Snowshoeing may be the fastest-growing winter sport, and for good reason. It is pretty darn easy, affordable, and a great way to immerse yourself in the magic of freshly fallen snow. Without snowshoes, you “posthole”—meaning your feet sink down into the snow. With a pair of snowshoes (small, aerodynamic ones for moving fast, or biggerContinue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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