Stories Outside, Story-telling
Sunday, august 19th

Gather round our “campfire”  at L.L.Bean's Discovery Park to hear eight true stories,
told live, about adventure, discovery and wonder in the outdoors.

Produced by Adam Burk + Co.
with live music by Jake Hoffman.


Kai O'Connor

After graduating high school in 2017, Kai set sail, solo, for an eight-month journey from Maine to Mexico and back. During a particular, five-day sail from Isla Mujeres to Marathon, Florida, his view of the world changed more than the weather.

Krystal Williams

Krystal’s love for blueberries helped her overcome personal obstacles and pushed to her limits.



James Morin

In March 2018, James led a team of Flowfold and L.L.Bean Ambassadors to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the rooftop of Africa and the world's highest freestanding mountain. What started as an expedition to test prototype hiking bags soon became a test of will and determination in the face of death, and a discovery about how to live.

Janice O'Rourke

On April 23 1988, Janice, was kidnapped in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, ultimately transforming her from being an Insider to an Outsider.


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Bill Yeo

Two brothers, inspired by their siblings, embark on their first bike tour throughout east Africa without experience, maps or modern technology. They run into a few surprises they will never forget.

Elaine Brassard

Navigating her way from ocean kayaking to alpine hiking to mountain fly-fishing, Elaine discovers, it is never too late to discover your path to nature and the great outdoors.



Shannon Bryan

Learning to swim as a kid can be tough. Learning as a full-grown adult - whose fear of open water and sea monsters has been fully cemented for decades - is even tougher.

Carly Andrascik

Carly brings us along on her rite of passage as an Outsider, her first canoe camping trip.