If you spent time hiking and camping in nature as a kid, you might be craving a return to the simplicity of time outdoors. Spending time in nature is a great way to unwind and reduce the stress in your life, and you can embrace the sun and fun you had when you were younger.

Even if you’re not that far removed from your childhood, it’s still good to reconnect with the wilderness before you lose the memory of it. In either case, using smart outdoor products makes outdoor activities all the sweeter.

A global pandemic only exacerbated an already…


The Appalachian Mountains are an American landmark, but many Americans probably couldn’t name one fact about them. They are such an iconic part of the United States, and at almost

2,000 miles long, cut through 18 states as well as parts of Canada! Many people don’t realize that the Appalachian Mountains are actually made up of many other well-known mountain ranges. They span from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the South, to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee, all the way up to the Berkshires in Massachusetts. …


With the complicated threat of the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, now is the best time to explore the great outdoors of the United States. We are lucky to have a robust National Park System that is extensive and offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences! Whether you are a pro at camping or much prefer “glamping”, America’s national parks have the accommodations to suit your fancy. What better way to spend a priceless summer vacation with the family than to be surrounded by America’s most majestic landscapes? Here are some of the most impressive lodges to visit this summer to make those picture-perfect memories.

Oasis at Death Valley


With all the tents now out on the market, it can be hard to find the right one. Some offer a lot of space while others are more comfortable while not having as much room. There’s also the question of what brand to use.

Top Spacious Tents For Families

These are some of the top family tents on the market. They all are, at least, 6 person tents. This usually means room for 2–4 adults with room for 2–3 kids. These tents are stormproof…


So you’re going hiking. And it’s hot outside. The sun is beating down, humidity rising from the ground in waves, and you’re going to get burnt.

If you plan to hike in the heat, it’s important to gear up. That’s not just a matter of comfort, it’s a matter of safety. Serious dehydration and heat stroke are no joke. Make sure you have plenty of water and prepare your wardrobe for the heat.

Consider Your Fabrics

Sometimes the fabrics of your clothes matter more than anything else. You don’t want your clothing to trap heat against your body. For this reason, it’s best…


Summer’s finally here, and with it, a chance to vacation after a lot of time stuck indoors. Plenty of people are firing up the old RV and heading out on adventures with their families. But what do you need to know about looking for campsites?

If you’re spending an extended amount of time in the RV, you might be surprised by how difficult it is to find available places to camp. Depending on the area, some sites get booked weeks or even months in advance!

Following these tips can help you save a lot of headaches and hassle.

Plan As Much As You Can

Part of…


Traveling solo is a wonderful way to get away from the many responsibilities of family life and work. But if you are planning to travel on your own, it’s extremely important to follow some basic rules for your own safety. Take a look at the following before you grab a backpack and set off on a solo adventure.

Have the right supplies

You’ll want to pack the essentials for a solo trip. …


While hiking is an easy activity that almost anyone can pick up, it is better to start slowly. Begin with short hikes and gradually increase your stride, pace, and length of the hike. While building up your stamina, there are five exercises that are crucial to your success as a hiker that can easily be done at home: squats, lunges, planks, skipping, and downward-facing dog.

Squats

Squats help build strength in the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Always begin squats with just your body weight. …


RV trips can be a fantastic way to travel and see the open road. However, you might be a little disappointed in how expensive it can be to own your own RV. In this case, you should be thinking about renting an RV instead.

You do need to be careful when renting an RV, as you can easily damage an RV if you aren’t carefully driving it. Make sure you understand all of this information before you rent an RV for the first time.

Booking

First, you’re going to have to plan out when you’re going to book your RV. You…


Now that the days are getting warmer, it’s about time to get back out into the great outdoors and soak up as much nature as you can. If you’re looking to switch up your outdoor routine a little more, there are countless outdoor adventure apps available for download that each offer unique features for the rustic wanderer.

AllTrails

AllTrails is an app designed for outdoor enthusiasts looking for nearby trails. Whether on vacation or looking for some new local paths, AllTrails has got you covered. With over 200k curated trails, you will be able to find adventure wherever you go…

Andrew Elsoffer

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew Elsoffer is a soccer coach, community leader, and outdoorsman. Learn more @ AndrewElsoffer.org.

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