Articles written by: Alec Ross

Colorado’s Finest: The Beginner’s Guide to Fourteeners

Colorado’s Finest: The Beginner’s Guide to Fourteeners

Climbing a mountain is no small feat, especially when the mountain is over 14,000 feet tall. Colorado’s Rocky Mountain’s are home to 54 of the United State’s tallest mountains. Every year, hundreds of daring adventurists make their way to the the Centennial State  to climb these gigantic land masses. With [...]

Gunma Cycle Sports Center: A Cycling Twist on Amusement

Gunma Cycle Sports Center: A Cycling Twist on Amusement

They say different strokes for different folks, but it’d be very unlikely to here this while buckling oneself into a roller coaster: “Hey, you know what would be cool? If this roller coaster went about a quarter as fast… and if we pedaled our way to the peak!” Despite the [...]

Don’t Disappoint this Year: 6 Best Activities to do with your Mom this Mother’s Day

Don’t Disappoint this Year: 6 Best Activities to do with your Mom this Mother’s Day

We’re all guilty of it. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, often time that which has put the most time and effort into us loses priority. I’m not talking about the wives, the girlfriends, and I’m damn sure not talking about the Xbox. It’s our moms, folks. [...]

Cinco De Mayo 2013: 6 Best Beers to Taste Abroad

Cinco De Mayo 2013: 6 Best Beers to Taste Abroad

Let’s be honest with ourselves, Pacsafers don’t need an excuse to experiment with exotic brews. But, when the fifth of May rolls around, the perfect opportunity to dip our tastebuds south of the border is too present to resist. But this temptation is nothing new, the craft of brewing beer [...]

Easter 2013: Relax to the Max

Easter 2013: Relax to the Max

Every year, Easter rolls around at a time when rest is needed most. Situated conveniently after a teeming spring “break”, Easter sits at the time of year when the preceding months have left you exhausted, yet summer is still teasing from a distance. But let’s be not kid ourselves; at times, a day [...]

Q&A with Matt Gibson: Finding the Best Ski Hills in the U.S.

Q&A with Matt Gibson: Finding the Best Ski Hills in the U.S.

Adventure writer and photographer Matt Gibson has spent the last portion of his life traveling around the USA looking for the sickest ski hills. Doesn’t sound half bad, does it? When I heard of his ambitious endeavor, I knew I had to get the inside scoop. Alec Ross: Tell me [...]

5 Unconventional Romantic Date Spots

5 Unconventional Romantic Date Spots

Valentines Day: the one day of the year where men frantically rack their brains for original and impressive date spots. But when the local restaurants have become redundant, you’ve watched all the DVD’s on the shelf, and exhausted all the other “go-to” ideas in your arsenal, what’s a guy to do? [...]

How to Squat on an Asian Toilet

I’m sure none of us have sat relaxed on our toilet reading a magazine with the thought, “Man, this would be cool to do while squatting.” Believe it or not, the squatting toilet was the toilet of choice for many Chinese from the distant past, as well as today. And [...]

Ready…Set…Rickshaw

Adventure craving vagabonds like ourselves couldn’t ask for a crazier way to travel than the Rickshaw Race. Forget traditional bus rides, these high speed “pimpin” lawn mowers race across 35,000 kilometers of Indian landscape – all in the name of charity. If you think of it, this is the way [...]

6 Beautiful Airports from Around the World

6 Beautiful Airports from Around the World

A three hour layover can be a stressful shuffle in a mundane concrete jungle, or it can be an international extravaganza, worthy of being adding onto your Facebook list of traveled destinations. Here are some airports that are stepping up their architecture game so travelers like you can brag about [...]