A 13,776-Foot Summit of The Mighty Grand Teton
As I reflect back on my Summit for Someone experience with Big City Mountaineers, I realized that my life would look very different had I not taken a giant leap of faith and gone on the Grand Teton climb
6 Under-the-Radar Countries to Visit Now
In the age of social media, it almost seems as if no place on the planet has escaped the lens of a smartphone camera. But beyond the trending hotspots, there are places still overlooked by travelers. Countries that are overshadowed by bigger, more illustrious neighbors.
A Backpacker’s Guide to Southeast Asia
You can spend a lifetime exploring the nooks and crannies of Southeast Asia. If you have only two weeks, pick a country or two to hone in on.
10 Essentials for a Comfortable Camp
Here are ten items that will help you camp more comfortably, so that you can focus on what really matters—enjoying time outside with your adventure buddies.
What It’s Really Like to Hike a Long-Distance Trail
Before hitting the trail, here are some ideas for getting you started on the right foot (pun intended).
How to Avoid the Crowds at America’s National Parks
Let’s face it, there is nothing more frustrating than showing up at a national park to find it so crowded that you spend more time searching for a parking spot and a little solitude than actually enjoying nature. We all want incredible views, quiet wilderness,…
7 Underrated Ways to Leave No Trace in the Outdoors
Everyone knows about packing out your trash, or what to do when nature calls in the wilderness. These are number one and number two (literally) in the leave-no-trace playbook for those of us who care about preserving outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy. Well,…
A Quick & Dirty Guide to Getting Started with Backpacking
Little compares to spending a night in the backcountry after a long day of hiking. Add to that the feeling of accomplishment of carrying everything you need on your back, and you’re setting yourself up for a sweet adventure. Backpacking is a fun way to…
An Ode to Your Adventure Buddies
Here’s a look at some of the qualities that make a top notch adventure buddy.
3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies
To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted three backpacking loops that give you the Appalachian Trail, streamside and ridgeline campsites, killer views, and enough distance and elevation to satisfy your inner weekend warrior.