The Journal

What You Need To Know To Become An Outdoor Adventure Guide

What You Need To Know To Become An Outdoor Adventure Guide Outdoor adventure guides not only love nature and thrive in the wilderness, but they’re passionate about bringing unique outd...
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7 Best Hikes Near Denver That Will Challenge You

The best hikes near Denver are the ones without crowds and require a bit of skill. We’re talking about the hikes that end with our legs completely exhausted, our CamelBaks emptied, an...
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5 Things You Need To Know About Social Media As A Tour Operator

5 Things You Need To Know About Social Media As A Tour Operator Across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, “Travel” is one of the most shared topics. As adventure-seekers, we’re in...
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Why Your Tour Booking Platform Needs A Simple User Interface

If your tour booking platform is too confusing, customers may leave to find a site that has a simple user interface (UI) instead. Users visiting your website must have a good — if ...
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6 LGBTQ Outdoor Organizations Helping Make the Outdoors Inclusive

Across the United States, LGBTQ people are finding others to connect with outside. Now, more than ever, people want to get outdoors and they want to feel safe while exploring. Thes...
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How Does Origin Work?

Origin is the latest online marketplace for booking outdoor adventures with expert guides. We help tour guides and outfitting businesses thrive through online booking and modern te...
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10 Outdoor Dads And Father Figures We Look Up To and Why You Will Too

From the Scottish-American naturalist known as the “Father of the National Parks” to a U.S. Navy veteran-turned-expert-fisherman, dads and father figures come from all walks of lif...
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How To Boost Traveler Confidence After COVID-19

As of today, “When can we travel again?” is the #2 question in Google travel trends. Travel-related searches are starting to rise again so it’s safe to say that people are ready to...
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The Dirt Digest: Anti-Racism Resources For Our Outdoor Community

Origin was founded to help eliminate barriers to entry for folks who want to explore new places. We believe everyone should be free to explore and enjoy Nature without the threat of viol...
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The Best Outdoor Activity to Do Every Month in Colorado

With 300 days of summer and varying geographic terrain, you can go on an outdoor adventure any month in Colorado. Whether you make a trip out of it or go on a microadventure once a...
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The Importance of Simple Tour Guide and Operator Booking Software

You have more important things to worry about than teaching yourself how to use a new system to manage your tour guiding or outfitting business. You have reservations to book, cale...
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Colorado Organizations Boosting Diversity and Inclusion in the Outdoors

We realize the outdoor industry lacks diversity. Because of this, our founder set out to create a company that would help eliminate barriers to entry for folks who want to explore ...
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Celebrate National Trails Day Differently This Year

Celebrate National Trails Day Differently This Year Thanks to thousands of miles of trails, we are able to explore the wild. June 6th, 2020 marks National Trails Day to celebrate...
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4 Excellent Reasons Why You Need Streamlined Online Booking

Streamlined booking will be essential in a post-COVID-19 era because the travel industry will never be the same. While travel has dropped significantly, it will bounce back. When i...
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Make Life Exciting Again with Microadventures

A lot of us want to go on adventures but think we have to do something legendary or expensive for it to be considered a capital-A Adventure. Those of us with full-time jobs don’t t...
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Our 7 Favorite Adventure Vloggers

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 ...
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The Best Mother’s Day Outdoor Activities

While this Mother’s Day is different from other years, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our moms. Typically, Mother’s Day is celebrated with brunch in a crowded restaurant, imbib...
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How to Get in Shape for Hiking from Home

Hiking, whether on trails or in the backcountry, is a challenging yet gratifying activity and requires a certain amount of fitness to not only enjoy yourself but to make it to t...
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An Interval Workout for Cyclists That Is Not on the Bike

An Interval Workout for Cyclists That Is Not on the Bike Whether you’re in quarantine or you don’t have access to a gym, building and maintaining strength for biking can be done ...
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When Outdoor Photographers Capture Our Great Indoors

Searching for fun things to do inside when you’re an outdoor enthusiast results in board games, movies, and books. For outdoor photographers, shooting out the window from inside isn’t ve...
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5 Underrated National Parks in the US

There are 419 national parks in the United States spanning across more than 84 million acres. Most of us have heard about or visited Yellowstone and Yosemite, Rocky Mountain National Par...
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50 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day and How to Start

One person can make a difference in taking care of the earth and it doesn’t have to be just one day. We can implement these steps every day of our lives. We’ve also included the first st...
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6 Uncommon Stories About Our National Parks

To celebrate National Park Week, here are six uncommon stories about National Parks in the US. Yellowstone National Park Truman Everts joined the Washburn-Langford-Doane expedi...
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Planning for Your Next Adventure to Keep the Stoke Alive

The thought of planning an adventure right now sounds like an almost impossible task. We aren’t sure when travel restrictions will be lifted or the best place to go. Eventually, all this...
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Best Workout Apps to Maintain Fitness for Your Outdoor Sport

We know a lot of us are seeking alternatives to our sport to maintain our fitness while staying inside. We found some of the best workout and fitness apps that are specific to outd...
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Boost Your Wilderness Skills With These 8 Online Courses

Online education is growing and with everything going virtual right now, it’s the best time to hone your skills for your next outdoor adventure. While you’re staying at home, it doesn’t ...
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10 Powerful Adventure Films That Will Inspire You

Adventure films have a way to inspire us from our couch. They encourage us to venture outside of our comfort zones. They leave us fulfilled and motivated to scale mountains. We found 10 ...
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The Dirt Digest: Your Ears Will Thank You

“It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.” - Bob Ross Bob Ross was the man of the people - someone who could rally us all around a simple canvas. He showe...
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5 Outdoor Podcasts That Will Make You See Nature Differently

5 Outdoor Podcasts That Will Make You See Nature Differently Outdoor podcasts are the new campfire stories during this time. Everyone loves a good story, especially if it involves the ...
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Our Top Five Outdoor Books When You're Inside

The second-best thing to exploring the outdoors is reading about others who have done it and left with an amazing story. We can learn through their accounts, histories, mistakes, and glo...
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All the Parks, None of the Crowds

Even though our adventures are postponed, we can still visit epic National Parks. Bonus: you can visit all these parks in a day without waiting in line for the best view or worrying abou...
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The Best Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside

We don’t necessarily have to go outside to witness how amazing Nature is. We can do it from the comfort of our homes while protecting others. Whether you’re choosing to stay indoors or n...
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Tips for Recreating Outdoors Amidst the Coronavirus

Tips for recreating outdoors amidst the Coronavirus Fortunately, for us, outdoor recreation isn’t canceled yet due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s a great privilege to be able to recre...
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Minimizing Our Environmental Impact on Outdoor Adventures

Minimizing our environmental impact on outdoor adventures We all love to explore the outdoors, but we don’t always think about our environmental impact during our adventures. We all ex...
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The Quick and Dirty of Trail Running

The challenge is in the terrain.  It’s nearly Springtime and we’re ready to get back on the trails. Trail running is different than treadmill or pavement running in that there are ...
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Winter Bike Riding for Beginners

It's cold. It's dark. There's a blanket of frost on the ground and the bike's collecting dust. Now's your moment to seize adventure. Winter bike riding does not have to break th...
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The Best Snowboarding Gear You Should Have for Your First Time

The Best Snowboarding Gear You Should Have for Your First Time Having the right snowboarding gear will make or break your first trip up the mountain. Snowboarding can be both exciti...
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4 Reasons to Choose Experiences Over Things for Your Best Year

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 ...
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Adventure Responsibly

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 busies...
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Outside Time is Happy Time

For those of us who spend some 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-bei...
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Your Fall Bucket List

1. The Adventure-Run Do you like trail running and want to explore new terrain while challenging yourself? Many consider the mountain or adventure-run the backcountry version of t...
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5 Reasons You Should Explore With a Guide

  1. Guides know the lay of the land. If you’re relying on Google, Instagram, or other apps to find the best trails or spots in an area, you aren’t alone. Social media funnels ...
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About the Brand – Q&A with Origin

What is Origin? Origin is an online marketplace for booking authentic outdoor adventures with expert guides. From helping tour guides and outfitting businesses thrive through online b...
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