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Teva Universal Trail Sandals Review
When I’m traveling in my van, I only have room for one pair of sandals, and the new Universal Trail Sandal hits every mark. They are functional for the trail, fashionable enough for town, and comfortable for night after night at camp. Plus, they are vegan and made out of recycled water bottles!
Best Sun Protection Shirts For Women In 2024
As I get older, I’m more concerned about protecting my skin, so I always wear a sun protection shirt with a UPF rating. In this post, I share my go-to shirts for covering up during a variety of activities.
Zpacks Duplex Ultralight Tent Review
The Zpacks tent is my go-to for any backpacking trip where I’m trying to lighten my load. It’s incredibly light, spacious, and easy to set up.
7 Best Hikes In Maryland (According To A Local)
Looking for the best hikes in Maryland? From relaxing riverside walks to challenging forest trails with beautiful views, here are our 7 favorite Maryland trails.
Best Double Sleeping Bags & Quilts For Camping & Backpacking
Get cozy with the best double sleeping bags – warm, comfortable 2-person options ideal for car camping and backpacking.
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8 Best Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (+ Local Tips!)
The Canadian Rockies are home to Canada’s prime mountain wilderness, so it’s not surprising that this mountain range attracts hikers from all around the world. I was lucky enough to live next to Banff National Park for about three years. During this time, I explored many of the best and most scenic hikes in the area. That being said, you could spend a lifetime here and never run out of trails to hike!
10 Tips For Staying Hydrated While Hiking
Avoiding dehydration is essential to your safety when you’re out hiking. Learn how to stay hydrated while hiking with my simple tips. In this post, I share my top tips and the gear I use to ensure I stay hydrated while I’m hiking.
13 Best Day Hikes In Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park has no shortage of great hikes. But which are the best? Discover my top picks for epic views, gushing waterfalls, and wildflower-filled meadows.
2024 REI Anniversary Sale: 36 Amazing Outdoor Gear Deals
Explore the best deals during REI’s Anniversary Sale including my favorite hiking, camping, backpacking and van life gear and apparel.
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6 Best Hikes Within One Hour of Denver
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15 Best Hikes in Banff National Park For Spectacular Scenery
Make the most out of your trip to the Canadian Rockies with this guide to the best Hikes in Banff National Park and the Icefields Parkway.
Epic 7-Day Teton And Yellowstone Road Trip Itinerary
Combine Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks into a week-long action-packed road trip. Follow my detailed 7-day itinerary for my favorite sites, hikes, and attractions in these two incredible national parks.
Van Life With A Baby: Tips For Taking Your Infant On The Road
Want to do van life with a baby? It’s not without its challenges, but it is possible! Learn what has worked for my family and what hasn’t.
3-Day Backpacking Checklist
This complete backpacking checklist includes all the lightweight gear you’ll need when packing for an overnight trip in the backcountry.
14 Best Women’s Hiking Boots & Trail Shoes (2024)
Find the perfect pair of hiking boots for your feet with these gear recommendations and tips for finding the right pair. Our goal is to help you find the right pair that will hopefully last you lots of miles of wear and tear on the trail.