How Vanlife Became an Instant Home on Wheels For This Family of Three

Jace and Giddi Carmichael’s first date in 2013 saw them camping and spelunking at a cave system in Southern Arizona. Sharing a mutual passion for the outdoors, they spent much of their early relationship camping, hiking, climbing and just generally exploring wide open spaces.  They initially set their sights far abroad and dreamt of backpackingContinue reading “How Vanlife Became an Instant Home on Wheels For This Family of Three”

Epic Adventuring with Wee Ones: The Hofman Family Story

Cees and Madison’s love story has been fast and furious and full of adventure! They met and fell in love in college in 2014. Instead of the typical roster of first dates (dinners out, movies, and bowling, perhaps), their roster included rock climbing, slack-lining, camping and canyoneering trips. They married by September of 2014 andContinue reading “Epic Adventuring with Wee Ones: The Hofman Family Story”

America’s Favorite Adventure Band Among Performers at Outside Adventure Expo

If you love adventure with a heaping side of live music, this year’s Outside Adventure Expo is the place to be. America’s favorite adventure band, E&O Medicine Show is an Americana improv duo with folk and classic rock roots. “Live to ride, ride to play” is their motto and they will be playing both Friday and Saturday afternoon.

Learn Rock Climbing Fundamentals From Former USA Climbing Coach, Maggie McDermut

Maggie McDermut is a former USA Climbing coach and climbing gym instructor having worked at Santa Barbara Climbing Gym. She taught a range of classes from basic top rope belay classes, climbing technique, all the way to custom fitness programs designed to propel her students’ climbing abilities. But her favorite part of the job wasContinue reading “Learn Rock Climbing Fundamentals From Former USA Climbing Coach, Maggie McDermut”

Why Learning Self-Defense is Critical for Solo Adventurers

The Outside Adventure Expo is thrilled to host a life-changing weekend of self-defense and awareness seminars with Peaceful Warrior co-founder, Tiffany Richards. Tiffany has been training in the martial arts since 1998 and has been teaching Women’s Self Defense courses nationally since 2010. She created Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts & Healing Center, to foster aContinue reading “Why Learning Self-Defense is Critical for Solo Adventurers”

How to Build a Brand New Life by Embracing the Outdoors

Finding herself facing mental health challenges, Kay Rodriguez turned to the outdoors “as a way to heal, get stronger, and ground herself in nature.” In 2019, Urban Outdoors was born as a hub to help people discover the best trails, learn new sports, and foster outdoor adventure communities in every major city. Hear more of Kay’s inspiring story in Salt Lake City at the Outside Adventure Expo, June 25-27th. 

4 Meals You Can Cook on the Road in Less Than 30 Minutes

Having trained as a chef in Napa Valley and in Northern Italy, Chef Steve Corso found he much preferred cooking alfresco to working in a professionally outfitted commercial kitchen. He has created recipes using less than 10 ingredients to cook backcountry meals in less than 30 minutes. Learn more about him and his techniques at the Outside Adventure Expo in Salt Lake City, June 25-27th.

Learn 10 Essentials For Overlanding From Podcaster And Author, Dean Shirley

Dean Shirley gives advice for exploring off the beaten path and avoiding highways altogether. He might even convince you that his 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the best vehicle for overlanding. From Arizona to Colorado, and other stops in between, Dean will explain how to make the most of the trails you encounter. Learn more from him at the Outside Adventure Expo in Salt Lake City at Utah State Fairpark, June 25th-27th.