When I visited my friend Kara and her husband Tim a year ago in Bend, Oregon, their tiny house plan was in its conceptual phase. Kara had sketched up some rough plans, but like my husband Spanky and me, Tim and Kara’s plans were always fluid. Yes, we knew they were doers, but they were …

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The first time Christine and I went kayak camping, we paddled eight miles out into water so calm, still as silk bed sheets, that we heard the humpback whale slice through the surface of the water before we saw her. Too bad we didn’t check the weather. The next morning, the radio was repeating a …

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Extra, extra, read all about it: We are so excited to announce that Misadventures is coming to five REI stores (and their shoppers!) across the country. As you may have heard, Issue 2 is sold out in our shop, and flying off the shelves at Barnes & Noble… So if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, REI …

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Although Las Vegas is known as the ultimate destination for urban misadventures there are reasons to visit the city that have little to do with gambling and boisterous revelry. As a hub for major airlines, Las Vegas has become a jump-off point for activities such as boating, fishing, hunting, rock-climbing, and even skiing. With terrain …

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Often at night while staring up at the familiar wrinkles of tent ceiling there are fleeting longings for someone to talk to, to be a listener for. It is an awareness that can quickly be dismissed. My mind wanders and then re-centers. I return to simultaneously coloring and focusing on the voices of the modern …

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Cammie Donaldson — 50-years-old Executive Director of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries — Melbourne, Florida Cammie Donaldson has been my neighbor since I was three. My parents say they remember her on a hot summer day in the early 90s shaking her malfunctioning lawnmower, swearing, and swearing that she would never mow the lawn again. …

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Traci Saor is the founder of G.O.N.E. (Get Outdoors Now and Everyday), which began informally about five years ago, when she started taking female friends kayaking. However, the informal meetings quickly grew into a more formal organization, one dedicated to helping women in domestic violence situations find empowerment in the outdoors. In honor of the International Day …

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Megan Williams is one of the most daring people I have met. After hearing her story while researching wing walking, I couldn’t wait to talk to her. She is new to the world of wing walking, currently training with Mike and Marilyn at Mason Wing Walking Academy in Sequim, Washington. She is a frequent skydiver …

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