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Break the Back-to-School Blues

Break the Back-to-School Blues

It’s that time of year again, when the days get shorter and the textbooks get more expensive; it’s back-to-school season. But don’t start tearing up just yet, going back to school means more opportunities to learn (both inside and outside the classroom), different adventures to pursue, and plenty of fun [...]

How to Make the Most Out of Your Road Trip

How to Make the Most Out of Your Road Trip

With the summer nearing to an end, there is still time to make the most out of this sunny season. Grab a few friends, point to the map, and follow these seven tips to get the biggest bang for your buck on your final summer road trip: Budget, Budget, Budget [...]

7 Strategies to Explore a New City

7 Strategies to Explore a New City

Traveling and exploring new cities around the world can be an incredible experience, but it can also be pricey and endlessly confusing.  It is easy to idealize that everything will simply connect when you step foot onto this new soil (pavement)…but it doesn’t always turn out that way.  However, with [...]

6 Tips for Better Organizing Your Travel Bag

6 Tips for Better Organizing Your Travel Bag

Whether you’re flying cross-country for a friend’s wedding or taking a plane to a foreign country for any unnamed adventure, you’ve got to pack your bags. Packing said bags can be a source of unnecessary stress if you’re disorganized or just clueless as to how you should pack for the [...]

The 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Colorado and Utah

The 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Colorado and Utah

From the big mountain trails in Colorado to the flowing slickrock trails in Utah, this area of the US is known for its top-notch bike trails. While there are hundreds to try, here is a list of the Top 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails. Doctor’s Park (Crested Butte, CO) This [...]

Best Travel Gear of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013

Best Travel Gear of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013

If there’s anyone in the world who understands the demands that travelers have on their gear, it’s us. We’ve spent our entire life as a business, researching their needs; it’s not just who we are as a company, but it’s who we are as people (so in a sense, we’re [...]

4 Cold Water Surf Destinations You Never Considered

4 Cold Water Surf Destinations You Never Considered

Most people don’t want to wear booties on a surf trip. We go on surf trips to escape. A surf trip should be relaxing and warm, right? Maybe not. Anyone that has been to Bali or Costa Rica lately knows that crowds are growing and show no signs of stopping. [...]

The World’s 6 Scariest Waterslides

The World’s 6 Scariest Waterslides

If you’re looking for a relaxing, refreshing waterslide to cool you off during the hottest stretch of summer, then you’ve clearly clicked the wrong link. These diabolical chutes are for hardened veterans only. Insano A name like ‘Insano’ requires some serious cachet, but this vertigo-inducing slide at Beach Park in [...]

Eat and Sleep Retreats in the Northwest

Eat and Sleep Retreats in the Northwest

Bed and Breakfast inns are fine lodging options, but sometimes what you really want is a bed and dinner that you don’t have to get in a car and drive around looking for. Fortunately, bed and dinner options are growing as small homes and cottages near popular restaurants are increasingly [...]

Cross Training Strategies for Heavy Surf Conditions

Cross Training Strategies for Heavy Surf Conditions

Full disclosure: I am not a big wave surfer. I’ve never paddled at Mavs. I don’t do tow-ins. You won’t see me at the Eddie. I mostly surf very cold closeouts. With that said, I do like to charge on alternate Wednesdays.  I have been caught inside at Puerto Escondido [...]