For the latest in the outdoor world and content from across adventure sports, these four sites have you covered.
Best Inspiration Site: Adventure-Journal.com
Former National Geographic Adventure editor Steve Casimiro runs Adventure-Journal.com from his home in southern California. The site is an online magazine for all things adventure based: camping, surfing, skiing, hiking, biking, and beyond. Design plays a huge role here. From lust-worthy weekend cabins to hip commuter bikes to images from some of the industry’s top pro photographers, the site is as beautiful as it is tantalizing. You’ll want to plan a great surf escape to Bali or stay in a treehouse in Oregon once you’re done browsing.
Click this site: When you’re dreading work on a Monday and need the inspiration to plan something fun outside next weekend.
Best News Site: OutsideOnline.com
Outside Magazine’s online version is robust. On OutsideOnline.com, you’ll find 5,000-word feature stories about skunk takeovers or the latest tragedy on Everest and shorter blurbs about fitness trends, travel destinations, and the coolest new campervan on the market. Beyond what’s in the magazine, you’ll also get bonus photos and videos, in-depth web exclusive stories on the latest news and controversies, plus a quick-hit News from the Field section that’s updated regularly with the latest in wacky outdoor incidents, outdoor industry news, and event coverage.
Click this site: For long and short reads from top writers, stunning photography and video, and the latest news in the outdoor world.
Best Job Posting Site: Snewsnet.com
Snewsnet.com is the insider’s site for the outdoor industry. Dues-paying members will get more access to the site, but there’s plenty to see if you’re just stopping by. You’ll find in-depth coverage of all the gear at the Outdoor Retailer trade shows and the latest news of what company is up for sale or who’s revamping their product line. Best of all is their job-listing site, which is the go-to spot for anyone looking to land a new career in the outdoor industry.
Click this site: If you work in the outdoor industry and want the latest news, or you’ve dreamed of getting a job that lets you play outside.
Best Athlete Voices: Backcountry.com/explore
Mega outdoor retailer Backcountry.com recently launched a new section of their site they call the Explore tab. Although the bottom line is still to motivate you to buy gear from their site, the narrative feels real and genuine. Pro athletes and trusted writers contribute stories from the field, like Kim Havell’s ski mountaineering trip report from Greenland or tips from experts on how to fix a flat tire on your bike or find your ideal heart rate zones.
Click this site: If you’re shopping for your outdoorsy friend or family member and need a little inspiration on what to buy.