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Welcome to Tamia Nelson’s Outside! What’s your fancy? Bicycling for pleasure? To get to work? To get fit? Then we’ll probably see you on the road. Are you a seasoned canoeist or kayaker? Or are you just getting started? Do you have your eye on a kayak, canoe, or sit-on-top? Then come aboard! Or maybe you enjoy striding forth on foot, with or without a pack on your back, a camera or binoculars in hand. We’re glad you stopped by. However you like to travel, if you let your muscles move you, you’ve come to the right place. TNO—that’s short for Tamia Nelson’s Outside, in case you hadn’t guessed—is dedicated to no-octane outdoor enjoyment, and we encourage such activities through our writing, photographs, and artwork.

What won’t you find here? Advertorial copy disguised as disinterested advice, for one thing. Search engine optimized click‑bait, for another. Our articles are written for thoughtful, critical readers, readers whose world is larger than the display on their smartphones. It reflects a our experiences, as well as those of some the very many folks who’ve passed on hints, tips, and warnings gleaned from their own adventures (and misadventures). We couldn’t do this without them — or without you.

Browse our most recent articles below, or click through links in the menu above to find articles indexed by subject. There’s plenty here to explore, but if you can’t locate something you’re looking for, or if you have questions or suggestions, drop us a line. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.