Outdoors & Environment

ReadRules for the Road (Trip)

Rules for the Road (Trip)

For me, the most compelling part of a road trip is the way that traveling by car allows me to...

ReadWhat We Carry: EDC Essentials

What We Carry: EDC Essentials

Depending on where you live and what you do for a living, your everyday carry (EDC) items (as...

ReadIt’s Time to Try Sleeping in a Hammock

It’s Time to Try Sleeping in a Hammock

Whenever my husband and I go on a weekend hiking and camping trip with our buddy Ed, he opts...

ReadOn Gathering Firewood

On Gathering Firewood

The woodstove in my home chugs away for half the year, requiring endless tending: We feed it,...

ReadA Guide to Fording a River

A Guide to Fording a River

According to statistics from the National Parks, the main danger in the backcountry isn’t wildlife,...

ReadThe Freedom of a Solo Road Trip

The Freedom of a Solo Road Trip

With the jingle of my first pair of car keys, I fell in love with the delicious aloneness of...

ReadHow to Read and Use a Map

How to Read and Use a Map

I remember my first two trips to Europe, 10 years ago. My friends and I didn’t have smartphones,...

ReadMaking the Most of Being Snowed In

Making the Most of Being Snowed In

Here on the eastern seaboard, snow arrived much later than for our friends in the Midwest. Finally,...

ReadThe Essentials of Forest Bathing

The Essentials of Forest Bathing

As more and more Americans move to cities and work long hours, more of our lives are spent indoors....