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Showing posts from September, 2017

14 Simple Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

I remember my first backpacking trip like it was just yesterday. I was only 12 years old at the time. Through a series of unfortunate events, our entire group of 15 ended up getting lost in the middle of nowhere on a mountain in the rain at night.

Can’t get much worse than this. Since then I still experience major setbacks on most trips, but careful planning helps me be prepared for whatever may come.

15 Fantastic Fall Getaways

Fall is my favorite season of the year. Leaves change colors, winds bring in fresh mountain air, and children head back to school leaving the house peaceful once again. It also happens to be one of the best times for travel in general. Here are 15 US destinations for a relaxing getaway.

19 Inexpensive Ways to Stay Fit on the Road

A recent Pew Research Center study revealed that in nearly half of American two-parent homes both the mother and father work. (1) Stressed, pressed for time, anxious parents just can’t seem to find the time or money to fit fitness into their busy routine. If travel is cutting into your ability to workout, here are 19 inexpensive tips to stay fit on the road.

Ultimate Backpacking Food Guide

A man visits a doctor with carrots in his ears and celery up his nostrils. He mumbles, “Doc, I’m just feeling terrible lately.” The doctor responds, “Maybe you’re just not eating right.”

Eating right sounds simple enough, but backpacking can take a huge toll on your body. Follow this guide for power foods the next time you go on a backpacking adventure.