Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding

SUP (short for stand up paddleboarding) is an increasingly popular water sport for the summer months. An offshoot of surfing, stand up paddleboarding takes a more laidback approach. Instead of riding waves, you use a paddle to propel yourself through the water while standing upright on the board. Although most users stick to flat water, includi...
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Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has experienced a boom in popularity as of late. In less than a decade, it’s grown from a niche activity to a worldwide sensation. Climbing gyms are popping up everywhere, climbing is an event at the 2020 Summer Olympics for the first time ever, and more people are going camping than ever before. Whether you like rock climbing for...
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The 10 Best Natural Hot Springs in Oregon

Although you can find natural hot springs throughout the United States, Oregon has among the highest concentration of any state. These mineral-rich geothermal pools are found in a wide variety of locations, including in the middle of the Oregon desert to deep in the Cascade Mountains. Some are extremely remote while others are easy to access fr...
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The 9 Best Natural Hot Springs in Utah

There are a lot of great natural hot springs in the United States – but Utah is home to some of the best of the best. These natural wonders are tucked into every corner of the state, so there’s likely one to visit no matter where your Utah adventure takes you. Many are located deep in the mountains and require a strenuous hike to reach. Others,...
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The 11 Best Natural Hot Springs in Idaho

Idaho boasts a whole lot of natural beauty from vast sagebrush fields to soaring snowcapped mountains to barren deserts to spectacular rivers to untamed sand dunes and so much more. But out of all of natural wonders, one of the state’s most sought-after outdoor attractions is its many natural hot springs. Make the effort to track down these oft...
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The 9 Best Natural Hot Springs in Colorado

Colorado is a state absolutely filled to the brim with natural hot springs – although many of the most conveniently located have now been built-up into hot spring spas and resorts. Fortunately, for those that prefer a more rustic and primitive experience, numerous undeveloped hot springs are still available, although many of these are slightly...
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Guide to Stealth Camping in Your Van

It’s certainly not glamorous but stealth camping is very helpful in a pinch. Although it’s most often utilized by full-time vandwellers, especially those attempting to live and work in the city, this type of urban undercover camping is a good skill for all van campers to learn as it enables you to find a spot to park and sleep for the night in p...
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How to Go to the Bathroom in the Woods

A common concern for new hikers, backpackers, dispersed campers, and vandwellers is how to go the bathroom in the woods. Yet despite being potentially miles away from modern indoor plumbing (or even a vault toilet), taking care of business in the woods really isn’t all that difficult at all. And, surprisingly, you even have a couple of different...
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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Glamping

Throw out the old rules of camping in favor of the new rules of glamping! Glamping has experienced a huge boom in popularity over the past few years, thanks, in large part, to the perfect social media photo sharing opportunities it provides. But that’s far from the only reason why glamping rocks. Not only is it stylish, but it’s incredibly comfo...
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Ultimate Guide to Natural Hot Springs

A relaxing soak in a natural hot spring is seriously hard to beat!  I mean, c’mon, what beats finishing a hike, taking a dip in their warm therapeutic waters, and then retiring to your campsite for a night of campfire laughs and stargazing? Today, I’m going to break down how to find and (safely and responsibly) enjoy the best natural hot springs...
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How to Take an Adventure Nap

Not much beats taking a nap in your hammock. Except, of course, taking a hammock nap in the great outdoors. That’s something we like to call an adventure nap. Whether it’s your backyard, a local park, or your favorite campground, we’d like to invite you to take an adventure nap and make happy with us this summer. Here’s how! Choose the Right Ham...
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How to Find Joy in Solitude

Solitude can be uncomfortable at first – especially if you’re not used to spending much time alone. In many ways, we’re taught from the time we’re children that solitude is a negative thing, such as when we’re put on “time out” as punishment. Then, as we grow older, taking time for yourself is often looked at as selfish. And that’s not to mentio...
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How to Enjoy Social Distancing in Nature

Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors all the time. Although you should follow all official health orders and guidelines for your local area, getting into the great outdoors amidst the coronavirus pandemic can be done safely – and there’s simply no denying it’s physical and mental health benefits. Here’s how to responsibly ...
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