Adventure

By Everett Potter Dan Austin has a passion for family travel. That’s true not only of the trips he’s been offering for over two decades at Austin Adventures but in the very company he’s created. It’s a bona fide family business with his wife and two grown children, born from his

By Everett Potter Have you ever wanted to go for a day hike but not known what gear to take with you or how to go about planning a trip with your friends and family? EPTR contributor and Maine adventurer Jeffrey Ryan has just published A Hike in the Woods,

By Steve Jermanok All it takes is one ride along the Adriatic Sea to appreciate the splendor of Puglia, the region of southern Italy close to the heel of the boot. We biked up and down sweeping hills with the blue expanse of water always by our side. The sweet

Story and photos by Bart Beeson It’s difficult to truly appreciate the scale and sheerness of Yosemite’s El Capitan monolith until you’re standing right beneath it. The rock wall rises up from the valley with a jarring suddenness. On a recent trip to Yosemite, my first time to the park,

Story by “Chez” Chesak Photos by Austin Coop, Two Lane America It’s 2,448 miles of blacktop Americana, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It passes through three time zones, eight states, and takes at least two weeks to drive (if you do it right). Hit songs have been

By Everett Potter For sophisticated travelers, an Alaska cruise presents a classic travel conundrum. The magnificent fjords, glaciers and small coastal towns beckon, along with the possibilities of abundant wildlife sightings of brown bears and whales. On the other hand, setting sail with several thousand other passengers in a large

By Everett Potter The #VanLife movement is getting stronger every year, and RV companies have responded with an increasing number of models aimed at Millennials, Boomers and everyone in between. But while many new recreational vehicles easily crest the six-figure mark, there are some companies making incredibly affordable trailers that

By Everett Potter When Valentine’s Day rolls around, say “I love you” with a new piece of outdoor gear or clothing for an adventurous traveler, especially one set to embark on a winter trip or a spring escape. Here’s a roundup of gear and garb that’s bound to please and

By Brian E. Clark For years, veteran rafting company operators Dick Linford (above) and Bob Volpert would gather at the Marin County pub known as Sam’s Anchor – not far from the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge –  to share lunch, a few beers and tell tales about

Where should you go in 2019? I spoke with 10 adventure travel companies about the new trip they’re most excited about in the coming year. They included O.A.R.S., Backroads, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Company, BikeHike Adventures, Explorer X, Wildland Adventures, Country Walkers, Classic Journeys, Trek and REI Adventures. They came