Hi, I’m Helen, one of Trail & Kale's founders. Things that bring us joy are spending time together running, hiking and adventuring in beautiful places around the world, working towards being more self-sustainable and living a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. We changed our lives to realize our dreams and share advice on how you can do the same.
Camper Van Rental Companies: Sprinter Vans, VW Campervans & Conversion Van Rentals for US Road Trips
Find a camper van rental company for US road trips California, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii (and more), in Sprinter vans, VW campervans and custom conversion vans.
The best double sleeping bags and camping pads for two people: a 2-person sleeping bag and mattress is ideal for couples camping, backpacking, or car camping.
The hiking for beginners guide, including the 10 essential tips to know before you start hiking, what to wear and bring, including a FULL GEAR CHECKLIST.
DIY Sprinter Van Conversion Part 7: Our Campervan’s Hidden Toilet, Secret Door & Custom Overhead Cabinets
This DIY van build update includes a tour of recent additions to the build, including custom overhead cabinets, our campervan's hidden toilet and a secret door!
In this luxury DIY Sprinter van build update we explain where we installed a dog crate in our campervan, which sits under our huge permanent platform bed.
This DIY Sprinter Van Build update shares a look at our campervan's custom cabinets, oak countertop, hidden composting toilet, LEDs and more.
We've picked out the best women's hydration packs for ultrarunning: race vests suitable for trail marathons, ultramarathons and long days in the mountains.
The best women's hydration packs for trail running, ultras & hiking! Find the best women's hydration vest for you based on comfort, features, style, and cost!
What essential trail and ultra marathon running clothes, first aid and survival gear should you include in your runners emergency kit, and why do you need it?
Whether you're a beginner trail runner or looking for new women's-specific gear, our women's trail running gear guide cover all, from shoes to sports bras.
In this Purity Coffee review I explain how Purity Coffee is different to other coffee brands, the health benefits, its flavor, pros and cons and where to buy.
Why we runners can experience back aches from running, how to stop it and ultimately how to do as much as possible to prevent it from happening again.
Is running bad for your feet? Not if you look after them. Our guide to foot care for runners shares 8 easy ways to care for your feet and keep them healthy.
Practical self-improvement ideas to grow your skills, improve your running and knowledge of the outdoors, ready for future outdoor adventures in 2021.
DIY Sprinter Van Build PART 4: Installing Wood Paneling in our Sprinter Van – Plus, Flooring and our Off-Grid Electrical System
How we installed wood paneling in our DIY Sprinter van build, including how to attach tongue-and-groove planks straight to look awesome and reduce squeaking.
Advanced Primate is an American online retailer specializing in adventure gear from American brands, with quality, sustainability and the environment in mind.
This LynQ review covers the LynQ Smart Compass, which doesn't require any wifi, phone signal or subscription to locate your group members during your adventures.
Wearing reflective running gear such as a reflective running vest over your running clothes can help you stay safe running at night. Here's three of the best.
How to use the Fi GPS Dog Collar with other collar brands, so your dog can wear different styles and colors with his Fi GPS unit, such as Kepler's Ruffwear collar.
This prAna clothing review covers why we love the prAna brand, and a brief review of the prAna women's clothing and men's clothing we have been living in lately.
This 2XU compression running tights review explains what they are, why wear them, the benefits and how they reduce fatigue, injury risk and recovery time.
Here are the common reasons why you may fall over trail running (or fall over when running in general) and how to reduce your chances of tripping.
Van Build PART 3: Getting Flarespace Flares Installed in our Sprinter Van (Plus Windows, Espar Heater & More)
In addition to adding a heater, roof vent and opening windows, we also had Flarespace flares installed in our Sprinter van. But are they worth it?
This Viakix review features the Acadia Women's Hiking Sandals, which are designed to handle everything from hiking to watersports as well as everyday wear.
This CBDPure review includes an overview of CBDPure's CBD oil, softgels and CBD-infused cream, and our experience using the products to aid athletic recovery.
This KEEN Astoria West review covers their key features as well as how these versatile active wedge sandals perform for everyday, on trails and when wet.
Real-world advice for trail running with your dog: in this post we share everything we wish we knew when we were new to running with our own adventure dog.
How to improve running form and reduce running overuse injuries, including ITB pain, low back pain, shin splints and blisters cause by poor technique and gait.
Our favorite motivating and inspiring running quotes that apply particularly to trail running, ultramarathons and other tough survival and endurance challenges.
Having too much choice can be overwhelming so here's our list of the 5 best lightweight hiking sandals for summer hiking, water hikes, adventures and travel.
Read our list of the Mercedes factory option must-haves for our Sprinter van before we start converting it into a tiny home on wheels and why they're important.
How do you run with someone slower or faster than you and both still get a workout? Here's 4 ways to run with a friend or partner when you have different paces.
Building The Finest Off-Grid Sprinter Van Conversion – PART 1: Planning Our Luxury Tiny Home on Wheels
Introducing our Mercedes Sprinter Van which we're converting into a luxurious off-grid Tiny Home on Wheels. Here's how we planned our van build and what's next.
Elevate your camping game: 5 reasons why you need to take the compact, free-standing Mock ONE Hammock on your next camping trip or just to your backyard.
Practical reasons why the Leatherman Signal makes an awesome useful Mother's Day gift for an adventurous Mom, especially when hiking, camping or traveling.
Our Mighty Vibe Review covers the advantages, disadvantages and key functions you need to know about this portable Spotify and Amazon Music player for running/workouts.
Introducing women's clothing from surf legend Kelly Slater's brand, Outerknown clothing, which is focused on sustainable, organic cotton and fair trade apparel.
The best camping gear to have for an emergency that will help you survive and manage the situation case of a power cut, wildfire, earthquake or flood.
I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Spring, especially once the current global pandemic dies down and we can head outside...
We're sharing our list of productive low-cost things to do while social distancing that you can do in and around your home and actually enhance your life.
Full review of the Fit Track scale, a home smart scale proven to provide accurate tracking of body composition metrics such as weight, BMI and body fat.
What is REI's Force of Nature Campaign? The outdoors has always been there for us all to go out and explore. But how many women...
We found outdoor gear and clothing for up to 60% off at REI Used Gear, where returned items are sold at significant discounts with no coupons or promo codes needed.
The Avanto running and lifestyle belt is designed for carrying essentials and keeping your hands free. This review covers the key features.
Our list of the 5 best women's waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for wet winter trail runs and ultras.
Is trail running harder than road running? Is trail running better for you than road running? In this post we explain the pros and cons.
Having cold feet is not pleasant, or great for the joints. Here are my top 5 tips for keeping your feet warm during winter hikes.
Our curated list of the best women's running books, showcasing true stories from inspiring female athletes and adventurers.
Randolph's Fusion Sunglasses Collection features the lightweight Elinor and Archer frames, a spin on Aviator and Aviator-inspired designs. Read our review of these Italian-style, US-made sunglasses.
Our dog wasn't exactly falling over himself to earn his treat rewards until we found this high-value fresh dog food that we can use for training as well as his regular meals.
The Cloud Terry from On Running is an innovative, good-looking vegan running shoe suited to road runs and everyday wear. Read why it is the fastest-selling On Running shoe ever!
The risks of running at night in the dark can be mitigated by having the right gear and exercising good judgement to help you stay safe.
Our Coros Apex review covers the key features of this Impressive GPS running watch, which is designed with trail and ultra runners in mind.
Based on HOURS of research and consulting experts, here is what to buy for an adventure puppy to make sure you have the right, quality essentials.
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