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Hitchhiking Is the Only Reasonable Form of Transportation. Period.

Hitchhiking Is the Only Reasonable Form of Transportation. Period.

It’s true. You might get picked up by a dude in a van with a knife. Can’t argue the possibility. Odds, however, are another thing. Unfortunately there are no statistics available regarding the number of hitchhikers who’ve had weapons pulled on them, though I’m here to guess that it’s a [...]

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? [...]

Six Novels to Read Before Traveling Abroad

Six Novels to Read Before Traveling Abroad

Books can transport us to other worlds–I mean look at all those celebrity “Read” posters at your public library. There is almost nothing better than pairing the perfect book with the perfect vacation.

Weekend Giveaway Full Terms and Conditions

Contest Rules 1. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open only to Facebook account holders who are legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., and who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. If you do [...]

How to Tell If He’s the One

How to Tell If He’s the One

Outdoorsy men are a dime a dozen these days. Show me a man with a beard, flannel, Toyota Tacoma, and a large dog and I’ll show you the meaning of cliché.

Tour Group Vs. Going Solo: Pros and Cons of Each

Tour Group Vs. Going Solo: Pros and Cons of Each

Planning to take a trip somewhere is the easy part. Usually you have a destination, a rough region, or maybe even just a continent in mind for where you want to head. After that, the details can be a bit overwhelming.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Best Travel Gear of 2013

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Best Travel Gear of 2013

Twice a year, there is a tradeshow called Outdoor Retailer where the hottest outdoor gear companies convene in one central building to brag about their newest product innovations. Sometimes, they give away gear like candy, other times, they make attendees drool over the latest and greatest until samples are finished [...]

A Guide to Europe’s Smallest Countries

A Guide to Europe’s Smallest Countries

Next time you visit Europe, don’t forget about the little guys! These less sizable nations tend to remain under the radar, but each one boasts a distinct culture and a myriad of fun activities for tourists.

Trip Report: Exploring Milford Sound at Sea Level

Trip Report: Exploring Milford Sound at Sea Level

It sits on the far corner of New Zealand’s south island, where the fridgid Tasman sea juts prominently into a jagged coastline for almost 9 miles.  The peaks around Milford Sound rise thousands of feet above sea level, creating an illusion of an intimate, compact area.  

Guide to Visiting Ghost Towns

Guide to Visiting Ghost Towns

Dusty roads, vacant saloons, haunted cemeteries, and violent histories make up the heart of our American ghost towns. Their histories are frightening, dramatic, and fascinating all at once.