Whatever outdoorsmanship you enjoy, whether that’s mountain biking, long-distance kayaking, ultra-marathoning, or simple hiking — one piece of gear is an essential before all others. Mostly because you need this piece of gear to carry all the others. We’re talking about backpacks.
North America has some of the best autumn colors in the world. So much so, in fact, that it can be hard to pick one place to go during the brief peak color window. We’ve picked five of the top possibilities and highlighted what you can expect to see there.
All geared up for an overseas adventure? About to take your outdoor skills international? Any time you’re planning an excursion which requires a significant amount of travel expenses, you should consider purchasing travel insurance before you embark on your journey.
We live on an amazing planet with a mind-boggling array of life, but finding wildlife isn’t always easy as stepping out the front door. National parks are a great place to start — consider them a curated collection of the best habitats set aside by governments through the decades.
The ‘Mile-High City,’ a go-to destination for modern explorers, hosts a mix of culture and adventure. Among endless restaurants, breweries, parks, and hikes, our guide will help you cut right into the good stuff.
What’s the best thing about man’s best friend? Easy – canine companions love to romp around outside just as much as their human friends. Use these ten tips to turn your dog into your number-one adventure partner.
If you’re always ready to head out for an adventure, your first-aid kit should be ready too. Make sure you keep it well-stocked with this checklist of essential items for successful first aid on any outdoor excursion.
The beauty of nature is all anyone really needs, right? But one thing can damper that notion — hunger. Getting hangry while straining to reach the waterfall at the end of a hike can spoil the joy of reaching the destination.
The best thing about regions with outdoor recreational opportunities is observing the patterns of wild creatures. Where we may travel for hours, days, weeks or months at most, the critters calling our trails and parks home have an entire life lived out.
A map and compass are the quintessential dynamic duo of backcountry navigation – any time you head out for a hike, you should keep this route-finding Batman and Robin close at hand in an easily accessible pocket of your pack (even if you plan on sticking to the trails!). But what would happen if you found yourself caught off guard by a broken compass, or even worse, a broken compass and a missing map?
All modern explorers have felt the draw of trekking out into the wilderness alone, with nothing but some basic necessities and our wits for company. As great as it can be traveling with a group or even a few close friends, there’s something beyond compare in taking a few days of quiet solitude to reconnect with nature and contemplate our place in the world.
Iconified by the misadventures of Jack Kerouac, the road trip has been a staple of American culture for generations. Kerouac passed the time on his trip in less-than-admirable ways, but you can follow in his footsteps — no rampant drug use or questionable life decisions required — using these simple boredom busters.