Getting Started
NANCY BOUCHARD Tips for Visiting National Parks

Planning a road trip this summer? Check out Columbia’s valuable and insightful tips on when and how to visit the National Parks.

Gear Advice
KATE LOFTESNESS Waterproof vs Resistant vs Repellent

All rain jackets are not created equal. So what is the difference between water-resistant, water-repellent, and waterproof?

Outdoor Skills
NANCY BOUCHARD Lightning Safety for Anglers, Boaters and Swimmers

Learn how to stay safe during a lightning storm when you are fishing or on the water.

Outdoor Skills
NANCY BOUCHARD Thunder and Lightning Safety for Camping or Hiking

Learn how to stay safe during a thunderstorm while you are camping or on the trail.