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Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

Hunting for the Nectar of Immortality

How far would you go for some of the sweetest sauce on earth? For thousands of years the Rai people of Nepal have taken the business of honey quite seriously and have the art down to a science. Twice a year, honey hunters scale treacherous cliffs with nothing more than [...]

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

When you think about Hawaii, mini umbrellas in frozen tropical drinks come to mind, right?  Flips flops, snorkeling, maybe surfing…the beach in Hawaii is a luring idea.  That is the idea of a “vacation,” getting away and doing nothing for a few weeks, soaking up some sun, maybe flirting with [...]

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

Best Hikes in Colorado National Monument

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer Nestled away in the Western Slope of Colorado lays a natural hidden treasure.  The Colorado National Monument pioneered by John Otto in the early 20th century proves to be an adventurer’s goldmine. Thousands of years of erosion have created this area into skyscraping sentinels and sandstone [...]

Explore Your Parks

Explore Your Parks

The birds are chirping in the sun, the breeze is cool, and you’re sitting in your house cause ya can’t think of nothing ta do. Your excuses are now officially over. If you’re not familiar with The North Face and the work they’ve been doing with the Parks of America, [...]

6 Explorers that Give New Meaning to “#YOLO”

6 Explorers that Give New Meaning to “#YOLO”

You only live once, the youth of today proclaim while downing solo cups of whatever cheap, high-fructose-corn-syrup filled, carcinogenic laced trash can punch they can find. And they are correct in the literal sense. As far as anyone can tell you really do only have one life to live, as [...]

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

Closing Week Powder at Aspen Highlands

My knuckles were as white as the view out the windshield of my middle-aged Toyota Corolla. Cars and trucks littered the ditches. In the opposite lanes traffic stood still, sequestered behind a jackknifed semi trailer on I-70. It was April, and I was on my way to Aspen Highlands to [...]

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 [...]

Glamping

Glamping

Camping is essentially a chance to get out and experience nature. To some, experiencing nature means going all out, man versus wild style. To others, experiencing nature is watching a sunrise. For those just interested in the sunrise, glamping is your style. Glamping, or glamorous camping, is a great way [...]

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. [...]

A Story on Travel

A Story on Travel

I’m currently going roughly 917 kilometers an hour at an altitude of 10668 meters between Budapest and Basel on Etihad Airlines. The lovely flight attendant just brought me a beer – an extremely welcome sight after the adventures I’ve had today (even if it is just a Heineken). What happened [...]