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I'm not so naïve to think that others out there will agree with me that driving dirt roads is a lot of fun. Plenty of people find it meritless, no doubt, and I understand the criticisms. With the ...
Hannibal and Maggiolina Roof Top Tents on the Beach in Baja, Mexico showing off their custom LED light installations You know one major problem with owning a roof top tent - and I don't care if it's ...
Created on Fri Jun 28, 2013
You're dealing with a guy who's in his element cooking over the fire. It's a thankless chore, yes, to endure smoke in the eyes, and it's a merciless dance to balance the air flow with hot coals — ...
You don't have to be all that offbeat to appreciate a Volkswagen Bus of any species.  Just a bit. The window from 1985 to 1992 in the life of the VW Vanagon was a particularly splendid one ...
Created on Fri Apr 5, 2013
Heading back to camp in the remote Utah desert south of Canyonlands after a long, hot, dusty day that included aimless hiking and scrambling around centuries old Pueblo ruins, one of my adventure ...
At first, you think there's absolutely nothing to do at these little seaside fishing villages on certain empty stretches on the coast of Mexico. In one sense, you're right. No restaurants, no stores, ...
We're four years into ownership of a 12v refrigerator, specifically an Engel MT35, and there's no shortage of questions about it from our readers who've never seen such a critter. The majority, of ...
Along the road to progress, late 1980s maybe, the automotive industry decided the gas light was a clever thing to add to the dashboard. When the little red orb illuminates, you're supposed to feel ...
It's easy to assume anyone on a long-term trip around the world is just a trustafarian; living on the good tidings of a wealthy relative and lacking appreciation for real work. But I know better. ...
Created on Mon Aug 27, 2012
The earth is round and the great discoveries, crossings, and formidable pioneering efforts on the planet have all been ticked off the list by countless predecessors. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't ...
If it's one thing minivans and car camping have going for them, it's Volkswagen. From the chill vibe of the venerable microbus to the pinnacle of them all, the 4WD Syncro of the 1980s and 90s with ...
Every time I take a road trip to southern Utah, it just gets better and better. The vast expanses of incomprehensible crimson sandstone landscape seemingly hide and surprise with endless opportunities ...
Created on Mon Jun 25, 2012
Somewhere out there is an ocean. Somewhere. It's one of the blessings of old friends, writes Ralph Waldo Emerson, that you can afford to be stupid with them. Every couple of months we do a movie night ...
Every once in a while, I have to usurp your screen for a moment with a run down of the antics of a short but exceptionally fun adventure trip I take, sadly, without my family. Complex schedules affect ...
Created on Tue May 15, 2012
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO 100 Chicken Corners Trail — "The best way to ruin your upholstery in Moab, Utah" You'll lean like a green bowler trying to force ...
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO 400 "If there's a picnic table there," insists Sinhue Xavier, "you're probably car camping." He's commenting on the difference between ...
Created on Wed Apr 25, 2012
You ever notice how you gravitate to a tree or a cover when you want to do something as simple as chill after a hike or picnic along a Forest Service road? Maybe there's a better way to hunt for shade. ...
Like it always goes, my wife and I spent over an hour packing things up after spending a few nights on the beach outside of Puerto Peñasco. But this time, we had it all dialed in, amazingly with space ...
The other night we ate dinner across from a theater and saw an ad for the movie Madagascar 3, and for a strange singular moment I was thrilled. And then I couldn't believe it, couldn't believe how ...
In 2008, when National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine raved, "Coolest. Camper. Ever. The SylvanSport GO is the camp trailer for people who've never even thought about camp trailers," the folks at SylvanSport ...

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