How To: Folly Beach, South Carolina

The Road Team has made it to the “Edge of America,” Folly Beach, South Carolina. While we may be far from the Blue Ridge Mountains, we like to celebrate the entire state that the Blue Ridges run through. There is still plenty of adventure to be had on the beach!Starting out as the home of the Bohicket Tribe, settlers became interested in “The People’s Beach.” Nine families moved here, followed by many more and Folly Beach came to be the quirky, bright, little beach town we know…

Festival Recap: Tom Tom Founders Festival 2018

Charlottesvillians unite! We’ve finally made it to home base #1 for the 2018 season. We’ve spent the last few days sorting, packing, unpacking, and then repacking gear for the tour. We’ve been working on the van a lot too. Roxy finished our backsplash while I organized our gear drawers and made sure that we have all of the toys that we might want this spring. We also had the pleasure of taking …

The Road Team Calls In Sick: Tips For Staying Healthy In The Van

Yesterday was a first (and hopefully a last) for us. We had to call in sick to an event that we were looking forward to for a long time. We were forced to miss our Group Ride and Potluck at Big Bear Lake Trail Center. Big thanks to the crew at Big Bear Lake for being so understanding and putting on the event even though we…

Home is Where You Park It: Tips on Making Your Van a Home

There are so many built out vans rolling down the streets and #vanlife is old news on Instagram. How do you turn your plywood stuffed, gorilla tape decked, van build into a home, unique to you? With six months under our now smaller belts (#vanlife will do that to you), we’ve learned a few things about how to spruce up …

Wildflowers and Where to Find Them

We just returned from completing the Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop and we have so many emotions. We are triumphant, tired, in serious need of a shower, and awed by nature. Our expectations were met, and then some. If you have three of four days near Aspen, this is the only activity you should do. It is beautiful, and hard, and makes you feel small in all the right ways. If we could name this hike, it would be “Wildflower Extravaganza: An Ode to the Exhausted Flower Hunter…

Live Outside and Play: April Pit Stops

Hello past Live Outside and Play readers, new LOAP fans, and friends of Blue Ridge Outdoors and Elevation Outdoors! We are your new road team for the 2017 season, and we couldn’t be more ready to get rubber to pavement and start the adventure. Excited isn’t even close to how we feel about starting this journey. Ecstatic, euphoric? Fired up! We can’t wait to sleep with the doors open, see every sunrise, meet a thousand new people, and share their (and our) stories. Roxy loves surfing snow, cast iron campfire dinners…