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…

Time Traveling: Richer Poorer Gets a Taste of the Northwest

The four of us are pressed up against the side of the van as fog and mist off the ocean roll past. One of us has a butter knife wedged in the frame of the…

Queen of the Dirt Palace: Marie-France Roy Talks Northwest Surfing and Living Simply

Before relocating to Ucluelet on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, Marie-France Roy made a name for herself as one of the most prolific snowboarders of all time. As a Whistler local, Marie or MFR as she…

When Being Prepared Pays Off: Northwest Surf Essentials

From Crescent City, California, to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, runs a stretch of coast so rugged, so majestic, and so remote most are mystified that adventurous souls seek out these ominous waters as a…

Cold, Wet, Stoked: The Uniqueness of Pacific Northwest Surfing

Your wetsuit didn’t dry much overnight, but being stuffed in a drybag along with some sandy booties and damp gloves was never a recipe for success. After peeling off your suit and finally warming up,…

On the Hunt: Foraging for Wild Mushrooms with Colin Meagher

In the past, and in many parts of the world still, foraging for food was not just a fun hobby, but an essential for survival. Knowing what is edible, and more importantly—what’s not—can make all…

Gone Fly Fishin’ Playlist

Standing knee deep in a swift flowing river, rod in hand, in the middle of the forest has to be one of the most peaceful experiences there is. The sound of the stream and surrounding…

Tenkara Fly Fishing on the Forks of the Snoqualmie River

Some of the fondest childhood memories I have are spending time with my Grandfather. Fly fishing was one of the many things he was into and took the time to share with me. Weekly family…

Cold, Wet, Stoked: Pacific Northwest Surf Playlist

Far from the summery tunes of the Beach Boys and Dick Dale, surf rock takes on an entirely new vibe in the Pacific Northwest. While many see surfing as a summer sport, it’s not until…