I’m a complete trip logistics nerd. I especially love the challenge of planning trips to be as accessible and affordable as possible. Recognizing that many folks are looking for cheaper ways to travel right now, I’ve compiled a few recommendations... READ MORE
All of us outdoor types—the nature lovers, bird watchers, summit-fevered sun worshippers, moon goddesses, trail runners, thru-hikers, casual campers, eyes-to-the-horizon, honest-to-goodness everyday adventurers—we’re all looking to get out of dodge and go camping. And what are we supposed to... READ MORE
From a distance, Outward Bound may sound similar to summer camp. While there’s some overlap, like fun outdoor activities, adventure and sleeping under the stars with friends, the purpose and structure of the experience is different. Outward Bound is so... READ MORE
break, n.1 – A short interval between lessons, usu. in the middle of morning or afternoon school. The word “break” is commonly defined as “a short interval between lessons,” and commonly associated with flip flops and tan lines; swimsuits and sunburns;... READ MORE
Packing for a backpacking trip is a delicate task of balancing comfort and weight and often leads to numerous questions about what you actually need. Most people will become experts at this craft through years of adventures in the wilderness. I’ve... READ MORE
Mistakes are essential to learning in the outdoors. They make it easy to do the right thing because you know what the other choice looks like. And camping mistakes have been the ultimate source of some of my most meaningful... READ MORE
I’m 30 years old and the smell of spring still means one thing: it’s time to start making a hideous picture collage to paste into the lid of my camp trunk. (For those of you who didn’t go to camp,... READ MORE
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