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So You Want to Explore Nature Without Camping

By Hipmunk /

Sometimes you want to explore mother nature without jumping into bed with her. We get it.

If You've Ever Loved A Dog, You Need To Watch This

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

This short film from Felt Soul Media tugs at the heart strings of anyone who has ever loved a dog.

How To Turn Your Weekend Into A Micro-Adventure

By Megan Davin / How-to

Two days. Just 48 hours. Maybe 55 if you leave work at 5pm on a Friday. Anyway you look at it, the typical 2-day weekend is what many of us live for.

18 Incredible Hot Springs You Need To Explore

By The Outbound Collective / Destinations

Is there any better way to cap off a day of adventuring than soaking in a natural hot springs pool and taking in the twilight hours? Nope. There just isn't.

The West Coast's 25 Best Waterfalls

By The Outbound Collective / Destinations

El Niño is in full effect and has restored many waterfalls that were all but dry back to their former glory.

Explorer Spotlight: Juan Moreno

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Juan Moreno, but my friends call me Ché | Age: 30 | Location: Cathedral City, CA What’s your day job? Administration Supervisor at Atlantic Aviation, a private terminal for jets.

Explorer Spotlight: Katch Silva

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Katch Silva | Age: 25 | Location: Long Beach, California What’s your day job? I'm a full time photographer.

Hit The Backcountry: 5 Tips For Buying Your Perfect Backpack

By Grant Nyquist / How-to

There are few things more exciting and exhilarating than hitting the trail for a quick overnight or heading out on a multi-day backpacking trip.

Top 5 Bay Area Basecamps

By Hipmunk / Destinations

Photo: Griffin Moon Woodchip trails, soaring redwoods and awe inspiring views await you in the Bay Area.

Adventure Roundup: Sea Coves, Canyoneering, and Swimming Holes

By The Outbound Collective /

The Adventure Roundup is a weekly recap of a few of our favorite adventures that were recently published on our website. 1.

Washington's 5 Most Epic Adventures

By Jason Zabriskie / Destinations

It's important to find time to explore the outdoors as often as possible, even if it's just a short hike before work. But we all have that urge inside of us to finally go on that epic adventure.

3 Must-Do Mountain Bike Rides In Crested Butte

By J.J. Benson / Destinations

Wanting to spend some quality time with your bike this summer? While touted as "the last great ski town", Crested Butte also offers unparalleled singletrack.

Break Away From The Norm: 6 Outdoor Date Ideas For Los Angeles

By The Outbound Collective / Destinations

There are more than enough great bars and restaurants in the greater LA area to have that awkward first date, get to know your current crush a little better, or just as important, catch up with your .

6 Tips For A Successful Trip To Arches National Park

By Megan Davin / Destinations

Only have a few hours to spare and you’re in Moab? Perfect. Go beyond the famous Delicate Arch and you'll be surprised by how much more there is that makes Arches National Park so special.

Explorer Spotlight: Tiffany Nguyen

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Tiffany Nguyen | Age: 27 | Location: Redondo Beach, CA What’s your day job? Dentist What are your favorite things to do outside? Exploring new places, chillin at the beach, hiking to epic v.

Top 5 Family-Friendly Campsites Near San Francisco

By Brian Heifferon / Destinations and family

Camping is heaven for kids - dirty hands, non-stop exploration, staying up past bedtime, and campfires. But as a parent, it can be a different story.

8 Tips For Taking Epic Adventure Photos

By Scott Kranz / How-to

If you’re like me, you’re hooked on combining two favorite hobbies: outdoor adventure and photography.

Explorer Spotlight: Dusty Klein

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Dusty Klein | Age: 24 | Location: Portland, Oregon -> Boise, Idaho! What’s your day job? I'm a web publisher/editor for the HP.com Software team.

Explorer Spotlight: Seth Whelden

By The Outbound Collective / Lifestyle

Name: Seth Whelden | Age: 30 | Location: Portland, OR What’s your day job? I'm a freelance Director of Photography.

San Diego's 5 Most Epic Views

By Grant Nyquist / Destinations

It's hard to pass up a day of chillin at the beach when you live in San Diego and have a day off, but every now and then, it's a good idea to mix things up and gain a new perspective on this beautifu.

Adventure Roundup: Deep Valleys, Trekking, and Cycling the Cascades

By The Outbound Collective /

The Adventure Roundup is a weekly recap of a few of our favorite adventures that were recently published on our website.

Top 8 Things To See And Do In Costa Rica

By Jonathan Sinclair / Destinations

Costa Rica is a rugged rainforest country located in Central America.

Gimme Shelter: Great Tent Alternatives

By Hannah Weinberger / Activities

There are hundreds of tents on the market, but after parsing marketing material, you’ll realize they only differ in a few (albeit crucial) ways: their weight, roominess, and seasonality, determined b.

WATCH: StateScapes, Nevada

By Derrick Lytle / Destinations

Nevada, stark empty deserts, big cold mountains, and abstract desert artwork. Growing up in southern Nevada I experienced all of this and it grew on me. I crave it.