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Where Do You Prefer to Spend Your #TrailTime?

Where to adventure

Sure, we all love the outdoors. We spend all week looking forward to camping trips, hikes, an afternoon on the lake or whatever you’re into. We’ve found that our fans are into a lot of different activities and come from all over the country. With that in mind, it’s time to ask you all an important question…. Where is the […]

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How to Find Dog Friendly Trails

dog friendly trails

I love hiking with my dogs. In fact, I very rarely hike in places they aren’t allowed. Hiking with a dog means that, in some areas, I have to search a little harder to find a good trail because not all of them are dog friendly. In Washington State, where I live, the Washington Trails Association has created one of […]

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Eagle Creek Luggage Giveaway

Eagle Creek

We all need a vacation once in a while. Unfortunately, airline restrictions, grumpy passengers and confined spaces can sometimes take the fun out of travel. Durable and well designed luggage can take some of the hassle out of air travel. Keep reading to learn about Eagle Creek or skip to the bottom to enter our luggage giveaway. Based in California, […]

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Ecotourism Myths: Busted

ecotourism

Ecotourism. It’s one of the new catchphrases in the travel industry with Hollywood celebs frolicking to ecolodges and elephant sanctuaries across the globe. But what is it? In a nutshell, ecotourism is any type of responsible travel to natural areas that helps preserve the environment and the indigenous people. Too complicated? Try this: travel that helps protect both locals and […]

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Travel Expectations: When a Trip Doesn’t Go as Expected

Travel expectations

Let’s be honest – when you’re deciding to travel to a new place your number one reason isn’t usually to broaden your already deep understanding of the region and its people – it’s because you were lured in. Maybe it was a YouTube video of someone whitewater rafting down the Colorado River or climbing some monumental slab of vertical rock. […]

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5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Reduce Your Pack Weight

pack weight

When it comes to backpacking, weight is everything. The lighter the backpack the faster and further you can go without injury or exhaustion. Check out these 5 surprisingly easy ways to reduce your pack weight before you hit the trail this summer and you’ll surely have a great adventure. 1. Bring Items That Can Be Used in Multiple Ways – […]

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Which is the Best National Park?

National Parks

Whether it’s for the trails, rivers, lakes, mountains or another attraction, public lands can be an amazing place to visit. We’ve featured many different national parks as part of our Mystery Destination Game but now we want to hear from you. Yes, your opinion counts. We want to know what you think is the best national park? Seriously, we want […]

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Tips for New Roadbikers

New Roadbikers

Thinking about getting into road biking? Good! I’ve got a few tips for you, which I’ve gleaned from my three years being involved in the sport. I don’t race, I just ride and have fun keeping up with my super speedy girlfriends who train a lot harder than I do! 1. Buy the best bike you can afford. I give […]

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Teva Brand Spotlight and Giveaway

Teva

Summer requires comfortable footwear. Whether you are playing in the river, taking a short hike or hanging out in town, Teva sandals are the way to go. Keep reading to learn more about this brand or skip to the bottom and enter to win our Teva giveaway. Teva was created in the early 1980′s when a raft guide was looking […]

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Getting into Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater Kayaking

I never really thought about whitewater kayaking until I went rafting one day with a few friends.  We went through the first rapid and there were these tiny boats everywhere, people surfing waves, people swimming, it looked like a lot of fun. And it is.  I went out the next day and bought myself a boat.  Kayaking sort of changed […]

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