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Spontaneous and unplanned trips can sometimes be the most memorable. But usually, a little preparation leads to better travel experiences. We have tips on everything from what to pack and how to travel more responsibly to the best ways to keep entertained during long road trips.

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Astrophotography: Stargazing Souvenirs

Astrophotography: Stargazing Souvenirs

Although it can get pretty complicated, astrophotography is quite simply the art of capturing the night sky in great detail. Astrophotography images usually consist of and center around the Milky Way and its core, which houses the densest collection of stars in the night sky.

5 Most ADA Friendly National Parks

5 Most ADA Friendly National Parks

“The outdoors are for everyone,”—maybe you’ve heard this phrase before. Technically, yes, they are. If you pay your taxes, you are a public land owner—but are they accessible to everyone?

Your Guide to Camping in Southern Utah

Your Guide to Camping in Southern Utah

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.

Yosemite in the Winter: What to Expect

Yosemite in the Winter: What to Expect

The cold, winter months may be uncomfortable, but you will without a doubt leave with a lasting impression of the park that will bring you back every winter, and perhaps…look forward to it!

Hi Again, Matthiessen: Colors and Canyons Outside of Chicago

Hi Again, Matthiessen: Colors and Canyons Outside of Chicago

If you’re living in my home city and you’re undecided if nature is your thing, or even if you’re visiting The Windy City and you want to pass on the horns and train rumblings for a while, start your day at this state park that offers hiking, a fort, beautiful canyons, and a WATERFALL!

A North American Snowboarding Roadtrip

A North American Snowboarding Roadtrip

The 2017-2018 ski season was a season unlike any other. In the Airstream, Isaac and I visited 19 ski resorts in six states and two countries. We drove over 5,000 miles and spent 130 nights winter camping in temps often below freezing, all while working from the road.

One Common Goal: Leave No Trace

One Common Goal: Leave No Trace

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.

Camping for Beginners: Gear & More

Camping for Beginners: Gear & More

Sleeping outside isn’t for everyone, but if you’re willing to give it a shot and not sure where to start, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to camping for beginners. For starters, know that you don’t need all of the best gear to start out with, you just need the basics. 

What to Bring on a Hike: 11 Essentials

What to Bring on a Hike: 11 Essentials

What to bring on a hike is an important question. Hiking should always be taken seriously, whether it’s a 2-mile jaunt or a 12-mile haul. In warm-weather areas, like Arizona, it’s common for folks to need rescue simply because they weren’t prepared with enough water. In colder, more mountainous areas folks often need rescue on “easy hikes” after taking a wrong turn or not having the right layers for unexpected weather.

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