What is the #vanlife really like? If you scroll through Instagram, you’re bound to see an image about the #vanlife – but what is life really like when you’re living on the road, out of a van? We’re going to take you behind the scenes of all those glamorous Instagram shots and give you aContinue reading

8
Share

Leaves are dangerous? Only when you least expect it. As in, they might fall and…what? Hit me in the eye? Possibly, but the real dangers of fall are less an edge case and more a reality that you unexpectedly encounter—and then never forget. To illustrate our point, here’s a quick story from days of autumnContinue reading

5
Share

National parks in the United Kingdom are different than in those in the United States. Both are designed to protect nature, but in England, much of the landscape has housed people, shops, factories, and other development for centuries. It’s true that the boundaries of these national parks encompass a lot of privately owned land (asContinue reading

12
Share

Measuring in at a relatively modest 8,016 square miles, what the country of Wales may lack in size it more than makes up for with its incredible landscapes. In fact, it lives forever in adventure lore; this stretch of the United Kingdom just west of London served as the training ground for Sir Edmund HillaryContinue reading

5
Share

Encompassing the upper-most stretches of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a fairytale land of mountains, glacial glens, lochs, and a gloriously serpentine coastline—all ripe for weeks of outdoor exploration. And while the area only has two official national parks, the entire wilderness of Scotland is open to anyone, provided it’s accessed via non-motorized means. ThanksContinue reading

4
Share

Located in northwestern England, the Lake District serves as country’s largest national park. It covers just less than 888 square miles and is bordered on one side by the Irish Sea. Shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age, the region is characterized by fells (moor-covered hills) and mountains that rise up close to 3,000 feet,Continue reading

4
Share