Summer’s almost over, people. The window is closing on those camping trips you’ve been trying — half-heartedly — to plan with your friends. That five-day backpacking expedition into Yosemite or semi-legal bonfire on a barren East Coast shorefront needs to happen now.
Earthquakes are coming, sea levels are rising, Yellowstone might explode…It’s time to live while the living’s good. Embrace your inner vagabond and go. It’s time to shake up the normalcy you’ve begrudgingly come to accept. You’ll be hard-pressed to wipe the grin off your face when you finally settle down at night, smelling of campfire.
The following 17 people do a better job than most of sucking “the marrow out of life” — brace yourself to stand on their shoulders. Step away from the keyboard, pack up your car, unsettle down, and get the f*ck out there.
1) Baldemar Fierro | @overxposure
At 821 followers by press time, Baldemar has been flying under the radar, but we at Uproxx don’t imagine that will last for long. He recently taught us how to take better photos and photographed our trip to Vernon, California. The man stays true to quality with captivating compositions and an elegant use of light. His images are warm in a way that welcomes you along, but mysterious enough to coax you out of your comfort zone.
2) Goldmine | @gldmne
The mission of this collective account, as stated on gldmne.com, is to kindle humanity’s search for self-discovery not through material acquisitions, but through exploration and celebration of the world beyond the familiar:
“What we continuously seek, time and time again, is not wealth in gold, but wealth in knowledge. Created by one traveler for another, GLDMNE is a place for knowledge of places once visited and inspiration for places to go, in hopes the light will spark and further journeys will ignite.”
Sounds good to us.
3) Cyrus Sutton | @Cyrus_Sutton
Cyrus Sutton is the creator of such surf-doc classics as “Stoked and Broke,” “Compassing,” and the yet-to-be-released-but-sure-fire-classic, “Island Earth.” Past generations had Bruce Brown and Taylor Steele, but Cyrus is the wayfaring surf-vagabond-filmmaker of our time. He’s tough to keep up with, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t try.
A photo posted by Cyrus Sutton (@cyrus_sutton) on Jul 14, 2015 at 7:38am PDT
4) Liz Clark | @CaptainLizClark
According to her website, swellvoyage.com, Liz has been traversing the world’s oceans aboard her 40-foot sailboat since 2006. Her adventure grows and changes with her as she enlightens us about reduced footprint traveling and healthier living. Liz actively exhibits the potential in each of us to discover the self-confidence we didn’t know existed. Fact: If hearing her story of crossing the Pacific doesn’t inspire you to test your own boundaries, you might have gotten a touch too jaded.