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How To: Stand Up Paddle Maui's Maliko Run

There's no denying stand up paddling is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Unheard of 10 years ago, waterways from Lake Tahoe to the Mekong River are now home to dedicated groups of paddlers who are stoked to walk on water. Aside from being a challenging...

Video: 2-Year-Old Surfer Catches First Solo Waves

There is something incredibly charming about this video, which features a 2-year-old surfer catching his first solo waves. At first dad helps to get him acclimated to the water and they catch a few early swells together, but about a minute and a half in, the pint-sized beach...

Vagabond Tales: Bodysurfing A Hawaiian Bombing Range

Vagabond Tales: Bodysurfing A Hawaiian Bombing Range If there were ever a Hawaiian island which had nothing to do with mai tais and beachfront massages it's the island of Kaho'olawe. A low-lying mound, which rises to an unassuming height of 1,477 feet, Kaho'olawe – for most visitors to Hawaii – is shrouded in...

How To Watch Every Surf Film Trailer Ever Made

For anyone out there with a procrastination habit I apologize for ruining your next couple of weeks. In a move with the simultaneous ability to inspire and depress any desk-bound viewers, Outside Online has recently published a link to a Pinterest board put together...

Museum Month: Kalaupapa National Historic Park And Leper Settlement, Molokai

Museum Month: Kalaupapa National Historic Park And Leper Settlement, Molokai Some people – me, for instance – tend to skip museums when traveling in favor of fresh air or outdoor recreation. It's always a treat when I can combine the two, especially because I'm fascinated by indigenous cultures. Though not considered museums in the...

Tips For Staying Fit On The Road

Tips For Staying Fit On The Road At home I'm a health and fitness nut working out six days a week and eating a diet high in nutritional value. While this can sometimes be hard to maintain on the road, it isn't impossible. To help you stay in shape while traveling, here are some tips. Stop Thinking You're...

Video Of The Day: Little Girls Surfing in Fiji

Days at the beach are, for many, the most righteous execution of freedom beneath the summer sun--especially if that beach is in a place like Fiji. A lot of people spend their summers doing something that I haven't yet learned how or even tried to do: surf. Somewhere...

10 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

10 Free Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil For travelers heading to South America, Brazil is one of the more expensive countries on the continent. The popular Rio de Janeiro can be especially difficult to navigate on a budget. To help you plan a worthwhile trip to this beautiful area, here are 10 free things to do. ...

Get Inspired With Outdoor Minded Magazine

Get Inspired With Outdoor Minded Magazine If you've spent more than about 14 seconds with me in person you already know that I'm a freak for the outdoors. Surfing, trekking, biking, stand up paddling – anything to get me out of the house and into the outdoor air. Throw in some off the beaten track travel...

Best Airlines For Traveling With Surfboards

Best Airlines For Traveling With Surfboards Let's get real: baggage fees are a pain. It's no secret that commuters across the country despise having to pay $25 or $50 for the right to bring their underwear on vacation with them. So much so, in fact, that the very first article I ever penned for Gadling advised...

Adventurous Options In Turks And Caicos

Adventurous Options In Turks And Caicos While many people think of Turks and Caicos as being a relaxing beach getaway, the islands have a lot more to offer than just that. In fact, adventure enthusiasts will feel right at home with an array of daring options in a beautiful setting. Barefoot Waterskiing ...

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness Films like "Contagion" (which I very much enjoyed, and not just because Gwyneth Paltrow bites it within the first 10 minutes) instill a paranoia in the public consciousness about the hazards of air travel. It's true, however, that most public transportation is the...

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners With twenty-three categories and every continent up for consideration, the competition is fierce, but today Outside magazine released its picks for its new Outside Travel Awards. The winners include everything from travel companies and locales to cameras, suitcases,...

What will you do if the Mayan calendar is correct?

What will you do if the Mayan calendar is correct? Lately, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar and 2012 marking the end of the world, as we know it. To help gain some insight, the people over at First Choice have created this infographic to give everyone a fun visual of where and...

Visit the Great Barrier Reef at a substantial discount

Visit the Great Barrier Reef at a substantial discount Yesterday we told you about a new travel survey from LivingSocial that revealed that Americans consider themselves the worst travelers in the world. That same survey also asked respondents to rank their top international travel destinations with Australia's Great Barrier...

Riviera Nayarit kicks off Mexico's largest sailing competition this month

Riviera Nayarit kicks off Mexico's largest sailing competition this month Every other year, Mexico hosts their Nautical Extravaganza, a month filled with classic sailing and water sport competitions that take you to different Mexican cities. This year, the event kicked off on March 2 with the 30th Biennial San Diego to Vallarta Yacht Club race,...

Gadling gear review: Nikon CoolPix AW100 camera

Gadling gear review: Nikon CoolPix AW100 camera Buying a digital camera is no easy task these days. As cameras have grown in popularity, the market has become flooded with dozens of models, all with a dizzying array of features and specs, and few ways to distinguish one from the next. Aside from minor variations in shape...

Vagabond Tales: Is sandboarding better than snowboarding?

Vagabond Tales: Is sandboarding better than snowboarding? Contrary to what you may believe, the ocean in Peru is not very warm. In fact, it's not warm at all. It's freezing. Other than desert outposts in the northern reaches of the country where it's still possible to surf in boardshorts (Mancora, Vichayito, etc.), the...

Kaikoura, New Zealand: Surfing, seals, and seafood

Kaikoura, New Zealand: Surfing, seals, and seafood "The chowder isn't the type you have back in the States" I am warned. The brunette woman working the oceanfront seafood cart has detected my accent and is concerned I won't like her steaming bowl of mollusks. "There isn't much cream, just freshly made broth mixed...

Video: Oahu Island: Miracle Coast

Oahu Island: Miracle Coast on Nowness.com. Would you like to spend a moment reviving your spirit with a beautiful video depicting Hawaii's Oahu Island? Oahu Island: Miracle Coast, is a gorgeous little video released on nowness.com. It's a short by photographer and...

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