Slammin’ Salmon – Recipe and Interview with Yeti Ambassador Matt Pittman

Matt Pittman is a man about his meat. The Texas-based BBQ master is a Yeti Grill ambassador and world-renowned wood fire cook. Pittman has become one of the foremost Texas BBQ cooks in the country…

Cool Off – Enjoying The Midwest’s Best Rivers

Summer in the Midwest can be downright brutal. With high temps and humidity making the air feel damp and heavy it is essential for those that call the Heartland home to find fun ways to…

True Grit – The Legacy of Red Wing Boots

“Whether I’m in the shop, on the road, or working on my motorcycle I know my Red Wings will keep my feet comfortable and protected. They’re not overly complicated and their simplicity and durability make…

Get Away – 5 Epic Northwest Camping Spots

With summer in full swing, many outdoor enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest are planning their warm weather adventures. The PNW is world renowned for its abundance of outdoor recreation, awe-inspiring nature, and long warm summer…

Lost Lands X Coal -Coastal Cruising With Lost Lands Matt Noren

Matt Noren escaped from the fashion mecca of New York City to start a clothing label in the naturally beautiful Pacific Northwest region. After a number of years building an independent label and curating a…

Go Back in Time for a Behind the Scenes Look: Perpetual Motion in Baja Norte

Fact: Not one person throughout history enjoys sitting through a slideshow of someone else’s vacation. Which is essentially what “behind the scenes” parallels. So instead of me boring you with a timeline of events, which…

Staying Humble: The Timelessness of Topo Designs

Once upon a time, deep in the heart of the American Rockies, an independent outdoor brand was born. Based on the minimalist designs of timeless alpine gear and modern classics, Topo Designs, a Colorado-based label…

Do Your Part: These 5 Brands are Leading the Way Towards Sustainability

Even just a decade ago, the idea of “sustainable” products within the apparel industry had more to do with financial viability than pushing an environmentally friendly agenda. While there were a few outliers focused on…

That’s a Wrap: The Top 10 Journal Entries from 2017

Between joining our friends on some great trips, learning about and visiting new places, getting to interview some very interesting people and opening three stores, 2017 has been a big year for Wayward. Through all…

Give Back Guide: 5 Outdoor Non-Profits Worth Your Time and Money

Backpacking beyond cell service. Finding a new swimming hole. Catching a glassy left. What would life be without these hard-won, magical moments? In a season full of buying, giving and getting, it’s worth remembering that…

5 Ways to Actually Enjoy a Midwest Winter

There’s no way around it, Midwest winters are brutal. From November to March, and sometimes even longer, snow, wind and freezing temps can make things seem downright arctic. However, this doesn’t stop hardy Midwesterners from…

Seven Gifts for Elevating an Outdoor Experience

It can be easy to get trapped in the rhythms of the city. The repetition of the daily routine combined with life’s responsibilities can make escape a challenge. But the rewards of fresh air, wide…

Seven Gifts to Battle Winter Hibernation

Some people never seem to be cold. No matter the month or weather forecast, they’re wearing shorts, t-shirts and sandals—with or without socks. Other, perhaps more reasonable people, tend to get cold when temperatures drop….

For Sale: Custom Handmade Almond Surfboards

In 2007, Almond Surfboards began hand-shaping boards from a small Newport Beach location. Today, the crew continues to churn out custom, one-of-a-kind boards. While other surfboard companies try to figure out mass production, Almond takes…

Where the road ends the adventure begins: Taking on Tofino with Roark Revival

Through the carved out shores and around the most western point of Vancouver Island, we pass the division point of North and South island. Our boat, the Night Bite, set its bow pointing to the…