Use our guide to the best dog-friendly National Parks so you can bring your furry friend along for the fun when you go camping, hiking, or on your next outdoor road trip. The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks

The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks

Hiking

Plan a trip with your pup to one of these dog-friendly National Parks.
Kayakers, boaters & outdoor recreationsists! Help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by following Montana's Clean Drain Dry protocols. Responsible Boating: Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species in Montana’s waters

Responsible Boating: Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species in Montana’s waters

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

Kayakers, boaters & outdoor recreationsists! Help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by following Montana's Clean Drain Dry...
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Hawaii Packing List for Hikers & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Hawaii Packing List for Hikers & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Hawaii

Planning an adventure-based trip to Hawaii? Here is my packing list with the best shoes, activewear, and gear to...
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Thinking about renting a 4x4 truck camper or VW-style campervan on Kauai? Read about my vanlife experiences during a recent Kauai vacation. Learn the beach campgrounds where it is legal to sleep in your car, and see if renting campervan is the right choice for your Kauai adventures. RENTING A CAMPERVAN OR TRUCK CAMPER ON KAUAI: IS IT WORTH IT?

RENTING A CAMPERVAN OR TRUCK CAMPER ON KAUAI: IS IT WORTH IT?

Hawaii

The full scoop about renting a campervan on Kauai.
Want to cook in the backcountry? Learn the pros and cons of canister, liquid fuel, and alternative fuel backpacking stoves, plus get tips and our recommendations for choosing the best backpacking stove for your adventures. How to Choose the Best Backpacking Stove

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Stove

Camp Cooking & Food

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BACKPACKING STOVE Having a backpacking stove can make all the difference at the end...
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Looking for the best hiking boots for your feet? In this blog post, we compare different styles of hiking shoes and what to consider before buying, including trail conditions, distance & more. We also include a list of the best women's hiking boots based on what we are currently wearing on the trail. Hiking Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair + the Best Women’s Hiking Boots

Hiking Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair + the Best Women’s Hiking Boots

Apparel

Find the perfect pair of hiking boots for your feet with these tips and recommendations.
Looking to discover new hiking trails? This blog post has a list of the best trail finder apps and websites for iPhone and Android smartphone users. Through these resources, you can find awesome hikes, navigate the trail, view photos and trail reviews & more. The Best Trail Finder Apps and Websites for Discovering Local Hikes

The Best Trail Finder Apps and Websites for Discovering Local Hikes

Hiking

Looking to discover new hiking trails? This blog post has a list of the best trail finder apps and...
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The practical guide on what to pack for a day hike based on the gear we really take on the trail. From the right hiking layers, to a comfortable pack, to healthy snacks and more, here are our favorite day hiking essentials. Day Hiking Essentials: The Gear You Need to Hit the Trail

Day Hiking Essentials: The Gear You Need to Hit the Trail

Outdoor Gear

The practical guide on what to pack for a day hike based on the gear we really take on...
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Discover the Do's and Don'ts of how to be respectful to others and to the environment while you are out on the trail. Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker should know. Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Hiking

Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker...
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Sprinter Van Build-out 2.0: What I’m Doing Differently This Time

Sprinter Van Build-out 2.0: What I’m Doing Differently This Time

Van Life

My second Sprinter van build-out is now underway with Outside Van. In this blog post I share what I...
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Think you're ready for full-time van-life? Preparing for #vanlife takes careful consideration. Check out our list of important questions to ask before giving up your home and making the transition to full-time van life. Preparing for Full-Time Van Life: 6 Questions to Ask

Preparing for Full-Time Van Life: 6 Questions to Ask

Van Life Tips

Are you ready for full-time van life? Here are 6 questions to help you find out.
Discover the best John Muir Trail planning tools. In this blog post, we share our favorite and most helpful John Muir Trail guidebooks, maps, apps, and blog posts for planning a successful thru-hike of the JMT. Best John Muir Trail Planning Tools, Books & Resources

Best John Muir Trail Planning Tools, Books & Resources

John Muir Trail

Discover the best John Muir Trail planning tools. Here are our favorite John Muir Trail guidebooks, maps, apps, and...
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