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  • The House of David

    The House of David

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript What do you get when you take one part religious cult and one part Harlem Globetrotters and one part Troy Polamalu’s hair and put them all together?  You wind up with the House of David Baseball Team. One of the […] More

  • Choosing a Boutique Hotel in Florence, Italy

    Choosing a Boutique Hotel in Florence, Italy

    28 Nov Choosing a Boutique Hotel in Florence, Italy Posted at 10:16h in Blog by Victoria Brewood The idea of selecting a boutique hotel in Florence, Italy may seem like a pretty straightforward task, but it can easily get overwhelming with the number of options available. Florence is a city much-revered all over the world […] More

  • A Gift Guide You Can Stomach — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    A Gift Guide You Can Stomach — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    While corona kept our bodies from going on any big getaways this year, there’s still time to send our minds on a trip to the destinations we most desire — via our stomachs. You probably noticed, but travel was a little different in 2020. Most of us weren’t able to visit the places we love […] More

  • Learning to Love Backpacking in the Rain

    Learning to Love Backpacking in the Rain

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. We’re out having adventures this week, so please enjoy some golden oldies. – Ed. The first time I got caught backpacking in a serious rain I was an idiot. Nothing bad actually happened to me, but I was light years away from being prepared. I didn’t notice the ominous signs of a […] More

  • Operation Tannenbaum

    Operation Tannenbaum

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript In June 1940, with the conquest of France, Nazi Germany and Italy had conquered almost all of Western Europe. The map of Europe was one solid color reflecting the domination of the Axis Powers. Except for one small hole in […] More

  • Adjusting Habits with an EV. How to Plan a Family Vacation!

    Adjusting Habits with an EV. How to Plan a Family Vacation!

    27 Nov Adjusting Habits with an EV. How to Plan a Family Vacation! Posted at 06:36h in Blog by Victoria Brewood At this point it’s already kind of obvious — electric cars are slowly becoming the new norm, we just have to go through this readjustment period. But even though people are becoming more welcoming […] More

  • How Lead Was Discovered To Be in Everything

    How Lead Was Discovered To Be in Everything

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript Clair Patterson was a geochemist who worked at CalTech from the 1940s through the 1990s. His work involved studying the age of rocks and the age of the Earth.  His greatest discovery, however, was one that was totally by accident […] More

  • How to Go Carry-On Only

    How to Go Carry-On Only

    I remember a friend reacting with shock when he saw the backpack I was bringing for a whole year of traveling in Southeast Asia. “Whoa, that’s it, for a whole year?” he asked, mind blown. It was a fantastic decision that I have zero regrets about. Going carry-on means never having to pay for a […] More

  • Considering Gratitude

    Considering Gratitude

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, as odd as it may be this year. We’re out having our own adventures for a few days, so please enjoy an oldie but a goodie. This is from Big Friend of the Website, Brendan Leonard. It’s about, well, like the title says, Gratitude. All of us are incredibly fortunate to have […] More

  • Olympian George Eyser

    Olympian George Eyser

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript Although you probably never heard of him before, American George Eyser is one of the most decorated Olympians in history. In the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, he put on one of the greatest single-day performances in Olympic History.  Yet, […] More

  • Ansel Adams Photos to Be Offered at Sotheby’s Auction

    Ansel Adams Photos to Be Offered at Sotheby's Auction

    A wealthy curator of Ansel Adams work has put together a stunning collection of 100 of Adams’ prints that Sotheby’s will sell at auction on December 14. If you have several hundred thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, this is your chance to put it to work. One of the pieces for sale, […] More

  • The Biggest Dam Removal Project in American History is Back On Track

    The Biggest Dam Removal Project in American History is Back On Track

    The biggest dam removal project in American history is back on track, following an agreement last week to move ahead with demolition of four dams on the Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California. By securing additional state funds to guarantee the project, the agreement clears a financial logjam that has long delayed the […] More

  • What to consider when buying a new pair of glasses abroad

    What to consider when buying a new pair of glasses abroad

    25 Nov What to consider when buying a new pair of glasses abroad Posted at 06:14h in Uncategorized by Victoria Brewood What to consider when buying a new pair of glasses abroad If you lose or damage your glasses abroad then it can be devastating. Your glasses are important – you want to see your […] More

  • An Honest Review of the Best Smart Home Gadgets • The Blonde Abroad

    An Honest Review of the Best Smart Home Gadgets • The Blonde Abroad

    As we’ve been decorating our house and fitting it out with things to make life easier and more comfortable, we’ve installed a number of smart home gadgets. If you’re interested in optimizing things in your home, I’m delving into some of my favorite technology for the home—that’s worth buying! You’ll notice I clearly love a […] More

  • To Share or Not? The Badasses Who Chronicled Washington’s Wilderness

    To Share or Not? The Badasses Who Chronicled Washington's Wilderness

    There are those legends, the Ed Abbeys and Fred Beckeys and Yvon Chouinards of the world, that define what it means to be an outdoor person. We hold images of them–Beckey hitchhiking with a sign penned “will belay for food,” Chouinard wild and rambling down the Pacific Coast–in our minds as if they were the patron […] More

  • Where the Great American Outdoors Act Stands Now

    Where the Great American Outdoors Act Stands Now

    In August, when President Donald Trump signed into passage the Great American Outdoors Act, Democrats warned that he was only doing so as a political favor for Colorado’s Cory Gardner and Montana’s Steve Daines, two vulnerable Western Republican senators who co-sponsored it in an attempt to keep their seats in the November election. (Gardner lost […] More

  • The Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Aruba

    The Solo Female Traveler's Guide to Aruba

    I’m standing on Manchebo beach on Aruba, my third time back, amazed yet again at the perfection of the sunset unfolding in front of me. Every 20-degree rotation of my line of sight presents a delightful new color palette of periwinkle blues, purples, and cotton candy pinks.  It’s a little wonder why Aruba has more […] More

  • The Best Travel Pants in 2020 Both Comfortable and Stylish

    The Best Travel Pants in 2020 Both Comfortable and Stylish

    I love versatile clothes, and how it makes packing simpler. We’ve seen a lot of outdoor brands creating more lifestyle clothes as well as newer brands that are popping up all about making clothes that can transition seamlessly from the office to going out in the evening. A big thank you to 686, Anatomie, Boulder […] More

  • Be Soothed By the Craftsmanship in These Hand-Made Snowshoes

    Be Soothed By the Craftsmanship in These Hand-Made Snowshoes

    Sure, it’s in Norwegian. But you don’t need to understand that language to understand this film. You can almost smell the heated birch as it’s steamed to soften for bending. Almost feel the lightness of the finished shoe. There’s beauty here. Source link More

  • The History of Thanksgiving

    The History of Thanksgiving

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript On the fourth Thursday in November every year, American’s celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that originated in the Americas but has subsequently spread to many countries around the world.  It is a holiday that is actually […] More

  • Into Not So Thin Air—How Global Warming Is Altering Oxygen Levels on Everest

    Into Not So Thin Air—How Global Warming Is Altering Oxygen Levels on Everest

    Sure, you’ve thought about glaciers melting and oceans rising, wildfires in the West, bigger and nastier storms along the East Coast, hurricanes in the Caribbean, and a million other complications for adventure in the coming years as the climate continues to warm, but have you also thought about the vagaries of chemistry affecting how the […] More

  • The Holy Grail

    The Holy Grail

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript For centuries the Holy Grail has been a metaphor for ultimate achievement.  The quest for the Holy Grail is likewise considered a metaphor for an unobtainable goal.  However, the Holy Grail might be more than a metaphor. It might really […] More

  • Bizarre Monolith Discovered in Remote Utah, No Bones or Apes in Sight

    Bizarre Monolith Discovered in Remote Utah, No Bones or Apes in Sight

    Something strange is going on in remote southern Utah. Last week, wildlife officials were out flying over the desert in a helicopter, counting bighorn sheep, when something out of this world appeared among the red rock. Shiny, clearly unnatural, straight and uniform, not things made in nature. They alighted nearby to take a look. There, […] More

  • America’s First Law

    America

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript Let’s say you have a brand new country. You want to take it out of a spin and make some new laws. What is the first thing you do? Maybe ratify a treaty? Perhaps something about the economy. Well, if […] More

  • Tips for Rescuing Your Dry Hair in the Winter • The Blonde Abroad

    Tips for Rescuing Your Dry Hair in the Winter • The Blonde Abroad

    This post was written in partnership with Waterl<ss. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own and based on my own experiences. While I’m a big fan of winter and cozying up when the air gets crisp, it does a number on both my skin and my hair. When the temperature drops […] More

  • 31 Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers from the Experts

    31 Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers from the Experts

    One of the most common emails I get from solo female travel hopefuls is in regards to safety. Maybe you’re worried that being alone will make you a target, your friends and family are telling you that you’re being irresponsible by going out into this big and scary world on your own, or your own inner-voice is […] More

  • Best Luxury Tour Operators In The World – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Luxury Tour Operators In The World

    What are the best luxury tour operators and travel agents in the world? Our list includes Virtuoso, Abercrombie & Kent, Air Canada Vacations, American Airlines Vacations, Belmond Trains & Cruises, Classic Vacations, Rocky Mountaineer, Villas of Distinction, and the Walt Disney Travel Company. Auctions Sort By Wherever you decide to travel, by booking your trip […] More

  • Andorra: The World’s Largest Co-Principality

    Andorra: The World

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript Of all the world’s co-principalities, there is one which stands out due to its sheer size. This enormous co-principality dominates all other co-principalities in every measure: land area, population, and GDP. Every other co-principality could fit inside this co-principality with […] More

  • The Variety of Hotels in Sri Lanka — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    The Variety of Hotels in Sri Lanka — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    The most remarkable thing about Sri Lanka might just be the incredible variety that’s packed into such a compact island. The hotels are no exception. Marco Polo called it “the best island of its size in the world.” And while we like to think of ourselves as well-traveled, we defer to the Venetian explorer on […] More

  • Our Editor’s Fave Facemasks From Outdoor Companies

    Our Editor's Fave Facemasks From Outdoor Companies

    I’m not proud of it but I found myself in a Baby Gap the other day. They sell terrific toddler clothes, what can I say. As I stood in line I noticed a rack of facemasks. Dozens of them. I didn’t really think it was odd or anything until I left and saw a bus […] More

  • An Expandable Cabin-In-A-Box That Can Be Shipped Anywhere? Yes, Please

    An Expandable Cabin-In-A-Box That Can Be Shipped Anywhere? Yes, Please

    Perhaps you have your eye on a little patch of land somewhere. If only a lightweight, relatively inexpensive cabin that doesn’t require a foundation, in most cases, could be shipped there easily, you could have a dream setup. Especially if that cabin was a marvel of expandability, able to open and close at will to […] More

  • Alex Megos Strikes Back at the Impossible Route That Once Beat Him

    Alex Megos Strikes Back at the Impossible Route That Once Beat Him

    Last year we shared the Patagonia climbing film, Rotpunkt, featuring Alex Megos’ unusually dedicated life of climbing. In that film he attempted a route called Bibliographie, a route Megos pegged as 5.15d (9c)—nigh impossible. In this film, Megos returns to Bibliographie and gives the place a going over. Source link More

  • Operation London Bridge

    Operation London Bridge

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript At some point in the future, a phone call will be placed by the private secretary of the Queen to the British Prime Minister. In this call, he will utter the phrase “London Bridge is down”, which will set off […] More

  • The UNESCO World Heritage Program

    The UNESCO World Heritage Program

    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | RSS | Patreon Transcript I’m sure everyone has heard of such famous places as the Great Pyramids, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal.  Besides all being famous landmarks, they have something else in common. They are all UNESCO World […] More

  • Moab Arch Sees 100,000th Yoga Pose

    Moab Arch Sees 100,000th Yoga Pose

    With more than 4,000—yeah, 4,000—stories in the AJ archive, we thought it was a good time to pull one from the rafters, wipe off the dust, polish it with our elbow patches, and put it front and center for new readers to enjoy on our homepage. We could use a little humor this week, so […] More

  • In Praise of the Vanishing Ice Dragons

    In Praise of the Vanishing Ice Dragons

    As global temperature records are set one after the other, we are becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of our glaciers, these emblematic victims of climate change. We are worried by the sudden change in the color of the ice, and there have even been attempts made to cover the ice to protect it, while […] More

  • Ah, the Humble Beginnings of the Skiers Vs. Snowboarder Divide

    Ah, the Humble Beginnings of the Skiers Vs. Snowboarder Divide

    November 19, 2020 Ah, the Humble Beginnings of the Skiers Vs. Snowboarder Divide This, let’s say charming clip popped up on Facebook and it’s too good not to share. Not sure which mountain this is; the accents say one thing, the news reporter referencing California says another. Regardless, this wasn’t all that long ago and […] More

  • 10 Best Gifts For People Who Work From Home • Expert Vagabond

    Best Gifts for Home Office

    Best Work From Home Gifts in 2020 Gift Guide Looking for the perfect holiday present for someone who works from home? These are the best work from home gift ideas for remote workers, no matter what your budget. What a mess this year has turned out to be! While I’m a huge fan of working […] More

  • BMTM’s Epic Black Friday Sale!

    BMTM's Epic Black Friday Sale!

    Hey all, happy sale time. As I’m sure you’re seeing all around the web, ’tis the season to get things discounted! I’ve struggled with the sometimes wasteful consumerism of this season, and personally, I think the best gifts, to oneself or to others, are experiential. The benefits of learning a new skill or even building […] More

  • Learning From Turning All Year

    Learning From Turning All Year

    Two rangers were charging toward us like a pair of angry elephants. The massive hull of Mount St Helens loomed behind their khaki-covered frames. A fierce sun burned over the rocky volcano. “We need to see your permits!” they hollered over a pile of jagged boulders. “We haven’t seen anyone skiing here for weeks!” My […] More

  • Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel – Accommodation – Reviews – Luxury Travel Diary

    Review: Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel

    Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel is a boutique beach lodge that can be found in Table Mountain National Park. In fact, it’s the only luxury hotel that can be found in the park. This incredible hotel sits right on the oceanfront with a pebble beach just steps away. You will be hard-pressed to find a more special […] More

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