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Your Guide To Island Hopping The Philippines

I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if travelling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!


A Culinary Tour Of Eastern Maui

Think “Maui” and you probably think geriatric tourists wearing socks with sandals. But, get away from the overpriced resorts and head into the jungle and you’ll find one of Hawaii’s last bastions of local culture. Which means there’s local food too. Here’s what to eat and how to find it.


How To Choose The Perfect Base Layers To Keep You Warm This Winter

Cold? I bet we can fix that. Staying warm in any condition — the office, the commute, a ski slope or in the outdoors — starts with a good base layer. Here’s how to find the best ones for your individual needs.


Rain Jackets, Explained

For an incredibly simple concept — keeping you dry — rain jackets have involved into awfully complicated products. Air flow rates, water pressure resistance, durable water repellent coatings, hard shells, soft shells… the list of technical terms goes on. Here’s what they all mean, and how you can use them to find the best jacket for you.


Hilarious Short Film Rips Action Movie Heroes Apart

Video: Californian director Justin Lutsky makes fun of movie’s action heroes in this hilarious short film that is almost like a check list of all the clich├ęs in the genre.


How To Find The Perfect Sleeping Bag

The foundation for comfort outdoors, a sleeping bag is probably the most essential item of camping gear. But, they now come in a lot of styles. Mummy, rectangle, quilt, synthetic, down and backed or backless. Which is right for you?


36 Hours Of Glaciers And Steam In Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here’s what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country’s steaming hot springs.


So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer: Everything You Need To Know

So you like photography and go on some pretty cool adventures too? Then adventure photography might be for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started.


How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They’re also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you’re buying online. Here’s how to do that.


Where To Hide In Case Of Nuclear Attack

This image — found by Erika Engelhaupt — shows the best places to hide in case of a nuclear blast, part of a recent US government guide about what to do in case of a nuclear detonation. It’s scary to see that the US is still actively considering this risk.


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