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We’re Living In a Gilded Age of Adventure Filmmaking

This article originally appeared on Climbing

This article originally appeared on Outside.

The Rescue, an extraordinary 2021 film from Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi–the power couple behind Free Solo–tells the story of 14 teenagers who got stranded deep inside a flooded cave in Thailand and their improbable, high-risk extraction. One of the film’s most compelling scenes occurs early, when the girlfriend of a rescue diver is describing their courtship–the attraction, the dates, the sweet notes. The interviewer asks: “Did you fall in love?” After a pause and a sheepish grin, she nods vigorously and says, “Yes!” It’s a small moment of warmth and vulnerability in a thriller that otherwise unfolds at breakneck pace, and it connects us to the characters in a way that even their heroic actions do not.

The Rescue is just one of many impressive adventure documentaries that have created considerable buzz in recent years. Of course, everyone has seen Free Solo, but The Alpinist and 14 Peaks also made a splash. And how about HBO’s 100 Foot Wave–a series following Garrett McNamara’s attempt to ride a monster swell that made me shout at my TV in amazement? Or The River Runner, about the rise and fall and rise of Scott Lindgren, one of the world’s greatest whitewater kayakers? The list goes on: The Dawn Wall, Torn, Meru, Sunshine Superman, Icarus, Into the Canyon, Minding the Gap, The Barkley Marathons, and McConkey, to mention just a few. These came from filmmakers who had to work very hard to bring their projects to life.

As a writer who has spent several decades refining my own craft, I can appreciate how challenging it is to get such stories right. And as a

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2023 Winnebago Adventure Wagon Can Handle Camping or Construction

Winnebago—reputable brand of Class B camper vans like the Solis, Roam, and eRV2—has teamed up with Adventure Wagon to offer the limited edition 2023 Winnebago Adventure Wagon. The result is a super tasteful camper van with an extremely versatile, adaptable, anti-RV interior that’s unlike any other Winnebago van. Basically, it’s an Adventure Wagon interior wrapped in a Winnebago. Van. Nerd. Alert. This collaboration has us so very, very excited.

Created in 2014, Adventure Wagon is a Portland, Oregon-based van upfitter with over 2,000 conversions on the road. The company converts Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit vans, so for this collab, a Mercedes Sprinter (170-inch) dualie was the van of choice. The Winnebago + Adventure Wagon camper van comes in Arctic White, Iridium Silver, and Tenorite Gray. There is a floorplan (70SE), but as we’ll find out, all interior components can be shuffled according to need. An owner could completely “gut” the interior to create an empty cargo van.

The Winnebago + Adventure Wagon ditches the permanent, RV-esque interior (fixed bed, bathroom, kitchen, seating, etc.) in favor of the totally flexible interior offered by Adventure Wagon. The premise is pretty easy to digest: Why be locked into one interior configuration when life’s journeys require flexibility? Why be locked into one layout when you could have infinite?

Let’s expand on the need for a flexible interior. Different trip locations, climates, and durations necessitate different adventure gear, all impacting interior layout. Camper vans are the latest kings of travel and play, after all. But they’re also expensive, making those cherished adventure moments come at a cost that could, honestly, start to kill the fun. To earn their keep and justify their fat butts taking up driveway space, vans really ought to wear more than

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Top Adventure Destinations For Millennial Travelers In 2023

The needs of travelers have definitely evolved over the years. With this evolution has risen a deep desire for adventure that many millennials are tapping into each trip. From jet skiing and underwater cave exploration to ATV desert rides and sky diving, adventure is at the forefront of many millennials’ travel plans.

There are endless possibilities for adventurous thrills when traveling. However, what’s available depends on where you’re visiting. If you’re a thrill seeker looking for the adrenaline rush of your life, here are some of the top adventure destinations for millennials in 2023.

Zanzibar

Zanzibar comes in at the top of this list because there is no better place to explore the safari than Tanzania. Located on the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar has plenty of adventures and thrills, especially for wildlife lovers. Once you’ve finished seeing animals while driving through the Serengeti, you can grab a bike and cycle through the countryside. There are chimpanzees and more animals to see on wildlife preserves and you can even climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for a stunning view of Africa. Watersports are also popular here so don’t be afraid to try out scuba diving, sailing, and snorkeling.

Costa Rica

The original home of ziplining and canopy tours, Costa Rica is an untapped wonder full of adventure and wildlife. You don’t want to miss out on a chance to go kayaking in Costa Rica. Other travelers suggest checking out adventure-destinations-in-the-world/” data-ylk=”slk:zodiac tours” class=”link “zodiac tours and touring the cloud forest. While you’re exploring Costa Rica, be sure to keep your eyes open for animals everywhere. You never know when you’ll catch a sloth, monkey, or a majestic bird when exploring this tropical destination 

Canada

At first glance, Canada doesn’t sound like a place to go if you’re

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