Author: Derek Edwards

Hiking

How to Prep for Your First Overnight Backpacking Trip

Overnight backpacking trips are both exciting and hard work. When you’re spending the night out, the mental freedom, the knowledge that a fun trip will last even longer, might cause you to overlook necessary preparations. Let’s take a look at some basics of how to prep for your first overnight backpacking trip.  Tip #1: Do...

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Rafting/Kayaking

8 Essential Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners

Why go kayak fishing? First, kayaks help you fish off the shore. Second, they help you fish where other small fishing boats are not able to maneuver because of the shallow water or thin access points. This is what makes kayak fishing both unique and enjoyable. Here are 7 essential kayak fishing tips for beginners, …...

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Camping

Top 5 Places to Go Camping Near Albany

Whoever said New York State was all glass skyscrapers, concrete streets, and blocked-out sky? There’s a thousand and one places to pitch your tent or park your RV in and near Albany, New York. Take a moment or a night to escape those skyscrapers, walk green grass, and see the sky in all its glory …...

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Dive and Snorkel

Diving in Volcanic Reefs

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and holds one of the two international airports in the area–incredibly accessible for any tourist or diver. The Canary Islands were created through volcanic eruptions, so much of Tenerife is volcanic. With the latest eruption in 1909, the volcanoes have long been dormant, but the lava...

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Hiking

Top 5 Places to Go Hiking Near Albany

Why Hike? Hiking is not all just nature and views and spectacular sunsets. It’s also stress relief, a chance to change your everyday sights, to gain a fresh perspective on the world. And, above all, hiking is healthy. Just 7 hours of activity a week, and you increase your length of life by a whole …...

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Dive and Snorkel

5 Tips for Whale Shark Diving in Belize

In the center of the Belize Barrier Reef, you will find a carefully protected marine reserve called the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. The Gladden Spit is where the migratory whale sharks arrive for a few moments in the spring to feed, creating your opportunities to dive with them. Here are 5 tips …...

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Dive and Snorkel

Matching Your Dive Gear to the Philippines

With 7,100 islands making up the entire country and the fifth-longest coastline in the world, the Philippines has some of the most beautiful diving spots. Coral nurseries renew and replace areas affected by pollution.  As a diver, what should you know about diving in the Philippines? What kind of gear should you bring or look...

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Dive and Snorkel

Best Dive Sites in Bonaire

It’s hard to narrow down the best dive sites in Bonaire, a diver’s paradise. Even with the island’s 89 confirmed dive sites, we’ve picked and chosen a few that showcase the variety that Bonaire has to offer.  See the Sights If you’ve come for the sights, we’ve put together two dives that might...

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Dive and Snorkel

Best Time to Visit the Great Barrier Reef

The “best” time to go diving in a certain place doesn’t just mean it’s the time when the sights are the prettiest. Experienced divers know that technical questions, such as water temperature and weather, are a large part of knowing when to dive where. Let’s explore the different reasons that make June to October...

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Oahu Dive Sites: Pairing Together Skillsets with Locations

If you came to Oahu for the dive sites, you’re in the right place. Various dives require certain skill sets, so let’s get you started with this short guide to pairing those skill sets with locations.  Discovering scuba diving Good news! You don’t always need a scuba diving certification to visit an Oahu dive site....

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