P90X on steroids. Here's the skinny on this Trini bacchanal and how to survive your comedown.<p>All photos by the author unless otherwise credited.<p>Before I begin, I want to clarify that I didn’t go …