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  • How to Photograph the Night Sky

    How to Photograph the Night Sky

    Nothing captures the imagination quite like the night sky. Sitting beneath its vast expanse leaves you feeling small in the midst of the universe. With the development of camera technology, it’s become easier to capture these scenes with only a few pieces of necessary gear. Scott Sady, a fine art landscape photographer from Reno, Nevada […] More

  • 30 of The Best Things to do in Orlando, Florida

    30 of The Best Things to do in Orlando, Florida

    Looking for things to do in Orlando? We’ve got you covered. Orlando has been our family’s go to destination for decades. In fact, we were in Orlando just before crossing the border back to Canada in March, 2020. (literally days before the borders closed) Canadian’s can’t get enough of the sunshine and theme parks of […] More

  • Why Part of the UK is in Continental Europe

    Gibraltar: Why Part of the UK is in Continental Europe

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Located on a peninsula off of Southern Spain, best known for the massive rock which dominates its landscape, Gibraltar is one of the most strategic locations in the world.  It has been fought over for […] More

  • The Human Powered Means to Ascend

    The Human Powered Means to Ascend

    In the spring, the road to this mountain, somewhere in Montana, is open to bikes, but not to cars. Uncrowded spring skiing is there for the takers, provided you get yourself up there. So Maxx Chance and Johnny Egan grabbed their gravel bikes and their skis, and powered themselves on up to the peak. Source […] More

  • Tubolito Swears Their New Bike Tubes Are “Unpuncturable”

    Tubolito Swears Their New Bike Tubes Are "Unpuncturable"

    They are bright orange. They are made from a thermoplastic elastomer. They come with a one-year warranty that will replace a tube if it is punctured. Which is impossible under “normal” use, according to the manufacturer. They are super light, weighing in at 130g for Presta valves, or 139g for Schrader. They are the new […] More

  • Which Is Better for Hammering Your Tent Stakes – Mallet or Rock?

    Which Is Better for Hammering Your Tent Stakes – Mallet or Rock?

    Consumer Reports has nothing on us. We know that the difference between camping comfort and a total goat rodeo often comes down to your kit. Are you prepared? Are you resourceful? Can you pound in a titanium tent stake at 1 in the morning with nothing but what you find on site, or should you […] More

  • 3 Important Reasons to Travel for Addiction Rehab

    3 Important Reasons to Travel for Addiction Rehab

    Once something that was only done by individuals from well-off families, traveling for rehab has become a mainstream practice in the past few decades. Boston Drug Treatment Centers, a directory of substance rehab programs in Massachusetts, reports that the number of out-of-state inquiries has consistently grown over the years. But why would anyone want to leave […] More

  • Sec. Haaland Urges Restoration of Nat Monuments Shrunk By Trump

    Sec. Haaland Urges Restoration of Nat Monuments Shrunk By Trump

    According to the New York Times, based on a report that has yet to be released to the public, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has urged President Biden to reinstate the boundaries and restore protection of three national monuments stripped of protection and size by the Trump administration: Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Northeast Canyons and […] More

  • What Do We Owe Wildland Firefighters?

    What Do We Owe Wildland Firefighters?

    “It’s like having gasoline out there,” said Brian Steinhardt, forest fire zone manager for Prescott and Coconino national forests in Arizona, in a recent AP story about the increasingly fire-prone West. Now something else is happening — and at the worst possible time. Federal firefighters are leaving the workforce and taking their training and experience […] More

  • 20 Exciting Things to do in Egypt – Plus Fun Facts

    20 Exciting Things to do in Egypt - Plus Fun Facts

    If there is one place to put on your bucket list of travels, it’s Egypt. Egypt holds a special place in our hearts as it was the destination that kicked off The Planet D in 2008 when we began our cycling journey from Cairo to Cape Town. We have been traveling ever since – well […] More

  • The History of the Microwave Oven

    The History of the Microwave Oven

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript According to legend, in 1945 an engineer by the name of Perry Spencer was working in front of an active radar installation. As he was working, he noted that a candy bar that he had […] More

  • In Austria, a Different Kind of Downhill

    In Austria, a Different Kind of Downhill

    This road to Timmelsjoch, Austria was freshly shorn of its snow wool, and no cars were yet allowed through, so Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef decided to bomb it. All the speed and the snow of a downhill ski run, just with lots more pavement. Source link More

  • Folks, We’re Pleased to Report the Bear Cams Are Back

    Folks, We're Pleased to Report the Bear Cams Are Back

    Since the great thawing at the end of the last ice age, they have come. Salmon, driving themselves relentlessly up coastal rivers, for dozens, sometimes hundreds of miles. They starve themselves while undergoing the most impressive athletic feat any being on this planet performs. Mile after mile, they beat against the current, leaping great distances, […] More

  • How Hiking Across Arizona Helped Rebuild, and Maybe Save, a Life

    How Hiking Across Arizona Helped Rebuild, and Maybe Save, a Life

    The 800-mile-long Arizona Trail that runs end-to-end across the state wasn’t even finished in the early 2000s, when Sirena Rana, still new to hiking, first started seeing signs for it at trailheads. The idea of a string of checkpoints across the entire state piqued her curiosity. She hiked past one of them once and felt […] More

  • 13 Best Hikes in San Francisco You Must Try

    13 Best Hikes in San Francisco You Must Try

    Many travelers know about the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and flock there as soon as they get to the city and they should, it’s an icon of San Francisco. As someone who has lived in the city for almost two decades, tourist attractions in San Francisco are nice, but I want to share […] More

  • Post WWII German Expulsions

    Post WWII German Expulsions

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript World War II was unquestionably the greatest bloodletting in world history. Never before had so many people lost their lives in such a short period of time. Of all of the many tragedies which took […] More

  • Your Moment of Zen Is This Man Hand-Building a Wooden Kayak

    A couple years ago, I went to Maine and built a wooden surfboard under the careful tutelage of the Grain Surfboards crew (you can, and should, read about it in AJ issue #16, available for purchase, here). For three days, we laid and clamped and glued strips of white cedar for three days until it […] More

  • Boating Lake Martin Alabama- The Complete Guide

    Boating Lake Martin Alabama- The Complete Guide

    Goat Island Lake Martin Goat Island Lake Martin is technically Billy Goat Island. If you look for ‘Goat Island Alabama’ on Google Maps, it will return a point on Lake Mitchell and stories about how there aren’t actually goats on goat island. Have no fear; there are plenty of goats on the Lake Martin Goat […] More

  • 16 Best Things to do in Tobermory, Ontario

    The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

    Tobermory is a small haven in Ontario, Canada that is perfect for nature lovers. As Ontario slowly begins to open up, people are making plans for day trips and getaways close to home. Tobermory is the perfect weekend getaway from Toronto, located four hours northwest of the city. If you want to start planning for […] More

  • The Drake Equation

    The Drake Equation

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In 1961, at the Green Bank observatory in West Virginia, a small conference was held for astrophysicists. The meeting was organized by Cornell University professor and astronomer Frank Drake. The subject of the conference was […] More

  • Fun and Fascinating Facts About Antarctica

    Fun and Fascinating Facts About Antarctica

    Antarctica is unlike any other place on the planet! Did you know that Antarctica is the world’s tallest, windiest, driest, and coldest continent? These are just some of the most interesting facts about Antarctica! Antarctica is, without a doubt, a region of extremes and one of the most intriguing continents. It has no permanent inhabitants, harsh weather […] More

  • The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti

    The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In April 1920, two men who were delivering the payroll to the Slater-Morrill Shoe Company in Braintree, Massachusetts were killed in broad daylight. The payroll was taken by the killers, and they jumped into a […] More

  • Our Review of the Paxis Swing Arm Easy Access Backpack

    Our Review of the Paxis Swing Arm Easy Access Backpack

    The Paxis Twin Lakes backpack is a unique design with a clever swing arm system that lets you access the inside of the backpack without setting it down and to say it’s unique is no understatement. In our almost 20 years of travel together, It’s safe to say that we’ve used and reviewed a lot […] More

  • Stunning 3D Map Shows Route of Every Drop of Water in United States

    Stunning 3D Map Shows Route of Every Drop of Water in United States

    Wanna know where a raindrop that falls in Glacier National Park eventually ends up? Would you like to follow the headwaters of the Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico? Or just see a 3D map of where the water in your local watershed flows on its way to the sea? Check out the River Runner […] More

  • This Week in Travel – Episode 283

    This Week in Travel - Episode 283 - Fran Golden - Alaska

    This week’s guest is Fran Golden. She is an award-winning travel writer whose work regularly appears in Bloomberg, Travel + Leisure magazine, and other leading media outlets. She is the author of numerous cruise and travel books, including “100 Things To Do In Alaska Before You Die” (Reedy Press, 2021). The Alaska book is available […] More

  • Eagle Creek Sent to the Big Brand Pasture In the Sky

    Eagle Creek Sent to the Big Brand Pasture In the Sky

    My favorite travel bag setup is based on the Eagle Creek Migrate Wheeled Duffel. It’s 110 liters and I stuff it with their excellent Pack-It system of packing cubes and shoe organizers. The duffel is weather resistant, the shoe organizers can keep filthy shoes away from clean clothes, the packing cubes are tough and can […] More

  • Debunking the Biggest Myth About Wildfires

    Debunking the Biggest Myth About Wildfires

    Ecologist Chad Hanson calls his new book Smokescreen: Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate, but it could just as well be titled Why We Should Love Dead Trees. Hanson, director of the John Muir Project, uses the book to explain why wildfires are beneficial to forest ecosystems and why keeping fire-burned […] More

  • Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alaska

    Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Alaska

    If you enjoy spectacular scenery and nature gets your boat afloat, you are going to love all of the best places to visit in Alaska that we have rounded up for you. An Alaskan holiday will change the way you think about the world. We have visited Alaska twice once on a small ship with […] More

  • The Six Political Eras In American History

    The Six Political Eras In American History

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript American history isn’t a single linear story. There are periodic changes to the political order where political parties and affiliations are reordered.  According to political scientists, there have been six different political eras in American […] More

  • 20 of the Best Adventure Quotes of All Time, Courtesy of Author Bill Bryson

    20 of the Best Adventure Quotes of All Time, Courtesy of Author Bill Bryson

    It’s Friday, we could use some feel-good inspiration, so we dug through our archives to find a list of great quotes for a little breezy early weekend reading. Travel feels just around the corner, doesn’t it? The world is opening back up, the idea of getting on a plane, or a boat, or even just […] More

  • What we thought of this kids travel subscription box

    What we thought of this kids travel subscription box

    Have you heard about Little Passports? In this article, we review the Little Passports subscription box for kids, explain what it is, and how to choose the best subscription for your child. We found Little Passports when searching for fun, indoor activities for our kids, with a travel and exploration focus. After over a year […] More

  • This Droolworthy Toyota Tacoma With 70s Chinook Camper Is For Sale

    This Droolworthy Toyota Tacoma With 70s Chinook Camper Is For Sale

    June 10, 2021 This Droolworthy Toyota Tacoma With 70s Chinook Camper Is For Sale Have $35k burning a hole in your pocket? Of course not! But that doesn’t mean it’s not time to take out a second mortgage or sell everything you own for the chance to own this sweet mashup of a 2001 Tacoma […] More

  • Climber John Bachar Blew the Doors Clean Off the ’70s Yosemite Climbing Scene

    Climber John Bachar Blew the Doors Clean Off the '70s Yosemite Climbing Scene

    In the early 1970s the major Yosemite climbing proving ground was an area called the Nabisco Wall, a series of vertical cracks that would have been impossible to climb before the invention of hexes. Into this scene – and it was a scene, dominated by already legends like John Long and Jim Bridwell – on […] More

  • Temporary Car Insurance for Road Trips

    Temporary Car Insurance for Road Trips

    Car insurance is something you don’t get to choose whether you want it or not. If you drive, you have to have it. For some individuals, though, standard car insurance policies aren’t a good fit. If you only drive occasionally, why would you want to pay for car insurance all year round? Temporary car insurance […] More

  • 14 Amazing Things to do in Squamish B.C.

    14 Amazing Things to do in Squamish B.C.

    There are a ton of amazing things to do in Squamish BC and the journey to get there is as beautiful as the destination. That’s because you drive through it on the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. The name “Sea to Sky” definitely does the drive justice. You can drive from the sea in […] More

  • The Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers Is Our New Fave Bike Tool

    The Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers Is Our New Fave Bike Tool

    My first bike multitool was a hex key set from Park Tools. Plastic, inexpensive, as long as the fix required just a hex key, I was all good. Then, I upgraded to a Blackburn Big Switch. Hex keys, torx screws, and a burly metal construction—a nice tool I still recommend. But then for Christmas my […] More

  • The End of the Space Race

    Apollo–Soyuz: The End of the Space Race

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript The space race officially began on October 4, 1957, at 7:28 PM Moscow Time. That was when Sputnik was launched into orbit as the first artificial satellite, and from that moment, it was on. But […] More

  • Trail Running Is Meditation—Even for Buddhist Monks

    Trail Running Is Meditation—Even for Buddhist Monks

    Yukai Shimizu is the head priest of a Buddhist temple in the mountains near Nagano, Japan. His job, he explains, is to aid those who are suffering. Yukai, monk though he is, suffers too. Trail running, in addition to his practice, helps clear his head—helps clear everyone’s head. This beautiful film follows Yukai as he […] More

  • Pride vibes: our top LGBTQIA+ book, show and podcast picks

    Pride vibes: our top LGBTQIA+ book, show and podcast picks

    At G Adventures, we love to say that our world deserves more you. And by you, we mean everyone including all of our proud lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally travellers. In celebration of Pride Month, we want to hear even more from LGBTQIA+ artists, authors and creators and part of […] More

  • Meet the Retiring Rat Hero Who Saves Lives From Landmines

    Meet the Retiring Rat Hero Who Saves Lives From Landmines

    For five years, a heroic soul has been crisscrossing rice fields and open spaces in Cambodia, searching for unexploded landmines left over from the Cambodian Civil War and the Vietnam War. During his tenure, he’s cleared some 225,000 square meters and detected 71 landmines, and 38 additional pieces of unexploded ordinance. Who knows how many […] More

  • We Ask Erden Eruç Why He’s Rowing Around The World Again (And Climbing Everest)

    We Ask Erden Eruç Why He's Rowing Around The World Again (And Climbing Everest)

    Erden Eruç has more time at sea in a rowboat than anyone alive, nearly three years all told, including 312-days alone on the Pacific. The 59-year-old Seattleite was the first person to circumnavigate the globe alone and under his own power, crossing the world’s three great oceans—Pacific, Indian and Atlantic—in an expedition that took five […] More

  • Things to do in Lake Placid, New York

    Things to do in Lake Placid, New York

    Recently we watched the documentary The Making of a Miracle on Ice about the American hockey team that faced off with Russia in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid New York to win gold. I spent many a summer in Lake Placid during my childhood when I was a competitive figure skater and it has […] More

  • How Clarence Birdseye Created the Frozen Food Aisle

    How Clarence Birdseye Created the Frozen Food Aisle

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript For thousands of years, food storage was one of humanity’s biggest problems. Even if you could grow or hunt sufficient calories when food was abundant, it was very difficult to store those calories for when […] More

  • Complete Neighbourhood & Accommodation Guide

    Complete Neighbourhood & Accommodation Guide

    London is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the UK. It’s also the capital and largest city in the UK, meaning that visitors have a huge amount of choice when it comes to deciding where to stay in London. In this post, we’re going to share everything you need to know to […] More

  • The Ford Maverick Might Be the Compact (Hybrid) Truck We’ve Asked For

    The Ford Maverick Might Be the Compact (Hybrid) Truck We've Asked For

    It’s the conversation that won’t end around parking lots and trailheads and bars across the country: Why won’t car makers offer compact trucks anymore? There are lots of reasons, none of which really have to do with demand, but they largely boil down to vastly more profits on full-size trucks for the manufacturer. But what […] More

  • Saying Goodbye to Fang, a Great Adventure Dog

    Saying Goodbye to Fang, a Great Adventure Dog

    As much as I have always loved talking about my puppy, this time is different. He’s gone. A few days ago he simply didn’t wake up. It’ll be awhile until I don’t get choked up thinking about that. Longer still until I can talk to anyone else about it. Right now I just want to share […] More

  • 11 Fun Facts About Cuba You Never Knew

    11 Fun Facts About Cuba You Never Knew

     In 2014, President Obama began to thaw American relations with Cuba, a beautiful island nation that, for decades, had been the subject of a travel ban for US tourists. While there were ways around it, usually involving flying to Cuba from Mexico or Canada, it was far harder than it is today! Yet to many Americans, Cuba […] More

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