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Human-Powered Adventures with TripOutside

Human-Powered Adventures with TripOutside

By Reet Singh
Human-Powered Adventures with TripOutside connects you to the experts in the outdoor industry that provide outdoor experiences in the top destinations. We talk about the top places to visit, outdoor things to do in those destinations, and explore human-powered adventures like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, canyoneering, windsurfing, and all the epic things that you can do with your own body.

We talk about destinations and what they have to offer, bring you new off the beaten path locations and hidden gems as we travel FT in our RV.
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EP 29: The Great Alabama 650
How many miles do you think you've paddled in your entire life? Is it more or less than 650? Get this, between September 18th - 28th there is a 650-mile long paddle race across the state of Alabama called the Great Alabama 650.   The race begins in the northeast section of the state and finishes at Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, AL. This week, we had Greg Wingo on the podcast to learn more about the race and what it's going to take to finish it. Learn more by listening at the link in our bio. Learn more about the AL650 here:
July 21, 2021
EP 28: Paddling in Spokane Washington w/ Fun Unlimited
Fun Unlimited is an outfitter based in Post Falls, ID that offers rentals in three major areas: Spokane, Washington and Post Falls / Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A husband and wife team, we were joined by Keith Quien from Fun Unlimited today to talk about his love of the outdoor industry and the different outdoor opportunities there are in the Northwest. Segments from this episode: 00:00 - Intro 1:05 - Opportunities for SUPing and kayaking 2:35 - Best times to visit Spokane, WA for outdoor activities 10:30 - What Keith likes to do for adventures 13:30 - Uber’s positive impact on outdoor adventures 15:45 - Stillwater Paddle Boards 17:05 - Different types of paddleboards in the market 20:45 - Things to keep in mind when going to Spokane Book your next human-powered adventure at!
July 14, 2021
EP 27: Learn to Mountain Bike in Sedona w/ SMBA and Evan Puglia
Sedona Mountain Bike Academy is an outfitter based in Sedona, AZ that helps mountain bikers become better riders. In fact, Julie and I took a lesson with them a little while back and I felt like I had improved overnight because of it. In today's episode, we were joined by Evan Puglia to talk through everything mountain biking and give you a few pointers on how you can become a better rider yourself. Segments from this episode: 00:00 - Intro 2:10 - Evan's background as a rider 7:15 - The team at Sedona Mountain Biking Academy 9:45 - Common errors in mountain biking 17:00 - The fears of getting into mountain biking 22:20 - Evan's favorite trails to ride 25:00 - Some of the challenges Sedona trails are facing 29:30 - How to properly set up your mountain bike To book your next human-powered adventure, visit us at Listen, watch or read
July 7, 2021
EP 26: Stand up paddle board, snorkel in Hawaii or Alabama with Pure Aloha Adventures
Pure Aloha Adventures was founded in 2014 and is a locally owned, woman-owned, and woman-ran small business in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii! They offer up snorkeling, stand-up paddling, and scuba diving adventures in Hanauma Bay and now also operate near Dauphin Island in Alabama. In today's episode, we were joined by Eva Ramos to talk about everything she's learned in her career after leaving everything behind in 2008. Segments from this episode: 00:00 - Intro 1:18 - The inspiration that led to Eva leaving everything behind 4:45 - Dauphin Island in Alabama 9:00 - Swimming with turtles in Hawaii 11:30 - Best adventures in Hawaii 16:30 - Paddling in Alabama To book your next human-powered adventure, visit us at
June 30, 2021
EP 25: Raft the Arkansas River in Salida, CO with Dvorak Expeditions
8-day classical music rafting trips, climbing 14ers, and lobbying for wildlife conservation. Outdoor educators and outdoorsman, Bill and Jaci Dvorak founded Dvorak Expeditions in 1985 in the scenic Arkansas River Valley of Colorado. As early pioneers of western whitewater river rafting in the Rocky Mountains, Dvorak Expeditions owns the first outfitter license by the state of Colorado. At last count, Dvorak Expeditions has accumulated over 60,000 miles of river running experience, and Bill Dvorak has personally instructed the Dvorak Expeditions guide-training course for over 35 years. In today's episode, we were joined by Bill Dvorak to talk about everything they've built and learned over the last 40 years of being in the rafting industry. Segments from this episode: 00:00 - Intro 03:58 - Different adventures in the Arkansas River Valley of Colorado 8:00 - Impact of cleaning up the river 12:26 - Wilderness bills and lobbying for wildlife conservation 16:00 - The beauty of the Arkansas River 21:00 - The best time to go rafting in Colorado 24:45 - Trends in outdoor recreation 26:05 - Tips for climbing a 14er 28:55 - 8-day classical music rafting trips? 32:30 - Day to day operations of running an outfitter Book your next human-powered adventure at
June 16, 2021
EP 24: Adventure Explorations with Cody Meassick
Founded in March of 2020, Adventure Explorations is an outfitter based in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Climbing, hiking, and kayaking are just a few of the things that they do. In addition to these smaller adventures, they offer fully customizable trips into the wilderness in and around Pennslyvania.   Cody and Chris's purpose at Adventure Explorations is to be the bridge between people’s discovery of their potential, their possibilities, and choices, and the freedom it creates. All that they are and do is devoted to building this connection.   We hope that you enjoy the conversation as much as we did and if you find yourself in the Northeast, check out Adventure Explorations for a wilderness adventure.    Segments from this episode:   00:00 - Intro  04:00 - Starting an outfitter during the pandemic  7:37 - The benefits of being in the outdoors  17:00 - Kayaking in Pennsylvania  20:20 - The types of trips that Adventure Explorations offers  26:30 - The top outdoor things to do in Pennsylvania   Book your next human-powered adventure online at
June 9, 2021
EP 23: Laguna Ethos with Justin Behrenden
Fall in love with Laguna and the marine reserve with Justin from Laguna Ethos. In this episode, Justin shares his passion for the wildlife below the water and how they're helping spread the stoke in the world by taking people out on kayak trips, surf lessons, and hiking trips.    Segments from this episode:  00:00 - Intro  4:02 - How Laguna Beach is Being Preserved  9:00 - The Tours Laguna Ethos Offers  13:07 - Other Things to Do in Laguna Beach  15:20 - What It’s Like Starting an Outfitter During the Pandemic  18:45 - Sea Lions in Laguna Beach  20:45 - How to Get Into Free Diving  23:47 - Running an Outdoor Business  28:15 - What Justin Does for Fun in Laguna Beach   Book your next human-powered adventure at
June 2, 2021
EP 22: The Blue Mountains Trail Project with Jared Kennedy
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Oregon with Jared Kennedy from The Blue Mountains Trail Project.   Jared Kennedy co-founded a company called The Outdoor Project in 2012 and built the company to be a global brand offering resources and travel guides for over 8,000 locations across the globe. In the last year, the company was acquired and since August of 2020, Jared has been the project lead for The Blue Mountains Trail Project.   His thoughts on tech-enabled conservation and connecting communities make this episode definitely worth a listen. --    Segments from the episode:   00:00 - Intro   4:10 - The Origins of the Blue Mountains Trail Project  8:15 - The Founding of the Outdoor Project  11:10 - Challenges of Maintaining Trails  15:10 - How technology can help protect wildlife  20:45 - Current status of the Blue Mountains Trail  25:00 - Hells Canyon National Recreation Area  26:11 - When can people start hiking the Blue Mountains Trail?  30:02 - How to get started with backpacking    -- To learn more about the Blue Mountain Trail Project, check out their website here:   To register for the hellraiser, you can do so here:    -- Here are a few of the other organizations that are supporting The Blue Mountains Trail Project...   Oregon Natural Dessert Association -  Six Moon Designs -  Travel Oregon -
April 28, 2021
EP 21: Adventures in Crested Butte, CO w/ the Burton's from Wheelies and Waves Adventure Co.
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Crested Butte, CO with the Burton's from Wheelies and Waves Adventure Co.      With a love of everything warm and water sports-related and a desire to live in this beautiful mountain town, CB SUP (Courtney and Braden Stand Up Paddle) was born in 2015 to make it easier for people to find their beach in their high mountain paradise.    As they continued to expand, they realized they had so much more to offer than just paddleboards, and are constantly working on spreading their conscious business efforts e-biking and even across the globe to be able to help more people enjoy the outdoors.      Segments from the episode:   00:00 - Intro   05:45 - Pro tips for visiting Crested Butte   6:45 - Starting an outfitter business   10:15 - Best places to paddle in Crested Butte   14:45 - Hot springs near Crested Butte?   16:00 - What Wheelies and Waves offers for adventures   21:30 - What the Burton’s like to do in their free time   24:20 - Planning for the 2021 Season   26:00 - What to be mindful of when visiting Crested Butte   29:45 - The importance of conservation     To book your next human-powered adventure visit us here:
April 21, 2021
EP 20: SUP Yoga in Hawaii w/ Kelsey Moore from Yoga Floats
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Oahu, Hawaii with Kelsey Moore from Yoga Floats. Yoga Floats came about out of the desire to enjoy the breathtaking beauty and serenity of Oahu, Hawaii. An avid yogi and enthusiastic paddler, Kelsey, the founder of Yoga Floats, wanted to find a way to combine the deep sense of peace she found through yoga with the inspiring and uplifting feeling of being on the ocean.   They take daily yoga trips out into the Pacific Ocean to help others find their inner peace in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.   Segments from the episode:   00:00 - Intro  00:45 - Getting into SUP Yoga  05:00 - The steps leading up to launching Yoga Floats  08:30 - What it’s like to do SUP Yoga and best practices  13:30 - What guests need to bring for a SUP Yoga lesson  15:30 - Things to do in Hawaii   22:30 - Pros and cons of being in the outdoor industry  28:00 - Living in Hawaii during COVID   To book your next human-powered adventure visit us here:
April 14, 2021
EP 19: Underwater Tours in Puerto Rico w/ Brenda from Rincon Diving & Snorkeling
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Rincon, Puerto Rico with Brenda Cerezo from Rincon Diving & Snorkeling.    Brenda left her career as a paralegal to open up a diving and snorkeling school in Puerto Rico and hasn't looked back. Since 2013 she and the team at Rincon Diving & Snorkeling have had over 3000 happy guests join them on underwater adventures.    Have you ever been on an underwater adventure?   Segments from the episode:   00:27 - Intro 2:57 - What it’s like to drive in Puerto Rico 4:27 - What most people do when they visit PR 6:35 - Why most people visit Rincon 7:27 - Best time to visit Rincon 9:30 - Coral Reefs in Rincon 14:55 - Using Underwater Scooters 16:25 - Why Brenda opened her Rincon Diving & Snorkeling 19:10 - FAQ’s about Scuba Diving 24:45 - Costs for scuba courses 31:55 - Brenda’s favorite dives from throughout the years 37:55 - Reet’s favorite human-powered adventures 41:00 - Wildlife species that are disappearing underwater To book your next human-powered adventure visit us here:
April 7, 2021
EP 18: Kayaking in Miami with Brooke and Santi from Clear View Kayaks
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Miami, Florida with the "Island Guys" from Clear View Kayaks.    There is more to Miami than just the partying. Brooke and Santi thought so as well and decided to pursue their passions and start exploring the canals, the backwaters and the islands around South Florida.  They love taking visitors and locals out to explore the hidden gems of Miami by water on clear view kayaks by day and night, and have their own unique mix of outdoors and exploration. They're innovators who enjoy creating fun new outdoor activities while preserving nature.    Fun fact: Clear View Kayaks is the only kayaking company to be acknowledged by the Miami Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Adopt-An-Island program. They contracted the "Island Guys" to maintain & cleanup the island.   Segments from the episode:   00:00 - Intro  1:30 - How Clear View Kayaks got started  8:45 - What people miss when visiting Miami  10:25 - Exploring the waterways of Downtown Miami  11:45 - Costs for tours and rentals in Miami  14:40 - Other outdoor things to do in Miami  19:00 - Kite surfing near South Beach  20:30 - Clear View’s busiest time of year  21:55 - How they adopted an island  26:00 - The importance of human-powered activities  32:00 - Embracing Nature    To book your next human-powered adventure visit us here:
April 1, 2021
EP 17: Explore Taos Ski Valley Resort in New Mexico with CEO David Norden
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico to visit David Norden, the CEO of Taos Ski Valley.   We caught up with David and learned about what makes Taos a unique ski resort and what it means to be a B-Corp ski resort. We were delighted to learn about the initiatives that Taos is leading to be a great organization for its staff, the environment, and for the skiers and snowboarders.    Taos is also doing a lot of work with their ski school to help the beginners get into the sport and enjoy their time on the mountain as much as possible.    Did you know that there are over 65 departments that come together to make a great day at the resort possible? From snowmaking, lift operation, lessons, rentals, retail, ski patrol, hotel, restaurants, maintenance.... the list goes on!  Segments from the episode:    00:00 - Intro  4:25 - Taos Ski Valley’s History  9:20 - What Taos Ski Valley does with their B-Corp Status   16:10 - Taos Ski Valley’s Ski School  22:00 - Why Ski School is important  26:00 - How David ended up running a ski resort  30:30 - What does it take to operate a ski resort?  34:25 - The culture in Taos Ski Valley  36:52 - What’s in the works in Taos Ski Valley in the next few years?    To listen to today's full episode or book your next human-powered winter adventure visit us here:
March 24, 2021
EP 16: Orlando, FL | Paddling w/ Greg Pflug
The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Orlando, Florida to visit Greg Pflug, the Owner of Adventures in Florida, Wekiva Outfitters, and Econ Outfitters.   One of the most passionate adventurers we've met, Greg has been actively exploring the great outdoors since he left college in the early '90s to hike the Appalachian Trail.   These days he spends most of his time guiding tours and exploring the waterways of Florida and around the world.   Segments from the episode:    0:00 - Intro  2:00 - What's the most popular tour they offer in Florida?  3:45 - What causes bioluminescence?  4:30 - When's the best time to experience bioluminescence in Florida?  6:45 - What to do while paddling with manatees  12:00 - Should you be worried about alligators?  13:10 - Greg's favorite expedition trips  18:00 - How to book a trip with them while in Orlando  20:40 - How did Greg get into paddling and running an outfitter?  25:34 - Advice for anyone interested in starting an outfitter business  26:50 - Working with the county to start an outfitting business  30:00 - Responsible recreation when padding  34:00 - What's so special about paddling sports?    To listen to today's full episode or book your next human-powered trip in Florida, visit us at
March 17, 2021
EP 15: Rim Tours Mountain Bike Adventures in Moab
Our journies in Moab continue. This time we dive into one of our other favorite adventures - mountain biking.    Today, we spoke with Kirstin Peterson at Rim Tours to talk about the history of mountain biking in Moab and the different adventure opportunities there are in the area.   In addition to our conversation about the different tours they offer and her love of mountain biking, we chatted about some of the craziest stories she's experienced as a guide.  Segments from the episode:    0:00 - Intro   0:05 - When did Rim Tours start?   4:15 - How far does Kirstin ride per year?   14:23 - What are some of Kirstin's personal favorite tours?   24:45  - What did the early days of mountain biking in Moab look like?   31:20 - How to book a tour with Rim Tours...   36:00 - Memorable stories from the days before cell phones and GPS   43:25 - Level of experience required to take tours with Rim Tours in Moab   49:00 - Kirstin's favorite things about mountain biking   To book your next human-powered bike trip in Moab, visit us at
March 12, 2021
EP 14: Canyoneering and Pack-rafting in Moab with Desert Highlights
Have you ever been to Moab? Have you ever gone canyoneering?   Today, we chatted with Melissa and Herb Crimp from Desert Highlights to talk about their stories canyoneering in and around Moab.   In addition to our conversation about the different tours they offer and their leave no trace mentality we talked about some of the other unique experiences that you can be a part of in Moab.   Segments from the episode:    0:00 - Intro  1:40 - Canyoneering in Moab and Outfitters  5:12 - Flying over Moab to find new routes  6:30 - Leave no trace approach and ghosting canyons  9:13 - Understanding Cryptobiotic Soil in the desert  12:50 - The Different Adventures to experience in Moab  22:25 - How inflatable kayaks compare to kayaks and pack rafts  25:30 - What to do in Moab on a weekend trip  31:45 - Desert Highlights Open Season  32:25 - Other areas to visit near Moab  35:00 - How Melissa and Herb Met    Link to Alpacka Raft:   Book your next human-powered adventure in Moab here:
March 4, 2021
EP 13: Wild Louisiana Tours
Take a kayak rental or tour through the historic Manchac Swamp just 30 Minutes from New Orleans. Today, we chatted with Josh Hermann, the Owner and Tour Guide for Wild Louisiana Tours about the beauty that is the Manchac Swamp.   In addition to our conversation about the swamp tours, we talked about photography and the unique photography training sessions that Wild Louisiana Tours offers.   Segments from the episode:    - 8:25 Overcoming the fear of alligators  - 11:00 Best time of year to visit Louisiana  - 1:10 Photo excursions in the swamp with Wild Louisiana Tours  - 16:00 Photography tips for beginner Kayak Photographers  - 21:40 What we can do to protect the swamps of Louisiana  - 26:30 Voting with dollars to fund things you're passionate about   -- To book your next human-powered adventure, visit us at
February 24, 2021
EP 12: Burn and Earn Calories with Buffalo Bike Tours
Based in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Bike Tours gives you the opportunity to see all aspects of the city while burning and earning calories along the way.   Travel via bike through historic Buffalo New York and explore all of the local food places and culture that Buffalo has to offer.    Known across the united states for their Buffalo chicken wings, Buffalo shares many more rich cultural aspects and is a great place to explore. Thanks again to Marc Moscato for joining me and sharing more about Buffalo Bike Tours.   Things covered: Erie Canal Trail from Buffalo to NYC The story of John Young, the Original King of Buffalo Wings 00:34​ What was the inspiration behind starting Buffalo Bike Tours  04:20​ Combining your passions and your life with your business  07:28​ How did you get start running the tours?  11:00​ Bringing exciting new entertainment tours to Buffalo  17:03​ What are some fun things to do around Buffalo?  20:25​ What’s the best time to visit Buffalo?  21:00​ What are some of the tours that you offer?  23:20​ The story of John Young, the Original King of Buffalo Wings To book your next human-powered adventure in Buffalo, visit us at
February 17, 2021
EP 11: Take a wildlife safari and see Dolphins with Charleston SUP Safaris
Take an eco-tour or SUP Safari in Folly Beach on your next visit to the Charleston, SC area. Today, we chatted with Jon about the safaris that offer dolphin viewing in their natural habitat. I had a pleasure chatting with Jon about his personal journey and what led him to start the company as well as his draw to the southeast after traveling the world and visiting 38 countries.    I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as I did and take a trip to Folly Beach soon!   Fun facts from the episode:  - The Folly Beach area is one of the most biodiverse wildlife areas in the world  - Dolphins live in pods and the adults have to leave the pod and find one of their own after they are 2 years old  0:23 How'd you get into paddling and paddle surfing?  07:56 How did you start Charleston SUP Safari?  11:00 What are some of the tours that you offer? What makes it a Safari?  15:15 More on the Dolphins, their family and pod structure  19:25 How the community outreach program helps the children in the area find a passion for nature  22:36 How Y2O (Youth 2 Ocean) is helping kids get outdoors  24:25 How getting out in nature has an impact on kids  27:45 How do SUP lessons work and getting started with SUPing?  31:00 How hard is Paddle Surfing to start as a sport?  34:00 What are some other fun things to do in Folly Beach?  Please consider donating to Y20 to help kids get outdoors: To book your next human-powered adventure, visit us at
February 10, 2021
EP 10: How to select skis and snowboards. Should you buy or rent? Find out with Colin from Black Tie Skis - Mammoth
Choosing the right skis or snowboard as a first-time buyer can be overwhelming, so we sat down to chat with the experts at Black Tie Skis - Mammoth. Colin explains the decisions that go into picking out the right skis based on height, weight, snow conditions, and style. We also talk about whether you should rent or buy and what you should buy (boots) vs. rent. I hope that you find this conversation as helpful as I did. We got to learn so much about gear selection and the amount of work that goes behind the scenes of getting us on the mountain. Chapters: 0:00  Welcome Colin from Black Tie Ski Rental Mammoth  0:48 Is Mammoth Mountain open for skiing for the 2021 season and what are the COVID restrictions?  04:10 What should you consider before booking a ski trip to Mammoth in 2021?  06:00 How to decide what type of skis or snowboard to buy or rent?  08:50 The importance of boot fitting  11:00 How does the style of skiing impact the ski and snowboard selection?  16:00 What are the factors to consider when buying or renting a snowboard?  18:25 What goes into Black Tie Ski Rental on the backend to get you the perfect ski fitting  21:26 What's a good time to buy used or demo skis?  23:00 Renting skis vs. buying? How many days do you need to ski to make a good ROI on the ski purchase?  25:40 Benefits and reasons to buy your boots   26:40 FAQs on ski rental delivery  28:30 What do you love about Mammoth Mountain?   32:29 What do you love about the town of Mammoth? We also chat about Mammoth Mountain and what makes it an amazing ski destination that needs to get added to your "must ride" list. To book your Mammoth Ski Rental, check out Black Tie Ski Mammoth. They offer an exclusive 10% off discount to Trip Outside members.
February 3, 2021
EP 9: Be part of the 1% that explores the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska
The Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Alaska is one of the most magical places in Alaska and Liquid Alaska Tours provides human-powered adventures that get you up close and personal with the glacier. You get to canoe to the glacier and then hike and climb on top of it. If you're lucky and the conditions are perfect, you can explore the ice caves that get created naturally in the glacier. Here is a reason to skip the helicopter tour and paddle across a beautiful lake, reduce your environmental impact and save the glaciers for future generations to come.    Chapters 0:00 Intro  00:25 How did Liquid Alaska Tours start?  01:35 What are some of the tours that you offer at the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska?  03:45 Learn about the Ice Caves on the Mendenhall Glacier  06:00 What is the wildlife like around Juneau?  08:45 What are the popular places to visit in Alaska? Summer vs. winter  11:35 When do the Mendenhall Glacier Tours start for the season?  12:45 What is the town of Juneau like? How many people get to be on the glacier?  17:35 What is it like to run a tour company? --   To fuel your next human-powered adventure visit us at
January 27, 2021
EP 8: Paddle through Mangroves and see Alligators, Manatees, Dolphins and more on the wild side of Florida with Nauti Exposures
Paddle through mangroves on the wild side of Florida. See manatees, alligators, turtles, dolphins and more on an eco-tour with Nauti Exposures. This beginner-friendly tour will allow you to see how diverse the wildlife in Florida is. Chapters 0:00 Intro  0:39 What led you to start Nauti Exposures? What do you get to see in the Naples, FL area?  02:20 What are some animals and birds that you can expect to see on an eco-tour?  03:55 Where are the mangroves located in South West Florida?  05:05 What is it like to paddle with Alligators?  09:00 What's the best time to visit to see Manatees?   10:45 What are the different sides to the Everglades National Park?  11:55 Learn about the photography tours of Nauti Exposures  13:10 What is it like to start an outdoor business and how did it do during the pandemic?  16:00 Can anyone take a kayaking tour or is there experience needed?  17:20 Why is kayaking a great sport and activity? Book your paddle experience in Naples, FL
January 20, 2021
EP 7: Try surfing to find confidence, community and camaraderie | Learn how to get started with lessons and more with iSurf
Surfing can be a very challenging and scary sport to get into, but the rewards that it offers are truly worth giving it a shot. Take the stress out of learning surfing and try a lesson with iSurf. This conversation was more than just surfing. It was about trying hard things, things that are not going to be easy to master right away, and not always a 100% guarantee of a good time. But, these hard things teach us more about ourselves and can provide so much value to our life like finding a state of presence, being patient, and helping us find calm in our daily lives. We absolutely love what iSurf is doing to help support women with their non-profit organization. I hope that this conversation inspires you to go out and try hard things, whether it is surfing or another activity. Find yourself overcoming your fears and gaining confidence in the process. Chapters 0:00 intro  0:40 What is iSurf school? Do you offer rentals and lessons? SUP tours?  05:00 What are the benefits of a surfing membership?  06:45 What are some of the factors when getting started with Surfing?  10:05 How many lessons do you need before you can start surfing?  12:30 What is the hardest thing about surfing?   14:20 How has surfing helped you in your life outside of surfing?  16:40 What keeps people from trying surfing and common fears?  18:25 What are some things that people end up loving after they get over their fears?  19:40 What are some reasons to love surfing?   29:00 What is the checklist for getting into surfing and how much does it cost?  33:44 What is the best time to visit Santa Barbara and try surfing? Book your surfing lesson, SUP tour, and more in Santa Barbara​
January 13, 2021
EP 6: Recreation and conservation - How outdoor recreationalists can work to protect wild places and protect wildlife for generations to come
The biggest threat to wildlife is trophy hunting and Wyoming Wildlife Advocates are doing amazing work to raise awareness of this issue and help save and protect the Grizzlies, Wolves and Elk populations for generations to come. We also talk about how outdoor recreationalists can work to save wildlife. A discussion that forces us to look inside and ask if we want to save wild places and their amazing inhabitants for future generations and how our outdoor recreation hobbies impact their lives and their habitats. Let's work together to minimize an impact, coexist, and #RecreateResponsibly   -- To fuel your next human-powered adventure, visit us at
January 6, 2021
EP 5: Canoe, camp, hike, portage, repeat: find yourself in the subtle beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, MN with Steve Piragis
Plug-in to unplug. This episode captures the tagline of the podcast. Did you know that the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in MN expands over a million acres and over 2 million acres when combined with the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, making it one of the largest wilderness areas and the most visited?   Explore all of the details shared in this podcast in the blog post. There are over 1200 miles of canoe routes, over 2000 campsites spread over 1 million acres of wilderness. In this episode, we chat with Steve Piragis, who moved to the small recreation town of Ely, MN in the 70s on a research project and has spent over 40 years guiding and helping people explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. We chat about so many things including:  - what makes the Boundary Waters unique compared to other wilderness areas or backpacking trips  - what the best times to visit are, learn the permitting process - what to bring and what you can rent - how has the wilderness area changed over the last 40 years and what it was like to take a canoe trip in the 70s and 80s There is so much to see and explore in the BWCA, we hope that you find inspiration in this episode to take a trip up to the glacial lakes of Minnesota and feel the beauty of this wilderness first hand. To get ready for your trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area visit us at
December 30, 2020
EP 4: Explore the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. Hot Springs, Snowshoeing, Paddle boarding, Skiing and incredible wildlife sighting opportunities.
In this episode, we chat with Corey from MST adventures and learn about the hidden gems of New Mexico, the land of enchantment. We cover how Corey started the business to fill his passion for getting people outdoors and helping others appreciate all that nature has to offer. The amazing outdoor destinations within New Mexico. You can find the full details, maps, and links on the blog post here. Places to visit and things to do in New Mexico Sandia Mountain Recreation Chaco Bandelier National Monument Via Caldera National Preserve San Antonio hot springs Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness Things to do: Paddleboarding the Rio Grande and seeing the balloon festival Snowshoeing (sometimes to visit hike in hot springs) Backpacking around Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area Exploring the small towns and wilderness areas 
December 17, 2020
EP 3: Canyoneering, climbing and exploring the hidden adventures of Zion National Park
In this episode, we explore the off the beaten path areas in Zion National Park with Zion Rock and Mountain guides and talk about Canyoneering, rock climbing, and finding the hidden gems in and around the park. You can find full details in the blog post that lists all of the details shared in this episode.  Book your canyoneering, climbing or hiking adventure Learn about protecting and preserving Zion National Park, about Graphene, the Human Condition, and much more from Larry, the Wizard.
December 9, 2020
EP 2: Exploring Pagosa Springs CO with Pagosa Mtn Sports
Explore the hidden gem of Colorado, Pagosa Springs and the amazing summer and winter activities that surround you. Amanda from Pagosa Mountain Sports shares her favorite areas and road trip itineraries. Full details of the podcast and the show notes can be found here
November 24, 2020
EP 1: Ski Rental Delivery with Black Tie Skis
Not wanting to wait in line never goes in or out of style, it’s a pain point that is always there with someone's vacation. In this episode, Ian Prichard from Black Tie Skis shares how he went on a journey to solve ski rental pain points and developed a business out of his garage which is now serving 41 ski resorts around the country. Full details of the podcasts and show notes can be found here
November 24, 2020
Introducing: Adventure Travel with TripOutside
TripOutside is a travel and adventure podcast hosted by me, Reet Singh. In 2017, my wife Julie and I left our corporate jobs, ditched the city and moved into an RV to explore the great outdoors. We travel full-time and visit the best adventure destinations in North America. While on the road, we launched TripOutside, an online platform for human-powered adventures. In this podcast, our goal is to share the best adventure destinations with you, explore new human-powered adventures and wild places through interviews with local outdoor experts. Occasionally, Julie and I will jump on to share some of our favorite road trips too. -- Check out our website here: Follow me on LinkedIn here:
November 21, 2020