Ashley and Richard Giordano were the picture of success in 2013. But deep down, they were burned out from city life. Find out how a little red Toyota pickup truck and a leap of faith sent them to the Arctic Ocean in the dead of winter.
Alaska adventurer Luc Mehl ice skated 125 miles along the Arctic Circle. Learn why wild skating has become Luc’s favorite winter pastime. Plus, get a crash course in using Gaia GPS to find smooth skating lanes in the wildest places.
Last year was the deadliest avalanche season in modern history. Even lower angle, seemingly safe terrain proved fatal. What went wrong, and what can we do to prevent it from happening again? Five experts give the low down in a special four-part Winter Safety Series on the Out and Back podcast.
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.
Once a year, fleeting reds, yellows, and oranges light up national parks across the country. How do you choose which of the 61 national parks to visit? Learn about the best national parks for leaf peeping this October, along with their top hikes and tips for the trail.
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.
Tim and Kelsey Huber of Dirt Sunrise Adventures quit their jobs a few years ago and sold almost everything they own to pursue overland travel. Their first major adventure took them to South America on the Pan-American Trail. After two years plus on the road, Dirt Sunrise is back in the states and ready to talk about their adventures abroad. Tune in to the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast to learn how these professional driving instructors navigated deep off the grid with their trusty Toyota.
Some national parks are best visited in winter. From desert adventures to tropical getaways, these 10 destinations will keep your adventures stoked through the offseason.
Looking for a peaceful (and free) escape this holiday weekend? Find free camping in national forests using Gaia GPS.
Take your adventures off-road with the best maps for overlanding. This list includes favorites like USFS Roads and Trails and Motor Vehicle Use Maps, plus a few bonus maps you might not know about. Discover new trails, go further off the grid, and be prepared for what’s ahead with these key map sources.