You’ve heard of van life, but you’re likely not ready to give up your house and try full-time life on the open road. So why not test out van camping for just a few days instead? Whether you’re an avid tent camper looking to upgrade or a non-camper looking to experience travel by van, this is the summer to try out van camping.
Whether you’re headed on an international vacay or staying stateside this summer, there’s some great new gear to make your outdoorsy travels easier. From fresh apparel to new luggage, these top choices will take you from gate to getaway in style.
Summer camping is well underway, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still treat yourself to some cool new gear. These picks of apparel, packs, and more will update your kit so you’re always ready for the next adventure.
BACKPACKS AND BAGS
Mystery Ranch Bridger 35
For long day hikes and quick overnighters, we love this new pack from Mystery Ranch. It’s built with a vest-style design instead of a traditional frame, adding comfort and a superior fit around your curves. Big stash pockets on the ...
Called one of the world's best scenic drives, Going-to-the-Sun Road is a National Historic Landmark and an engineering wonder that was completed in 1932. Drive its 80 paved kilometers across the width of the park for views of Logan Peak, the Continental Divide and glaciers.
Known best for the Olympics, skiing, and bizarre alcohol laws, Salt Lake City only became a true food destination in recent years. That’s thanks to a sudden Utah-is-cool attitude, which we can attribute to the state’s booming ski scene and all the out-of-staters moving in (we see you, California).
From redwood forests to dramatic coastal cliffs, Mendocino’s diverse scenery calls California travelers to explore its rocky shores and brilliant blue sea. Beyond the seaside village, find adventurous train rides, coastal hiking, and canoeing.
Taking a guided river trip with Holiday River Expeditions means skipping the hassle of planning meals, renting rafts, and more. But that doesn’t mean you can show up empty-handed. You’ll still need to pack clothing and other essentials to ensure a stress-free trip. Here’s our list of suggestions for the gear you might need for your guided river expedition.
Today, national parks are found all over the world, but the United States invented the concept in 1872. Today, these protected landscapes span six continents, 1,000 locations, and 100 nations.
Enjoy historic landmarks, restaurants and outdoor adventures with a laid-back Caribbean vibe for an island escape like no other.
On a recent trip to Northern California, deaf Asian-American travel advocate Lily Yu and her husband explored the urban and outdoorsy wonders of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Tri-Valley.
On a recent six-day trip to Southern California, Cory Lee of @curbfreecorylee visited Long Beach, Anaheim, and Greater Palm Springs to showcase what it’s like to travel as a person with a disability.