Open Explorer is Nat Geo’s New Tool to Help Us Follow Expeditions in Real Time.

Here at The Adventure Blog we’re constantly looking for interesting new expeditions to follow, and while we try to keep our ear to the ground, it is often difficult to keep track of everything that is going on in the world. Thankfully, a new tool from National Geographic is promising to make that process much easier.

Dubbed Open Explorer, this new website offers multiple ways to learn about on going expeditions. For instance, the top of the page features a major program that is ongoing somewhere in the world right now. Below that, you’ll find an interactive map that indicates where expeditions are currently making place, allowing viewers to zoom in to determine what is happening in the places that they are interested in, while below the map they’ll also find listing of yet more expeditions broken down by category. If that still isn’t enough however, you can also click on the Expedition Discover page to find other search tools to help you sort through all the options. As I write this, there are currently 438 expeditions to follow.

With building the Open Explorer tool, Nat Geo is hoping to also create a community of like-minded explorers and adventurers who can freely communicate with one another and share ideas. Visitors are encouraged to create a profile, sign in, and follow along as expeditions of interest unfold. Explorers can also post updates to the site, sharing the progress they’ve made, interesting new findings, and so on. In a sense, the plan is to create a social network for those of us who are enthralled with the exploration and adventure world. You can even add your own expeditions to the list too.

If you read this blog with any regularity, there is probably a good chance you’ll find something interesting on the Open Explorer site too. There are literally dozens of expeditions to sift through, all of which have something compelling to offer. If you’re like me, you’ll probably find far too many of them to follow, and not enough time to keep up with them all. Still, it is going to be a lot of fun trying.

Check out Open Explorer here.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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The Most Epic Adventures in All 50 States.

If you’re looking for some big adventures to occupy your time this spring and summer, then Men’s Journal is once again here to help. The magazine has created a comprehensive list of the top adventures to do in all 50 states, offering something for just about every kind of traveler, athlete, and explorer.

With such a diverse number of places and environments to cover, the list of things to do is pretty broad. For instance, the opportunities for outdoor adventure abound in a place like Alaska, where MJ recommends chartering a float plane and visiting Mount Anialkchak, an collapsed volcano in the Aleutian Range. Of course, the hard part about finding something to do in Alaska is narrowing your options down from all of the available choices. That isn’t the case in place like Iowa, where those opportunities are fewer and far between. If you’re visiting the Hawkeye State, Men’s Journal recommends you go cliff jumping in Chickasaw Park.

Other big adventures that can be had in various states include climbing at the Red River Gorge (Kentucky), go paddling on the Upper Missouri River (Montana), traverse the Presidential Range (New Hampshire), and go sailing at dawn (Rhode Island). The list includes options for mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, climbing, and much much more. In short, if you live for outdoor adventures, chances are you’ll find plenty to keep you busy here.

Whether you’re looking for something to do in your backyard or you’re planning a trip across the U.S. this year, this article will give you some things to put on your bucket list. Check out the entire run down by clicking here.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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Nat Geo Offers the 14 Best Spring Trips for 2018.

I know the calendar may have officially turned to spring late last week, but where I live we’re still waiting for it to properly arrive. While we patiently wait for the arrival of warmer weather and some sunshine, we can dream about visiting other places for a springtime adventure. And to help us out with that, National Geographic has put together a list of 14 amazing trips for the season ahead.

Amongst the destinations that Nat Geo recommends are Japan, where the cherry blossoms are in full blooms, and the Upper Amazon in Peru, where temperatures remain fairly constant all year round. The article also suggests a journey to the East Coast of Sri Lanka or Morocco, where the weather is a bit cooler this time of year. But for those who aren’t ready to give up on winter completely yet, Svalbard in northern Norway is on offer, allowing travelers to experience the Midnight Sun and quite possibly even spot some polar bears.

I’ll leave the rest of the list for you to discover, but needless to say each entry offers a short overview of what Spring is a good time to go and what to expect when you get there. This being National Geographic, there are plenty of great photos too and some suggested destinations that you might not have thought of yourself, both foreign and domestic.

If you’re looking for a way to shake off the cold grip of winter, and bring a bit of adventure back into your life, than you’ll want to have a look at the list. Check it on in its entirety here.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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Video: If Mountains Could Speak, What Would They Ask Us?

This short and beautiful clip comes our way courtesy of Osprey Packs. It asks some important questions about why we go out into the wilderness, what drives us to explore, and examines our connection with nature. If the mountains could speak, these are the things they would ask us, as it is the vary same things we often ask ourselves when heading out on an adventure. This is a very well done video that is captivating to watch and listen to. Give it a look.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 14: The Toughest Adventures in the World.

Episode 14 of The Adventure Podcast is now available to download from your favorite podcast source, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. As usual, you an also stream it online or finding it attached to this blog post.

In this week’s episode we open with our usual adventure news segment, talking about the Paris-Roubaix cycling race last weekend, some interesting Everest stories to follow this season, and an update on the Barkley Marathons. Then we delve deep into our main topic, during which Dave and I share our picks for the toughest adventures on the planet. As usual, we wrap things up with some gear reviews.

If you like what you hear, drop us some feedback on Facebook, Twitter, or by email. And as always, thanks for listening.

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/r92v4-8f0823?from=yiiadmin&skin=1&btn-skin=103&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0

Autor : Kraig Becker

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Adventure Tech: Suaoki G500 Portable Power Station.

Yesterday we took a look at a new portable power bank designed specifically with drone users in mind. Today, we have a more traditional model of personal power station that delivers even more energy to your base camp, while offering pretty much all of the outlets you could possibly need to keep your expedition powered up for days at time.

The new Suaoki G500 Portable Power Station recently launched on Indiegogo and has garnered a lot of attention thanks to its massive battery, relatively light weight, and high level of versatility. This device features a 500 watt-hour lithium-ion battery, which translates to roughly 137,700 mAh. That’s enough to power your smartphone for up to 90 hours or a laptop for as much as 45 hours. The G500 is even strong enough to recharge drone batteries, run a mini-refrigerator, or power an LCD projector too. In short, it is a powerful and useful tool for mobile professionals, family camping, or expedition teams heading into remote areas.

The G500 is equipped with two AC wall outlets, 2 quick-charging USB-A ports, a single quick-charging USB-C port, two 12-volt DC ports, a 12-volt car port, and an Anderson Powerpole connector. That should cover just about any kind of device you might bring with you when you hit the road, including phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, GPS devices, and headlamps.

The power station itself ships with an AC adapter to recharge it via a wall outlet and a DC charger for plugging into the cigarette lighter in your car. The G500 can be recharged in the field using a solar panel as well, allowing it to serve as a solar generator on extended expeditions. Recharging at home or in your car takes about 8-10 hours, while the time required using the sun varies depending on the solar panel, how much direct sunlight it receives, and so on.

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Download The Adventure Podcast on Your Favorite Platform.

As I write this, I am busily working away at editing the second episode of The Adventure Podcast. We hope to have the second episode out very soon. But before we release it, my cohost David Adlard and I wanted to let everyone know that the show is available on your favorite platform for listening to podcasts now. So, no matter if you enjoy listening on an iOS device, Android phone or tablet, or just on your computer, you should be able to subscribe to our feed and automatically get new episodes.

For those who want to listen to our new little venture, here’s where you can get the episodes:
  • Subscribe in iTunes/iOS Podcasts by clicking here.
  • On Android use Google Play Music to get the show here.
  • If you listen on Stitcher, you’ll find The Adventure Podcast here.
  • We also have an RSS feed set up for the show here.
Also, if you’ve had a chance to listen to the show, we’d love your feedback. We can be reached on Twitter at @adventure_pod or by email at theadventurepod@gmail.com. You can also leave comments, suggestions, and questions on our Facebook page as well.
Thanks to everyone who sent us feedback on Episode 0. We learned a lot while making it and the first  real episode will be better for it. We have some big plans for the show moving forward, and Dave and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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