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Sarah Joseph

Sarah Joseph

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Sarah is a lover of all things outdoors. With a bright sense of adventure and a heart for the mountains, she is always thrilled to share nature with others through both pen and keyboard.

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Black sauna bucket on top of a sauna bench.

Getting a home sauna? What you need to know before you install

By choosing the right type of home sauna, finding the perfect location, and choosing great accessories, you can create an inviting sauna space in your own home.
Family camping

How well does your home state rank for adventure? Study reveals the best and worst states

Wyoming, Montana, and Utah stand out as the top states for thrilling outdoor experiences, offering opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and camping.
A bee on a purple chive flower.

7 wild edible plants every outdoor enthusiast should know about

In this article, we'll highlight some edible plants that grow wild around much of the United States. But make sure that you identify these plants properly
Birch vihta hanging in a Finnish sauna.

The best home saunas for ultimate relaxation

Home saunas have experienced a surge in popularity this year. If you’re adding a sauna to your home, I hope these options help narrow down your decision. 
MiHigh sauna blanket

The best infrared sauna blankets: Our top picks

Infrared sauna blankets are portable and compact devices that are designed to provide the benefits of traditional saunas using infrared heat technology.
View from Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

2 popular national parks want your opinion about proposed fee increases and reservation changes

Two popular national parks — Bryce and Zion — are considering various fee increases and changes to reservations, and want your opinion.
Poison ivy leaves of three

You know you should avoid poison ivy, but stay away from these 5 plants, too

Here are 5 plants that you should avoid. Understanding what these plants look like, symptoms, and remedies can help you have a rash-free summer.
Sauna accessories in the glow of a tea light.

The absolute best saunas for home use

Looking to buy a sauna for use in your home? These are the best we've seen yet.
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The Wim Hof Method: How to unleash the benefits of cold exposure

The Wim Hof method combines specific breathing exercises, cold exposure, and mindset techniques to unlock the hidden potential within our bodies. 
Niagara Falls waterfall.

The 5 most beautiful waterfalls to visit in America — add these spots to your bucket list

If you're an avid hiker or simply a nature enthusiast, here are our top 5 waterfalls to visit in America before you die. 
A rock cairn near mountains and water.

See a rock cairn? Push it over, Yosemite National Park says

Park officials at Yosemite are now encouraging everyone to knock cairns over as part of the "Leave No Trace" ethics of visiting these protected areas.
A jar of brown sugar.

Out of brown sugar? Here’s how to make your own

Since brown sugar is made of molasses and white sugar, we can reverse-engineer this amazing ingredient to create the ultimate brown sugar at home.
cream cheese bagel

Can you freeze cream cheese? Yes, and here’s how to do it

Freezing cream cheese is entirely possible, but be prepared for a slight change in texture upon thawing. Here are our best tips for perfect cream cheese.
Man holding a scorpion

How to treat scorpion stings: 4 essential things you should do

Scorpion stings can be treated at home. Clean the wound, apply a cold compress, take pain relievers, and seek medical attention for severe symptoms.
Man wearing cowboy boots

How to wear cowboy boots: Don’t believe these 6 myths

In this article, we aim to debunk the misunderstandings surrounding cowboy boots. Here's how to wear them, how to care for them, and more.
The view from an MSR tent looking out over camping chairs and a lake.

5 unwritten rules of camping you need to know

Learning the unwritten rules of camping allows us to forge connections with fellow campers, revel in the tranquility of nature, and bond with our family.
An inquisitive black bear plods through a new growth of trees.

Want to take photos of bears? A wildlife photographer reveals the do’s and don’ts to follow so no one gets hurt

By adopting Karen Blue’s mindset of care while photographing wildlife, future generations can also enjoy the beauty of North America’s magnificent creatures.
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The best hiking trails in Seattle for every type of adventurer

No matter your hiking experience level, Seattle has a trail that will challenge you. From beginner-friendly hikes to expert hikes, Seattle has it all.
A man stargazing.

Report: These are the best stargazing spots in the U.S.

This summer is the perfect time to go on a stargazing adventure. However, choosing the right stargazing spot can make or break your experience.
Family camping

A new study says these are the 10 best states for a family camping trip

These 10 states give you an extraordinary camping experience. Let’s see where the rankings fall according to the Family Vacation Guide!
a man in a wheelchair performing a biceps curl

Gym etiquette: The unwritten rules everyone should follow

Gym etiquette revolves around the principle of being considerate of others. It's about creating a space to support everyone in their fitness journey.
Cowboy boots on a wooden porch.

How to care for cowboy boots so your favorite footwear lasts

If you want to make your cowboy boots last for years, proper care is essential. Knowing the right techniques and products can make all the difference. 
A person holding a phone with the AllTrails Maps details.

These are the 5 best hiking apps for your outdoor adventures

Whether you're a novice hiker or an experienced adventurer, these top five hiking apps can revolutionize the way you explore nature's wonders.
Two people hiking the W Trek in Chile, mountains in the background.

Planning a camping or hiking trip? Reduce your carbon footprint with these tips

Reducing your carbon footprint while hiking or camping is not only a responsible choice but also an opportunity to deepen your connection with nature.
Man getting micro-needling treatment.

Micro-needling: Experts explain the risks and benefits for your skin

Micro-needling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves creating tiny, controlled puncture wounds in the skin using a device called a micro-needling pen.
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There’s a new list of the best glamping destinations (and the winner is as weird as it is cool)

With the growing interest in glamping, it's clear that more travelers are seeking the perfect blend of outdoor exploration and upscale comfort.
Anker Nebula Mars 3

From portable power to an outdoor projector, Anker unveils new eco-friendly products

No matter where you live, Anker Innovations is on a mission to free you from the clutches of the power grid. Here are a few of their new products.
Trail runner jogging through mountains.

Aum Gandhi reveals the secret health benefits of trail running

We had the privilege of interviewing Aum Gandhi, a trail runner who preaches the profound connection between outdoor activities and mental well-being.
A hiking trail through pine woods.

Looking for a new hiking spot? 340 miles have been added to the National Trails System

If you already frequent one of these 9 hiking trails added to the National Trails System, you will see more trail markers, signs, and maintenance staff.
A breathtaking view of Yellowstone National Park at sunset.

Yellowstone National Park issues a new warning (and we can’t believe people need to be told this)

The recent incidents in Yellowstone National Park serve as a stark reminder of the consequences of irresponsible behavior and disregard for wildlife.
Man hiking on Highlander adventure

Why more millennials are turning to hiking for exercise

If you've started hiking for exercise, you're not alone. Here's why millennials love it.
Man swimming in the ocean

5 amazing health benefits of swimming in the ocean

One should not overlook the incredible benefits of ocean swimming because it offers a unique experience that goes beyond the typical exercise routine.
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WatchOS 10 will make the Apple Watch a true cycling smartwatch

Check out Apple's watchOS 10 updates set to be released this fall, including Bluetooth compatibility with cycling sensors, FTP, and phone workouts.
Kvarøy Arctic Farm in Norway under the northern lights.

The northern lights: Why this should be your next destination vacation

The northern lights will be fantastic in the coming year. Scientists are saying that by 2025, we'll reach the solar maximum, the peak of the solar cycle.
Woman swimming breast stroke

Tips for beginners: How to get started with swimming

If you're new to swimming, don't feel intimidated. Swimming workouts are a fantastic way to stay fit and energized.
Barrel sauna inside

The unwritten rules of sauna etiquette

The rules of sauna etiquette can be confusing, and the last thing you want is to commit a sauna faux pas. Fret not, dear reader, because we've got you covered.
Man swimming in a pool.

The Different Strokes of Swimming: A Guide to Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly

It's time to flex those swimming muscles! Jump in to learn all about the 4 most common swimming strokes.
electric Goby toothbrush

How to properly use an electric toothbrush

There are differences between an electric toothbrush and a manual one, so re-learn your brushing routine when switching to an electric toothbrush.
A hiker carrying his hiking pack and gear.

Don’t make these 5 mistakes when packing your hiking pack

These are the top 5 hiking pack mistakes you should steer clear of for a successful trek.
Anzick Outdoor Chef's Knife

This limited edition camping blade is good enough to be a chef’s knife

Looking for a high-end camping knife? The James Brand's new limited edition kit is good enough to be a chef's knife.
Best short beard styles for men.

Is an electric toothbrush worth the cost? Experts weigh in

An electric toothbrush makes for a better clean, but is it all worth the cost? Experts say yes!
Caeleb Dressel of Team United States competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

The benefits of swimming: Why you need to add this low-impact workout to your fitness routine

Looking for a low-impact way to stay fit? There are so many benefits of swimming that it should be part of your summer workout.
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How to waterproof a jacket in 3 simple steps

Waterproofing your jacket can transform a comfortable wardrobe staple into the ultimate waterproof rain jacket, and it’s really not as hard as you might think.
man swimming in ice

How Finns take the polar plunge to the next level with avanto

Avanto, a Finnish word that translates to "hole in the ice," refers to the practice of taking a plunge into icy water after a steamy sauna session.
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Most people think LIV is good for golf: Survey

While the emergence of LIV Golf has been met with criticism and controversy, the majority of respondents view it positively.
Vans MTE warm weather hiking boot

Vans hiking boots: Introducing a warm-weather addition to the MTE collection

Vans has just launched new hiking boots, the latest addition to its Made for the Elements (MTE) collection!
THE ICON, BMW's new EV Yacht

BMW’s latest project? An EV yacht dubbed THE ICON

THE ICON is not just your ordinary vessel — it's a symbol of cutting-edge innovation. Powered by batteries, this EV yacht is perfect for emission-free travel.
An inquisitive black bear plods through a new growth of trees.

Aggressive bears have shut down camping in this part of the Appalachian trail

The U.S. Forest Service has just closed a part of the Appalachian trail to overnight camping due to a surge in bear attacks.
Olive oil being poured into a bowl.

The ultimate guide to disposing of cooking oil the right way

It’s crucial to take a moment to understand the dangers of improper cooking oil disposal. That way, you can take steps to adopt safe, responsible practices.
sliced butter

How to soften butter: 4 easy ways (no microwave necessary)

There are several ways to soften butter quickly without a microwave. With just a few common household items, it can be done in a blink of an eye.