According to the internet, there are over 150 million blogs. And of those, how many must be about outdoor adventure? We expect thousands if not more. If you’re like us and would rather spend more time outside playing than browsing the blogosphere, here are 5 blogs we’ve been reading lately that we think you’ll like!
TrailtoPeak.com offers a comprehensive guide to the John Muir Trail (above).
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, trip reports, gear reviews, or hiking guides, Trail to Peak has an excellent variety. The founder, Drew Robinson, has done some serious hiking all over the world and offers advice for hikers and backpackers of all levels. There’s a lot of content on Trail to Peak, so it’s certainly worth a browse.
Hike Bike Travel offers a guide to the GR221 in Mallorca
For the active wanderlust, Hike Bike Travel has a huge selection of outdoor travel guides and recommendations. From touring Venice Beach via cruiser bike to two-week itineraries in Iceland, Hike Bike Travel offers a good dose of travel envy. If you’re planning a trip, be sure to check it out!
Bikepacking has finally become a mainstream thing, and Laura and Russ of The Path Less Pedaled are at the forefront of the revolution. The adventurous couple have been cycling around the world, logging over 15,000 miles in three years. If you’re looking to get into bikepacking or bicycle tourism, check them out and see what they’ve been up to.
The Morning Fresh is the personal blog of Katie Boué (above)
The Morning Fresh is the personal blog of Katie Boué, the social media expert at the Outdoor Industry Association. Though she doesn’t post often, she offers a unique insight into the outdoor industry and #outdoorist lifestyle. You’ve probably read some of Katie’s other work on the REI, Hipcamp, and Sierra Trading Post blogs, among others. She’s an avid climber, road tripper, and all-around adventurer. Certainly worth a read!
The ever popular online climbing guide Mountain Project has expanded its family (thanks in part to REI), to now include the MTB Project and Trail Run Project. In addition to the Hiking Project’s extensive selection of trail recommendations, it also has a fantastic blog with well-written and researched stories. There’s a superb story about a Florida Panther researcher out at the moment – check it out!