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The 14 States of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Despite growing up on the east coast, I first learned about the Appalachian Trail in 2011 when I was 25. I met my best friend, Jeremy, while we were serving together in the Air Force. We lived in Georgia, about 200 miles from the Appalachian Trail, or the AT. We bonded over outdoor activities like…
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We Sold Almost Everything We Own and Took a 15 Month Road Trip Across North America

I absolutely love the feeling of a road trip. Don’t you? The excitement and planning. The anticipation of the new things we’ll see. Meeting new people on the road. Seeing the hundreds or thousands of miles tick off on the odometer. Searching for wildlife as we drive. Talking about it before we go and talking…
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The Best POC Hiking Groups to Join

I grew up in Boulder, Colorado and as a result of that upbringing, I experienced exploring the outdoors at a pretty young age. But, my mom wasn’t the one taking me hiking, horseback riding, and camping. She was too busy working and trying to get through university, instead, the local YMCA actively introduced me to…
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Cabot Trail Road Trip: 3 Days in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Perhaps you’ve recently heard about Cape Breton Island.  After all, it has gained a reputation for being one of the top travel destinations in North America. This tiny but beautiful island just East of mainland Nova Scotia on Canada’s East Coast has always been a popular destination for history buffs, culture lovers and outdoor adventure…
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The Best Hikes Near Denver That Locals Will Tell You About

Living in close proximity to the Rocky Mountains gives Denverites access to some of the best hiking in the world. But, with the overwhelming growth in the state’s population, locals have become increasingly reluctant to share some of their favorite hiking trails. Their fear is that those favorite spots will be overrun with hikers and…
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Hiking for Beginners: 10 Tips to Start Exploring

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? If you’re not ready to embark on a multi-day hiking journey, hiking day trips are the perfect place to start. Beginner hiking can be exploring your community’s local trails or venturing for the day in a state or national park, there really are a lot of options to get…
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Southwest Road Trip 4 Day Itinerary: Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Sedona

Experience the best of Arizona and Nevada with this epic 4-Day Southwest Road Trip. Destinations include Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona for not just a fun trip, but one filled with beauty and nature’s best views. Table of Contents Southwest Road TripWhy Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Sedona?Day 1: Fly into VegasDay 2: Drive…
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Hiking in Missouri: 5 Supreme Spots for The Perfect Missouri Day Hike

My wife and I were both born and raised in the eastern part of Missouri, St. Louis to be exact. Over the course of that time we were able to visit and hike a good majority of the state and national parks there. Some were duds and some were absolutely remarkable. When you think of…
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Hiking Gear Essentials To Pack For Your Next Trip

Whether you are going on a long hiking trek or just a day hike, you are going to need to remember a few essentials to ensure a successful journey. That means hiking gear and lots of it. Before any trip you always need to make a list of what you might need so you are…
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