We remember our experiences over things. For example, when did you get the shirt you are wearing right now? How many times have you worn it? Chances are you don’t know because you don’t remember. So, when was the last time you went snowboarding? Where’d you go? Who were you with? You’re probably going to tell a story most people would like to hear. Things, gizmos, and gadgets don’t stick in our memories like experiences do. We’re going to ask, “What did you do over the weekend?” before we ask, “What did you buy over the weekend?” No one cares...

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One of the primary reasons we created Origin is help spread people out and reduce the overall user impact on busy trails. Anyone can hop into Google and find the most popular, aka busiest, trail when they land in a new location. Not everyone has the opportunity to pair up with a guide whose area knowledge will lead you away from the crowds and into less trafficked but equally fulfilling adventures.  Whether you ride the superhighway to the summit with the masses or a guide shows you the path less traveled, there are several things you can do to lessen...

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For those of us who spend time outside most days of the week, a study like the 2019 Journal of Nature Scientific Reports linking time spent outside to an increased sense of well-being isn’t revelatory. Dozens of studies correlate spending time in nature with greater rates of health and happiness and lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, mental health problems and more. But this most recent report suggests two hours per week as the minimum time a, person needs to spend time in nature to reap these rewards. According to the study, those who spent at least two...

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Outdoor guides not only love the outdoors but they thrive in nature. They have customer service skills and passion to give their guests an epic wilderness experience. Exploring with an outdoor guide is perfect for those who want to adventure with an expert. Outdoor guides lead technical activities like rafting, climbing, and mountaineering where the journey, destination, and the experience are the same goal. Here are four reasons why you should explore with an outdoor guide for your next adventure: 1. Outdoor Guides Know The Lay Of The Land If you’re relying on Google and social media to find the...

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What is Origin? Origin is the online activity booking software empowering adventure-seekers and streamlining the outdoor adventure process. From helping tour outfitters thrive through online booking and modern technology, to empowering travelers to find and reserve the perfect adventure, we’re passionate about making the outdoors more accessible to those who want to explore the wild. Origin’s online activity booking software: Uses modern technology to streamline the tour booking process for outfitters and customers.Reduces the administrative work for operators.Improves the accuracy of tracking tour availability both for guides and customers.Creates a better user experience by providing a one-stop shop for customers.Simplifies...

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