Riley Draper

Riley Draper is a writer and entrepreneur from Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a world traveler, he has been to more than fifty countries and hiked some of the most elusive trails in the world. He is the co-founder of WeCounsel Solutions and has published work in both national and global outlets, including the Times Free Press, Patch, and Healthcare Global. When he's not writing, he's probably on a hiking trip or climbing in the mountains.

Articles by Riley Draper

A person by a grill with burgers on it.

Best Grill Covers (Buying Guide)

A standalone grill is a major investment and the best way to take proper care of it and make sure it isn’t damaged by bad...
A person and two beach chairs on a beach.

Best Beach Chairs for Bad Backs (Buying Guide)

It’s hard not to relax when reclining in a lounger or a camping chair in the warm sand and bright sun of a breezy beach....
Brown dog laying in the sand under a beach canopy.

Best Beach Canopy (Buying Guide)

The simple pleasure of the beach, enjoying the warm breeze and the rolling waves crashing over and over while you dig your feet into the...
A person with sandals by the sea.

8 Best Minimalist Sandals for Hikers (Buying Guide)

No longer an embarrassing accessory worn by your uncle, sandals have grown in popularity in the last decade, especially in the hiking world. This is...
A man with a rain jacket in the forest in the rain.

Best Waterproof Spray for Jackets (Buying Guide)

Waterproof jackets are an essential hiking item. Whether it’s a fold-up waterproof coat or poncho, just in case a shower hits, or your trusty waterproof...
A man running on a trail in the mountains.

Hiking Boots v.s. Trail Runners (Buying Guide)

Mountains and hiking trails can be explored and experienced in many different ways. Long-distance backpacking, day hikes, and trail running are all among them. However,...
A person wearing boots in the snow.

Mountaineering Boots v.s. Hiking Boots (Buying Guide)

If you have an adventure in the mountains ahead of you then you might be wondering what kind of footwear you need. The wrong footwear...
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Yeti Coolers: Cheaper Alternatives (Buying Guide)

In a world where Yeti is king, it is hard to conceive of anything else even coming close let alone at a cheaper price tag....
A group of Boy Scouts by a lake.

The Ultimate Boy Scout Camping Checklist

The Game with a Purpose, which develops character by practice, endeavors to have young mean lead their younger brothers in ‘learning by doing’ exciting things...
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Best Camping Spots in Pennsylvania

Home to Punxsutawney Phil, Ringing Hill, the National Aviary, and the first zoological garden in the country, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has much more natural...