I love to stay up on current trends, the latest and greatest gear and of course education that can help with any aspect of my life. Needless to say, I read a lot. While my sources for inspiration and education come from a vast amount of places there are always a few places I go back to again and again. These places I find that keep pulling me back have 2 components that mean everything to me – Amazing photographs and compelling stories. If you need a little adventure in your day or just need a place to get inspired I highly suggest looking into these.
I have fallen in love with this small publication magazine, Adventure Journal. They just started and are a very small network of people creating a magazine that simply takes your breath away. While the yearly subscription is a bit more than you’d usually spend on a magazine, these are the kinds of magazines that you keep on your coffee table long after you’re finished with them. Each issue has stunning photographs of landscapes all over the world with stories that get you excited about going outside. Even the advertisements are something to get excited about, which doesn’t seem to be a common theme in today’s day and age. If you aren’t ready to subscribe for a year, just purchase an issue that peaks your interest. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed with this amazing journal.
With videos that will have you drooling, Wilderness Collective is the ultimate place for inspiration. They cover amazing adventures in these short films that showcase a world you’ve never seen. If you need more than just the videos they help you create and book your own adventure. Even better is that they have a few magazines for sale that will keep you inspired no matter how many times you read them.
Sometimes as women, we get lost in the mix. This is especially true when it comes to women and the outdoors. Sometimes it really does feel like a man’s world and there just might not be room for the both of us. I know as someone who loves being outside, I’ve been intimidated by getting into the sports that take you outside because there are so few women who partake in them. With Misadventure Magazine you can see all the possibilities that are out in nature and around the world for a woman like you. Interviews, challenges, and stories of travels liter this magazine and blog. While the magazine only comes out once a year, the blog posts are updated weekly so that you can find a little adventure wherever you are.
If you’re in the need of a little inspiration or just craving the outdoors and you can’t seem to get there any one of these places is a great place to escape to. I can’t ever seem to find a way to the mountains as often as I’d like so reading about other’s adventures and dreaming of the places I could someday visit is a great second.