Art of Adventure’s Best of the Web
What would the modern world of adventure be without the internet? The internet is a world unto itself and can be an adventurers greatest resource. It is also a portal of information and inspiration about persons, places, ideas and things that can help anyone live more adventurously.
Our mission at Art of Adventure is to bring you stories, news and insights that will inspire your mind, body, and spirit, to “Explore the Adventurous Life” and in doing so we spend a good deal of time exploring the World Wide Web.
During our own explorations of the WWW we have discovered quite a few gems, and we have been influenced by many. In this post we want to share with you those websites or blogs that we feel deserve special recognition.
It is never easy to narrow a vast category like adventure websites and blogs down to a few, but some because of their intrinsic value and downright coolness deserve to be recognized for their contributions.
Here are Art of Adventure’s Best of the Web. This list is not based on order of importance or relative value; it is entirely random in order. You can explore each site in detail by clicking on their corresponding images.
Please leave us a comment and let us know what you think of our choices or share other sites that you enjoy with our readers. Happy exploring.
Travel Inspiration and Beyond
As she says, Juno Kim is a storyteller, writer and photographer. She left her cubic farm to follow her true love: the world. She is a “firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life.” She is currently, on a quest to find the place where she can call ‘home’. If you like adventure, want to be inspired, and love good photography, you will enjoy Runaway Juno.
The Adventure Blog
News, commentary, and insights on adventures, and adventurers.
Kraig Becker has put together one of the most interesting and timely “Adventure” blogs on the internet. His blog features current, future and past events in the world of adventure. The Adventure Blog is the “Gold’s Gym” of adventure destinations on the web. No frills, but it is all you really need. It is never boring, always entertaining and informative; we look forward to Kraig’s daily posts.
Scott Rinckenberger Photography
This is exactly the kind of photography that we all wish we could do. You will simply be blown away with what you see. There is landscape and adventure photography from the Pacific Northwest & Worldwide. Scott specializes in fine art prints, commercial & editorial assignments as well as stock and video. This is Adventure photography you have to see to believe.
West Coast Flying Adventures
One Man’s Passion for Flying, Photography and Being Outside
Flying, Adventure and beautiful photography is the perfect combination. Ney Grant is the master of putting it altogether in this fun and entertaining blog. Ney and his family exemplify what it means to “Live the Adventurous Life.”
The Road Not Taken
Possibility lies at the edge of your current perception.
Brad Glass will take you on journeys of the mind and spirit with thought-provoking articles offering ideas and exercises for a more fulfilling life. Brad has the gift of leadership and will help you personally to have the same and a more fulfilling life. This is a beautiful and inspiring website.
The deeper you get, the deeper you get
Adventure Journal is an online magazine devoted to outdoor adventure in all its forms. It is authored by Steve Casimiro a writer, photographer, editor, and the founder of Adventure Journal. Steve spent 11 years at Powder Magazine, launched Bike Magazine as founding editor; and contributed to National Geographic Adventure for 11 years, most of those as West Coast Editor. This is one of the most complete adventure websites around and will keep you going deeper and deeper inside its pages.
American Geographical Society
A collection of cartography, photography, historical and current digital files, aerial photography, GIS information and more. The AGS site is in itself an adventure but even more it is an excellent resource for adventurers of all kinds.
Celebrating 125 Years
A pure classic and treasure. Whether you are an adventurer of the body or mind or spirit, National Geographic is a must. With its focus on the world we live in and its constant change and variability, no single source offers more to the classic adventurer, weekend warrior or the arm chair wanderer than Nat Geo.
Adventure is in the mind.
Dave Cornthwaite is an English adventurer with a few world records and a terrible fear of motors. (His words) He’s also an author, motivational speaker and Nutella fiend. Dave challenges himself daily and will also challenge you personally to adventures and expeditions you did not know you were capable of.
Gear, travel, adventure and more. While Outside is not yet the classic Nat Geo is, it is still one of the best sources for all things adventure. Outside is always current and never trendy. Outside tells you what you want to know when you want to know it. If you’re not reading it regularly you are missing out.
Explore the Planet
If you love to travel and want a friend and guide to help you with your adventures, Lonely Planet is the perfect companion. LP is your final stop in your search for destination travel. Lonely Planet’s excellent photography and well researched articles will keep you well informed and entertained.
I do the impossible
Joel says this, “A few years ago, I got tired of having an average life, working at UPS and waiting for things to happen to me, so I decided to do something about it. I made a list of all the things I used to think were impossible and then I set out to do them. Now I work on my own terms and do my best to live a life of adventure and meaning while doing the impossible.” Joel is the kind of no nonsense guy we all look up to, he not only talks about doing the impossible, he does it. Read his blog and you can learn to do the same. Here is our own blog post on Joel. Read it here.
Monday Morning Memo
Whether advice on advertising or a philosophical muse, you’ll never have heard it before.
That is until you read the Monday Morning Memo. While this site offers primarily insights on marketing, it does so in such a unique and adventurous way that you don’t go to sleep while reading it. It is produced by Roy H. Williams, the” Wizard of Ads.” If you are in business, it is a must read. If you are in the business of trying to understand life and the world we live in, it is essential.
So there you have it, Art of Adventure’s Best of the Web, a great resource for you to begin the new year to explore new ways to live the adventurous life.
Let us know what you think of our choices by leaving a comment and tell us about your favorites.
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