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Glamping in the Backcountry

Deep in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico lies a hidden, magical island, seventy miles off the coast of Key West. Each day a “ferry Godmother,” or rather a ferry boat, transports almost 200 guests to Dry Tortugas National…

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The Art of Bivying

It’s 7:54 a.m. A vibrant red and orange dawn is breaking in the east; the sun’s rays are straining to tip-toe across the high wall of Glacier Gorge to our left. We watch the earth wake up around us from…

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Planning Your First Sea Kayaking Adventure

Earlier this Spring, five friends and I went on a sea kayaking adventure in the San Juan Islands of Washington. We were all excited, but only a few of us had actually sea kayaked before. Luckily one of our team…

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A Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Big Sur

Big Sur, which is located five hours north of Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast, is the perfect weekend getaway. Just getting there is a treat. The road trip involves traveling along Highway 1 and follows the edge of the…

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What’s in my Pack: Family Backpacking

“It will all be worth it when we get to camp,” my mom reassured me, handing me a fruit roll-up with one hand and swatting a mosquito with the other. “These first days in the forest are the worst, and our…

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Highpointing: A Peak For Everyone

Justin and I are serial “listers.” Our bucket list is way too long and perpetually updated, but as a goals-oriented couple, we rely on our lists to fuel our adventures. If there is one item that we work the hardest…

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Rest Better Play Better Photo Contest

Why do you need to rest better to play better? Is there a climb you haven’t topped out yet? Or are you planning your kid’s first camping trip? Give us the low-down on your adventure goals with a photo showing…

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What can you pack into a weekend?

// Weekend: (/ˈwēkˌend/) noun 1.) The period from Friday evening through Sunday evening, especially regarded as a time for leisure. // For those of us that don’t currently have the pleasure of living out of our vans full-time, making a…

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