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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 […]

Seven Life Hacks for the Traveler

Seven Life Hacks for the Traveler

There’s a viral article going around Facebook with 99 Life Hacks. We took the best ones related to travel. Life hacks are innovative ideas that make life a little easier.  As humans, we have a reliance on the norm and repetition. We rarely think through things in new and creative […]

4 Essentials for Music Festival Season

4 Essentials for Music Festival Season

By Carolyn Dean Staff Writer Ear Plugs First and most vital to your sanity will be earplugs. These seemingly small and incidental items will allow you to sleep soundly while the rest of the campground parties on. If you are a new to music festivals you will quickly discover that […]

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 […]