Find out where the snow is falling right from home. The Snow Stations (Daily) map gives you up-to-date, 24-hour reports on snow conditions in remote areas around the western US and British Columbia. Check out the map to get a look at real-time conditions on peaks and passes in your favorite backcountry zones.
Dan Grec has travelled the world in his Jeep since 2009. The author of The Road Chose Me, Grec dishes his top tips on traveling across Africa and the Americas. Plus, learn how to pay for an international overlanding lifestyle without breaking the bank.
Access global 3D maps on gaiagps.com! Just click on the 3D button on the map, and watch the canyons plunge and the mountains pop into 3D. Whether you are hiking, overlanding, or backcountry skiing, 3D maps will revolutionize the way you research and plan your next adventure.
Finding your way in the backcountry may be as simple as paying attention to the natural world around you. Raging rIvers, prevailing winds, and moss growing on tress can help you stay on course. Learn these top natural navigation clues to stay found even when you don’t have a compass handy.
Seven years go, Brittany and Eric of Hourless Life quit their tech jobs to live on the road. Now they’ve just set out on a 10 to 15 year road trip around the globe — with their toddler. We caught up with them right before they hit the road to get the inside scoop on what full-time overlanding with a child is really like.
Car camping lets you bring any fancy kitchen contraption that fits in your vehicle. Marco Hernandez, founder of Ovrlndx and author of The Overland Cook, brings an oven to slow bake roasts on the go. While that may be a little extreme, Marco is an exceptionally talented car camping chef and he’s here with some delicious recipes and simple tips to spice up your next adventure.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the gear options for car camping and overlanding? Self-proclaimed “professional car camper” Jason Specht from Mountain State Overland is here to help. Jason joins us on the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast this week to sort through the gear you actually need versus the gear you just want. From rooftop tents to camp cookware, Jason gives his best advice for building out the overlanding vehicle of your dreams. Plus, get his super easy, go-to dinner recipe for camp cooking and his mess-free hack for the best s’mores.
Van life with its sunset views and cozy living quarters seems like a dream — until you see the price tag. Jason Darrah, star of the viral YouTube show Primal Outdoors, is here to show you a better way.
Making a great cup of coffee in the backcountry is tricky. You can enjoy a silky smooth cup from a french press, but you have to lug around the equipment and the messy grounds. Or you can settle for the convenience and featherlight weight of instant coffee, but that often tastes terrible. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to hear pro thru-hikers Heather “Anish” Anderson, Hiking Viking, Adventure Alan, and Liz “Snorkel” Thomas settle this debate once and for all.
No more getting caught in the woods without a map. Download the easy-to-read, tiny-to-download Gaia Topo map for your entire state in a matter of minutes. By keeping a map on your phone, you can always create new routes from the trail, navigate deep in the field, and find your way home.