2016 EXPLORING ELEMENTS: Year In Review

2016 was full of adventure on the road less traveled! I've now lived the nomadic North American overland lifestyle for over 5 years, with glimmers of change in the air, as international flights have already been booked, and the possibility of a home base on the east coat to launch adventures further … [Read more...]

LIFE OF ADVENTURE: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I think life is better when you K.I.S.S! Another words, keep it simple stupid. Buy less stuff, but buy more high quality versatile stuff. I feel that this principle is also key for gift giving and receiving, as besides a few short term smiles, disposable cheap gifts don't do anything for anyone. The … [Read more...]

MY TRIBE: Overland Expo East 2016

Overland Expo East 2016Now this is a driveway I'd like to camp out in for a while! I’ve now attended 7 Overland Expos (West: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & East: 2014, 2015, 2016), since becoming a member of the overland tribe. This year’s Overland Expo East was the culmination of 5 years of hard … [Read more...]

A DOGG TALE: Putting the Party in the Braap!

By: Bobby “The Dogg” Miller WARNING: If a splat in a Party Braap lasts for more than 4 hours, please contact your doctor. (Disclaimer: Exploring Elements has no formal relationship with Liquidlogic Kayaks, and received no compensation of any kind for the publication of this article. The … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Lowepro Whistler BP 450 AW

Lowepro Whistler BP 450 AW Photo Backpack MSRP: $389.95 (BUY NOW for LESS!) WEIGHT: 7.28 lbs SIZE: Internal- 9.53" x 6.54" x 15.75" / External- 12.20" x 11.89" x 22.52" DESIGNED TO FIT: Pro DSLR, Up to 3 Lenses, Flash, Action Camera and outdoor gear/personal items FEATURES: Main … [Read more...]