How-To

When You Live in Paradise, Why Would You Ever Want to Leave?

By Cassie Kawamata / How-to and travel

As someone who has lived on the island of Oahu their whole life, the struggle to find cheap flights, plan trips, and maximize vacation time off work is real.

6 Beginner Tips for Long Exposure Ocean Photography

By Tori Marsh / How-to and activities

1. Find a Rocky Beach. The coolest part of taking a long exposure shot of the ocean is seeing the patterns of the current. These patterns are exacerbated by structures in the water.

Photographing the Supermoon and What I'll Do Differently Next Time

By Abby Shepard / How-to and activities

In December of 2016, there was a natural phenomenon happening called the Supermoon, where the moon was extra close to Earth during its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the .

How Hikers Can Avoid Blisters and Other Foot Problems

By Thomas Johnson / How-to and health

Hiking is an activity that requires extensive use of the feet. We rely on them to carry us safely to the end of the trail.

Solo Roadtripping to Death Valley

By Karen Victoria Peck / Destinations and how-to

As a woman who grew up just outside NYC, road tripping and camping solo was super intimidating. Def not in my wheelhouse. I found myself wanting to visit Death Valley, just with no one to go with.

The Best Way to Prepare for Your Next Adventure

By James Sisti / How-to and lifestyle

Many eager ears harken to the call of the great outdoors, compelling nature-lovers and thrill-seekers alike to bask in nature’s abundant beauty while taking on a few exciting challenges.

Why I Keep a Travel Journal and You Should Too

By Jonathon Reed / How-to, lifestyle, and travel

I’ve never really been a journaling kind of guy. I usually prefer my laptop keyboard to a pen and paper, pretty much wherever I am—with one exception. When I’m on the road, I’m analogue all the way.

5 Reasons Why a Wetsuit Should be Your Next Gear Purchase

By Austin Jackson / How-to and activities

Yes, you read that right. Pull out that money you were saving for that new camera, drone, tent, sleeping bag, lens, you name it. For me, my wetsuit is an essential piece of gear I use quite often.

How to Travel with a Drone

By Garrett Graham / How-to and travel

Protection Is Key My advice is pretty simple, get a hardshell. Whether that’s a backpack or a case, you want a hard plastic cocoon protecting your expensive equipment.

10 Tips for Hiking Torres del Paine's W Trek in Patagonia

By Will Cebron / Destinations, how-to, activities, and travel

Located near the bottom of South America in Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine takes a significant effort to reach from nearly every country in the Northern Hemisphere.

An Easy Camping Recipe for Apple Oatmeal Cones

By Adam Kingman / How-to, health, lifestyle, and travel

Apple Oatmeal Cones I haven't had much luck packing in snow cones during the summer months, so here's a killer alternative for all you camp hack lovers out there.

4 Tips for Hiking with Your Small Dog

By Ashley Lake / How-to, lifestyle, and activities

One of the biggest misconceptions is that small dogs are for laps and bigger dogs are for everything else. Well I'm here to tell you that's just not true.

Five "Just in Case" Items I’ve Actually Had to Use

By Katie Johnson / How-to, activities, and travel

Finding a balance between feeling prepared yet not carrying unnecessary items is a tall order for any outdoor enthusiast.

Outdoor Guide Jobs for Beginners: How to Get Into Guiding

By Tara Stamnes / How-to, lifestyle, activities, and travel

Imagine getting up tomorrow morning, excited for the day you're about to spend outside. You grab a big breakfast, your hiking boots, and a packed backpack.

How to Prepare for Backpacking Europe

By Shalee Blackmer / Destinations, how-to, and travel

You've decided to take a leap and backpack Europe. Excited, frantic, and eager, it may be hard knowing where to start planning the upcoming journey.

4 Tips for More Adventures (plus a coupon for a free day off work)

By Trailfoody LLC / How-to, lifestyle, and travel

Photo: Dan Loch It's Saturday morning and the sun’s popping up with clear skies. Or there’s fresh snow in the mountains. Or the river’s running at just the right level. 1.

7 Essential Waterfalls Photography Tips

By Brandon Dewey / How-to and activities

1. Shoot on Overcast Days Light is everything in photography, and the best time to photograph waterfalls is on overcast days.

Butternut Squash Cauliflower Trail Tacos

By Adam Kingman / How-to, health, and lifestyle

For those of you who have exhausted your freeze dried meal options and peanut butter sandwich supply, this one's for you.

4 Quick Photography Tips and Tricks

By Garrett Graham / How-to

Intervalometer/Remote ShutterWith a tripod and intervalometer/remote shutter a whole new world of photo possibilities open up.

How to Camp on a Deserted Island in Panama for $5

By Alyssa + Hannah ODYSEA / Destinations, how-to, lifestyle, and travel

Every morning I would wake to the sunrise over the nearby rocks, stumble from my tent with my mask and snorkel in hand, and fall into the crystal clear waters.

10 Tips for Driving in Iceland

By 7308a3694ff2358877e36fb97bca073f / Destinations, how-to, activities, and travel

You're going to Iceland! Yeah! Congrats it's the most beautiful place in the world and I've been craving to get back ever since I flew out of Keflavík a few months ago.

How to Find Solitude in a National Park

By Sara Sheehy / How-to, activities, travel, and destinations

National Parks hold some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States.

The Golden Rules of National Parks (and Why They Matter)

By Tara Stamnes / How-to, lifestyle, and travel

The National Parks Service has been witness to a lot of rule-breaking issues over the past year. From tourists trampling off trail to taking off with wildlife, rules are still a problem for many.

How I Drastically Improved My Photography in Just 1 Year

By Austin Jackson / How-to

I have really only been seriously into photography for about a year now. I purchased my first full frame camera shortly after I started photography last March, and have been all about it since then.