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Not really a blog- this a professional publication. And it's one of my favorites including stories for all aspects of the outdoor life.

If you’re looking to get outside more, and live a happier, healthier, more adventurous life you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find plenty of resources and inspiration for all your outdoor adventures plus important tips on how to be a more skilled, resourceful, and responsible outdoor enthusiast. Getting outside should be simple but it’s easier said than done. Whether it’s time, money, skills, gear, or not having anyone to adventure with that’s holding you back, we’re here to break down those barriers so you can start spending more time outside.

Exploring Alternatives is a social media project dedicated to alternative lifestyles. We publish weekly YouTube videos about alternative living, including tiny houses, homesteading, off-grid living, green building, camper van conversions, sailboat liveaboards, long-term travel, minimalism, zero waste, and more.

This website is a collage that displays the story of our travels, but it is also a serious query. It is our search to find the meaning and purpose of both work and leisure.

Our Mission- to create, curate, and share the most comprehensive and inspiring van life adventures.


Brendan Leonard created as a channel for those of us who aren’t elite climbers, skiers, ultrarunners, and alpinists—the folks who love to get out there, but maybe don’t take it too seriously. Semi-Rad is enthusiasm for things regular folks can do, adventures for the everyman and woman. It’s a web site for those of us crushing it, kind of. I hope you enjoy it.

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