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Apart from technical photo gear, the team’s spotted great apparel to put comfort and agility in focus.
A little sun warms body and soul. Too much, at the wrong time, turns a coastal or water-borne outing into a sizzle-fest.
Active Junky’s out to make your cetacean-seeking choice – and accompanying expectations – fit your ideal voyage of marine mammal discovery.
The right pair of sandals does more than hang loose at café or pub. Travel-worthy styles make multi-sport adventure possible without adding much weight to pack or duffel.
Guard against relentless rays and rising temperatures or look like you belong in this idyllic place. Active Junky’s taken away the choice with three “both and” shirts from respected labels.
Well within 100 yards, grey whales materialize on both sides as the boat glides into Magdalena Bay at the command of our local captain.
On the company’s “3 x 3” adventure, Sea of Cortez kayaking is paired with grey whale watching in Magdalena Bay, some two hours southwest of Loreto.
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Far from home and days into the trip, little things add up. With these Active Junky selections, your focus is on fun rather than frustration.
While these essentials won’t completely convert your vehicle into a mobile adventure wagon, throwing these pieces of gear into your trunk is a surefire way to make your trip go a lot smoother.
We’ve definitely had our fair share of awkward hut experiences, but there are seven things you can do to ensure that a good time is had by all.
Cheesy as it may be to paraphrase the great Tolkien here, but “not all those gringos who wander are lost.”
There are a few cost-efficient destinations perfect for a winter getaway to escape the cold.
The only thing better than rambling around National Parks in person? Getting a tour on an IMAX screen by none other than Robert Redford.
These are our 15 picks: the best national parks to visit in winter.
Revolutionizing your ski vacation with affordable, stress-free shipping.
It may not be the flashiest snow sport, but snowshoeing is quickly becoming a popular (and affordable) way for nature lovers and subtle thrill-seekers to get outside during winter.
Just hours from Santiago, Valparaiso is a colorful coastal city that calls to everyone from surfers and history buffs to foodies and art lovers.
Basich got himself a trailer, and then custom built one of the most shred-worthy tiny houses we’ve ever seen.
Of the hundreds of hotels you’ll find in Santiago’s city limits, here are 3 of Active Junky’s top picks.
After four trips to Chile in the past four months, the Active Junky team has a few tips to keep you traveling strong, seeing more and returning home ready for everyday life—that is, if you decide to return at all.
Puerto Varas isn’t known for its mountain biking—at least not yet.
Abundant wildlife, golden beaches, pristine estuaries and granite cliffs make New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park one of the country’s most popular adventure destinations.
If you’ve always dreamed of a yearlong ski season, read on and consider booking the trip of a lifetime to Valle Nevado, Chile.
We spoke with John Rathwell, a respected outdoor photographer, who is kicking his dreams into gear with a 1991 VW Westfalia and a 2-year continental road trip itinerary.
3 questions to ask before you take off on an epic climbing trip.
Want to ride a reindeer-powered sleigh in Finland? Ice fish in Siberia? Run the world’s coldest marathon? Try something different this winter and tackle one of these wild winter adventures.
Life is good when your backyard is the backcountry, which is why we love winter ski huts.
So whether you’re on the hunt for untouched pow or a fun family getaway this winter (why not both?), these 15 ski areas will do the trick.
Hot springs only get better as the temperatures drop. Here are ten of Mother Nature’s finest spots to warm up and chill out from all around the globe.
Rest days, being a tourist and looking beyond the climb.
Over our 4-day trip, we took a crash course, one you could call “Bikepacking 101: Broken Spokes, Oceans of Mud and Endless Elevation Gain.”
Nature’s nightly fireworks shows, sunsets are undeniably beautiful—but they only get better if you’ve got the right seats.
These ten retreats – from mellow surf outposts to adventure-oriented spas – will leave you rejuvenated and rested
Weather Channel's named it the driest place in the world. Welcome to the Atacama Desert, where your rain gauge only needs to measure 4 inches – every 1,000 years. Few outside of Chileans and intrepid explorers know it exists, much less have journeyed to this unearthly place.
Venture through 16 of the world’s coolest caves and you might just find your next dream destination.
Here are some of the longest rivers in the U.S. Are you familiar with all of them?
In the remote Atacama Desert, where thin, clear air and high altitude make for some of the best stargazing on the planet, stands history’s biggest on-the-ground astronomical workstation: ALMA.
Canyons offer a backcountry experience unlike any other—but they’ll punish the unprepared adventurer without mercy.
A small town of 3,000, Raglan’s known for its environmental activism, laid-back beach culture and, above all else, surf.
Planning a climbing trip? Going international? Follow these tips and you’re sure to have an experience of a lifetime.
Here are eight canyons that, while not the Grand Canyon, are grand nonetheless.
Tips and trails, parks and markets: sample a few of the crew’s favorite spots on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Those familiar with such sacred AM reveries don’t mind setting alarms, knowing that adventure is at its finest in the AM.
Whether you’re a diehard fan of foliage or simply looking for a fall drive with a view, these spots prompt autumnal adventure.
There are secret Gardens of Eden across North America as the formula persists: the more remote the location, the more amazing the adventure.
Wherever you land on the hike-camp-pack continuum, three elements transform your trips into days of wonder, lasting memories rooted in deeper connections with nature – and each other.
Another dispatch from our favorite below-the-border wanderers: Colby and Alita.