Outdoors

Backpacking Lyme Disease Prevention

Some people think I’m cracked when it comes to the preventive measures I take to avoid tick bites and getting Lyme Disease. But I still haven’t …

Camping

How Much Your Epic Backpacking Trip Will Cost You

An opportunity to hit the trail and explore the world is a blessing, and you want to get the most out of it. Whether you're spending a few nights on …

Camping

Tune In to the Best Backpacking Podcasts

Backpacking 101 is in session—whether you’re a freshman on the trails or ready for an advanced degree in thru-hiking<p>Whether you’re still knee-deep in …

Camping

3 Road Trip Options for Under $500

Consider your spring break planned.<p>As far as traveling goes, there’s no doubt that plane travel is a fast, efficient, and sometimes necessary form of transportation. But, there’s something to be said about taking to the open road for a good, old-fashioned road trip. For one, you don’t have to limit …

RVs

This Simple Action Will Turn Any Workout Into an Epic One

Sasha DiGiulian knows a lot about conquering fear. She's been rock climbing since the age of six, and in 2012, Sasha became the the first US woman and the youngest female in the world to climb 5.14d. In climber speak that is hard — <i>excruciatingly</i> hard. To this day, there are very few climbers — men …

Rock Climbing

Switzerland for nature lovers

Nature had one of her finest moments in Switzerland. Where else can you find such varied and intense beauty – colossal glaciers, raging falls, hidden valleys and 4000m mountains – in such a small country?<p>On foot or skis, by bike or raft, with karabiner or paraglider, the Swiss have harnessed these …

Trails

Aspen ruined, claim skiers, after the Trump family turns up with 100 secret service agents in tow

The Trump family is in Aspen for a spring break - and fans of the Colorado ski resort are not happy.<p>Famous faces including Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry (when they were an item) and Kate Hudson (who shared a photo of herself in a sports bra at the top of the mountain) have visited the upmarket …

Skiing

Bears Ears is a national monument now. But it will take a fight to save it.

As he prepared to travel west, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke got a letter from a coalition of tribes in Utah on Friday. The group had filled the seats on a commission to manage the new Bears Ears National Monument, the letter said, and Zinke was invited to discuss its future.<p>But the …

National Parks

5 Great Hikes for Blueberry Picking in the Blue Ridge

Under the heat of the summer sun, finding wild fruit on a hiking trip is like finding a fiver in the sofa. Little known to many, the Blue Ridge has …

Trails

BioLite's Collapsible Fabric Lantern & Other NanoGrid Products

Bringing a self-sufficient lighting ecosystem to the great outdoors<p>You know those globe-like paper lanterns that you can get for a couple of bucks at …

Camping

Celebrate Mother Earth at These Cool Nature-Themed Hotels

Spring is in the air and Earth Day is just around the corner, so why not honor Mother Earth by checking into one of these seven nature-themed …

Hotels

The changing face of camping: record numbers of minorities hit the trails

Teshale Nuer, a 25-year-old Latina behavioral therapist based in New York City, recently headed into the great outdoors for the first time, joining a group of predominantly white friends in tents in Maryland. For Nuer, who was initially resistant to joining, it was one of the most foreign …

National Parks

Revealed: the 10 hardest US airports to land at

From airports set in mountainous landscapes with harsh weather conditions to those without control towers, here are 10 of America's trickiest airports to land at, according to a report by Honeywell Aerospace, an Arizona-based aircraft equipment manufacturer.<p>The selection is a combination of …

Airports

Hiking Insights for Best Camping Tents & Maximum Protection

The first time someone will decide to stay “out there” for 1 night, they will confront the terrible dilemma about what kind of tent to have. We are …

Camping

How Jim Mora climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and joined the fight for clean water

For Jim Mora, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the easy part. It was everything else involving his six-day, 50-mile trek up the world’s highest …

Mountaineering

Trump’s Border Wall -- Texas’s Big Bend National Park Is Threatened by It

Will political expediency doom one of the Lone Star State’s most beautiful natural wonders?<p>‘And there, my friends,” declared our guide, gesturing out …

National Parks

How to Visit Any US National Park for Free this April

The National Park Service of the United States just turned 100 years old, and they're hosting the best birthday celebration ever. More specifically, …

National Parks

Watch Seb Montaz running wild over crazy terrain

Watch Seb Montaz running wild over crazy terrain Running Seb Montaz takes on a freeride downhill running session. Go fast or go home with these GoPro …

Trail Running

Meet the piste map artist who brings ski resorts to life

Countless skiers and snowboarders owe a debt to James Niehues, although they may not know it. Over the years, the artist has painted piste maps for almost 200 resorts, showing visitors how to find their way around the mountains.<p>Since his first commission in 1987, Niehues has produced 194 piste maps …

Painting

Could Varta Torches, Lanterns & Powerbanks Be A Campers Best Friend?

As many of you will know, we are part of a group called the Outdoor Bloggers. We’re a community of like-minded people who love the outdoors and write …

Camping

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

The Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week — but it's already being blasted by the Republican head …

Rock Climbing

New Maps May Help Chase Down Poachers Before They Strike

How harnessing troves of data can revolutionize wilderness management in Africa—and around the world.<p>A tiny bungalow in the central Kenyan bush is the joint operation center for a new kind of weapon in the war against wildlife poaching: information—lots of it.<p>It’s searingly hot in Kenya’s Lewa …

Conservation

Congress Fails Wildlife, OK’s Killing Mother Bears with Cubs and Wolves on Public Lands in Alaska

The U.S. Senate voted on a resolution to overturn U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protections for bears and wolves in Alaska.<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, the …

National Parks

Endangered elephant is electrocuted

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the …

Wildlife

Inspired by Planet Earth II on BBC America? One tour company is offering you a chance to live it

If watching from the comfort of your own home simply isn’t enough, a tour company has a range of experiences inspired by <i>Planet Earth II</i> and even recruited the help of the BBC to make them.<p>Tauck Travel have a four-year partnership with BBC Earth to create ‘Earth Experiences’, a range of tours giving …

Adventure Travel

Sign Petition and Tell the Government We Can’t Afford to Stall on Climate Action!

While the status of the how the U.S. treats climate change has never been stellar, under the recent administration, it certainly seems like any …

Vegan

7 Ridiculously Dutch Things You Have to do At Least Once

The Dutch are known for a few things: biking everywhere, being blunt, and well, being tall. While you can't always make that last one a reality for …

Travel

'Canoecopia' Expo: New Paddling Gear For 2017

For 40 years paddlers have converged on Madison, Wis., for what is now the largest paddle-sports expo in the country. Welcome to</b> …

Fishing

Wet winter has created dangerous conditions for spring break in Oregon

A rainy winter, above-average snowpack and bouts of extreme weather have come together to spell a more dangerous spring break at Oregon's most …

Trails

Arc'teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoes Tested and reviewed

When I found out they were starting to expand their range into trail running I was intrigued. When I heard I was going to be sent a pair of their new …

Trail Running