Reconnect with Nature
Deep inside we know that we are part of nature. As humans, we are wired to be outside, nature makes us happier and healthier. But modern life often mutes the call of the wild, and that’s why we created THE OUTDOORS. We are here to show you all the wonderful aspects of being outside. To get you off the couch and out into nature. Let yourself be inspired to step outside, reconnect with your spirit and recalibrate your senses.
The Birding Hype
Birdwatching is no longer viewed as an eccentric hobby. It's hip, even political!
Stedsans in the Woods
This eco-retreat in the Swedish forest is not just a zen hotel. It's a concept for a lifestyle of the future
900% – amount that US camping platform Tentrr has grown in May of 2020 compared to the first quarter. Corona has caused a global camping boom.
The online platform lets you pitch your tent on someone else's property for one night
Feather-Light Down Alternatives
Microguard Superloft is an animal friendly material that offers even more advantages than real feathers
12 – percentage of used clothing that is globally being recycled.
64 – number of used PET bottles that go into a recycled Jack Wolfskin men’s jacket. To date, Jack Wolfskin has given 19 million PET bottles a new life.
The Church of Sweat
The health benefits of sauna use are indisputable. Our author worships the church of sweat
A Father-Son Transalpine Journey
Crossing the Alps by bike from Lake Constance to Lago Maggiore
5 Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
Hiking can be done pretty unsustainably. Here's what to keep in mind to protect nature
An interview with molecular biologist and plastic pollution activist Andreas Noe aka the Trash Traveler
110.000 – Number of miles an average person walks in their life.
The Art of Shinrin-Yoku
An Interview With Nature Therapist Lia Braun About Forest Bathing and How It Can Enhance Our Health
Transcending Boundaries – The Gendarmstien Trail
Unlimited Views on Denmark's Most Beautiful Hiking Trail Along the German Border
Slow but Steady
A Conversation About Hiking on Your Front Doorstep With
Hiking Guide Gustl Fraedrich
For Four Weeks Author Jens Steingässer Travels by Bike and Packraft Along German Waterways
Walden 2020 – All Paths Lead to the Self
In Times of Crises We Seek to Ground Ourselves Through Nature. What Can Thoreau’s Classic Teach Us Today?
Walking in nature can boost creative problem-solving skills by 60%
Vancouver, Canada is the most instagrammed #vanlife location in the world.
Picnics Instead of Conference Calls – The New Work-Life Integration
3D Artist Paul Milinski's Dreamy Designs Inspire Us to Re-Think Integrative Living and Working Spaces
Traveling to Montenegro in Our Van
Picture Perfect Van Life Causes Our Author Anguish. Yet Her Family Is Giving It a Try on a Trip to Montenegro
Due to the Corona restrictions, Germans currently ride their bikes twice as much as before the pandemic. In April 2020, bicycle usage even quadrupled.
Dogs may sniff out COVID-19 infections in the future. In a Finnish study, dogs trained as medical diagnostic assistants learned to recognize the signature odor caused by the coronavirus.
Wolfgang Buttress – A Symphony of Bee and Man
The artist's sculpture Hive in London is controlled by the vibrations of honeybees
570K – Tons of plastic waste that end up in the Mediterranean Sea every year. The Seaqual Initiative has retrieved 600 tons of it and turned it into Seaqual yarn.
How I became a photographer
Anna Heupel's office job made her unhappy. So she took a plunge into uncertainty only to come out stronger
“If we don’t flip the switch, the littering will just continue”
SEAQUAL Initiative offers yarn made from marine plastic. An Interview with CEO Michel Chtepa
Can You Keep It Down?
Noise pollution is stressful for humans. We can only imagine the harmful effects on the animal world.
60 – number of centimeters that the Himalaya’s highest peaks lost during the 2015 earthquake in Nepal
Swimming in Cities
Swimming in urban waters gives our author a completely new perspective of a city
Parks Project – National Parks Apparel
Out of love for US national parks, Parks Project makes merchandise that funds the parks and drives awareness
12,5 – Kilograms of CO2 that a beech can absorb per year
A newly discovered deep-sea crustacean has been named after heavy metal heroes, Metallica
Camino de Santiago – A Pilgrimage in Plastic Ponchos
Inspired by an Interview with Shirley MacLaine, a mother and her daughter hike the Camino de Santiago
347,538 – Number of people who walked the Camino de Santiago in 2019
Hiking in a Place Built for Cars
California is built for cars. Here is what you experience if you walk along El Camino Real instead.
The Virtual Illusion of Marisa Hampe
Instagram Influencer and photographer Marisa Hampe about the perfect illusion of social media
Learning from Nature
An Interview with Petra Jäger, the founder of Germany's first forest school
500 – Years it takes for average plastic bottles to fully decompose. Or it gets a new life as a Texapore Ecosphere product.
35 – increase in percent that food tastes better on hikes (active time starting at 2 hours 40 minutes)
Lost Places – Abandoned Military Base Vogelsang
Nature is impressively reclaiming this deserted former soviet town
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