The Adventure Outdoors team and David-Jacobs Publishing
Group are ecstatic about presenting to you this issue of Ad-
venture Outdoors Magazine . In this summer edition, you will
find information on how to stay safe from wild animal en-
counters, where to go to reignite the excitement of American
history, how to show a military service member that you care,
and so much more.
We would like to give a huge thank you to Josh Gates for
his participation in this issue. Josh is an avid explorer, adven-
turist, author, and host of Travel Channel’s hit series, Expedi-
tion Unknown . Every episode of Expedition Unknown leads
the audience into an unscripted excursion, where Josh and
his team hunt down the answers to everything, from the Yeti
to the Ark of the Covenant. Josh provided us with an exclu-
sive interview, in which he tells amazing stories about his
travel experiences, and shares top travel tips for those of us
who are looking to embark on an expedition of our own.
Thank you, Josh!
A big thank you also goes out to Amanda Lynn Mayhew, for
her contribution and special feature, which tells the coura-
geous story of her life and how she became the face of
women in hunting. As a working mother dealing with life’s
grueling challenges, Amanda shares her memories, her
struggles, and ultimately her triumphs, which give us all in-
spiration! Thank you, Amanda!
Adventure Outdoors strives to bring you the most up-to-
date, engaging content that will not only prepare you for
your next adventure, but will hopefully inspire you to con-
tinue your travels for many years to come. We anticipate that
you will find this issue helpful, engaging, and entertaining.
Whether you’re looking for a good place to go jet skiing, or
a primitive campground to lay claim on for a weekend,
Adventure Outdoors has you covered!
Pack your bags and head for the hills, the shorelines, the
forests, or wherever you’re inspired to go. One might miss
out on a perfectly good adventure, should they cease to ex-
plore and try new things. So, get outdoors. Adventure is wait-
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose. ”
– Dr. Seuss; Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Wishing you all the best,
Your Adventu s re Team