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Vehicle rental sites like Outdoorsy and Turo are insanely popular, but like becoming a host on Airbnb, there is a lot you should consider before leaving your prized adventuremobile with people from the internet. One vanlord shares his wisdom.

The company is bringing its camping game to pop-tops—and we can't wait

The first mass-produced, off-road-ready camper to be sold in the U.S. in decades is a winner

If you're going to splurge on the vehicle of your dreams, best to kit it out properly

Four-wheeled fun for the car-camping masses

In 2009, Mike Sandone and his soon-to-be wife, Sofie, took an epic road trip across the mountains, beaches, and salt flats of Sonora, Mexico, in an old Jeep Wrangler. They wanted to be highly mobile, so most nights they slept in the cramped car. Sandone kept a checklist of…

Jay Nelson contracted the road-trip bug in the 1980s when his parents took him and his sisters on a romp across Europe in a VW Vanagon. Afterward they shipped the van back to California so they could keep rolling across the American West. “Those are some of my best childhood memories,” says Nelson.

Back in the eighties, vintage Land Cruisers were fetish objects to Tim McGrath and his buddies at Albuquerque’s Eldorado High School. During his junior year, McGrath was ecstatic to find a dark green 1974 FJ40 decaying in a barn. He scoured out the mud, mice nests, and chicken shit, then spent weekends testing the truck on camping excursions in the local mountains.

On November 2, 2014, then 28-year-old Stephan Shay ran the toughest race of his life. Not only was the New York City Marathon freezing cold and rainy, but eight years earlier, Shay’s older brother Ryan died from a heart attack on the same course during an Olympic Trials race, also at the age of 28. Shay finished fourth among Americans and sixteenth overall.

James Crowe didn’t start out a motorcycle guy. After a childhood filled with romping around the British Columbia backcountry on skis and mountain bikes, he became fascinated with combustion-powered vehicles and landed an apprenticeship at Steve’s Auto Restorations, a legendary shop in Portland, Oregon, in 2006.

For a certain breed of adventurous souls, the key to happiness is a road machine that forever stokes their desire to chase fun. Looking at these seven dream rigs, it's hard not to want to play along.

El Niño is bringing gigantic waves to the Pacific this winter, priming big-wave surfers for a season of epic—and dangerous—proportions

The e-camper features some innovative tech, but it lacks the soul of the Vanagon and the Microbus

We're still surfing in the USA.

With a world record on the line, determining the winner of the Billabong XXL "Biggest Wave" award turned into one of the toughest judgment calls in big wave surfing's history.

"I bought my first VW Westfalia Vanagon camper back in 1999, and have since owned five of them. I finally settled on a gorgeous 1991 model—lucked into via Craigslist for $9,000 a few years ago."

Questionable use of wearable cams is causing a surge in accidents

Getting around the laws that make overnight seaside camping frustratingly difficult

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