What It’s Like: To Live on A Sailboat

Meet two Great Lakes women sailing the Great American Loop. As Katie and Jessie pause halfway through their journey, they offer a peek inside life onboard the sailboat Louise.  The fiberglass hull of the… Continue reading

No Roadmap Required

Go get your weekend.

Adventure Log: Lizbeth’s Coastline Discoveries

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” —Jack Kerouac, On the Road. These are stories from the road straight from the mouths of Dirtbag Darlings.  Who: Lizbeth… Continue reading

R.I.P. Big Yellow Adventuremobile

One of my favorite quotes is from the founder of Patagonia, Yvonne Chouinard, and it goes like this: “The adventure doesn’t start until something goes wrong.” Well, if a recent turn of events… Continue reading

The Dirtbag Manifesto

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what it means to live a full life, and I’ve come to a few conclusions. I don’t think a “good life” is the prize for… Continue reading

Ultra Runner Rory Bosio’s Secret to Preventing Injury

Think racking up 26.2 miles in a marathon is impressive? Allow Rory Bosio to knock you off your high horse: as a North Face ultra runner, she consistently finishes 50- to 100-mile races… Continue reading

Base Camp: Why I’ll Never Be An Expert At Anything

In the back of my Rav4, there’s a huge milk crate. In it, there’s a bike helmet, hiking boots, a climbing harness, a kayak paddle, tie downs, and a headlamp. There are maps… Continue reading

Gear Review: Adidas Adipure Crazyquick Running Shoes

I prefer trail running over road running for a plethora of reasons, like “I enjoy catching my breath in the middle of the woods where spandex-clad moms can’t see me” and “I like… Continue reading

Meet Our Newest Ambassador: Brooke Gaynes!

When I set out to found Dirtbag Darling, my goal was to only post relevant, interesting, inspiring articles about women and the great outdoors that would appeal to everyone from beginners to seasoned… Continue reading

Girl Gone Wild: Salt Gypsy’s Danny Clayton

Gripe about technology all you want, but it’s pretty magical when it comes to connecting people from across oceans. Take Danny Clayton for example: I may have never know about her had it… Continue reading

Thank You, Washington

For this empty trail and a perfect weather day. Now stop raining all the time so I can live in you.

What It’s Like: To Work at the Surfrider Foundation

From the moment Alexis Henry begins to speak, it becomes clear she’s engrossed in her work on a level that goes beyond a paycheck. She’s also the first person you notice when you… Continue reading

Get Sweaty: Five Ways to Workout Without Setting Foot in the Gym

This post originally appeared on Element Eden’s blog. Read more of my guest posts here!  Reasons I don’t like the gym: It’s expensive, it’s stuffy, I have to drive there, it’s full of… Continue reading