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Crested Butte: Where Mountain Biking Began (So They Say)

Crested Butte: Where Mountain Biking Began (So They Say)

Single track, it’s a magical word for mountain bikers. A word meaning a trail approximately the width of the bicycle, usually smooth and flowing. It keeps the rider as close to nature on either side while providing exhilarating twists and turns. Crested Butte has some of the greatest single tack [...]

Destination: A Better You – Fitness Cruise to Alaska

Destination: A Better You – Fitness Cruise to Alaska

What happens when four passionate fitness professionals incorporate three powerful components – fitness, travel and outdoors – to change lives? You get a one-of-a-kind fitness cruise to changes lives in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Alaska. The four American Council on Exercise professionals consists of Jessica Matthews -ACE Exercise physiologist, Jonathan [...]

Top Destinations for the Vegetarian Traveler

Top Destinations for the Vegetarian Traveler

Vegetarianism has gained popularity throughout the last several years. It is now common to find at least one veggie friendly option on many menus. No longer do vegetarians have to stash their suitcase full of nuts, energy bars and fruit in these vegetarian-friendly destinations. From Asia to Central America, these [...]

Great Trails: Hiking to Kalalau on Kauai’s Napali Coast

Great Trails: Hiking to Kalalau on Kauai’s Napali Coast

On the northwest corner of the island of Kauai in Hawaii is a coastline that has inspired artists, adventurers, and anyone with an appreciation for out-of-this-world beauty.  You cannot drive the coastline – it is protected as a state park.  This is a very good thing, as it allows nature [...]

7 Tips for a Cheap Trip to Italy

7 Tips for a Cheap Trip to Italy

So you are heading off to Italy- one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with picturesque countryside, unparalleled architecture and art, not to mention the food! But alas, it is also one of the most visited and unfortunately, things can get a little bit pricey. Get off the [...]

7 Unique Ways to Get Around

7 Unique Ways to Get Around

When you  take the time to think of travel the image of a jet plane, car or just walking may come to mind. But, new modes of unusual yet incredible transportation are raising the bar. Here are 7 interesting ways to get around town. Slacklining Forget bridges, just tiptoe your [...]

Best Hikes in Virginia

Best Hikes in Virginia

I’ve travelled to many places, but I was born and raised in Virginia, USA. From the battlefields to the mountains, here’s some of the best places to hike in Virginia.

10 Essentials to Know for Panama

10 Essentials to Know for Panama

The Central America gem, Panama, is calling your name. Tickets are booked, you’re brushing up on that Spanish and you can already taste that savory arroz con pollo upon your tongue. But then it hits you, “what the hell do I pack?” Pack light This is a #1 no matter [...]

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Why the ‘Cheapest U.S. Cities’ Ranking is Misleading

Geographical rankings are a little problematic because they often attempt to grade cities, states, or countries on one factor without considering other variables. While technically there might be some merit to the order, the list may not tell the whole story. That’s certainly the case with a new list published [...]

Science on the Trail – 3 Apps for Making the World a Better Place

Science on the Trail – 3 Apps for Making the World a Better Place

Do your outdoor activities sometimes feel like a form of selfish indulgence? Well fear not, a line of mobile applications is offering you a way to help the natural world while you marvel at its beauty. Here are three smart phone apps that help organizations learn more about natural history [...]