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Adventure Bigger University: What It Is & Why You Should Join

What if there was a school for those of us who love nature and the outdoors and want to take the next step in adventure?  A school designed to teach us new sports.  A university that pushed you to live more adventurously—that provided easy solutions to overcoming your fears and the problems that are preventing …

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How to Backpack Abel Tasman: 3-4 Day Backpacking Itinerary

When I was first planning our road trip through New Zealand, hiking Abel Tasman wasn’t even on my list. I had read in other blogs that it took a long time to drive into the National Park and being from Southern California I figured I’ve seen enough beaches. Unless there’s surf, I’d rather stick to …

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Guide to Surfing the California Coast

California. The birthplace of modern surf culture. All the stereotypes are true. People say “dude” too many times in a conversation with a heavy California accent. Lineups always have some guy who yells at you if you cut him off. Any good wave is crowded. Everyone spends a lot of money to wear brand name …

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10 Tips For Living A More Adventurous Life

We didn’t always live an adventurous life. In fact, we used to not even camp! For the first twelve years of our marriage, our vacations always revolved around a condo in Hawaii. It wasn’t until our fourth child was born that I got the itch to start living more adventurously. Now, our days revolve around …

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Best Day Hikes in the Sawtooth Range, Idaho

Updated July 2020 for additional information and accuracy. Planning a trip to the Sawtooth Mountains? These are 5 of the best day hikes that should be on your bucket list of hikes to do near Stanley, Idaho. We loved hiking these 5-day hikes in the Sawtooth Range because some required a bit of scrambling and route …

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Family Rock Climbing Trail Creek Road: Sun Valley, Idaho

It’s amazing how much wilderness Idaho has that doesn’t get used! This local secret is a perfect rock climbing adventure for your whole family.  The routes are easy, top-roped, and have some of the most incredible views in the Valley.  Plus it has amazing free camping. This local gem is still in the works, as …

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The Best Sport Climbing Destinations to Take Your Kids

When we first started traveling in search of sport climbing destinations, my youngest two kids were four and six years old. Old enough that they no longer required being carried in a backpack but not old enough to hike up steep hills or hike an hour straight to get to a climbing area (not that …

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Ultimate Day Hiking Guide to Lake Louise, Banff National Park: Lake Agnes, Devil’s Thumb, and Plain of Six Glaciers¬†

Calling all adventurists, want-to-be adventurists, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers.  In one of the most famous national parks in the world, Banff National park, is a hikers playground, Lake Louise.  From expert scrambles to meandering strolls to teahouses, Lake Louise has a day hike for any adventurer. Keep reading to find out the top routes …

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Mountain Biking & Hiking the Peter Skene Ogden Trail, Central Oregon

Hidden across the highway from the more well known Cascade Lakes Highway, with profound lakes, forests, and views of the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains, is a gem that most out-of-state travelers never even give a second glance. Three words. Lots Of Waterfalls.

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The Best Day Hike in Yosemite (And Doesn’t Require A Permit)

  Though I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries and hiked more than 400 miles of trails, I had no idea that one of the most amazing hikes in the world was in my home state.  Yosemite deserves all the fame it gets. It’s one of a kind with the lush quantity and variety of …

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Health Benefits of Nature: Tips for Getting Outdoors in Your Everyday Life

Sure, getting fresh air is good for your health, but how important is it really?  Actually, there is a ton of science behind the health benefits of nature.  But life is busy and finding time to get outdoors and plan camping trips can be challenging.  As much as we’d love to encourage you to make …

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Best Surf Spots in Europe (For Intermediates & For Beginners)

Coming from Southern California, we had pretty high standards when it came to looking for awesome waves to surf.  After traveling through 15 countries on our road trip through Europe, these were our favorite surf destinations.  Each one offers a unique experience both in the water and out.  By far, our favorite area was the …

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