After a few trips around the world, we have learned a several critical lessons (many the hard way) about properly modifying your overland vehicle for adventure travel.
Sample the comfort and capability, without the costly investment.
It’s one of the most celebrated trails in North America. Have you driven the White Rim Trail?
They call it the Lost World Expedition, and it all began in 2009 when Lacey and Luis sold everything and hit the road.
Winding through the mountains of B.C. is a path of beauty, excitement, and adventure. While many travel this route, few know the opportunities that lies just a few miles off pavement.
If you’re looking for a scenic 750-mile ride across the state of Arizona, look no further than the latest installment from the Backcountry Discovery Routes project.
There is little doubt that crowd funding is quickly becoming a new force in global finance, but is it a legitimate source of cash or merely a scam?
Preparing for a lost passport starts long before you ever depart, and includes making copies of your passport and other important documents.
If you want to see the real Alaska, void of the cruise ships, hordes of tourists, and bundles of gift shops, Haines is for you.
If you have ever wondered about the threat of floods in Jordan or the risks of compromised ground water in Laos, this interactive map will be of great interest to you.
There’s a lot of interesting countries out there, and with that comes a lot of interesting flags. Check out these cool ones that stood out to our team.
Before you get in a tizzy and refuse to read this article, know that we’ve included five alternatives that you CAN drive to. Happy? Okay now go read the article.
As far as cool maps go, this has to be one of the “coolest”. And they said we couldn’t make a temperature joke.
In our continuing series of bikepacking edifiers, we now turn our attention to what many consider the most important component to a bikepacking setup––bike bags.
While things used to be easy when choosing a bike, these days require more than a little guidance to make the right choice
While dehydration is no picnic and can ultimately kill you, drinking water rife with nasty critters can just as easily bring the Reaper or make you so sick you’ll be calling his name.
Answering the most important questions first
via West County Explorers Club: Having visited a couple of fire lookouts this year, I found them to be pretty fascinating places. In this age of electronically monitored everything, rangers and volunteers still head to the tops of mountains to scout for forest fires with nothing more than simply surveying gear.
When smoke is spotted, a bearing is taken using something called an Osborne Fire-Finder, basically a circular map and a sight on a rotating turntable. Once the fire’s bearing is recorded, it’s shared with other towers, who, if they are within visual range, also report a bearing. With a bearing from at least two towers, an approximate fix on the fire can be made. Using the line of sight across the circular map (the lookout tower is located in the center of the map) estimates of the fire’s location can be made if no other lookout is within visual range.
This video, about the Mt. Tamalpais fire lookout in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, is more about the view but I’ll hope you’ll enjoy it just the same.
I went on a nice little solo trip up to the Sierra Nevada this past summer, found some great back country camp sites, and thought I’d share them with you. Keep these in mind for next summer when the snow clears.
“Do you have a current passport?”
“Of course!” “…Are you sure?”