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Active Guides Travel Planning

Beach Day Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List for your Day in the Sun

Relaxing days on the beach are pretty amazing. But your entire experience can be ruined if you forget something essential, like sunscreen, and have to spend the rest of the day struggling without it. To avoid this, take a look at my comprehensive list of the fundamental items for your chill day by the water. …

Active Guides Travel Planning

The Thrifty Traveler: How to Save your Money for What Matters

Let’s face it: travel, including outdoor activities, can be incredibly expensive. A morning on the river or an afternoon ziplining through the mountains can cost more than you were expecting. And the last thing you want to do is waste money on things you don’t need, missing out on these exciting opportunities. As a solution, …

Active Guides Paddling

A River Adventure: Beginner’s Guide to Whitewater Rafting

If you’re looking to try something new and exciting, to go on a real adventure with friends and family, there’s nothing better than whitewater rafting. Getting your adrenaline pumping and your body working, rafting through rapids is the perfect way to get outside and challenge yourself. Because of the intensity of the river and the …

Active Guides Mental Wellness

The Perfect Shot: Effects of Social Media in the Outdoors

As an outdoor travel blogger, I am constantly interacting with others on social media to share my content and increase my following. But occasionally, I take a step back and ask myself, what am I doing this for? What is the real purpose behind each post? I desire to be an authentic travel writer, recording …

Active Guides Hiking

Reaching the Summit: What to Know Before Hiking at Altitude

Whether you’re a novice hiker or you’ve trekked through thousands of trails, your first time hiking at altitude can be a shock to your body. It’s important to know the risks involved with exercise at high elevation. Before your next hike at altitude, read these seven tips for keeping yourself safe in this different environment. …

Active Guides Mental Wellness

Being Present: How to Really Take in a Moment

There are times in life when we experience something so incredibly beautiful that we feel overwhelmed. Something so spectacular that we want to remember the moment, the view, the feeling forever. But how can you keep that remarkable memory from eventually fading away until you can barely remember it at all? Read on to learn …