Our community of Misadventurers is vast. We are a community of professional and recreational athletes, of backyard explorers, intrepid thru-hikers, wildlife lovers and poetry enthusiasts. We are insatiable wander-lusters, tiny-house builders, natural-foodies, eco-gear junkies, and DIY-ers. We are travel writers and scientists. Our community is filled with movers and shakers excited to share our love …

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This is the second installment of Elyse DeFranco’s photography. She is a wildlife conservationist in Kenya, and chronicles her time there through the lens. This collection focuses on Lamu, a town on the northern coast of Kenya quite near Somalia. It’s one of the oldest towns in Kenya. It is an island in an archipelago …

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Let’s get one thing straight: your mom’s not going to like this. Deciding to be a firefighter is a tough decision, made even tougher by the look your mom will inevitably give you when you first tell her about it. I spent years conditioning my mother for this moment — extended climbing/skiing/backpacking trips without cell …

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Throughout my career, I have found myself in various regions of the world that are considered hostile environments — and they capture my imagination and my soul. I share this love of adventure and exploration with many women around the world and I am fascinated by why we feel alive and continue to return to these places. …

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It can be challenging to turn a love of travel into a career, but here’s a success story to inspire anyone who’s ever had an inkling of wanderlust.  Wendy Pashman spent nearly 30 years in catering before pinning down what really sparked her interest in tableware: the stories behind each individual piece. A curator and …

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My mother, Patty Goffinet, has always been a field biologist. In her highly unsupervised childhood in the wild west town of Fort Pierce, Florida, she spent a lot of time trudging around in the lagoon, picking up hermit crabs and sea squirts and studying them carefully. Their environment — the harsh, flat, marshland landscape of …

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We were lucky enough to catch up with Leslie Long, trip leader at Lizard Head Cycling Guides, which leads mountain and road bike tours around the west. She talks with us about their best trips, finding a career in the outdoors, and why cycling is just great. [divider]The Interview[/divider] When and why did you start guiding for …

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Bethann Garramon Merkle is not your average scientist. She’s also not your average artist. She agreed to talk with me about her business CommNatural and how she integrates science fields with art and the great outdoors. Can’t even draw a stick figure? No worries. Keep reading. [divider]The Interview[/divider] Hello, Bethann. Can you describe the meaning …

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