Abby ShepardStoryteller

Advocating outdoor adventure and chasing sunsets, all with a serious case of wanderlust.

Why Hiking Ruined My Dating Life

Relationship status: In a relationship with the trails. That's what my Facebook should say.

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Hike to the First Waterfall on the Ka'au Crater Trail

Honolulu, Hawaii

Directions: From Honolulu, head east on the H1 towards Hawai'i Kai and take the 6th Ave exit. Turn left onto 6th, right onto Waialae, and then left onto 10th.

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Explore Raymondskill Falls

Milford, Pennsylvania

This waterfall is just a short walk away from the main parking lot. Just a .30 mile hike will take you to a gorgeous three-tiered waterfall.

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The Best Adventures in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area


I am fortunate to live next to this beautiful area that attracts nearly 5 million people each year. With almost 70,000 acres of protected area, the Delaware Water Gap N.R.

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Hike Mt. Tammany, NJ

Columbia, New Jersey

This is a short but strenuous hike to a bluff overlooking the Delaware River and surrounding mountains and hills.

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Why the New American Dream Is Nomadic

The American dream is dead.

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Why You Need to Get Your Butt to Morocco Immediately


Morocco truly surprised me with how great (and easy) it was to travel, perhaps shaped a little by not having such high expectations going into it.

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PRODUCT UPDATE: We're a leaner, cleaner, adventure-finding machine.

The Outbound Collective was started in 2013, and since then we’ve grown into a community of several hundred thousand, with thousands of adventures and stories and millions of monthly eyeballs.

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Hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Rastovača, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's largest national park and is just a few hours away from the capital city of Zagreb.

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If You're Adventurous, You Should Consider Eloping

There's that feeling that words can't describe when you're out in the middle of nowhere with no sound but the crashing of waves or the whistle of the wind through the trees.

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The 6 Best Camping Spots in Delaware


1. Cape Henlopen State Park This newly renovated campground is only minutes from the beach, but surrounded by maritime forest.  2.

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6 Beginner Tips for Long Exposure Ocean Photography

1. Find a Rocky Beach. The coolest part of taking a long exposure shot of the ocean is seeing the patterns of the current. These patterns are exacerbated by structures in the water.

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6 Great Beach Adventures in North Carolina to Explore This Summer

North Carolina

When it comes to summer on the east coast, no state can boast to have the most natural and pristine beaches like North Carolina can.

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10 Hacks To Keep You Warm While Camping

Nothing ruins a night out under the stars like not getting a wink of sleep because you are freezing.

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Hike the Shenandoah River State Park Loop

Bentonville, Virginia

Shenandoah River State Park is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  The park is full of well-maintained trails great for hiking and mountain biking.

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Hike Prielom Hornadu

Spišské Tomášovce, Slovakia

This hike was done on the route called "Prielom Hornadu" connected to the "Tomasovsky Vyhlad". It's really easy to follow the road as there are signs everywhere.

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Photograph Pennsylvania's Vibrant Autumn Colors at Hawk Mountain

Kempton, Pennsylvania

Located near Eckville, Pennsylvania, Hawk Mountain is home to PA's showcased autumn foliage and unique raptor migratory patterns and attracts millions of visitors from around the country.

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7 Essential Landscape Photography Tips

1. Magic Hour Light is the cornerstone of photography. Generally, the best light for landscapes occurs during the magic hours: the Blue Hour and the Golden Hour.

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4 Ways to Make Getting up for Sunrise Easier

Everyone has that little voice in their head that starts right after your alarm rudely wakes you in the morning.

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How I Fell into Photography as My Profession

I never aspired to be a photographer. I didn't have some burning desire to create art… what I did have was a fear of sitting at a desk for the rest of my life.

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How I Drastically Improved My Photography in Just 1 Year

I have really only been seriously into photography for about a year now. I purchased my first full frame camera shortly after I started photography last March, and have been all about it since then.

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How to Get Your Outdoor Adventures Some Love on Instagram


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Learning to Seek Rest While Exploring the Outdoors

For most of us, the opportunity to spend some quality time in the outdoors is a rare occurrence. And with the redundant routines of our jobs, careers, school, etc.

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10 Things That Prove Spending Time Outside Makes Us Happier

For some of us, it’s a place we dabble in on the weekends, hitting a few local trails or taking a scenic drive; for others it’s overnight trips sleeping in the wild, climbing mountains, riding waves .

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