Road Trip in Mexico

We’ve partnered up with carrentals.co.uk to take on an awesome road trip through Mexico. We leave Friday, March 28th and picking up our vehicle in Puerto Vallarta then driving up to the small town of Tequila for two nights then continuing our trip to Guadalajara for another 3 nights or more. We have a pretty open schedule and just making stops along the way …

Gossamer Gear Air Beam Sleeper

In the not too distant past, I raved about a very small cottage manufacturer of sleeping pads.  I won’t mention the company here, because unfortunately the owner/operator fell behind on his work and his solution was to keep taking orders (customer money) without providing a product.  His business is now defunct. One of the products he offered was something that the industry hadn’t

New Blog Home for Casey Fiedler

Casey Fiedler, author of The Adventure Lifestyle Blog, is now publishing a professional outdoor education blog here. The Adventure Lifestyle Blog will remain available to view but is no longer active. Thank you all for your views!

Lifestraw GO Bottle with Built-in Filter

A few weeks ago, Lifestraw sent me their new Lifestraw GO. In a nutshell, it’s a water bottle with a Lifestraw filter built in. I’ve used this on a few hikes recently. I normally carry only my Sawyer mini filter with me and attach two 20 ounce Dasani bottles on my pack straps, refilling…

5-Day Ultralight Backpacking Meal Plan

Here is a complete 5-day backpacking meal plan similar to what I eat on my hikes. It includes three meals and four snacks, providing 3,500 calories from 2 lbs of food per day. 3,500 calories a day is a good baseline calorie goal for most backpacking trips. I eat this amount on hikes up to 500 miles. After that my metabolism kicks into high gear and I have to eat more (as much as 5,000 calories a day) to keep my energy up and stave off weight loss. The easiest way to add an extra 1,000 calories to …

A Winter Adventure Awaits in the Columbia Valley

After 10 long, incredibly scenic, hours driving from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, I’ve finally arrived in Radium Hot Springs, home of some of Canada’s most well known luxury resorts including Bighorn Meadows Resort, along with some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Canada. With the help of Columbia Valley Tourism, I’ve been asked to join a group of writers and bloggers to partake in as much of this little slice of Canadiana as possible. The gameplan includes snowboarding at Panorama where I’ll…

The Balinese Day of Silence

The world should follow Bali’s lead with a Day of Silence. – Max Richardson

Travel Photo – Laguna de Alegría, El Salvador

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(M) Bikepacking at the Cusp

Nice gear is an added bonus, but don’t get distracted by the research or gear hunting – the main goal is to get outside often! by David Chenault | 2014-05-20It’s been two years since I last wrote about bikepacking in these pages. A lot has changed in that brief span of time. Not about bikepacking …

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ansel Adams Wilderness by NatGeo’s Peter Essick

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ansel Adams Wilderness by NatGeo’s Peter Essick originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The Ansel Adams WildernessPhotographed by National Geographic’s Peter Essick (The following is a guest post  by National Geographic Photographer Peter Essick, who was recently named named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine.  Essick has traveled extensively over the last two decades, making photographs that move beyond mere documentation to reveal in careful compositions the human impact of development as well as the enduring power of the land. …

The Best Short Breaks In The UK This Spring

If you’re in the UK this spring, here is a great guest post with some suggestions of places to go and things to do! Spring is finally here! Time to wriggle off your hibernation clothes and leave the house. But where can you spend a fun getaway with all the family? There are more options in the UK than you might think. You don’t have to go oversees to have a fantastic short break. Here are some of our favourite places to stay: …

Top Five Ways to Land Outdoor Recreation Jobs

So you decided you want an outdoor job? You have forsaken the cubicle. Good job, that’s step one.This guide will help you land any outdoor recreation industry job. These include, but are not limited to, guiding services, outfitters, experiential education, outdoor education, etc. Want to know how to become an outdoor guide?Ready? Okay here’s the five most important steps. GO!Experience is the key to…

INTERVIEW: South African Legend Johnny Clegg, “The White Zulu”

INTERVIEW: South African Legend Johnny Clegg, “The White Zulu” originally appeared on Green Global Travel.South African Music Legend Johnny Clegg On Apartheid, Nelson Mandela & His Nation’s Future Born in England, but raised in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Johnny Clegg emerged as a revolutionary musical force in the ‘70s and ‘80s by combining African and European lyrics and musical influences that spoke out against government oppression at the height of Apartheid. Known …

SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride

The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a premier event in the Vail Valley set for Saturday, July 26, 2014 benefiting the youth development non-profit SOS Outreach. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Mountain resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to…