If you’re new to recreating in the outdoors–whether it’s hiking on a local trail, visiting a national park, or practicing dispersed camping–following all the best practices can seem complicated or restrictive at first. We break it down.
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Sustainable travel means taking care of the places you visit so that future generations can enjoy their beauty and culture the same way you did.
Camping in Bryce Canyon Country with care and attention—and leaving without a trace—will not only make your experience more peaceful, it will also preserve that perfect spot for you for years of return trips.
It’s about leaving these places we visit better for the travelers who come tomorrow, next week, next year, and in the centuries to come. As I reflected on my own behaviors in the outdoors, I thought about the ways my family also reduces their impact.
It’s one thing to see bison on the shoulder of the road; it’s something entirely different to stand on the shoulder of the road, hearing and seeing a pack of wolves communicate over your head. This is the difference between a self-directed tour and a guided Yellowstone wildlife tour.
Though your travel plans have been delayed, the wildlife of the world are going about their routines as usual, and probably enjoying a little extra personal space! We live in an amazing world where your connection to wildlife doesn’t have to be cut off any more than your connection with your human loved ones. It may not be a Zoom family dinner or a birthday party parade, but you can still go wildlife watching online, no binoculars necessary. Here are some of our favorites:
Life got turned upside down for everybody in 2020. The global pandemic has hurt a lot of industries, and tourism is one of them. From lost jobs to damaged economies, the current health crisis has shown why responsible tourism is so important to our future.
After a successful day of adventuring, one of the best things to do is to find a perfect camping spot, cook a delicious meal and sit by the fire. But, sometimes it can be difficult to find the ideal place to pitch your tent or park your adventure rig. Are you the type of person that seeks out secluded campsites with epic scenery? Do you sometimes drive around for hours trying to find the perfect camping spot? Or maybe you go out of your way to avoid campgrounds where the neighboring campers are basically only an arm’s length away? If so, here are some tips on how to find the best camping spots on your next road trip.
Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. You ate an early breakfast and hit the trail. You’re a few hours in (far away from any trailhead bathroom) when nature begins to call…you’ve got to go. Well, what do you do?
We know it can be a gross or uncomfortable topic, but the truth is that some people really don’t know what to do when there’s no bathroom in sight and they have to go “number two.” Do you hate seeing piles of human waste on the side of the trail, with crumpled, discolored toilet paper flying towards you in the wind? Now that’s gross! So, here’s how to poop in the woods.
Depending on where you live, you may or may not be stuck inside your house for the foreseeable future due to the current global pandemic that is COVID-19. In an effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus and not overwhelm medical facilities, unnecessary travel is now banned between many countries and keeping a “social distance” is recommended. If you live in the U.S., it’s been recommended that you begin practicing this “social distancing,” especially if there are known coronavirus cases in your area. As the World Health Organization (WHO) states, “We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic.” So, don’t panic. Follow the recommendations from the WHO and your local health organization, such as the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC). In the meantime, here are some ways you can stay inspired about future travel during these uncertain times.