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Looking for a Thru Hike? Consider the Colorado Trail

Every few years or so a book or movie will come out about an intrepid thru hiker who learns about themselves through the transformative experiences of thru hiking. In fact thru hiking has become such a “thing” that many of us who would never step foot on a trail are familiar with the Pacific Crest…
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How to Prepare for the Impact of Climate Change On Your Hike

Living in Colorado, we began noticing that the weather was changing years ago. We noticed that the snow seasons were getting shorter, that rainy days didn’t seem to happen as often and fire seasons were becoming a lot longer. Coloradans and folks across the world have sadly become aware of climate change in real-time. As…
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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. Southwest Road Trip Do you think you can knock out Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona in…
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Seattle to Olympic National Park: The Ultimate Scenic Road Trip

If you’re traveling to Washington state, then the opportunity to road trip from Seattle to Olympic National Park is an opportunity that you can’t pass up. Whether you are a beginner or avid hiker, camper, or just your every day adventurer, this park will blow your mind. 2.5 million people actually visit Olympic National Park…
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How We Tried Out “Car Life” & Traveled Across Europe For 3 Months

Travelling can be expensive. If you add up the cost of everything from accommodation, flights, food, insurance, trains etc the total can be eye watering. That’s why if you’re really serious about wanting to travel far and for a long time, many people these days are opting for buying or renting a van. What if…
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Seattle to Vancouver Island Road Trip: The Quest for The Pacific Rim

This ultimate 8-day road trip itinerary explores Vancouver Island from Victoria to the Pacific Rim and everything in between (and kind of all-around). We started in Seattle, Washington where we flew in specifically to start our road trip and took the ferries from the Anacortes port to Vancouver Island, BC. We did everything from meeting…
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3 Day Fleur de Lis and Marconi Trail Road Trip

Cape Breton Island may be small but there’s so much to see and so many road trip possibilities packed onto one tiny island!  One of my favourite Cape Breton road trips is a combination of two routes: The Fleur de Lis Trail and the Marconi Trail.  This road trip combines rugged scenery and outdoor adventure…
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How to Virtually Visit Your Favorite U.S. National Parks

A really weird thing happened recently – most of the U.S. national parks closed. To have national parks closed during spring definitely sucks but there are ways to still be able to visit our favorite spots virtually. As much as we’d rather go there, sometimes the virtual version will have to do. And no, this…
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Moving Cross Country & The Ultimate Road Trip Adventure That Came From It

What do you call a family with a service dog, two cats, and a plant who take a cross country journey over the winter holiday? Crazy.  But that’s exactly what we did.  When my partner and I moved from California to Texas, we needed a way to safely and securely transport a ton of things.…
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Cairn App Review: Hiking & Outdoor Trail Safety

Are you planning to go hiking, but are not familiar with the trails? Maybe you’re wanting to go hiking on a familiar trail, but I want to venture off. Before planning your hike, you’ll want to take the necessary precautions to ensure some peace of mind and safety. Good thing there’s an app for that.…
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