This Veterans Day weekend, November 10-12 marks the final free national park day weekend of the year. It’s an excellent opportunity to get outside, enjoy the last days of pleasant fall weather before the winter chill hits, and get lost in the wilderness. It’s also an opportunity to teach the responsible care of our national […]Read more "Save Our Land: Three Endangered National Parks"
I am a constant, ceaseless, and sudden traveller. I like planning trips on a whim, I don’t like to wait too long between ideas and action, and if I see an opportunity i’ll take it at any cost. My recent jaunt through the Northwest from conception to execution was planned out in the span of a few […]Read more "Travel Cheap and Travel Often: The Laws to Traveling On A Whim"
The long hot lazy days of summer are over and while work and school influence a majority of the day, it doesn’t mean that the outdoors isn’t still calling. In fact, fall time is the perfect season to venture outside and enjoy some spectacular scenery. Foliage turns to yellow and gold, animals are out in […]Read more "Make the Most of Fall: Why Autumn is Adventure Season"
With National Park Week coming up, it’s essential to have all your tools ready. One of the most useful devices you can have outdoors is the invaluable smartphone. I’ve heard the opposition from the purists who say that we should abhor technology in the wild, but if used responsibly it can be an extremely valuable […]Read more "There’s an App for That: Five Apps For the Outdoors Season"
As our world is more threatened by environmental change, we’ve initiated the Green Revolution, finding ways to live our lives in a more Earth friendly manner and disposing of harmful methods that alters the world around us. As a traveller, i’ve found that less is always more, minimalism yields the best results, and changing my […]Read more "Go Green and Save Some Green: Three Ways To Be An Earth Friendly Traveler"
In climbing, the key to a successful ascent is preparation. A climber must be able to rely on a strong body, a calm mind, and reliable equipment. Whether in the gym, or scaling monolithic desert towers, a good climber is always ready for changing conditions, carrying the supplies to keep them safe, secure, and energized. […]Read more "Get In Gear: The Five Basic Items Every Climber Should Have"
The great Nancy Sinatra once reminded the world that her boots were gonna walk all over you. While i’m sure Ms. Sinatra was not referring to multi-day treks in the Grand Tetons (and in the event she was i’m extremely impressed) she obviously had a commanding knowledge of boot shopping. Today’s hiking boots come in […]Read more "These Boots Were Made For Walkin’: Ten Things You Should Be Considering When Buying Hiking Boots"
Spring break is a hallowed time for all college students where the possibilities for travel are limitless. In those ten days, away from books, exams, research and deadlines, many offer themselves to the idea of tropical destinations, adventure, or finding their own in a place rich in cultural and historical significance. However despite the destinations […]Read more "Spring Break Travel: Travel Farther, Spend Less!"
I’m going way too fast. My thoughts were racing as my snowboard careened down the crowded slope. Sure this was considered the green slope, but as a novice snowboarder, my control was based on luck, and stopping usually meant plowing into some unlucky skier. As I picked up speed, the snow, a fresh powder that […]Read more "On Thin Ice: A Snowboarding Weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee"
Washington DC is a city caught between tradition and modernity. Behind its center of government, its monuments inspired by an ancient Greek and Roman tradition, and its sprawling centers of science, learning, and culture, Washington is a city on the forefront of a bohemian and hip revolution. No matter what side of the political spectrum […]Read more "Wild In Washington: See and Eat the best of DC in a Weekend!"