What life lessons have you learned from exploring the outdoors? We think all adventures are opportunities to learn more about yourself and the world around you. Through adventures, we realize what we’re capable of and we grow from setbacks and challenges. We asked adventurers around the world: What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned on an adventure? Here are some of the biggest life lessons they’ve learned: Take Risks I've developed two philosophies long ago that I use in making adventure decisions: 1) When a window opens in your life, you have an obligation to jump through it headfirst....

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There are some of us who live to travel, explore, and make a new community wherever we set foot; and that staying still is the hardest thing to do. Many of these people have found a way to make a living from their travels through vlogs. What’s a vlog? Essentially, it’s a video blog. These seven adventure vloggers routinely record their lives through 4K films or GoPro selfies so we can live vicariously through them. The viewer gets to join them on their never-ending journeys from the safety of our home. Sometimes, it even inspires us to go on our...

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Outdoor podcasts are the new campfire stories during this time. Everyone loves a good story, especially if it involves the outdoors. While we can’t quite gather around the campfire with friends right now, we can sit back and listen to stories in our homes. We found five outdoor podcasts that will teach you about nature, inspire your own storytelling, and encourage your wanderlust.

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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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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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