Tour of the Southwestern United States

By: Brendan McManus In the summer of 2016, my family and I ventured out to the Southwestern United States to explore that part of the country for the first time. In no particular order, here are some great locations we visited. Grand Canyon National Park This national park is one of the crown jewels of...
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Why I Venture Outdoors

By: Kevin Hurley, Trip Leader Specialist and Kayak Pittsburgh Supervisor I feel very fortunate to be a part of Venture Outdoors. In truth, it would be very difficult for me to try to explain all of the reasons why in this short blog post, but I’ll certainly try and get some of the main ones...
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How To Get Outdoors When You Are A Busy College Student

By: Alyssa Miele College is hard. Period. You’re juggling classes, homework, extracurriculars, internships, jobs and more all while trying to maintain your health and maybe get a few hours of sleep each night. In the midst of all the craziness college brings, it’s hard to find time to get outdoors. Here are just a few...
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Creating an Experience Better Than Virtual

By: Mara Addision It’s tough to compete with YouTube for my daughter’s attention. With the stab of a finger, she has at her disposal all the entertainment in the world. She can watch funny cat videos, learn the latest Minecraft tricks, even visit Disney World. What do I have to offer that compares with Disney...
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Semester in Sweden

By: Matt Morris About a year ago, I had the opportunity to study and travel in Uppsala, Sweden for a month. The trip was very amazing and provided me with experiences which the United States didn’t quite have to offer. One of the first, and in my opinion, one of the biggest and most memorable...
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