Mark McColl

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10 Photos That Will Convince You to Explore Idaho ASAP

Idaho is a pinnacle for outdoor recreation. With incredible mountain biking trails, paddle-friendly alpine lakes and rivers, and lava tubes, Idaho is …

Hiking

50 Essential Apps for RVers

AllTrails<p>About<p>AllTrails provides an array of information about nearby trails to hike, run, walk your dog and explore new terrain. Search trails based …

Apps

Map: Beat the Crowds in the National Parks

It's no secret that visitation is way, way up at America’s iconic national parks. If you’ve recently tried to get a Yosemite Valley parking spot in …

National Parks

Top Five Western U.S. Campsites

I’ve spent the last five months of my life traveling out of my camper full time, searching the Western half of the United States for the best …

Hiking

5 Bucket-List Upgrades to Make a Killer Overland Truck

I’ve owned a 2005 four-door Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport for a decade, and it’s easily been the most reliable, adventure-worthy vehicle I’ve ever driven. The thing was bone stock for years, but I’ve recently started to explore the aftermarket options to see if I could make it more capable for long …

RVs

Exploring the U.S. by RV: The price of adventure

Shares 190<p>Two years ago today, Kim and I returned to Portland after fifteen months traveling the United States in an RV. Believe it or not, I’ve …

RVs

Canyonlands National Park Needs to Be on Your Hiking Radar

Canyonlands National Park, located in southeastern Utah, is an underrated gem among its larger, more well-known national park pals. The colorful …

National Parks

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

Hiking

The 10 Most Underrated National Parks in America

There are 59 national parks in the United States. These are the hidden gems.<p>There are 59 national parks in the United States — each more majestic and …

National Parks

The Dyrt launches mobile app to help you find the best places to go camping

If you’re looking for great places to go camping this summer, your search just got a little easier. The Dyrt, which already features excellent search …

You need to drive America's 10 quietest roads

Baseball, cookouts and days at the lake are some of America's favorite summer season pastimes, but there is no rite of passage greater than the …

The Gear Pacific Overlander Uses to Build Badass Trucks

It’s safe to say we’re obsessed with overlanding. Combine the self-sufficiency of the pursuit with the sweet gear needed to live out of your truck for days on end in the middle of the wilderness, and we’re smitten. Mason Schreck understands the allure of overlanding as much as anyone. He’s the …

The Blue Ridge Parkway: America’s Favorite Drive

The United States has over 50 famous, well-traveled national parks. Among them are Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Acadia. The country also …

The 10 Sweetest Rigs at Overland Expo 2018

Photo: Jakob Schiller<p>1997 Stewart and Stevenson M1078 LMTV<p>This four-wheel-drive ex-military vehicle is now Eric Duckworth’s full-time home. He bought the chassis in 2014 and spent eight months building it out. The rear shell has several beds, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. It sits on 46-inch tires …

See The Photo Of Acadia That Won The U.S. Interior Department's Contest

Support the news<p>Peabody, Massachusetts resident Manish Mamtani was visiting Acadia National Park in Maine with his wife last summer when he snapped …

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Crater Lake National Park

Established on May 22, 1902, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is a natural wonder born out of a cataclysmic volcanic eruption. Crowning the …

These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks — and None of the Crowds

From Hawaiian waterfalls to Florida beaches to a real life fern gully, put these gorgeous preserves on your must-visit list.<p>Every year from Maine to …

The 20 most beautiful lakes in the US, ranked

1/<p>20. Lake Eklutna, Alaska<p>Less than an hour outside Anchorage, Lake Eklutna is an under-the-radar destination that can be explored by hiking, biking, …

One Day in Acadia National Park, Maine

One Stop Shop<p>There are many reasons to have limited time at a national park: Difficulty getting time away from work, financial constraints; traveling …

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.<p>This is a time of much division. Families and communities are splintered by polarizing narratives. Outrage surrounds geopolitical discourse—so much so that anxiety often becomes a sort of white noise, making it …

Text-To-Speech

5 Can’t-Miss RVing Destinations for Nature Lovers

We recently celebrated our one-year anniversary of full-time RVing. So, it felt like a perfect time to reflect on some of our favorite destinations …

Hiking

10 Cool Ways to Upgrade Your RV - Every Rver Should Know

Over time, RV upgrades have become a hobby of the campers. They look for new, unique ideas to revamp the exterior and interior of the vehicle and …

Bikepacking the White Rim Trail, Canyonlands National Park

Bikepacking the White Rim Trail, Canyonlands National ParkHow to feel the red dirt in your teeth and become part of this landscape.Words by Łukasz …

The Great Smoky Mountains Live Up to Their Name

The Great Smoky Mountains were great indeedThe post The Great Smoky Mountains Live Up to Their Name appeared first on The Trek.

Meet Leentu, the 150-Pound Pop-Up Camper

Move over Sprinter Van, there’s a new adventure-mobile in town. The Leentu pop-up camper will transform your truck into a road trip machine.Photos …

Carbon Fiber

Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

Yes, it's got the forky part, and a cutting edge, and a spoony part. Such things are pedestrian and expected. But unlike a traditional spork, they're …

Yogurt

Here Are 50 Weird Landmarks From Each US State That'll Make You Chuckle

Everything is bigger in the US.

Ultimate Campgrounds Across The U.S. : State By State List Of America’s “Must See” Campgrounds

Looking for an escape this summer? Check Out These Hidden Gems!We’ve put together a list of the top campgrounds in each state across the US. Camping …

Health care’s fundamental problem: Your doctor doesn’t work for you

You seek us out when you’re sick, share with us the most intimate details of your life, and trust that our treatments will make you better.<p>There’s …

28 Best Hiking Apps, Offline Maps, and Survival Guides

Preparing for a long road trip? Or going to hike a mountain trail?<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert in navigation — …