Nancy Raven Kirk

How to Train for Triathlon Swim

Nancy is a writer, traveler, and outdoor enthusiast originally from Los Angeles. She's had work published in the L.A. Times, OC Weekly, and various other publications. Check out her website at

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How to Train for Triathlon Swim

For many, competing in a triathlon is a lifelong goal. Motivation often comes from a desire to live a healthier lifestyle, push yourself beyond your limits, or simply prove that you are up to an intense, physical challenge. 

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A Guide to Olympic National Park Cabin and Lodge Rentals

About Olympic National Park  Olympic National Park is one of the most d

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DIY Affordable Garden Path Ideas

A DIY garden path can elevate your backyard into a peaceful, nature escape. There are many different styles you can build on a relatively low budget with minimal time commitments. With more time, skill and budget, there are many more l

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How to Build a Winter Survival Shelter

Learning to survive in nature with minimal gear is a serious endeavor and essential knowledge for any true wilder

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Common Sports Injuries & Tips for Recovery

You were out having the time of your life when suddenly your whole life changed. Maybe you fell, maybe you twisted something, but either way, you got hurt.  We’ve all been the

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Simple Landscape Photography Tips to Remember en Route

You’re going on the trip of a lifetime filled with beautiful scenery, and instead of describing the jaw-dropping sights to your friends and family, you want to share inspiring images. With the advent of smartphones, everyone has the

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Stir Things Up: 15 Easy & Unique Camp Stove Meal Ideas

We’ve all cooked up hot dogs and s’mores around a campfire, but avid campers will likely grow tired of these repetitive meals. Change up your typical camp breakfasts and dinners with this list of unique, yet easy, camping meals to

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21 RV Travel Apps for Safe & Fun Adventuring on the Road

Instead of white picket fences, many people are opting to travel across the country in their own RVs as they embrace a new variation of the American Dream. With the advancement of smartphones, traveling has never been easier. From navi

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Craving Adventure? Eight Things to Do in Moab this Summer

For most Utahns, the year wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Moab, a desert wonderland that excites any adventure lover. Whether you’re from the state or traveling through, Moab is a must-see destination in the spring and summe

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35 Landscape Photography Spots You Should Visit in the U.S.

Landscape photography combines a passion for the outdoors with a passion for capturing a part of the world as it exists for a certain moment in time. Nature photographers also find and share the beauty in each outdoor adventure.

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Discover the Real Adventure: Top 7 Hikes in Portland

Portland is well-known for its food scene, creative community, and close proximity to endless outdoor escapes. There are countless rich forests, enchanting waterfalls, winding streams, and towering mountains to explore. In addition, Po