Summer giveaway time! This week only, we're giving away a genius outdoor tech innovation – the Sand-Free Mat from CGear traps dirt, dust, and sand underneath the mat and doesn't let it back up. Don't ask us how it works, it just does!Read More
This 160 year-old lighthouse makes an excellent excursion for the moms in your life.Read More
Here are six of this season's most versatile black and white swim suits.Read More
The Doobie Brothers, San Francisco Ballet and Talib Kweli are just three of the acts scheduled for the 78th Annual Stern Grove Festival.Read More
While we'd love to travel to Costa Rica on the regular, you don't have to go that far for a high-flying adrenaline rush.Read More
These genius tents date back to the 1800s, where manufacturers adapted the classic teepee design for western military use.Read More
Looking for a new adventure this Memorial Day? Here are two.Read More
You don't have to go far this weekend to find the perfect Earth Day celebration.Read More
If you’re looking for a real butt-kicking experience you can complete in one day, hiking the 9,926 foot mountain Clouds Rest from the Yosemite Valley floor may be the adventure for you. Here’s what you need to know to successfully reach the top and back in one piece before dark.Read More
Overwhelmed by your grocer's trail mix selection? Skip it. Here's how to make your own gluten-free mix.Read More
Why limit your daily miles to concrete or treadmills, when California has so many beautiful trails to offer. The best way to get started? Sign up for a short trail race.Read More
To explore the great outdoors happily you'll need a good flashlight, a travel coffee set, and some snacks. Glampers, we've got something for you too -- playing cards, a ceramic flask, and a beautiful wooden travel chair.Read More
Our favorite weekend retreat is so original it actually used to have its own language, Bootling! Don't let that scare you off though - it's long since abandoned. Founded in 1862, Boonville is the most charming little town in vineyard-rich Anderson Valley, and it's just 115 miles north of San Francisco.Read More
We just came across these beach towels that double as magic carpets. We all know your beach towel is a reflection of you, so why not show 'em you're pretty much a Jasmine.Read More
Monkey Mat is perfect for your on the go needsRead More
This fall seems better than last year, no? We're feeling inspired to get outdoors and take in its warm colors, its cool breeze, its unmistakable fall-ness. We want to see what you're up to out there. Share a picture of your favorite fall moment on Pinterest or Instagram for a chance to win this adorable cooler.
We're big fans of what our friends over at The Dyrt are up to. They're crowdsourcing a database of photos and videos and descriptions of each and every campsite across the country. Here's how it all started for their founder:
"After years of online campsite searching frustration, I decided to put an end to it and launch The Dyrt. I am committed to making the experience of looking for a
campsite online an enjoyable one. Document campsites and share them with your family, your friends, the world, or, with nobody but yourself! It is hard to remember great campsites so the mobile app from The Dyrt will change that."
They've got a sweepstakes going for anyone who pitches in:
"The Dyrt is giving away over $1000 in REI gift cards to campers willing to document campsites and help jump start The Dyrt community. A $20 REI gift card will be given to each of the first 50 campers from each state in the US who document a campground. That’s right! Be the first person in your state to document an official campsite and The Dyrt will give you a $20 gift card. There will also be a drawing at the end of the summer for a $100 REI gift card. Each time you send in a documented site, your name gets added in a drawing that will take place at the end of the summer. The more sites you document, the more chances you have to win. The winner of the drawing will receive a $100 REI give card. But that is not all. The Dyrt staff will be selecting one lucky winner to receive $100 REI gift card for the Employees Choice award. This award will be given to a Dyrt community member who The Dyrt staff thinks did the best job documenting campsites and helping to jump start The Dyrt community. Visit the “About” page now to get started."